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Gilera 1963: The Scuderia Duke
The prestigious blue-riband championship events were virtually monopolized in 1958, 1959 and 1960 by John Surtees on the metronomic MV, while his erstwhile [...]
Spa 1989: The Weird Belgian GP
Very like the real thing Any resemblance between the events depicted in the following race report and the real world is entirely coincidental. This being [...]
1954 Norton-F 500
F-type (F for flat) Some bikes are a long time in development, but this one has taken an incredible 60 years to reach its finished form. A Norton F-model, [...]
The 1964 US Grand Prix
The 1964 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season was the 16th F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix season. The season consisted of twelve Grand [...]
“Bubba” Shobert
Born Don Wayne Shobert in Lubbock, Texas, on January 29, 1962, he began riding at the age of 6 on a Briggs and Stratton minibike. He ran his first race on [...]
1975 Harley Davidson RR500
‘MICHEL ROUGERIE FINISHED SEVENTH ON ONE IN HIS HOME GP AT PAUL RICARD’  As a pub quiz question, it has few equals. When did Harley-Davidson compete in the [...]
John Cooper “Moon Eyes”
John Cooper (born 24 January 1938 in Derby) is an English retired garage proprietor who was a prolific short-circuit motorcycle road racer during the 1960s [...]

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