John Surtees, F1 and motorcycle world champion - RIP

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John Surtees, F1 and motorcycle world champion - RIP

Postby koimaster » March 10th 2017, 10:36am

John Surtees, the only man to win the Formula One and motorcycle grand prix world titles, has died at the age of 83.

Surtees, who won the F1 championship in 1964 to add to his 500cc motorcycle titles from 1956, 1958, 1959 and 1960, “passed away peacefully” on Friday after a short period in intensive care.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/ ... are_btn_fb
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Re: John Surtees, F1 and motorcycle world champion - RIP

Postby boscoe » March 10th 2017, 10:54am

Amazing accomplishment that will never be duplicated in the modern era.
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Re: John Surtees, F1 and motorcycle world champion - RIP

Postby koimaster » March 10th 2017, 10:56am

boscoe wrote:Amazing accomplishment that will never be duplicated in the modern era.



Nope. Nice to see you Dan. I remember watching him race on TV. Today racing is all technology, no soul.
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