Originally Posted by stk0308
While it is pretty impressive for a man who was retired from motorcycle racing 10+ years, it's not like he was running against the cream of the crop. Reed was getting on in age by 1978, only a year younger than Mike. I never heard of John Cowie. Ron Haslam and Tony Rutter were out. John Williams and Chaz Mortimer were upper mid pack GP riders. This might have been a "world" title F1 race, but it looked more like a national race.
Do you go out of your way to point out that Santa is imaginary every Christmas?