I have talked to and shaken the hand of Ivan mauger, Barry Briggs etc. what they did was ridiculous, however, it was a completely different game then. They had to be good on one night, not 13 nights in a series. one of my parts suppliers for work rode with mauger on the Newcastle diamonds and said he was like nobody else that had swung a leg over a bike.
You can't discredit a 2 time world champ for getting 4th in the main, at 42 yrs of age. Hell, pedersen, gollob, and Hancock are the 3 oldest people there, and all 3 were in the main. My hats off to them. Still getting it done and showing the youngsters how to do it.