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Old 03-04-2013, 09:14 PM   #11
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Wow. Never seen this.
All you generaly hear about is Hailwood's comeback IOM TT win on that Ducati. Nice to see he was more then competitive on short circuits as well...without 200cc over his four cylinder rivals!
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.
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