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Event marks 60 years since Hailwood's first TT triumph

Sat, 12 Jun 2021

By Chris Cave - Local Democracy Reporter
By Chris Cave - Local Democracy Reporter

One of the most iconic riders in TT history is being celebrated at a special event at the Grandstand this weekend.

Today (Saturday) marks 60 years since Mike Hailwood claimed his maiden victory around the famous Mountain Course.

Regarded as one of the greatest racers of all time, he went on to win a total of 14 races at the Isle of Man TT.

Fans and bike enthusiasts are able to share stories and view replica machines at the Hailwood Centre, named in his honour, between 12pm and 4pm.

Douglas councillor Stephen Pitts said the event is an ‘excellent idea’ to honour the achievements of a true racing icon.

He said: “I used to marshal and remember his comeback. He was an excellent rider and I think this will be an excellent event and is well deserved.”

Hailwood’s first win at the TT came in the Lightweight class in 1961, topping the podium 13 more times before his last victory in the 1979 Senior TT.

He died in a car crash two years later at the age of 40.


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