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Mike Hailwood

Mike Hailwood. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Mike Hailwood. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

02 Apr 1940
Great Milton, Oxfordshire

Died:

23 Mar 1981
Birmingham

Nationality:

Great Britain

Grands Prix:

50 (1963-1974)

F2 starts:

16 (1972-1973)

Motorcycling legend killed in a collision with a lorry, near his home in Birmingham, after popping out for a take-away supper with his daughter. Hailwood took nine world motorcycling championships in 250, 350 and 500 cc and won 12 Tourist Trophies. On four wheels, he was adept but never came close to the same success, largely finishing in motor racing after breaking his leg at the 1974 German Grand Prix.

Biography last updated 27 Aug 2014