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Old 03-04-2013, 08:14 PM   #256
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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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Old 03-05-2013, 12:56 AM   #257
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Finally got to watch the Supersport races last night, Sofuoglu is some rider in that class, he raced with Lowes most of the race then just dropped the hammer with 2 laps to go and blew Lowes into 2nd place.
His Kawi had a lot more juice than the Yamaha seemed like all top end power, he could blast past him on the start finish line but not at the start of the straight.
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:37 AM   #258
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A little follow-up wrt Hailwood TT/Mallory

http://www.mikethebike.com/ducati_mike.htm


"Basically, the whole TT business was a bloody silly idea that turned out reasonably good. I would like to stress however that not once during the whole TT period did I stick my neck out. Not once did I have a full-out go - I always had a lot in hand. At most, I rode at eight-tenths, so I'm naturally delighted I was able to lap reasonably fast. But obviously Mallory was a different matter."

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"Mind you, my poor old toes took a hammering! I wore my right little toe down to the bone going round Gerards. I must say I was surprised and very pleased to have won. In some ways I was just as happy about my Mallory win as I had been about the TT. It's one thing to win in the Isle of Man, where people could always say it was because I knew the circuit better, and so on. But to win at a short circuit is a different matter - it proved I can still scratch a bit, and that pleases me personally!"
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:12 AM   #259
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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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Old 03-05-2013, 10:15 AM   #260
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:17 AM   #261
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:04 AM   #262
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:49 PM   #263
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A little follow-up wrt Hailwood TT/Mallory

http://www.mikethebike.com/ducati_mike.htm

" it proved I can still scratch a bit, and that pleases me personally!"
I remember so much being made of MTB being (gasp!) 38 years old during his comeback!
I guess 38 is the old 48...considering guys like Bayliss, Biaggi, Checa, etc. winning at or near 40 years old in recent times.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:52 PM   #264
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I remember so much being made of MTB being (gasp!) 38 years old during his comeback!
I guess 38 is the old 48...considering guys like Bayliss, Biaggi, Checa, etc. winning at or near 40 years old in recent times.

I think the more significant thing was that he hadn't raced in almost 10 years.

We can test your hypothesis if any of the above can come back after 10 years retirement and be competitive.
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:26 PM   #265
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lol Well now that you mention it
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:38 PM   #266
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I guess 38 is the old 48...considering guys like Bayliss, Biaggi, Checa, etc. winning at or near 40 years old in recent times.
Joey Dunlop won on the Isle of Man at age 48 in 2000. I guess by then 48 was the new 38!
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Joey Dunlop won on the Isle of Man at age 48 in 2000. I guess by then 48 was the new 38!
Pretty incredible man he was; in many ways.
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February 24 : Phillip Island (Australia)
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May 26 : Donington Park (GB)
June 9 : Portimao (Portugal)
June 30 : Imola (Italy)
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