Today, January 11th, would have been the 50th birthday of British motorcycling star Steve Hislop.

'Hizzy', an eleven-time Isle of Man TT winner and double British Superbike champion, died in a helicopter accident on July 3, 2003. The Scotsman, also a British 250cc champion, had won his second BSB crown the previous season.

As well as his BSB titles, Hislop's most memorable achievements included a legendary 1992 Senior TT victory for Norton over Carl Fogarty and beating Valentino Rossi's MotoGP pole time during BSB qualifying at Donington Park in 2002.

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