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MotoGP VIDEO: Mike Hailwood ‘An Ordinary Hero’

Preview of BT Sport film dedicated to motorcycle grand prix legend Mike Hailwood.
On the March 26, BT Sport will premiere 'An Ordinary Hero', focusing on the unique and legendary career of Mike Hailwood, regarded as one of the most naturally gifted motorcycle racers in history.

Hailwood won nine grand prix titles - including four in the premier 500cc class - and 76 races between 1958 and 1967. He then went on to race in Formula 1, before making a sensational two-wheel comeback in the 1978 Isle of Man TT.

Hailwood's untimely death alongside his young daughter in a car accident on the evening of March 22, 1981 shocked the sporting world.

A preview of the feature length documentary - which includes exclusive interviews with John Surtees, Stirling Moss, Sir Jackie Stewart, Carl Fogarty and Murray Walker as well as Hailwood's widow Pauline and son David - can be seen below...

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March 19, 2014 7:53 AM

There is a truly remarkable motorcycle rider. Vale MtB. A legend on an MV. A legend on a wild and wooly Honda. And a legend on a Ducati. . To come back to the Isle of Man and win the TT after more than a decade out of motorcycle racing is a feat that will probably never be equalled. To do it on an underpowered, understeering Ducati is off the scale.


March 19, 2014 9:18 AM

I have followed this sport for 52 yrs and there have been some great riders but Hailwood he was something else, I dont like the word legends in car or bike racing but in his case I will make an exception he was a legend there will never be another like him not even close. I m looking forward to seing this film hope we can get it here in Aus.

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