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At least the side car is on the proper side for brands hatch.
Side car racing has to be one of the craziest things a person can do in motor sport. I watch these guys with a sense of awe and astonishment. It can't be easy hanging onto that thing at triple digit speeds. Would love to give it a try sometime.
I read that they were going to be testing the Deltawing in Europe, but I didn't realize it would be running Brands Hatch.
I watch these guys with a sense of terror and foreboding Zero 1.Anyway ... the fact that il grand John Surtees was a monkey when he was FIFTEEN years old is reason enough for that guy to be called a bad ass. The fact that he later went on to be a Moto GP and F1 Champion (the only man to do so) only ads to it.
Tony-I didn't know Surtees was a GP champ and did side car. Adds to the legend a bit I'd say.
Yes, his dad was a bike and sidecar racer, and John was pressed into service ... so yes, he's done all three: Sidecars, bikes and F1 (as well as being the first CanAm champ, sportscars, etc).Great autobiography:http://www.amazon.com/John-Surtees-World-Champion/dp/0905138732/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333589763&sr=8-1