British Road Racing Royalty

Ever notice how Mike Hailwood never looks as if he's going very fast?  Huh?  I think it's because he's just so smooth.  Effortless as a racer.  A natural.  In some photos, it almost looks as if he's smiling.  It's probably because he's controlling the pace, or ready to overtake you after he's studied your weakness through certain sections.  Then you could say, "I once raced with the great Mike Hailwood."   . . .  until he took me on the outside through the Esses . . . and I never got close again that day.  He went on to win, with a slight grin.

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