A nine-time motorcycle world champion and regarded by many as posssibly the greatest motorcycle racer of all time. Later in his career he was also a Formula One driver.
Mike Hailwood died 40 years ago, he was 41 , He would have been 81.
The son of a jockey, Brian started racing in 1959 with an Austin A30. He raced saloon cars and sports cars before aquiring a Lotus 11, a Lotus 18 and an Ausper T4 Formula Junior. In 1965 he raced Lotus 24 Coventry Climax in Formula Libre and non-championship F1 races. After racing he turned to training race horses.