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Old 10 Mar 2017, 14:54 (Ref:3717805)   #1
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RIP John Surtees

The great MV Augusta motorcycle champion and Ferrari F1 world champion has died. Such a sad day.
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Old 10 Mar 2017, 15:10 (Ref:3717812)   #2
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Someone that when I read anything regarding international motorsports from the postwar era, he was in there. Not only included, but winning.

A true legend. Rest easy Mr. Surtees.
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Old 10 Mar 2017, 15:12 (Ref:3717814)   #3
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I believe he remains the only one to win major titles on both 2 and 4 wheels. And a class act all the way around. A legend.
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Old 10 Mar 2017, 15:16 (Ref:3717815)   #4
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That he died without being knighted is a great shame. Motorcycle world champion; Formula 1 world champion; team owner; safety campaigner. What more does it take?
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Old 10 Mar 2017, 15:26 (Ref:3717818)   #5
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Old 10 Mar 2017, 16:04 (Ref:3717829)   #6
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Just a reminder, this man was also the first Can Am drivers champion in 1966, beating the likes of Donahue/Penske, McLaren,Amon/McLaren, Hall,Hill/Chaparral and Gurney/All American.
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Old 10 Mar 2017, 16:09 (Ref:3717830)   #7
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He didn't need a Knighthood, he was great regardless. R.I.P., a true great.

Bradly Wiggins has a Knighthood so it's a meaningless gong.
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It is a shame he didn't have a knighthood.

Farewell to a great champion, on both two wheels and four. Him and Henry are now reunited
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Old 10 Mar 2017, 16:55 (Ref:3717844)   #9
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R.I.P., I was privileged to meet Big John many years ago.
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A sad loss of one of the REAL greats of racing
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I'm heartbroken to hear that we've lost Big John. The scandal of his never having received the knighthood he deserved, whilst any number of vapid bicyclists with dubious medicinal habits were so honoured, will now exist in perpetuity. 28 years ago, he presented me with my trophy for winning the class in my historic race series and it was one of the most memorable, and humbling, experiences of my life. Just another of the things I don't understand about our modern world... RIP John.
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Is there a chance you could edit the header to include his Christian name!!
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How very sad, RIP John Surtees...
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Is there a chance you could edit the header to include his Christian name!!
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I'm heartbroken to hear that we've lost Big John. The scandal of his never having received the knighthood he deserved, whilst any number of vapid bicyclists with dubious medicinal habits were so honoured, will now exist in perpetuity. 28 years ago, he presented me with my trophy for winning the class in my historic race series and it was one of the most memorable, and humbling, experiences of my life. Just another of the things I don't understand about our modern world... RIP John.
Not everybody wants to be knighted, and it is in their gift to refuse it. I would suggest that he was possibly one of those that felt that they didn't need a title to enhance their reputation.
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