The British driver John Surtees died aged 83


Surtees also won 500cc motorcycle world titles in 1956, ’58, ’59 and ’60. and also became the first man to win the Senior TT on the Isle of Man for three years in succession. He will be remembered as one of the most gifted and versatile racers of all time. After his death, many pay tributes to his talent. As an example, Ferrari posted a black and white picture of Surtees posing next to team founder Enzo Ferrari on Twitter, with the message: “John Surtees, Motorsport legend and 1964 World Champion with Ferrari, passed away. Our thoughts are with his family.” A message on the official MotoGP account SAID: “”Very sorry to hear that John Surtees, the only person to win both #MotoGP & #F1 World Championships, has passed away at the age of 83.” Surtees is survived by his wife Jane and two daughters, Leonora and Edwina. A son, Henry, died in 2009. His father was a top sidecar racer.


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