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Mike Hailwood
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Born in Oxford, Oxfordshire
Born on 2nd of April 1940
Died on 23rd of March 1981

Born 1940. Died 1981 in car accident - English motorcyclist.

A British Grand Prix motorcycle road racer, better known as ‘Mike the Bike’. He first started racing in 1957 and by 1961 was racing for Japanese upstarts Honda, and won the 250cc World Championship the same year. He is best known for his accomplishments at the renowned Isle of Man TT, winning 12 times. He was also a respected Formula One racing driver.

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