John Surtees

It was my honor to interview the great John Surtees for the attached article. The only man to reign as the world champion of both motorcycles and Formula One, Surtees' relationship to his father was extremely positive and inspiring. Absolutely dominant in motorcycles during the 1950's, he burst onto the Formula One scene to win the 1964 World Championship for Ferrari. A versatile driver, he won in Le Mans sports cars and won the 1966 United States Road Racing Championship. The sidebar coupled with the main article is a brief interview with Mr. Surtees where he touches on his current activities as a motorsports consultant and industry advocate. This article originally appeared in the 2008 MotoGP program at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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