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1974: Onboard an MV racer with Phil Read

Fri, 19 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0800

ANOTHER CRACKING BIT of vintage racing footage, this time featuring multiple motorcycle world champion Phil Read on the awesome-sounding MV Agusta 500-4.

The footage is from the 1974 movie 'The Iron Horse' made by Frenchman Pierre-William Glenn.

Read’s 1974 500cc World Championship victory was the last year a four-stroke won the world title before the advent of the MotoGP class in 2002. Giacomo Agostini won the crown from Yamaha in 1975, followed by Suzuki-mounted Barry Sheene in '76 and '77.

The footage is bloody good, considering the camera technology of the day.


By Visordown News


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