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Who is your top British racer?

From Duke to Hailwood, Sheene to Dunlop, Fogarty to McGuinness, the June 18 issue of MCN will reveal the 40 best British racers of all time. And while our panel of experts has nominated the best riders to hail from these shores we want our readers to decide the best overall. So... who do you think is the best ever...

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thestig08

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thestig08 says:

yet another

 Pointless poll ,We all know our own favourite but its an era thing,But just what is happening at MCN ?,Cutting edge reporting ,or is the racing to blame ?

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eyewitnessaccount

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its

     George  Formby....

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rockabillyboy

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It"s true that favourite bike riders are similar to choices in singers ,actors etc. - all personal preferences and yours alone . In the early years I liked riders like John Surtees ,but purely because they were top of the tree ,but never met any of them ,even my all time hero Hailwood who I saw race ,but never met either . Some riders were brave and gave a show like Bill Ivy or Mick Grant but were never top of the tree ,others like Phil Read and Barry Sheene were talkative and friendly and were probably two of the first modern celebrity & good rider types . I met both ,but you had to hide your girlfriends away with Sheene about - he spoke to us at length at the Racing & Sporting shows in London in the early 70s ,but was very flirty with any girl - young or old . A few years later we saw him race at  Donnington & he arrived by helicopter ,very flash then ,and was he great to watch . A mate bought some of his house/garage stuff in an Auction when he emigrated to Australia ,and will never part with any of it ,even for silly money offered . Nobody at the moment seems to have a lot of style they all seem very similar and act like 5 year olds if anything goes wrong .

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RobTZ

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RobTZ says:

An Easy One

Has to be Carl Fogarty by a Country Mile.

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rlf3

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rlf3 says:

Which country?

 Strange country where Fogarty is ahead of Hailwood given that Fogarty had no success at th top level of the sport.

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haydnccdemo

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haydnccdemo says:

There can be only one

 It has to be John Surtees, without a shadow of a doubt. Passion, commitment and total class. The deeds of this great man will never in today's financial climate be matched or bettered. The achievements thus far of the 21 year old impresario on two wheels doesn't come close. He rod for the shear pleasure of pushing the envelope of what at the time was possible and not for the size of a pay cheque.......

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