1982 - A. Mang, Complete Formula One World Championship results, Complete Formula One Non-Championship results, Complete European F5000 Championship results, Complete European Formula Two Championship results, Motor Cyclist Illustrated, May 1968 p. 12 Rimini race report by Carlo Perelli, 350 cc 1st M. Hailwood, Honda. The previous record of 143 mph (230 km/h) was set by Bob McIntyre on a 350 cc Gilera at Monza in 1957. It is one of the first “about 200” examples and is therefore a very valuable and rare vintage Ducati indeed. BSA Lightning Clubmans were ridden by Hailwood (carrying number 1 on the fairing) and factory rider Tony Smith, whilst Triumph Bonnevilles were ridden by World Champion Phil Read and works employee Percy Tait. [42], After the June, 1978 TT races, he again rode in Australia with Scaysbrook in the Castrol Six Hour event, followed by the 1979 Adelaide Three Hour race.[42][43]. Riding a Ducati 900SS provided by Manchester (UK) dealership Sports Motorcycles, he was not only competitive, but managed a hugely popular win. [29], Coming from a prosperous background, during his early career Hailwood had enjoyed a privileged lifestyle and even before his move from MV to Honda in 1966 was the world's highest-paid rider. 1969 - G. Agostini, 1970 - G. Agostini 1971 - G. Agostini [25], In 1970, Hailwood was again lured back into bike racing, this time by the BSA team riding a Rocket 3 at the Daytona 200 race in Florida, part of a strong BSA/Triumph team. Stanley Michael Bailey Hailwood, MBE, nado en Langsmeade House (Great Milton, Oxfordshire) o 2 de abril de 1940 e finado en Warwickshire o 23 de marzo de 1981, foi un piloto de motociclismo inglés. David survived with minor injuries. [50] The starting point was the former Norton factory in Aston, Birmingham, then on to Portway, where the accident occurred, followed by a service at the church in Tanworth-in-Arden. Mike Hailwood never rode the MH900e and Ducati defended that the motorcycle was "inspired by the Ducati motorcycle that Mike Hailwood rode at the Isle of Man TT race in 1978". 1972 French Grand Prix Hailwood (5226212294).jpg 3,318 × 2,377; 1.29 MB Ducati 250 PD Hailwood DM.JPG 1,140 × 1,240; 490 KB Ducati 900SS Mike Hailwood DM.JPG 2,048 × 1,380; 927 KB 1976 - W. Villa After Hailwood's victory at the 1978 Isle of Man Formula One motorcycle race, Ducati offered a 900SS -based Mike Hailwood Replica for sale. Download Wikipedia for Android or iOS Save your favorite articles to read offline, sync your reading lists across devices and customize your reading experience with the official Wikipedia app. [9] He won what many historians consider to be the most dramatic Isle of Man race of all time, the 1967 Senior TT against his great rival, Giacomo Agostini. The present Patron is Murray Walker. The truck driver was fined £100. 1978 - K. Ballington [8] He lost the chance at winning a fourth race when his 350 AJS failed with a broken gudgeon pin whilst leading. 1983 Ducati 864cc Mike Hailwood Replica For Sale by Auction A landmark model that kept Ducati afloat during the 1980s, the Hailwood Replica owes its existence to Mike's legendary Isle of Man TT comeback victory in the 1978 Production Race riding an ex-works NCR machine entered and prepared by Manchester-based Ducati dealer, Sports Motor Cycles. 1965 - J. Redman The motorcycle's concept by the Ducati designer Pierre Terblanche was a homage to the racing motorcycle Mike Hailwood rode to win the 1978 Isle of Man TT. [1][17], After suffering breakdowns in 1967, Hailwood had intended to re-sign for Honda provided the 1968 machinery was to his satisfaction, and had relocated to South Africa where he started a building business with former motorcycle Grand Prix rider Frank Perris, completing their first house in October 1967, also selling one to ex-racer Jim Redman. 1984 Ducati MHR 900 – Kickstart only . 1986 Ducati Mike Hailwood Replica . Hailwood was born at Langsmeade House, Great Milton in Oxfordshire, the only son and elder child of Stanley William Bailey Hailwood, a millionaire businessman and managing director of a motorcar sales company[5] as well as successful motorcycle dealer. He learned to ride at a young age on a minibike as a small boy in a field near his home. The bike was ridden by Kenny Blake, and defeated the then dominant Kawasaki Z1 900s on the day. A minute or two apart on the road, they were rarely a few seconds apart on time each lap, Hailwood losing by just 2 seconds. Approximately 7,000 were sold. Cagiva adquirió la marca registrada MV Agusta en 1991. 1984 Ducati 900 MHR, or Mike Hailwood Replica The motorcycle's concept by the Ducati designer Pierre Terblanche was a homage to the racing motorcycle Mike Hailwood rode to win the 1978 Isle of Man TT. When he asked her hand in marriage, she replied that she was hesitant to marry someone who could die at any weekend race. Al finalizar la exitosa temporada, Ducati crea una versión comercial de la que utilizaron en el campeonato, la limited edition 900 SS Mike Hailwood Replica. Hailwood's driving suit caught fire, but after being extinguished by a fire marshal he returned to help rescue Regazzoni, an act for which he was awarded the George Medal, the 2nd highest gallantry award that a British civilian can be awarded. 1981 - A. Mang This Ducati Mike Hailwood Replica was imported into the UK from South Africa by Motorcycle Emporium Ltd and first registered in this country on 1st October 2018 (document on file). [54], The FIM named him a Grand Prix "Legend" in 2000. The MH in MH900e is Hailwood's initials, and the e suffix is for evoluzione in Italian, evolution in English. [39], He was the subject of This Is Your Life in 1976 when he was surprised by Eamonn Andrews. Hail­wood was born at Langsmeade House, Great Mil­ton in Ox­ford­shire, His fa­ther, who also raced in the pre-World War II era, was a suc­cess­ful mo­tor­cy­cle dealer and Hail­wood had a com­fort­able upbringing. As they returned along the A435 Alcester Road through Portway, Warwickshire,[47] near their home in Tanworth-in-Arden, a truck made an illegal turn through the barriers onto the central reservation, and their car collided with it. With little regard for the rain, Hailwood was achieving laps of 83 mph (134 km/h) to establish his winning lead. Approximately 7,000 were sold. Mike and David were taken to hospital, where Mike died two days later from severe internal injuries. Shot during the filming for our promo videos, a nice stretch of road not too far away with a couple of sharp hairpin bends. Production continued into 2002 resulting in two different production years associated with the VINs (2001 and 2002). [20][21], Hailwood also appeared in selected UK events, in 1968 appearing in the post-TT race at Mallory Park on a Honda,[22] and in 1969 he participated in the Mallory Park Race of the Year riding a Seeley[23], He had already started to race cars and with no other factory racing teams available to compete against MV Agusta,[21][24] Hailwood decided to pursue a career in car racing, placing third in the 1969 Le Mans 24-Hour race in France as a co-driver of a Ford GT40 with David Hobbs. [1][9] At the 'Motor Cycle' 500 race at Brands Hatch in 1966, Hailwood demonstrated a Honda CB450 Black Bomber fitted with a sports fairing. [55] He was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2000 and the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2001. Federico Minoli and Massimo Bordi (General Manager of Ducati) produced a limited run of two thousand hand-built bikes. Riding a four-stroke, four-cylinder 250 cc Honda, Hailwood won the 1961 250cc world championship. [12][13], After his successes with MV Agusta, Hailwood went back to Honda and won four more world titles in 1966 and 1967 in the 250 cc and 350 cc categories. In 1974, Australian importer Ron Angel entered a "Ducati 860 SS" in the Unlimited Production event at the Easter motorbike races at Bathurst, on the mountain. [38], In 1974 he drove a works Yardley sponsored McLaren M23 and impressed, sometimes outpacing team leader Emerson Fittipaldi. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Operated by the Mike Hailwood Foundation, an Isle of Man-based charity, it is staffed by volunteers and also promotes the races together with supporting new competitors. [1][56], After Hailwood's victory at the 1978 Isle of Man Formula One motorcycle race, Ducati offered a 900SS-based Mike Hailwood Replica for sale. 1956 - B. Lomas Era conegut com a Mike "The Bike" per la seva natural habilitat per pilotar motos. The Ducati Mike Hailwood Replica was built as an homage to the remarkable victory by Mike Hailwood at the 1978 Isle of Man TT in the Formula One division. Ducati made the decision to sell the new bike directly to the consumer exclusively via the Internet. [14] It was unable to compete in the 500cc category, the FIM deeming it was not classified as a production machine as it had two overhead camshafts. [9], He was awarded the Segrave Trophy for 1979 "in recognition of his Isle of Man exploits in the Senior and Classic TTs", with his close friend Ted Macauley also awarded a special Seagrave Medal. Foster "[18], He had two children - daughter Michelle in 1971[31] and son David. [27][28] Mike's son David Hailwood completed a demonstration lap of the Isle of Man TT course on 3 June 2002, riding Mike's Daytona 1971 BSA Rocket 3 carrying large letters 'H' instead of a race number. Conditions were poor and Smith was out of the race at slippery Stowe Corner. 1952 - G. Duke Due to the unexpected changes, there was a late start in production with the first bike being produced one-year after its introduction in December 2000. Participou no Campionato do Mundo de Motociclismo e está considerado por moitos como un dos mellores pilotos de todos os tempos. [32] Mrs Hailwood died in June 2020 following an illness.[33][34]. He lived a playboy lifestyle as a jet-setter covering 30,000 road miles and 160,000 air miles in a year travelling to circuits around the world whilst based in his bachelor-flat at Heston, West London, where he kept his high-powered sports cars. He died following a road traffic accident in Warwickshire, England. [11] The 'Hutch' was a main production race of the season along with the Thruxton 500, so it was very important for manufacturers to establish the racing potential of their recent models. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. During his car racing career, Hailwood never achieved the same level of success that he found on motorcycles, but achieved respectable results in Formula One and World Sports Cars. Barely 17, he finished in 11th place, but was soon posting successful results. [5][non-primary source needed]. The first 1,000 units were sold out in 31 minutes. Wikipedia is hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization that also hosts a range of other projects. The Ducati SuperSport and SS are a series of air-cooled four stroke desmodromic 2-valve 90° V-twin motorcycles made by Ducati since 1988. He was ed­u­cated at Pur­ton Stoke Prepara­tory School, Kintbury,[citation needed] and Pang­bourne Nau­ti­cal Col­lege where he wore a RN cadet uniform,but left early and worked for a short time in the fam­ily busi­ness be­fore his fa­th… 1986 Ducati MHR1000 1000cc Mike Hailwood Mille Replica Series 3 motorbikes for sale in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, in red this Ducati MHR1000 1000cc Mike Hailwood Mille Replica Series 3 is another fine example of what is available from used motorbike specialist dealers, The Bike Specialists, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. It was designed by Pierre Terblanche as an homage to Mike Hailwood's 1978 racing motorcycle. The bike would be hand-built in a corner of the Bologna Factory at a rate of 4-5 bikes per day. By 1967, he had won 12 times on the island mountain course. 1954 - F. Anderson He then told her his story and said; "...so you see, it won't happen on a track. [9], In 1962, Hailwood signed with MV Agusta and went on to become the first rider to win four consecutive 500cc World Championships. 1963 - J. Redman A limited edition SuperSport called the SuperLight was sold in 1992. In 1981, a section of the Snaefell Mountain Course was named as Hailwood's Rise leading to the highest point at Hailwood's … 1979 DUCATI 864CC MIKE HAILWOOD REPLICA (LOT 344) SOLD by Auction, £20000 This motorcycle is to be auctioned at our Live and Online Summer Sale, Hanger 113, Bicester Heritage 1951 - G. Duke 1953 - F. Anderson He had also raced, in the pre-World War II era. Hailwood was known as "Mike The Bike" because of his natural riding ability on bikes with a range of engine capacities. Hailwood stated to Motorcycle Mechanics that even without suitable machinery from Honda he would not go elsewhere, preferring to retire prematurely and he would in any case finish at the end of the 1968 season. [2][3], The production of the MH900e was originally going to be sourced out to Bimota with production beginning the summer of 2000, but the collapse of the small company resulted in Ducati keeping the production in-house. 1961 - G. Hocking He crashed at low speed when waving to the spectators at Governor's Bridge, a tight hairpin bend close to the end of the 37-mile course.