Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Quote of the Week

Jim Redman
is one of the great motorcycle racers of all time. He was a six time world road-racing champion and a six-time winner of the Isle of Man TT, and in 1995, at the age of 64, he won the race at Daytona on an MV Agusta 350.

On Saturday of last week, Redman was inducted into the Moto GP Hall of Fame at a ceremony held on the eve of this year's German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring. A well deserved honor for Redman, who is also, by the way, a Member of the Order of the British Empire.

Redman, who is 75, appeared at the ceremony at the Sachsenring with his 17 year old German girlfriend, Lisa. (See above.) He grinned at the press and quipped:

I raced at a time when motorsport was dangerous and sex was safe.

I have the feeling that today the reverse is true.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Today I met this legend behind my flat as he had come to the UK to visit a friend! We struck up a conversation and he told me who he was and many tales of his racing adventures! The man had charisma by the mile and is a real charmer and an inspiration in how far a person can come from grease monkey to world champ!