Mike Hailwood

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Birthday
2, 1940
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 23, 1981 (40)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
2, 1940
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 23, 1981 (40)

About

Well known as "Mike the Bike," he is considered one of the world's greatest motorcycle racers.

Before Fame

He began riding motorcycles in a nearby field at a young age.

Trivia

Following his motorcycle days, he raced autos in Formula One and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but not with the same success.

Family Life

On June 11, 1975, he married Pauline Barbara Nash, and had two children with her.

Associated With

He is remembered for an auto race in which he crashed with Clay Regazzoni, caught fire, and, after being extinguished, courageously removed Regazzoni from his car.