Racing History: The Man Who Beat Gilera, MV and Ferrari

Racing History: The Man Who Beat Gilera, MV and Ferrari

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Featured In the February 2021 issue of Roadracing World: 

          Norton’s reign as a winning force in the premier class of World Championship motorcycle racing was brief. In fact Britain’s most renowned racing marque challenged for the 500cc title just twice, in 1950 and 1951. The architects of that brief, flash of glory—the constructors title in 1950, and both riders and constructors crowns in 1950 and 1951—are usually presumed to be ace rider Geoff Duke, race department chief Joe Craig and chassis designer Rex McCandless.

           However, there was another engineer—who has never been properly acknowledged—involved in squeezing title-winning performance from Norton’s venerable single-cylinder 500…

—Racing History: The Man Who Beat Gilera, MV And Ferrari, by MotoGP Editor Mat Oxley

Six decades ago a Polish air force officer helped British bike and car makers beat Gilera, MV Agusta and Ferrari to World Championship glory. Leo Kuzmicki’s story is a triumph of the human spirit over a mountain range of odds. Read the amazing tale in the latest issue of Roadracing World!

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