Phil Read

Phillip William " Phil" Read, MBE, ( born January 1, 1939 in Luton, England) is a former British motorcycle racer.

He participated in the Motorcycle World Championship and was the first driver to the world championship in motorcycle road racing in classes 125 cc, 250 cc and 500 cc win. Overall, he won seven world titles, five on Yamaha and two on MV Agusta. Frequently, however, reads were outshines success through the achievements of his opponent Mike Hailwood.

In his 138 starts in the Motorcycle World Championship Phil Read reach 52 wins, 121 podiums, five pole positions and 31 fastest laps.

It is also called The Prince of Speed ​​.

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Isle-of -Man TT victories