Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Today in motorcycle history, April 22, 1957


  Mike Hailwood competes in his first motorcycle race at Oulton Park in Cheshire, England. He finishes 11th.

  Within a year he figures out this whole racing thing. At Snetterton on June 15, 1958 he would win all four races he entered, the 125cc, 250cc, 350cc and 500cc, raising the lap record during every race, and was the first rider to lap this track at 90 mph. He repeated this remarkable performance at Silverstone on July 5th, winning all four classes and setting a new lap record each time.

  Did you know that Oulton Park can trace its history back to the eleventh century and is mentioned in the Domesday Book as ‘Aleton'.

  Today in motorcycle history proudly supports the National Association for Bikers with a Disability (NABD).