Wippermann 2 print


Motorsport lost one of its greatest heroes last year, John Surtees CBE. Surtees was one of the few racing drivers - or riders - to be known as ‘Ringmeister’. It’s a title owing to his extraordinary success on the Nürburgring, which included six wins and three podium finishes. Surtees’ first Nürburgring victory was in 1955, on his MV Agusta. He won again on the MV in 1958 and in 1960 switched to racing cars full-time. Just three years after making the transition to four wheels he clinched his first Nordschleife win, driving a Ferrari he described as being made from nothing more than a ‘box of bits.’ Surtees was the only World Champion on two wheels and four.