MotoGP analysis: Jim Redman, star of the 1960s, in the January issue – Roadracing World Magazine

Featured in the January 2022 issue of Roadracing World:

On September 17, 1961, Mike Hailwood on a four-cylinder RC162 won the 250cc Swedish Grand Prix at Kristianstad and with this victory secured Honda’s first world championship. Jim Redman finished the race in fourth, completing a top-four sweep for Hwave. The race was watched in person by company founder Soichiro Honda, who had made a rare trip to Europe – from Tokyo to Stockholm via Hong Kong, Mumbai, Karachi, Cairo and Rome – to see his dream come true. to achieve…

“You don’t have to be a winner in Japan first. I want to be the world champion,” Honda-san had said seven years earlier…

– “The star of the 1960s, Jim Redman”, by Mat Oxley, editor of MotoGP

Jim Redman was the most successful Honda rider of the so-called golden age, winning six world championships between 1962 and 1965. Six decades later, no other Honda rider has surpassed the no-nonsense operator total and ruthless. MotoGP editor Mat Oxley reflects on Redman’s career in the latest issue of Road racing world!

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