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Farewell Nobby Clark, king of mechanics

He started with Hocking, then with Hailwood, Agostini, Roberts. 17 world titles. He was 81 years old

News: Farewell Nobby Clark, king of mechanics

Nobby Clark has passed away. The Rhodesian - legendary chief mechanic to Gary Hocking, Mike Hailwood, Jim Redman, Luigi Taveri, Ralph Bryans, Rodney Gould, Kent Andersson, Kenny Roberts, Hydeo Kanaya and Giacomo Agostini - has ended his race in a rehabilitation centre in Pawling. He was 81 years old.

He contributed to the winning of 17 world titles, across all classes from 50 to 500, three Daytona 200s, one Daytona 100, four Imola 200 miles and eight Italian championships.

Nobby began his career in 1958, with Gary Hocking and in 1960 he was hired along with the MV Agusta rider with whom he won 350 and 500 titles in 1961.

In Europe, his tall and lanky figure became known thanks to his association with Kenny Roberts, part of the team, along with Kel Carruthers and Trevor Tilbury, that won three consecutive 500 titles from 1978 to 1980.

Here is the VIDEO of his induction into the Hall of Fame.

 

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Translated by Heather Watson

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