Phil Read

Phillip William Read, MBE (born 1 January 1939) is an English former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. He became the first competitor to win world championships in the 125 cc, 250 cc and 500 cc classes. Phil Read’s spectacular career saw him compete in the World Championship over a period of 16 years in the '60s and '70s, winning 52 Grands Prix and seven World titles across four different classes, battling against other great names such as Giacomo Agostini, Mike Hailwood and Barry Sheene.

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