|Motorcycle racing career statistics
|Grand Prix motorcycle racing
||1970 125cc Spanish Grand Prix
||1984 500cc San Marino Grand Prix
||1971 125cc Belgian Grand Prix
||1981 500cc Swedish Grand Prix
Formula 750 – 1973,
500cc – 1976, 1977
I'd get to within a yard of that door you walk through and the thing would go mad. I used to carry an X-ray in my briefcase, to show them. But I had all the metal taken out.
I vowed I would do everything I could to stop the Isle of Man counting towards the world championship. And it was stopped, so they love me in the Isle of Man.
It's not as if there's a noise problem, because they use the same circuits as Formula One.
I race in two or three classic races a year and I may carry on for 10 more years or I may stop tomorrow.
It wasn't about the money. I just wanted them to admit it was their fault.
They were ridiculous times. After I won my world championship in 1976, I went to Japan.