Hugh Anderson,the former 50cc and 125cc World Champion has been admitted to the MotoGP Legends.
The New Zealander’s career also saw him contest the 500cc class and was a podium finisher in the 1960 championship.
During a six-year career Anderson won25 races and four titles.
He said: “How I felt when receiving the news? At first, apprehension: do my relatively modest achievements warrant this honour? Will I, can I, do justice to this invitation?
“Some hours later I felt a feel-good sensation envelop me. Gratification that after all this time the modern world has not forgotten the past and the riders of a very different era still have some value.
“A question of the history of our sport being recognised at the highest level. Thank you.”
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