Identities, identities

Dear CR

With respect to the photo on pages six and seven, it is the start of the 1961 125cc race, the first TT win for Hailwood and Honda.

To fill in the names of a few of the other riders:

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On the left: 15 is Sadao Shimazaki
On the right: 10 is Ernst Degner
12 is Tom Phillis
14 is Tony Godfrey(helmet just visible)
18 is Ralph Rensen

I don’t know who 20 is but I hope somebody else does and their answer will appear in the magazine.

I was surprised to see Rex Avery with a black helmet as he usually raced with a white one.

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Geoff Shimmin

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