Phil Read MBE, ‘The Prince of Speed’, died on Thursday morning.
The Read family released a statement on Thursday to report that he had died peacefully in his sleep on the morning of October 6th. He was 83.
Phil is best known for winning Yamaha’s first world championship title in 1964 with four more Yamaha-mounted titles including one fought as a privateer, plus two premier class 500cc world championships in 1973 and 1974 for the Italian MV Agusta marque.
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