FESTIVAL OF SPEED
Jim Redman, posing with my brother Luc
Jim Redman MBE, six times TT winner, achieved a unique ‘hat trick’ of double wins in 1963, 1964 and 1965 in the Lightweight & Junior Isle of Man TT Races. A feat recorded in The Guinness Book of Records for over 30 years. This on a circuit recognized as the most difficult and dangerous in the world. His absolute determination to succeed resulted in his recruitment to the ‘mighty’ Honda factory after the 1960 TT. Whilst riding for Honda Jim Redman was FIM World Champion six times which is still - over 32 years later - the most World Championships any rider has ever won for Honda. To win those Championships, he achieved 46 GP victories, Redman also set another world record, as the first rider in the history of racing to win three GPs in one day, setting three new race records and three new lap records in the process. This was at the Dutch TT in Assen in 1964 and, to this day, only one other rider, has ever matched this record. Jim was awarded the MBE in recognition of all his achievements.