Monday, November 26, 2012

Cyril Smith a Tragic Race Star

Former Desert Rat Mr Smith was twice mentioned in wartime despatches and photographed with Field Marshal Montgomery for his work venturing into German minefields to recover knocked-out British tanks. Always a keen motorcycle racer, he finished second in the 1952 Swiss Grand Prix, three weeks after breaking his collarbone and fracturing his skull while practising for the Belgium Grand Prix.


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