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Hugh Anderson (motorcyclist)

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Nationality  New Zealander
Name  Hugh Anderson

Role  Motorcyclist
First race  Isle of Man TT
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Books  Being There: An Autobiography by Arguably the Most Successful All Round International Rider in the History of New Zealand Motorcycling
Similar People  Luigi Taveri, Ernst Degner, Ginger Molloy

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Hugh Robertson Anderson, MBE (born 18 January 1936 in New Zealand), is a four-time Grand Prix motorcycle road racing World Champion and a 19-time New Zealand national champion. He is also a two-time Isle of Man TT winner.


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Growing up in Huntly, Anderson played rugby league for Huntly United alongside fellow future motorcycle champion Ginger Molloy.

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He joined the Suzuki factory racing team in 1961, racing the factory's 50cc, 125cc and occasionally 250cc racers. During his team membership, Anderson was double World Champion (50cc and 125cc) in 1963 and retained his 50cc World Title the following year. In 1965, he was crowned 125cc World Championship on his factory Suzuki. Anderson's last race for the Suzuki factory was at the 1966 Japanese Grand Prix at Fisco in October 1966.

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In the 1994 Queen's Birthday Honours, Anderson was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire, for services to motor sport. In 1995 he was inducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame.

Motorcycle Grand Prix results

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Additional reading

  • Anderson, Hugh (2014). Being there: an autobiography by arguably the most successful all round international rider in the history of New Zealand motorcycling. Hamilton, New Zealand: self-published. ISBN 978-0-473-29994-1. 
  • References

    Hugh Anderson (motorcyclist) Wikipedia

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