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Gary Hocking
Birth: Sep. 30, 1937
Death: Dec. 21, 1962

Sportsman. Born in Caerleon, Newport, Wales, and as a small boy his family immigrated to Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). He won the 1961 350cc and 500cc World Motorcycle Championships when he rode for MV Agusta. The death of his good friend Tom Phillis (Honda) on the Isle of Man upset him a lot and he retired from motorcycle racing. The following year he began racing cars and at the Westmead Circuit, Durban, South Africa, died after his Lotus-Climax 18/21 went out of control and left the road at high speed. It was believed not to be driver error but may have been as the result of kidney colic or the effects of the heat.. (bio by: Paul Narramore) 
 
Burial:
Christchurch Cemetery
Christchurch
Newport, Wales
 
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Originally Created by: Paul Narramore
Record added: Jan 02, 2006
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Gary Hocking
Added by: Paul Narramore
 
Gary Hocking
Added by: Paul Narramore
 
Gary Hocking
Added by: Paul Narramore
 
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Gary was asked what he thought about Mike Hailwood:"He's only a man on a motorbike, if he can do it l can too." And he could.God Bless
- Clive Davies
 Added: Mar. 20, 2014
Remembering you today, dearest Gary...
- Mary
 Added: Feb. 12, 2014
In St.Wendel still in the hearts of his fans.R.I.P. Gary
- TTMarshal
 Added: Oct. 5, 2013
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