In 1965 Michelle Duff raced a 250cc Yamaha to a 2nd place finish at the Isle of Man TT and 2nd in the world championship. Talent, passion, determination, a fast bike, and an exceptional Canadian. Proud moment seeing this at Murray's Motorcycle Museum last month! ☺️
Yvon Duhamel will be present at the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Motorcycle Grand Prix in mosport.
By François Cominardi
On Saturday, August 12, the association vra highlights the anniversary of the only motorcycle grand prix held in Canada on the circuit, renamed Canadian tire motorsport park.
Yvon Duhamel confirmed his presence with Dominic Aubry. The Famous Quebec pilot had finished on Yamaha in fourth place of the 250 cc race, won by Mike Hailwood in front of Phil read.
Michelle Duff, who had finished third in 500 cc behind mike hailwood and Giacomo Agostini, will also be part of the game. The vrra is also counting on Phil read and Steve Baker.
In the program, there will be Autograph Signatures, parades and an exhibition race with motorcycles from the 60. S over three hundred pilots are expected for a two-hour endurance race on Friday, qualifiers and celebrations on Saturday , and the finals are on Sunday. I will be present at the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of fame kiosk, of which Yvon Duhamel and Michelle Duff are members.
HEADMASTER HISTORY BUFF Canadian motorcycle champ Michelle Duff inspires athletes and trans people, and her transition only furthered her impact on the sporting world. #hmHistoryBuff#Queer#MichelleDuff
This coming weekend we'll be bringing a few special bikes to Thompson Speedway for testing... the iconic ex-Peter Williams/Mike Duff Arter Matchless G50, (second place in the 1970 Isle of Man Senior TT.) The Matchless was ridden to 3rd place in the 1967 Mosport Canadian Grand Prix by Mike Duff. Michelle Duff will ride it as this year’s Mosport 50th Anniversary on August 10, 2017. See attached period photo from Michelle. #mikeduff#michelleduff#grandprix#mosport#vrra#classicracing#vintageracing#canadiangrandprix