Jim Harvey

The 1972 British 500cc champion Alexander James ‘Jim’ Harvey died in April 2020, less than two weeks short of his 72nd birthday.

After starting racing in 1968, he quickly proved a natural, soon riding Metisse G50s and 7Rs for well known sponsor Tom Kirby.

Harvey was also second in the 1972 Thruxton 500, on a works Norton Commando.


Later, Jim raced Suzuki and Yamaha two-strokes, then after giving up tarmac racing, he competed in enduros well into his 50s.

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A true motorcyclist, he always used a road bike, from age 16 until the day he died.

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