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.
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Later, Jim raced Suzuki and Yamaha two-strokes, then after giving up tarmac racing, he competed in enduros well into his 50s.
A true motorcyclist, he always used a road bike, from age 16 until the day he died.
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