A long way from home

Two years later Ken Kavanagh became the first Australian winner with victory in the 350cc race at the Ulster Grand Prix. Tom Phillis made history four years later bringing Honda their first Grand Prix win in the 1961 125cc Spanish Grand Prix. He went on to bring Honda their first world title the same year but tragically lost his life at the 1962 TT races. Five years later he became the first Australian 500cc World Champion, and the country went completely crazy. In 1971, Jack became the first rider to win a 500cc Grand Prix on a two-stroke machine when he won the Ulster Grand Prix for Suzuki.

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