Phil Read dead at 83: Seven-time motorcycle GP world champion and ‘Prince of Speed’ passes away as tributes pour in

Read was a legendary figure in motorcycle racing – winning Yamaha’s first ever world championship title in 1964. It read: “It is with incredible sadness that the Read family reports the passing of Phil Read MBE while peacefully asleep on the morning of October 6th, 2022, at his home in Canterbury, England. Following the sad news of Read’s death, Moto GP paid tribute – writing: “All at MotoGP are saddened to learn of the passing of Phil Read. “A 7-time World Champion, Phil helped to elevate our sport to a new level. Former GP rider Steve Parrish wrote: “So sad to hear the passing of Phil Read.

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