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Racing legend Geoff Duke OBE passes away aged 92

Racing legend Geoff Duke OBE passes away aged 92

Six-time World Champion and six-time TT winner Geoff Duke OBE (born 29 March 1923) sadly passed away at the age of 92 on Friday.

Known affectionately by fans as The Duke, Englishman Geoff Duke OBE was a six-time World title winner and the first rider whose image was used to promote the World Championship internationally, after he sprang to prominence in the early 1950s.

Duke retired from the World Championship at the end of the 1959 season at the age of 36, with an enviable record of six World titles and 33 Grand Prix victories. Duke is also credited as the first motorcycle racer to wear one-piece leathers & was awarded an OBE in 1953.

Geoff Duke OBE will be forever remembered for his outstanding contribution to the world of motorcycle racing.

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