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DVD Review: Champion Surtees DVD, the story of John Surtees

John Surtees, the only person to win top-level Grand Prix titles on two and four wheels, is an icon of motorsport history, and his story is charted in Champion Surtees

DVD Review: Champion Surtees DVD, the story of John Surtees

In this DVD Surtees' unusual career is divided into two parts - the motorcycle years and the motorsport era.

Buy Champion Surtees here.

In the first segment, David Wood reflects on Surtees' two-wheeled career during the halcyon days of the 1950s, as he begins a journey that would culminate in greatness.

Watch as Surtees works his way up the motorcycle ranks riding for Norton before securing a prized seat with MV Agusta that netted him a remarkable seven titles in just a five-year period, becoming the undoubted king of two wheels.

Most ordinary competitors would continue in such a successful environment, but Surtees had other ambitions. In the second part of the DVD, producer Neville Hay charts the four-wheeled years of his career, as Surtees talks through his time in motorsport in a path littered with highs and lows.

Watch as Surtees discusses his switch of disciplines, his title-winning campaign with Ferrari, and his eventual fallout with the prestigious marque that led to a move to Honda and the rise and fall of his eponymous Formula 1 team.

Sit back and enjoy this documentary about an extraordinary individual as his journey in motorsport, across various platforms, is dissected - after all, who else has won world titles for such distinct companies as MV Agusta and Ferrari!

Duke Video's Champion Surtees is available to buy for £11.66.

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