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 Gary Hocking

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Gary Hocking Famous memorial

Birth
Caerleon, Newport, Wales
Death
21 Dec 1962 (aged 25)
Durban, eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Burial
Christchurch, Newport, Wales
Memorial ID
12850665 View Source

Sportsman. Born in Caerleon, Newport, Wales, and as a small boy his family immigrated to Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). He won the 1961 350cc and 500cc World Motorcycle Championships when he rode for MV Agusta. The death of his good friend Tom Phillis (Honda) on the Isle of Man upset him a lot and he retired from motorcycle racing. The following year he began racing cars and at the Westmead Circuit, Durban, South Africa, died after his Lotus-Climax 18/21 went out of control and left the road at high speed. It was believed not to be driver error but may have been as the result of kidney colic or the effects of the heat..

Sportsman. Born in Caerleon, Newport, Wales, and as a small boy his family immigrated to Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). He won the 1961 350cc and 500cc World Motorcycle Championships when he rode for MV Agusta. The death of his good friend Tom Phillis (Honda) on the Isle of Man upset him a lot and he retired from motorcycle racing. The following year he began racing cars and at the Westmead Circuit, Durban, South Africa, died after his Lotus-Climax 18/21 went out of control and left the road at high speed. It was believed not to be driver error but may have been as the result of kidney colic or the effects of the heat..

Bio by: Paul Narramore

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Paul Narramore
  • Added: 2 Jan 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 12850665
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/12850665/gary-hocking: accessed ), memorial page for Gary Hocking (30 Sep 1937–21 Dec 1962), Find a Grave Memorial ID 12850665, citing Christchurch Cemetery, Christchurch, Newport, Wales; Maintained by Find a Grave.