The Rat

Whereas James Hunt drove with passion and emotional drive, his main contemporary on the Grand Prix circuit, Niki Lauda, was a clinical technician. He ensured all aspects of the race under his control was scrutinized to the n’th degree. The car setup, the track, his physical and mental fitness. His Teutonic attitude gave him three championship successes, which would have been four if it hadn’t been for that fateful season in 1976 and the fiery crash at the ‘Ring as well as our man Hunt snapping at his heels on the points table.

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Here is Lauda on a muscular Kawasaki Z1. His need for speed extends to appropriate motorradd selection!

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