Stanley Michael Bailey Hailwood, MBE GM (2 April 1940 – 23 March 1981) was a British professional motorcycle racer and racing driver. He is regarded by many as one of the greatest racers of all time.[1][2] He competed in the Grand Prix motorcycle world championships from 1958 to 1967 and in Formula One between 1963 and 1974. Hailwood was known as “Mike The Bike” because of his natural riding ability on motorcycles with a range of engine capacities.[3][4]