13 Sep Racing Greats: What are They Doing Now?
For those of you who are long time race fans you may recall the name Jamie Whitham, British racer extraordinaire. Who has overcome adversity more than once to keep doing what he loved, race motorcycles.
A quick quote from Wikipedia: “In 1994 he raced full-time in the Superbike World Championship for Ducati, taking a race win at Sentul and finishing 7th overall. He returned to the British series in 1995, leading the standings and taking a podium as a World Superbike Championship wild-card at Brands Hatch, but contracted Hodgkin’s Disease mid-season. He recovered in time to be British Superbike Championship runner-up in 1996 on a Yamaha, despite not scoring at the first round – he won ten races, twice the number of champion Niall Mackenzie.“
Now the whit of Whitham can be heard commentating for World Superbikes.
I bring this up as he was always a favorite racer to watch and now we get to hear his humour. You can even read what he likes to go on about here: http://andydaly.wordpress.com/words-of-whitham/