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"The Italian Factory prepared a race version of the new Ducati 750 cc V-twin, which was completed shortly before the race at Silverstone and was tested by Hailwood. Although Hailwood realized the 6th fasted time in practice, he didn't wanted to race the Formula 750 race because the stability and handling was not to his satisfaction. According to Hailwood the machine has to be reworked on these issues but has the potential of becoming a real good bike. The engine was of a Ducati 500 CC Grand Prix racer. Bore and Stroke are 80 x 74,4 mm = 748 CC. The maximum power is 75 bhp at 11.500 rpm. There are 6 gears available. The two Dell'Orto carburetors have a size of 40 mm. Wheels are "18 with in the front one Lockheed disk break. The frame is designed and build by Colin Seeley."

Ron Verweij [[email protected]

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