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WATCH: The joyous lunatic

Pensioner Stan’s dirty tricks revealed

Sidecar passenger Stan Dibben wasn‘t prepared to let anything stand in the way of success in a battle royal between German and British motorcycle brands.

This fascinating profile of the 86-year-old’s 1954 Grand Prix glory shows archive footage of the moment he left his rivals eating dust… literally.

“I was never frightened of speed. It was something we just did… like a kind of joyous lunacy,” he said before another quick spin around Mallory Park.

The newsreel presenter in this Short Documentary winner in the 2014 Motorcycle Film festival describes sidecar racing as “a job for exceptional men”.

You decide.