Happy birthday to Johnny 'two or four wheels'!

We wish a happy one to Johnny Cecotto, who turns 65 today.

The Venezuelan is the last of a very select group of racers who competed at the highest level of motorsport, both on two and four wheels.

Cecotto rose to prominence as a teenage prodigy in 1975 when he became the youngest motorcycle world champion at the age of 19, clinching the title in50cc category.

In 1980, he made his four-wheel debut with Minardi in the European F2 Championship, graduating to Formula 1 in 1983 with Theodore Racing before moving on to Toleman a year later.

During his 24-month spell at the pinnacle of motorsport, he scored points just once, in his second race, the US Grand Prix West at Long Beach where he finished sixth.