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Retro: British Motorsport Legend Barry Sheene

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by RaceDepartment, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. RaceDepartment

    Administrator Staff

    Tristan Clark submitted a new blog post:

    Retro: British Motorsport Legend Barry Sheene

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    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 7, 2013
  2. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    Keep Yoga real Premium Member

    My childhood hero...
  3. Bram

    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Motorsport from an era when the drivers had balls so big, they could hardly sit on the bike properly.

    Fantastic pilot and I am privileged to be able to say I have seen him racing the Dutch TT with my own eyes in the early 80s.
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2013
  4. Peter Stokman

    Peter Stokman
    Premium Member

    amen Bram
  5. Warren Dawes

    Warren Dawes
    Premium Member

    Barry Sheene was hugely popular in Australia in later years, and sadly missed here. Apart from his brilliant motorsports career, his commentary skills and personality with the Australian motorsports will never be repeated.
  6. David O'Reilly

    David O'Reilly
    A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.

    I was at the Moto GP at Phillip Island after he passed away.
    In his honour a rider did a lap of the track on his favourite classic race bike.
    With say 100,000 people there you could only here the wind in the trees as people watched in silence.
    It was moving.
  7. Yup, was fun watching him Truck race too.