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September 11th, 2012, 09:28 AM   #1
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Enough of the old bollocks that's usually posted on here. Let's take a moment to remember Barry Sheene who would have been 62 today.







Legendary rider, legendary swordsman.
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Enough of the old bollocks that's usually posted on here. Let's take a moment to remember Barry Sheene who would have been 62 today.







Legendary rider, legendary swordsman.
Unless i'm mistaken that was at Donny 02 i think. I was there and saw this moment. It was Barrys last race before he died. It was a vintage race and he won.
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Unless i'm mistaken that was at Donny 02 i think. I was there and saw this moment. It was Barrys last race before he died. It was a vintage race and he won.
2001- Manx Norton classics race, although he may well have been racing there after the GP in '02 as well. I remember it being the last all 500cc GP on British soil I also remember people leaving before Bazza took to the track!!!??? (They were mainly attired in yellow for some strange reason ).



Barry was still a class apart - I recall the old boys and marshals drinking in Redgate after this glassy eyed and in wonder over some of the the lines he was still capable of taking.
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Barry was still a class apart - I recall the old boys and marshals drinking in Redgate after this glassy eyed and in wonder over some of the the lines he was still capable of taking.
Mind you - many are still in awe over the lines that Gobert can still reputedly take.



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2001- Manx Norton classics race, although he may well have been racing there after the GP in '02 as well. I remember it being the last all 500cc GP on British soil I also remember people leaving before Bazza took to the track!!!??? (They were mainly attired in yellow for some strange reason ).



Barry was still a class apart - I recall the old boys and marshals drinking in Redgate after this glassy eyed and in wonder over some of the the lines he was still capable of taking.
Ummm i was racking my brain which year. When i saw Barry Sheene win what i believe to be his last race was not an all 500 motogp race. I think it was Hoppers first season as all his folks were there sat on deck chairs taking up all the room in front of the fence along the straight. Rossi came first sat on the tank with Biaggi coming second. Kato was still with us as well. I also remember Arnaud Vincent winning the 125 so it had to be 2002.
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It was the 14th july 2002 i saw him race at donny. I have it in my mine that was his last race win and maybe even his last race. Going on google images there is a pic of Barry riding , it says its a pic of his last race and the pics gives a date of sept 13th 2002 at goodwood. With that info maybe i saw one of his last race wins as opposed to his actual last win.
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I can honestly say that the only sportsman who ever had a positive influence on me was Barry Sheene - quite simply my boyhood hero (I was 10 when he won his first 500cc world championship)
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Much respect, and they say some riders today 'tell it like it is', there was no better commentator than Mr Sheene. Someone who was 'great' for the sport. The memorial ride to PI will will be kicking off again soon.....
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He was the first rider who became bigger than the sport, just like a superstar.

He was the first one to renounce the use of #1 as world champion, sticking to his #7.

The first one to appear at the track first in a Mercedes, then in a Rolls Royce, then on helicopter.

He was called 'Iron Man' because of the many pins and screws in his bones, that made all metal detectors of all airports go off in panic.

He won his last race (an historical motorcycle event) 10 years ago in Goodwood, beating Wayne Gardner on a Norton Manx.
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