Did the great motorcycle racer Barry Sheene die?
#30113. Asked by Hot Rod. (Mar 18 03 1:10 PM)
Yes, very sad. A great character, an ambassador for the sport of motorcycling, a great competitor and an all round good guy. |
I met him several times in the 1970's, had a tour of him racing motorhome and a glass of pink champagne with him.
Caught him once pulling his leathers back on (up!), wide cheeky grin on his face, as he was coming out the back of a Dunlop tyre van (between races) with his future wife Stephanie who was in a considerable state of undress. A chick in the slicks!
I remember his mum and dad were very friendly and easy to chat with also.
He survived 2 massive accidents, neither of which was as a result of any mistake he had made. Either would have killed most men and yet he returned having been rebuilt a bit like the Bionic Six Million dollar man.
Not many characters in the racing or sporting world anymore and a few like Barry would improve the image so much.
Linus says: |
Sadly yes. The great Barry Sheene, motorcycling legend died last week after a long battle with cancer.
Tue Mar 18 07:11:22 CST 2003
Just by way of an addendum, here is a tribute by Kenny Roberts, on the BBC website.
Tue Mar 18 07:57:50 CST 2003
(Reposted as one entry - McG)
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