In his otherwise excellent piece on Steve Baker (CB April), Mat Oxley omits to mention the first time we saw Baker race in the UK, in 1976 at the Transatlantic Races. Baker, who I believe had only seen the track for the first time three days earlier, shot off from the line, established a huge lead and kept it to the finish. In both races. Remarkable, but when you look at the competition – Read, Sheene, Roberts, Nixon, etc – astonishing Baker’s record in Worlds was not a surprise to those of us privileged to see him that Easter. His treatment by Yamaha was odious. He was a legend in the making until injury finished his career.