Sheene scenes

Awe­some rac­ing, Barry’s old mates and some awe­some bikes make Fes­ti­val a fit­ting trib­ute

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The Barry Sheene Fes­ti­val en­joyed sun, stars and stun­ning rac­ing at the Oliver’s Mount track last week­end. Steve Par­rish, Mick Grant and Phil Read led the parade laps around the track Sheene en­joyed much suc­cess on. MCN cap­tured some magic mo­ments.

Forty years after Barry Sheene clinched his first 500 world ti­tle, Oliver’s Mount paid trib­ute to the man who once made the York­shire cir­cuit his own. Sheene’s old ri­vals – Steve Par­rish, Mick Grant and Phil Read – pa­raded on Suzukis from the 70s and 80s, while a dom­i­nant Dean Har­ri­son won both legs of the Barry Sheene Tro­phy over the two-day meet­ing.

Suzuki dis­played the XR14 that Sheene took to vic­tory in three Grands Prix in 1976 as well as the XR14A he rode in 1977, his sec­ond cham­pi­onship-win­ning year.

“This is a spe­cial track and it meant a lot to Barry,” said Read, who rode the RG500 Mk1 he cam­paigned a as pri­va­teer in 1976, Sheene’s first win­ning year.

On his FZ750 David Bell leads the F1 race pack Bump-start­ing his 1976 RG500, Read pulled the crowds

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