Barry Sheene Trib­ute Pa­rade

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A cel­e­bra­tion of the 40th an­niver­sary since Bri­tain’s last 500cc/mo­togp World Cham­pion Barry Sheene took the ti­tle is to be a big fea­ture of this year’s OCTO Bri­tish Grand Prix. 2016 marks the 40th an­niver­sary of Sheene win­ning his first Grand Prix world ti­tle, and a large se­lec­tion of gen­uine Sheene bikes from the era will form part of a unique dis­play, in­clud­ing Barry’s ac­tual 1976 and 1977 ti­tle-win­ning RG500S. A host of world fa­mous rid­ers from the era will be part of a cel­e­bra­tion pa­rade lap, in­clud­ing: Randy Mamola – Suzuki RG500 Graeme Crosby – Suzuki XR35 Niall Macken­zie – Yamaha France YZR250 Colin Ed­wards – Yamaha 500 Fred­die Sheene – 1979 Yamaha OW48R ex-kenny Roberts Paul Smart – Suzuki RG500 (on which Barry won his first 500cc race on this at Assen in 1975) Stan Woods – Suzuki RG500 Steve Baker – Yamaha TZ750 Mick Doohan – Honda NSR500 Wayne Gard­ner – Mori­waki Kawasaki Si­mon Cra­far – Ca­giva 500 Steve Par­rish – Suzuki RG500

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