This week in MCN... in 1977

The first ever Fi­esta went on sale, Quee­nie cel­e­brated 25 years on the throne and Bazza was king...

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God Save the Queen, yelled Johnny Rot­ten just mo­ments be­fore he was ar­rested dis­em­bark­ing a boat on the Thames, hired to help pro­mote his bandõs sem­i­nal al­bum Never Mind the B****cks. As 1977 came to a seething, writhing end, so Barry Sheene looked back on his own chart-top­ping suc­cess.

Bazza had just lifted his sec­ond world 500GP ti­tle in suc­ces­sion. He romped away with the ti­tle, tak­ing six wins from the first eight races.

But the full- of-bravado Brit did not see Kenny Roberts com­ing. In fact his con­clu­sion that he thought Roberts posed Ôno threatõ only served to make the rear wheel­s­lid­ing Amer­i­can more de­ter­mined to come and kick some Bri­tish butt. Which he did.

‘I am on top of the world. It is per­fect, just per­fect. It has been hard work, but win­ning it again may be even harder’ BARRY SHEENE

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