This week in MCN... in 1977
The first ever Fiesta went on sale, Queenie celebrated 25 years on the throne and Bazza was king...
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