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Crazy leg pro­tec­tor leg­is­la­tion goes lame, Ni­coll and Thorpe bat­tle in the dirt, and the 600s do bat­tle…

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1988: Leg pro­tec­tor row

This was the be­gin­ning of the dig­i­tal age, when the first in­tercon­ti­nen­tal in­ter­link was es­tab­lished, and the con­cept of a World Wide Web was first dis­cussed. It was also the year the Lib­eral Demo­crat party was formed, the Queen stripped Lester Pig­got of his OBE for ‘tax ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties’, the Piper Al­pha rig blew up in the North Sea, the sum­mer Olympics headed to Seoul, and Ce­line Dion won the Euro­vi­sion Song Con­test. What a year.

Eddie Lawson was on his way to winning the 500GP class, while Sito Pons would take the 250 ti­tle, and Jorge Martinez would grab the 125 and 80cc ti­tles. On home soil, Don­ing­ton Park had just wit­nessed the first ever round of the World Su­per­bike Cham­pi­onship, won by Marco Luc­cinelli, and former side­car star Dar­ren Dixon was on his way to the TT F1 ti­tle.

‘Don­ing­ton Park had just wit­nessed the first ever round of the World Su­per­bike Cham­pi­onship’

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