WE WERE IMPRESSED BY THE GENTLE GIANT
Wil Hartog was riding high after a dominant victory in the German Grand Prix. The Dutchman, nicknamed the Gentle Giant for his smooth style, led from start to finish, winning by 4.5s from Kenny Roberts. It was a poor meeting for Barry Sheene. The Brit had a bad start but sliced through the field and overtook Roberts for second place before crank failure ended his run on the Heron Suzuki.