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1987: Spencer bins it

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‘Visors that cut light re­cep­tion by more than 50% were due to be banned – but sun­glasses were still al­lowed!’

The Tories were in again with a slightly re­duced ma­jor­ity and there were a cou­ple of Brits go­ing strong in the 500GP championship. Ron Haslam fin­ished fourth in the title chase be­hind Wayne Gard­ner, Randy Mamola and Ed­die Law­son. And Niall Macken­zie wasn’t far be­hind him (fifth, in fact).

The Brits were go­ing great guns in the off-road world, too, with Kurt Ni­coll tak­ing sec­ond place in the Ital­ian 500 mo­tocross GP. It moved Ni­coll to fourth in the title chase. He would go on to fin­ish run­ner-up be­hind Bel­gian leg­end Georges Jobe. Ni­coll never won a 500 mo­tocross world title, but took the sec­ond spot in the se­ries an ag­o­nis­ing four times.

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