Combe celebrates Sheene
The legendary Barry Sheene will be commemorated and remembered at the Castle Combe Grand National during 2019. The event – the highlight of the year for the Wiltshire circuit – takes place over the weekend of Saturday, August 31, and Sunday, September 1, 2019. Barry was best known for winning the 1976 and 1977 500cc World Championships but one of his early victories was at Castle Combe aboard his Bultaco back in 1969. With the 50th anniversary of this event looming, plans have been made to celebrate this milestone with displays and parades exclusively to do with Barry and his bikes over the years. own Steve Parrish – Barry’s best mate – is hoping to return to Castle Combe after being a guest of honour at 2018’s prestigious event. Also, various members of Barry’s family along with colleagues, friends and rivals will be attending this unique celebration. In addition to the Sheene commemorations, there will be the usual packed programme of racing organised by NG Road Racing Club: www.castlecombecircuit.co.uk
Sheene recalled at the Combe.