Classic Racer - - CROSSWORD -

1 & 19 & 34 Down: With­out doubt the big­gest en­durance race in Ja­pan with an il­lus­tri­ous list of win­ners. (6,5,4) 2: South African who be­came one of the few pri­va­teer world cham­pi­ons of the last 40 years. (7) 3: His­tor­i­cally you’d score two points for this po­si­tion, more re­cently you’d get seven. (5) 5: Be­fore on­line en­tries you had to sign a set of th­ese to get into races. (4) 6: Chris­tian Le___, cam­paigned a red Elf ma­chine with little suc­cess in the mid-80s. (5) 7 & 16 Down: Orig­i­nally bikes ran with two, in later years just one has been used to han­dle back end sus­pen­sion. (4,5) 9: Older brother Dean, or still ac­tive younger brother James, both strong BSB con­tenders. (7) 10: Ger­man fed­er­a­tion for 4- and 2-wheeled motorsport. (4) 13: The first half of the ti­tles for 1 across came aboard th­ese tid­dly ma­chines….. (8) 14: ….. who had taken their first ti­tles in the class over a decade ear­lier with Mr De Vries here. (3) 15: Gresini’s Garelli team-mate who couldn’t quite take a win on the dom­i­nant

twin-cylin­der ma­chine. (8) 16: See 7 Down 19: See 1 Down 22: For­merly Kiwi-bird­shaped na­tional cham­pi­onship cir­cuit in Le­ices­ter­shire. (7) 25: Th­ese be­came help­ful to keep the wind off the face as bikes got faster. (5) 26 & 39 Across: Successor to the home of 1 down for the Ja­pa­nese GP, to give its full ti­tle. (4,4,6) 29: Masahiro, for­mer All-ja­pan 250cc champ who was a podium con­tender in the GPS be­tween 1987 and 1992. (7) 31: Took the only non-garelli win in the 1987 125cc ti­tle chase at the end of the sea­son. (6) 33: On­board fuel car­ri­ers. (5) 34: See 1 Down 35: Mr Polen, Ducati’s first Wsb-win­ning Amer­i­can on the 888. (4) 36: Mr Terol, for now the last ever two-stroke mounted world mo­tor­cy­cle cham­pion. (4) 37: Like 10 down, but Spanish and only for mo­tor­cy­cles. (4)

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