Classic Racer



Dear CR

I had to chuckle at the front cover of Classic Racer last time out: the-then two-seasons-old ‘Kent Racing Combine’ (KRC) fluorescen­t orange stickers holding down Kevin Schwantz’s and Wayne Rainey’s racing numbers on the front of their works bikes, flown in from the USA… Ha ha!

Way ahead of his time, I feel this was great recycling by Colin Dodd the chief KRC scrutineer, little did he know how many times these pictures would have been published! I mean, it would be like Valentino Rossi and Marc

Marquez’s Yamaha M1 and Honda RCV factory bikes adorned with BEMSEE stickers! Thinking back, I was watching or maybe marshallin­g that day, the racing was fantastic: Schwantz and Rainey fairing bashing from the off, lap-after-lap: I had never seen anything like it.

Gary Pilcher

The Editor says: “Ahhh Colin was clearly light-years ahead of his time on that one: make do and mend!”

 ?? ??

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from United Kingdom