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Sheene's greatest ever GP race was...

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TrumpetTriple

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None of those

Kyalami 1984 i reckon, wet race, he got third after spending the first lap with a bike running on 3 before it cleared, he almost got Raymond Roche for 2nd on the final corner, awesome race, Eddie Lawson won it. 

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zoobaz

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zoobaz says:

two fingers...

Barry's 2 finger salute to KR during the 1979 Silverstone 'Marlbro' GP - awesome!

I remember watching it on Grandstand with my Grandad and that was it - hooked on bikes forever!

Hence my nickname 'Baz'   :)

Cheers.

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TrumpetTriple

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zoobaz

Heh-heh, that was great Baz , i was just 16 when that race was on, immediately after i went out on my moped for a thrash .... 45mph to 50mph with the throttle cable at full stretch, halcyon days.

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billysollocks

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Silverstone '79, deffo. His showboating with Kenny Roberts was part of an awesome display by two of the world's best riders. I wore my King helmet (Barry Sheene replica) with pride on the way home, on my Sondel RD250 Yamaha. Happy days........... 

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TrumpetTriple

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billy

Sondel RD .. blimey , forgot about them, did you have the whole kit , fairing and tank/seat unit ?

I think MCN have got the Kyalami date wrong as in 1983 Barry only finished 10th, it was 1984 he was on the rostrum as i put below.

Still difficult to beat the atmosphere that came accross from 79 @ Siverstone although the Kyalami race in 1984 came close, Barry had a 47 second deficit after the first lap due to a bike problem and ended up coming third less than a second behind Roche and 13 behind Lawson, i remember sitting on the edge of my chair as he closed Roche down in 2nd .... just amazing!  

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billysollocks

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@TrumpetTriple, yep, the full monty, allspeeds, rearsets, yellow speed block paint; a much more cohesive look than those god awful Dyson kits! Mind you, even now I'd love a Godier Genoud replica kwak, in green.....oh bugger, why am I poor!!!!!!

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rlf3

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rlf3 says:

Err?

I'll pick Spa because its the best track.

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