Dingle Dell replacement to be called Sheene Curve

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Brands Hatch is replacing Dingle Dell with a new corner, named in honour of Barry Sheene.

The new corner will replace the legendary Dingle Dell chicane with a new sweeping right-hander to be called ” Sheene’s Curve ” . Work is still under way, but the corner will have a lot to live up to, carrying both the heritage of Dingle Dell, and Barry Sheene, who died on Monday, March 10. An official naming ceremony will take place once the work is completed.

Both Mallory Park and Silverstone are also discussing permanent tributes to Sheene. There will be a two-minute silence before the opening round of the British Superbike championship at Silverstone, and a charity event at Mallory Park on June 8.

Full details are in the special memorial edition of Motor Cycle News, out on March 19. Barry’s sister Maggie speaks on behalf of his family for the first time since his death. There are also details of the Barry Sheene Memorial Appeal, which will help fund the work of British-based charity Cancer and Leukemia in Childhood. A special memorial picture has been produced for the appeal, and is pictured on the right.

A 16-page supplement is included, devoted to tributes, and unseen photos, with stories from readers who met him, and reporters who worked with him. There are four pages of pictures from the MCN archive, showing Sheene with his friends, his rivals and his family, enjoying life away from the track, as well as on it. There’s also a look at his career from the front pages of MCN, and full details on how to order our tribute poster and contribute to his Memorial Appeal at the same time.

MCN is out on March 19.

MCN Staff

By MCN Staff