WSB stars prepare tribute to Sheene

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The world is already drawing up plans for memorials and tributes to Barry Sheene – who died on Monday.

British WSB riders Neil Hodgson, Chris Walker, James Toseland, and James Haydon have decided to wear black armbands at the next round of the championship at Philip Island, Australia, on March 30.

WSB bosses are also donating $5000 (£3100) to the Australian Cancer Research campaign in his memory.

BSB organisers have decided to pay tribute by holding two minutes silence before the first race at the opening round of the championship on March 30 at Silverstone, and circuit owners the British Racing Drivers Club are discussing a more permanent memorial.

Fred Walmsley, the owner of the Manx Norton that Sheene rode for his last win at the Goodwood Revival meeting last year, will enter the bike in the World Classic Championship and hopes that rider Glen English will win the title in Sheene’s memory.

Mallory park will hold a charity fundraiser at the Post TT classic races on June 8, with the money raised being donated to a cancer charity, and the Ace Café in London is dedicating it’s Road Race Review on July 6 to Sheene’s memory. More details will follow together with your tributes to Sheene, in MCN on March 19.

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MCN Staff

By MCN Staff