Gallery: Barry Sheene Trophy at Oliver's Mount

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Forty years after Barry Sheene clinched his first 500 world title, Oliver’s Mount paid tribute to the man who once made the Yorkshire circuit his own.

Sheene’s old rivals – Steve Parrish, Mick Grant and Phil Read – paraded on Suzukis from the 70s and 80s, while a dominant Dean Harrison won both legs of the Barry Sheene trophy over the two-day meeting.


Suzuki displayed the XR14 that Sheene took to victory in three Grand Prix in 1976 as well as the XR14A he rode in 1977, his second championship-winning year.

“This is a special track and it meant a lot to Barry.” said Read, who rode the RG500 Mk1 he campaigned as a privateer in 1976, Sheene’s first winning year.


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