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Gallery: Barry Sheene Trophy at Oliver's Mount

Published: 26 July 2016

Updated: 26 July 2016

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.

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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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