Sheene to star at Suzuki live


Barry Sheene’s son Freddie will ride one of his late father’s Grand Prix race bikes at a Suzuki Live event at Cadwell Park on Friday 10 June. 

Freddie will ride the 1984 ‘DAF’ XR45, the last bike his dad raced in GPs, and will be joined by Stuart Graham on the RT67 125, which Barry bought to race the ’71 season. 

Three further Sheene bikes will take part – the ’76 and ’77 title-winning XR14s and the quirky 652cc XR23A big-bore RG500. 

Suzuki Live includes track day sessions for classic and modern machines and road tests of new Suzukis. Spaces cost £135 and should be pre-booked online

Suzuki Live kicks off on June 10 at Cadwell Park

First published on 31 May 2022 by Gareth Evans

Suzuki Live kicks off on Friday 10 June at Cadwell Park, offering owners and enthusiasts the chance to ride the latest models and see some iconic classics, as well as take part in a three-tiered track day.

Furthermore, the event will feature a parade lap of five of Barry Sheene’s race bikes, and there will be celebrity appearances from the likes of three-time BSB champion John Reynolds, WSB and EWC champion and MotoGP test rider Sylvian Guintoli, and Danny Webb, who’ll be out on the RG500 he rode at the Classic TT.

The bikes available on the test ride fleet include the new GSX-S1000GT, the GSX-S1000, and the latest Hayabusa. To have a go, simply bring your driving licence along with a DVLA check code or your National Insurance number.

The classics on display will be a GSX-R750F, the TL1000s Suzuki built a brand new in 2014, a ’91 GSX-R1100L and the Team Classic Suzuki Katana endurance racer.

If you fancy joining in with the on-track action, expect track sessions split into three groups – Classic Novice, for those new to riding on circuit or new to heritage bikes, Classic Intermediate for those more familiar, and Open Advanced, which will feature top riders on the latest Suzuki bikes.

Tickets are available via the MSV website right here.

Gareth Evans

By Gareth Evans

Online editor, engineering enthusiast, historic motorsport fan