Reports just in that Warren Willing, one of the finest motorcycle racers this country has ever seen, has succumbed to cancer and passed away this morning. Warren was a fearless rider, featuring in two of the three greatest single races ever seen in this country, at Bathurst in 1975 and the legendary Rothmans 750 Pro Series final at Oran Park in 1977, both times in a titanic duel with Gregg Hansford, and at Oran Park with the addition of Kiwi John Woodley. He was seriously injured in Ireland and never fully recovered the use of one leg, but he traded his technical brilliance for a place in the works Yamaha racing team, and for many years was the expertise behind a lot of their success. He was a lovely man, quietly-spoken and self-effacing, and he will be sadly missed. His death follows that of his old sparring partner Gregg Hansford in a car racing accident many years ago, and closes a golden chapter of Australian motorcycle racing..