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Sheene Pic

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' started by hornet, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. Some of you might have seen this, but since it happened in 1975 and most of the Netriders probably weren't born then, here's the only known picture of Barry Sheene's near-fatal accident on the Daytona banking. As you can see from the fact that the tyre is distorting in the direction of the slide, and not away from it as you'd expect, opinion has always been that the tread delaminated from the casing and jammed into the swing-arm, causing the back wheel to lock. Sheene was doing around 175 mph at the time, and his injuries were multiple and serious.
    Amazingly, however, the mad cockney raced at Magny Cours only six weeks later!!!!!

  2. did RC take that photo as well? :LOL:
  3. I WISH!!!
  4. If Phil had taken it, it would be a better pic!
    Actually it's a scan from one of the two only Motorcycle Year albums, produced by the Automobile Year people, in 1975 and 1976. Despite the huge success of the car variant of this glossy album, it failed to sell and was dropped after two years. I have one of each, one day they might be valuable.