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Barry Sheene
MBE

Barry Sheene winner
Nationality British
Born (1950-09-11)11 September 1950
London
Died 10 March 2003(2003-03-10) (aged 52)
Queensland, Australia
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 1970–1984
First race 1970 125cc Spanish Grand Prix
Last race 1984 500cc San Marino Grand Prix
First win 1971 125cc Belgian Grand Prix
Last win 1981 500cc Swedish Grand Prix
Team(s) Suzuki, Yamaha
Championships

Formula 750 – 1973,
500cc – 1976, 1977

Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
102 23 52 18 20

I'd get to within a yard of that door you walk through and the thing would go mad. I used to carry an X-ray in my briefcase, to show them. But I had all the metal taken out.
Barry Sheene
I vowed I would do everything I could to stop the Isle of Man counting towards the world championship. And it was stopped, so they love me in the Isle of Man.
Barry Sheene
I decided there and then to sue the bastards.
It's not as if there's a noise problem, because they use the same circuits as Formula One.
Barry Sheene
I race in two or three classic races a year and I may carry on for 10 more years or I may stop tomorrow.
Barry Sheene
I thought: This is not racing, it's a suicide mission.
It wasn't about the money. I just wanted them to admit it was their fault.
Barry Sheene
Endless motorbike talk can and does bore me.
Nobody within motorcycling has or deserves any respect.
They were ridiculous times. After I won my world championship in 1976, I went to Japan.
Barry Sheene