MotoGP wasn’t always about the Spanish and Italian riders. There once was a time that the American and British boys ruled the roost! hard to believe I know and it was a very long time ago, but British rider Barry Sheene really was one the greatest of them all.
This TV film ‘Barry Sheene Daytona 75’ documents Sheene’s spectacular crash at 170mph during practice for the famous 1975 Daytona 200 motorcycle race. The film starts out with Barry negotiating his million dollar contracts and a $500,000 win bonus which is quite impressive given it was nearly 40 years ago.
If you’re a true bike fan, clear an hour, kick back and watch a master at work.