Barry Sheene’s world championship winning Suzuki’s from 1976 and 1977, will be on display at the Barry Sheene Festival Powered by Suzuki, at Oliver’s Mount.
This a unique opportunity for road racing fans, to witness two of motorcycle racing’s most iconic machines.
Photo by Suzuki Great Britain
Suzuki Great Britain’s Tim Davies, said:
“With it being 40 years since Barry’s first world title, this year’s festival marks a very special anniversary, which is why we wanted to be a part of this event for a second consecutive year to celebrate such an occasion.
The event at Oliver’s Mount is always a good one, but we decided to step it up a notch for this year’s event, and the display of the two championship-winning bikes is the first time that they have been displayed together at such an event in the UK.
Alongside Sheene’s race bikes the GSX-R 750F and TL 1000S will be displayed and information available on our Vintage Parts Programme.
Which now has nine bikes listed and is dedicated to helping owners of more classic Suzuki machinery restore and maintain them with genuine parts.”
Oliver’s Mount Marketing Director, Scott Beaumont, added:
“Suzuki’s commitment to the Barry Sheene festival at Oliver’s Mount is absolutely fantastic and for them to step it up again this year by displaying Barry Sheene’s actual race winning machines is every road racing fan’s dream.
This could be the only opportunity in our lifetime that we see these machines and we are very proud that Suzuki has chosen Oliver’s Mount to display them.”
Anticipated entrants for the Barry Sheene Festival Powered by Suzuki on the 23rd to the 24th of July, include James Cowton, Mark Goodings, Mick Goodings, Rodger Wibberley, Wayne Humble, Daley Mathison, lightweight TT winner Ivan Lintin.
Plus quite possibly TT privateers champion Dan Hegarty, who has developed in the last year and a half into a regular front runner around Oliver’s Mount.
Words by Stevie Rial