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Geoff Duke

Posted by Howard Trott on Friday, October 13, 2017, In : Motorcycle Racers 
The 1950's are considered the Golden Age of motorcycle racing, and one man has a huge role in this – Britain’s Geoff Duke.



From his first Grand Prix race at the 1950 Isle of Man TT, to his final GP at the 1959 Nations Grand Prix at Monza, “The Duke” earned six World Championships, and amassed 33 GP victories.

Sadly, Duke passed away Friday, May 1, 2015, at the Elder Grange Nursing Home on the Isle of Man. Duke was 92-years old.

Duke, who in 1953 was awarded Officer of the Most Excellent ...

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Barry Sheene

Posted by Howard Trott on Saturday, September 30, 2017, In : Motorcycle Racers 
Racing Career

Barry first started to race in 1968, winning his first races at Brands Hatch riding father Frank's 125 cc and 250 cc Bultacos. He became the British 125cc champion at age 20 in 1970. In 1971 riding an ex-works 1966 10-speed Suzuki twin, previously ridden by Stuart Graham he finished second in the 125 cc World Championship. His first Grand Prix win coming on that bike at Spa in Belgium, soon followed by a win on a 50 cc Van Veen Kreidler at Brno in Czechoslovakia, where he finishe...

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