JHB on Barry Sheen's winning RG500

Huge hurrah for Cal Crutchlow, clear winner of the Czech MotoGP 2016. Fingers crossed for Silverstone in ten days time. Britain hasn’t had a winner of a premier class motorbike Grand Prix since London’s Barry Sheene won five 500cc Grands Prix in 1976, bringing him the 1976 World Championship, he retained the Championship again in the 1977 season with six victories. Barry Sheene’s last win was the 1981 Swedish Grand Prix, that was on a privateer Yamaha bike. My photo from the January 1980 Motorcycle Show at Alexandra Palace shows me astride Barry Sheene’s Heron-Suzuki RG500 that had been his ride when I saw his battle at Silverstone for the hard-fought 1979 British Motorcycle Grand Prix.