VOTW – Barry Sheene 170mph crash from 1975
Video of the Week – Barry Sheene and his 170mph Daytona practice crash in 1975.
Adopted as a honarary Aussie after moving here from England, Barry Sheene passed away sadly in 2003 from cancer. Years earlier though, this video shows his huge crash at Daytona in 1975 after a rear tyre issue caused a 170mph plus crash, breaking his leg among other injuries.
Barry went on to win 2 World 500cc Championships, 1976, and 1977, and suffered even worse leg injuries in another horror crash a few years later.
Here he talks to the BBC in this clip, reliving the crash.