VOTW – Barry Sheene 170mph crash from 1975

barry-sheene-1975-daytona-sVideo 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.


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