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#1 RC162

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 08:45

Hi all
One of the riders I have always admired is Steve Patrickson. In 1990 I was at Jerez and saw one of his very best rides in the 125GP. He had a fantastic ride that day to 5th place and we cheered ourselves horse pushing him on. He had a long and sucessful career and recently I came across his profile online and it shows what a great rider he was during that career from 1981 to 2002. Reading through the results you come across lots of well known names from British racing that have come and gone ans Steve raced them all. At the bottom of a list for the 2001 MRO 125 Championship in tenth place you will find one Casey Stoner. It is well worth a visit to the profile of someone, who for me, was one of the UK's finest riders.

http://www.sp125raci...eNOVEMBER02.htm

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#2 chunder27

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 10:19

I did like Steve, but when I used to read the bike racing press such as RPM and Road Racer, he did rather used to say he was quitting this and quitting that. Adn this was unfair and that was unfair, why did I get exzcluded etc etc.

Great rider, but bit of a moaner for me.

#3 rd500

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 10:22

great picture graham, is that some sort of lamba sensor on the exhaust there for the mixture?

i remember a couple of years ago at cadwell park that ginger carter lad who is on eurosport asking steve if that was him finished with the 125s and if he will be moving up to 600s, after a bit of a stare the reply came why would i want anything to do with those 4 stroke road bikes. classic

one of the uk's last real grand prix riders :)

#4 rd500

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 13:23

Something to do with being a Yorkshire man? :rolleyes: :rotfl:


carrying on from mr grant in the moaning dept perhaps?

Edited by rd500, 29 January 2012 - 13:25.


#5 rd500

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 13:28

jeez it even looks freezing in those pics at brands.

#6 peterd

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 19:00

Have to come to Steve's defence here. Had a bit to do with him when he was a Bridgestone rider. Top bloke, helpful, good with feedback. Maybe he was grumpy when he was on Yokos! :lol:

#7 chunder27

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 22:13

Lol, I was not talking abotu the man himself I never met him so cant really comment!

But I used to read the magazines avidly, and he just used to come across as somewhat of a complainer!

I will say that he once did a brillaint article in RPM covering how much it cost him to go GP racing, was fascinating.

And being an ex GP rider he also had loads of decent kit on his bike for years when he came back to the UK, and was very quick, until the Flying Flea came along and made everyone look a bit slow eh!

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 22:40

Showing my age now, but I remember him as a very polite little boy who used to come round the paddock at meetings and sell us photo's which he'd taken, i've got some taken by him in my album somewhere!!

In those days his dad Ian was racing a TZ350

#9 joeninety

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 19:29

Had a reply from Steve and he holds his hands up. Don't agree about Grant though, perhaps Rod could comment as his ex mechanic

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 16:33

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#11 ravenous25

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 16:34

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