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#1 picblanc

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 16:17

Thought it might be nice to remember those who have passed away during their race days or after, so this thread is to remember those no longer with us.

RIP one an all & thank you for the memories.

Thought it would be nice to start with an old forum member (Renzo) Dennis Rapley who passed away a couple of years a go.

Dennis at the Manx/TT

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and on his 250 Ducati @ Lydden Hill.

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#2 picblanc

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 16:20

Guy Sanders @ Brands Hatch 2007, lost his life @ Mondello Park BSB 600Supersport race 2007.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 16:31

Lance Capon @ Snetterton 1975

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Lance @ Brands Hatch 1975.

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Lance was to lose his life @ Brands Hatch a few weeks later.



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Posted 05 January 2013 - 16:38

Dutchman Willem Jan Nooteboom @ Brands Hatch 1977, Willem lost his life after a crash @ Venhuizen Holland 1980.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 16:55

Barry Sheene 1974

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Barry 1977 Brands Hatch.

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Barry Sheene passed away 2003.



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Posted 05 January 2013 - 17:04

Vaughan Young 1975, Vaughan passed away a few years a go, his Son Mark looks in on the forum from time to time.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 17:09

Derek Best Snetterton 1975, Derek was killed @ the Easter Trans Trophy meeting Oulton Park 1976.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 17:18

Kevin was killed @ Spa 1984 in practice? for 500cc GP.


Kevin on the right with Mick Robinson left.

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Kevin Wrettom Brands Hatch 1976.
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 17:23

Mick Patrick

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Mick @ Brands Hatch 1977, sadly to lose his life in a multi bike accident @ start of MCN superbike race @ Cadwell Park less than two weeks later, April 24th 1977 age 25.
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 17:26

Mark Farmer Mallory Park 1994, killed Isle of Man TT practice 1994.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 17:36

Steve Johnson @ Brands Hatch May 1992, killed a month later @ Ulster GP after collision with Phil McCallen in the 250cc race.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 19:39

Jack Middelburg 1983, killed Tolbert Holland 1984.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 19:46

Lance Capon @ Snetterton 1975

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Lance @ Brands Hatch 1975.

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Lance was to lose his life @ Brands Hatch a few weeks later.

I was scrutineering at Brands on the day of the accident and had scrutinised his immaculate Vincent that very morning. A sad day indeed.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 19:49

David Jefferies Snetterton 1996, killed Isle of Man TT practice 2003.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 19:55

Patrick Pons (France) @ Brands Hatch 1975,

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Patrick @ Brands Hatch 1978.

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Patrick was to lose his life a few days after crashing during the 500cc British GP @ Silverstone 1980.



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Posted 05 January 2013 - 20:00

Australian Les Kenny @ Snetterton Easter 1976, Les was killed @ Isle of Man TT 1976.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 20:05

John Newbold 1975 with John Cooper,

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John Newbold @ Brands Hatch 1975.

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John was killed @ the NW200 meeting Northern Ireland 1982.



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Posted 05 January 2013 - 20:10

Geoff Barry @ Brands Hatch 1975, Geoff was killed @ Dundrod Northern Ireland 1977.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 20:16

Pat Mahoney @ Brands Hatch PBI 1975

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Pat in morning practice of his last race, involved in mutibike accident @ Paddock hill bend @ start of MCN race, was seriously injured , recovered but never raced again, sadly passed away 2006.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 20:20

Gary Padgett @ Brands Hatch 1984, sadly Gary was killed in a road accident 1986.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 20:25

Rob Gourlay @ Brands Hatch 2007, sadly Rob was killed in a road accident near his home in 2008.

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Lydden 2007.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 20:30

Mac Hobson & Stu Collins @ Silverstone 1977, Mac was killed @ Isle of Man TT 1978 along with his passenger Ken Birch.

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Brands Hatch with Stu Collins 1975.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 20:38

George O'Dell & Cliff Holland 1977, George was sadly to die in a non racing incident in 1981.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 20:43

Bill Currie & Kenny Arthur @ Brands Hatch 1975, Bill was killed after along career @ the Isle of Man TT during sidecar practice 2011.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 20:54

Graham Waring @ Brands Hatch 1976 on the Sheperd,

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and @ Brands Hatch again, in 1978.

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Graham was killed later in the year @ Olivers Mount Scarborough 1978.



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Posted 05 January 2013 - 21:01

Dutchman Rob Punt @ Silverstone 1983, Rob passed away in 2005.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 21:06

Mark Salle @ Silverstone 1984, Mark was killed during practice @ Brands Hatch 1985.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 21:10

Peter Huber in practice on the Saturday of British GP @ Silverstone 1983, sadly Peter was killed during the 500cc race the following day along with Norman Brown.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 21:10

Thanks for doing this thread Graham. It is a fine tribute to the lads who made our sport what it is. May they all RIP. :(

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 21:20

John Williams @ Mallory Park 1975,

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John Williams @ Brands Hatch 1977.



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John died after crashing at the Ulster road races in 1978.



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Posted 05 January 2013 - 21:27

Rob Bron @ Brands Hatch 1977, passed away 2009.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 21:30

David Emde (USA) @ Brands Hatch 1978, David sadly died in a road accident in 2003.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 21:41

Egbert Streuer & passenger Bernard Schneiders Silverstone 1985, sadly Bernard Schneiders passed away in 2005.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 21:45

Thanks for doing this thread Graham. It is a fine tribute to the lads who made our sport what it is. May they all RIP. :(



Thank you Pep, whole heartedly agree, good memories for us even though they are all missed.





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Posted 05 January 2013 - 21:51

Graeme Ritchie @ Brands Hatch 1993, Graeme was killed during 1st WSB race @ Brands Hatch 1997.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 21:55

Randy Cleek @ Brands Hatch 1976, Randy was killed in a road accident when leaving the Imola circuit Italy 1977.

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Again Randy @ Clearways during Trans Trophy race 1976,

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 22:00

Gary Nixon 1976, Gary Passed away after heart attack in 2011.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 22:03

Dave Potter @ Brands Hatch 1978, Dave sadly died after crashing @ Oulton Park MCN Superbike race 1981.

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Dave at Brands Hatch 1974.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 22:07

Australian Kenny Blake @ Brands Hatch 1978, Kenny was killed @ the Isle of Man TT 1981.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 22:10

Dale Singleton (USA) Brands Hatch 1978, Dale died in plane crash in 1985.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 22:13

Phil Mellor @ Brands Hatch 1978?, Phil was killed during production TT Isle of Man 1989.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 22:45

Barry Batchelor @ Brands Hatch 1976, passed away 2011.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:00

Gregg Hansford

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Retired from bike racing 1981... killed during an Australian touring car race at Phillip Island 1995

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:46

Billie Nelson, killed Opatija Yugoslavia 1974.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 16:13

Robin Drury @ Brands Hatch 1977, Robin I think was another to be killed in a road accident, if someone knows for sure & date, please let me know and we can add it to this tribute.

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Robin @ Brands Hatch 1976.

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Robin was a favorite of mine hence a few pics, 1977 on the Suzuki.

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and on the endurance Kawasaki @ Brands in 1975.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 16:23

Italian Lorenzo Ghiselli @ Silverstone 1984, Lorenzo died in 1985 3 months after crashing in an Italian Championship race @ Imola.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 16:29

Neil Robinson @ Silverstone 1985, Neil died after crashing in practice @ Olivers Mount circuit Scarborough 1986.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 16:45

Donny Robinson, Neils older Brother, here in 1980, Donny sadly died after crashing in practice @ the NW200 races in 1999.

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Donny @ Silverstone 1984.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 16:59

Joey Dunlop 1982 with Bill Marks, Joey was killed in a 125 race in Tallinn Estonia in 2000.

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1984 & 1985 @ Silverstone.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 17:12

Robert Dunlop 1992 @ Brands Hatch, younger Brother to Joey, Robert was killed in practice @ the NW200 races in 2008.

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Robert @ Mallory Park 1994.

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