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#51 picblanc

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 12:18

Superphoto Steve, its 1986. :wave:

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#52 picblanc

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 12:32

Western Front photos....absolutely stunning Steve!!

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 13:09

Cheers picblanc, thanks for your comments, couldn't remember the exact year.

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 15:57

excellent quality for a 24-yr old picture!

#55 Steve7

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 22:08

Found another photo, taken at Kirkistown..

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 22:28

Found another photo, taken at Kirkistown..

87 I think?

#57 ravenous25

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 08:56

87 Sunflower meeting I'd say

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 12:28

Found yet another one..I think that is Kenny 2nd from left..1st lap British GP 1987?

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 13:03

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#60 ravenous25

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 13:05

this is the last one I have

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 00:02

Found yet another one..I think that is Kenny 2nd from left..1st lap British GP 1987?






It is 1987, Kenny picked up a point for 10th.


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Posted 28 November 2010 - 02:39

Found yet another one..I think that is Kenny 2nd from left..1st lap British GP 1987?

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Nice photo, which documents ( if I'm not mistaken ) the last time Freddie Spencer was seen dominating the field....he only made a few appearances that year on a non-Rothmans factory NSR , and Donington was one of them.... and IIRC he led from the start and opened a large gap to the rest of the field in a few laps, before pulling in without explaination ...


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Posted 28 November 2010 - 08:24

Also inthe pic;
11 Mackenzie, 9 Haslam, 2 Digger, 10Chilli?, 42 Ray Swann, 38 Dixon? on the Padgetts RG, 46 Marshall, 22 Deradigues, 24 Mcelnea

#64 GD66

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 08:47

Hi Nigel :wave: 16 would be Yatsushiro on the other Rothmans Honda...but look outside Mackenzie, someone's in deep trouble on the grass, or at least the ripple strip... :eek:

#65 picblanc

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 09:57

Dave Dean I think Glenn.

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 10:14

Eagle eye ! Must be Eddie Lawson tucked in between Spencer and Haslam too. Good times... :)

#67 mfd

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 12:12

I think rear brake problems were blamed. But Freddie showed again just how fast he was on the opening laps, a joy to watch and we all thought he was back to his best.


I was tempted to post about this photo before, but as it's slightly OT...anyway as others have :up: This is nostalgia after all :D

Donington 87 was something I'll never forget because I was asked to take responsibility for Arai Racing Service at this GP. A one off task because the permanent travelling service wasn't a fixture then, only at selected GPs. A first for me was meeting Mitch Arai, who rarely went to race meetings and as Ferry Brouwer had tasked me with the job, I was a little nervous knowing "the boss" was going to be there.

By that time appearances by Fast Freddie weren't to be counted on, so another first was to do "service" on Freddie's helmets. I was surprised as his particular helmet had unique features, I suppose it showed how highly esteemed he was as an Arai wearer, their top man! There were tiny details like beautifully machined aluminium screws to fix the pods on the side that covered the visor, where all other riders had plastic screws and also a little velour & leather bib under the chin to stop draughts. At that meeting Freddie rarely stepped out of his motorhome, so he had a man come over and drop the helmets off. He emphasised that I really had to get the visor tightly sealed. He wasn't being difficult, but he was very emphatic and I did it all while he waited. I was bemused & later spoke to Ferry about this, only for him to say - it's because he wears contacts...

It was at this meeting I decided to try & get my Motocourse collection signed by the guy on the cover. I was pleased to get two done by Freddie, as I don't think he came to the UK again until Goodwood recently? I remember Rob Mac got Eddie Lawson to sign for me & Lawson said something like "this is weird, I don't have too many fans in the UK"

Back to that photo. We watched lap 1 overlooking the Melbourne loop and when Freddie came around it was as if the rest of the field had fallen off! He was at the hairpin before the others came into sight through the esses.

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 13:06

Eagle eye ! Must be Eddie Lawson tucked in between Spencer and Haslam too. Good times... :)


Yes its Eddie Lawson between Spencer and Haslam, I also thought No 10 was Uncini.

At extreme left, No 53 is Alan Irwin, and just out of shot was Joey Dunlop.

Not a great quality photo, but I was on my mate's shoulders to take this one!


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#69 picblanc

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 13:39

Good insider story Mike thanks for that, getting a bit like the forum of old again! :)

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 13:52

Good insider story Mike thanks for that, getting a bit like the forum of old again! :)

Thanks Graham (and the PM - couldn't agree more :-)

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 19:28

Didier de Radigues on the Bastos Cagiva on the rumble strip

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 20:42

Didier de Radigues on the Bastos Cagiva on the rumble strip

That would make sense, bit far up the front for Deano in this company anyways!

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 21:39

too late for Dave - he did GPs in around the 81-82 seasons, by 1987 he was only really doing the TT