I thought: This is not racing, it’s a suicide mission.
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|Birth:||11th September, 1950|
|Death:||10th March, 2003|
Barry Stephen Frank Sheene MBE was a British World Champion Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. Sheene was born in London, the second child of parents Frank and Iris. He grew up in Queen's Square, Holborn, London. In 1973, he won the Formula 750 World Championship. In the 1976 season, he won five 500cc Grands Prix, bringing him the World Championship. He repeated as champion in the 1977 season with six victories. In 1975 while on crutches, Sheene met fashion turned glamour model Stephanie McLean, who was Penthouse Pet of the Month for April 1970 and Pet of the Year in 1971, while they were working together on a photoshot for Chrysler. After she had divorced her first husband, the couple married in 1984, and had two children, a son and a daughter. He died in 2003 aged 52 of cancer of the oesophagus and stomach, and is survived by his wife Stephanie and two children. At the 2004 season, V8 Supercars Australia made a memorial medal, calling it the Barry Sheene Medal.
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