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Barry Sheene, two time 500cc world champion, lost his battle against cancer on March 10th 2003 at the age of 52.
We will never forget him.
Barry was an inspiration to millions of racing fans and gave us some
of the most thrilling and nail biting moments in the history of motor sports
throughout his career - on and off the race track.
This page is an open book, please feel free to send us your messages, memories, photos:
"WITH GREAT SADNESS WE REPORT THAT BARRY HAS PASSED AWAY AFTER HIS FIGHT AGAINST CANCER.
WE HAVE LOST ONE OF THE GREATEST MOTORCYCLE RACER AND SPORTS PERSONALITIES. BARRY CHARMED, INSPIRED AND ENTERTAINED ALL THOSE WHOSE LIFE HE TOUCHED; HE WILL BE SORELY MISSED.
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH HIS FAMILY."
.........CIAO BARRY, NON TI DIMENTICHEREMO!
Dear guys, i'm andrew and i come from monza; i live near at the famous track and i like to ride my naked bike. today is a sad day because a great british motorcyclist is dead: barry sheen. i have thought to write you because the our community don't forget this beautiful rider.
bye barry race again in the sky!
Barry Sheene - The most enthralling and one of the most naturally talented riders ever. Saw Barry ride once and have been hooked
on bikes ever since. We have lost a true gentleman.
Another Hero of my youth just passed away,I`ll always remember.
Viktor from Bad Wildungen, Germany
Barry Sheene was my hero while a teenager,always was & always will be. I started a scapbook in the late 70`s,i still have it & will always look through it,but now i have to end it with the saddest news of his death.
When i found out about Barry`s death i was so sad, i cried,i don`t cry often but that was the saddest day,i was gobsmacked. I used to go check his website out & add my comments, & when he died i wrote my true feeling about him there again. Barry was the greatest motorbike racer in the world,he was a cheeky lovable guy with a great sense of humour,i will miss him so much.
Now i have my happy memories of my posters,books,videos & my personal scapbook to look through at anytime & smile.Barry my mate,you died too early,all the good 1`s die 1st,it wasn`t your time,but i will see you in another lifetime.Barry Sheene is still my only hero,it was him who got me into motorbikes & i still am riding good & hard. Number 7 has been with me always & reminds me of Barry.
Thinking about you, Love Shaz xxxxxxx
He did it with style. We will never forget you, Barry.
A German Biker.
Sometimes words aren't strong enough to express your feelings....
A bientôt Barry, pour sûr, nous nous reverrons....
Gilles from Switzerland
Barry was always an inspiration to everyone who wanted to try to be the best, he will be
missed by all the true bikers everywhere. Ride on Bazza.....
I was there in the crowd the day Barry had his epic battle with Kenny Roberts
in 1978 He will always be the greatest. He will be fondly remembered
Barry Sheene is a true inspiration to all that dream of motorcycle racing. Instead of rock star posters,
I had pics of Sheene and Agostini on my walls. As an Australian, I had the utmost priviledge in meeting my hero in person at Philip Island Race Track just over one year ago today. The effort to get that autograph and meet him was both comical and monumental. I'm surprised I didn't bowl over people in the process with running out to the carpark to get the helmet off the bike, somehow find the perfect felt pen for the job and then run back to the shed. By then he was back on the racetrack so I patiently waited his return. He had just raced a lovely old Norton and took time out to have some pics with me and to sign my helmet.
Thanks for your humour and patience. So unassuming and down to earth. My dream came true that day and I will cherish the number 7 forever Thanks for your inspiration and great commentary for Channel 10 motorsport.
Susan Byrne, Victoria, Australia
How to be a massive star without inflated ego, bad manners, foul language, tantrums, or forgetting
the fans that help put you there. An example to all that had the privilege to know his name.
God Bless you Barry. (Does God ride 2 wheels?)
Albert Rhodes, AWES Site Administrator, SALISBURY, UK
I SAW BARRY RIDE AND DRIVE AND THE GUY WAS A TRUE CHAMPION AND A GENTLEMAN,MY SINCERE CONDOLANCES
GO TO BARRY'S WIFE AND CHILDREN. SLEEP WELL CHAMP.
ASH SHUTTLEWOOD KENT UK
I enclose a picture of myself with, I think, the most amazing rider of all time.
He can never be bettered by anyone.
A great man, a great rider, a great personality,
a GREAT LOSS.
Ci sono tre categorie di persone nel mondocampioni gentelman, campioni e gente normale
e sempre dura quando si perde qualcuno; quando non c'è più la possibilità di avere con noi un
campione gentelman allora e come se perdessimo qualcosa di noi....
Barry non ti dimenticherò. Pasquale
Barry lived only 10 minutes away from where I am here on the Gold Coast in Australia. He was as well
know here as in the UK, due to his commentary position on TV, not to mention his classic adverts for Shell. Now that some time has passed and some of the shock is being replaced with fond memories, it is nice to be able to go to the local MV Agusta dealer here on the coast who Barry (and Mick Doohan) had a strong association with, and look at the original signed Sheene helmet (which I have been fortunate enough to try on when buying my own Sheen replica helmet), his blue Suzuki race suit and a pair of gloves on display in an excellent exhibition.
There is also Barry's Series Oro MV Agusta with his name on the brass plate on the triple clamp instead of the bike number. The dealer also used to have Barry's Red Ducati Monster for sale a few years ago,
which was sign by Barry and had his Donald Duck sticker on the front mud guard.
How I wish I had bought it back then.
If you are ever down this way, stop by, pay your respects and relive some fond memories.
Barry Sheene was a major part of my life when i was a child. My Sheene t-sthirt with that famous number 7 was always worn under rugby, cricket and football shirts during competition. A couple of years ago i met my idol at Goodwood, an experience that i will treasure for the rest of my life. I felt the loss so much as other fans would have and to take away such an amasing person is a great loss to us all. At christmas my Sheene replica helmet was delevered, fantastic.
God Bless from Mark Wheeler