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Barry Sheene motorcycle race rider August 1982 leaving Three Shires Hospital in

Barry Sheene motorcycle race rider August 1982 leaving Three Shires Hospital in


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Barry Sheene motorcycle race rider August 1982 leaving Three Shires Hospital in

Barry Sheene motorcycle race rider August 1982
leaving Three Shires Hospital in Northampton 3 weeks after his 160mph smash at Silverstone on 28th July while in practice for the Malboro British Grand Prix He acted as co-pilot in the helicopter on his journey home.
20th August 1982

Media ID 21485993

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Motorsport Racing 1982


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Barry Sheene Triumphantly Returns Home - A Remarkable Comeback from a Devastating Crash

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In this print by Ron Burton, we witness the legendary motorcycle race rider Barry Sheene leaving Three Shires Hospital in Northampton on August 20th, 1982. Just three weeks prior, on July 28th, Sheene had endured a heart-stopping crash at Silverstone while practicing for the Malboro British Grand Prix. The impact of the accident was so severe that it reached speeds of up to 160mph. However, what makes this image truly remarkable is not just his departure from the hospital but how he chose to make his journey home – as co-pilot in a helicopter. Despite being battered and bruised from his ordeal, Sheene's indomitable spirit shines through as he fearlessly takes to the skies once again. This photograph encapsulates an era when motorsport was at its peak in popularity during the vibrant 1980s. It serves as a testament to both Sheene's incredible resilience and unwavering determination to return to racing despite facing such adversity. Ron Burton's masterful capture immortalizes this pivotal moment in history when one man defied all odds and triumphantly emerged from tragedy. As we gaze upon this print, we are reminded of Barry Sheene's unparalleled courage and relentless pursuit of greatness within the world of racing – forever etching him into the annals of motorsport folklore.

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