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The Bennetts Suzuki team honors Barry Sheene

At Brands Hatch they will race with livery made famous 40 years ago by the first world championship title of the iconic number 7

The Bennetts Suzuki team honors Barry Sheene

The Bennetts Suzuki team has unveiled a special livery for this weekend’s MCE British Superbike round at Brands Hatch, which celebrates the 40th anniversary of Barry Sheene’s maiden world title.

Inspired by the famous livery of Sheene’s XR14 Suzuki, which he rode to world championship glory in 1976, the team’s GSX-R1000s will run in the famous Heron Suzuki colours at a circuit that Sheene himself enjoyed great success at. The weekend at Brands Hatch also marks 40 years since Sheene won the last international Hutch 100 race, which raced anticlockwise around the Brands Hatch circuit.

Barry Sheene’s 1976 and 1977 world championship-winning bikes will also be on display over the cou

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