Barry Sheene

Suzuki To Back Barry Sheene Festival at Oliver’s Mount

Barry SheeneOliver’s Mount race circuit and Suzuki GB has announced an agreement that will see Suzuki backing this year’s Barry Sheene Festival at the iconic motorsport venue.

The event, which will be held on June 20-21, will celebrate the life and career of arguably Britain’s most iconic motorcycle racer, who won two world championships with Suzuki in 1976 and 1977.

A selection of Sheene’s race bikes will be on display as well as a number of vintage Suzukis. There will also be a Suzuki parade, and full programme of racing across the two days.

Peter Hillaby, Oliver’s Mount Circuit Director, said, “Oliver’s Mount race circuit enjoyed the many battles over the years that Barry Sheene had with his rivals around our circuit. Barry wowed crowds for many years and to this day people from around the world travel to see our Barry Sheene memorial on the start / finish line. We are thrilled that Suzuki will be the title sponsor for the Barry Sheene festival and we’re looking forward to the start of a long term relationship at the venue.”

Suzuki GB’s Tim Davies added, “We’re really looking forward to being involved with the circuit and the Barry Sheene festival this year. The guys do a fantastic job of putting on and promoting all of their events. The opportunity to be involved with the Barry Sheene festival is obviously something that we couldn’t pass up. Barry spent most of his racing career with Suzuki GB and is an icon not only for us, but for British Motorcycling in general. We’re now looking forward to June and getting the show underway.”