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Last Updated: Monday, 10 March, 2003, 07:10 GMT
Barry Sheene's career in pictures
Barry Sheene takes a corner on a Yamaha motorcycle
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Barry Sheene has instant success when he progresses from the European 750cc tour to the 500cc world championships
Barry Sheene celebrates winning the German Grand Prix in 1977
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Back to back world championships for Sheene in 1976 and 1977 confirm his status as one of Britain's favourite sportsmen
Motorcyclist Barry Sheene appears on the Michael Parkinson chat show with the actor Sir Ralph Richardson
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Barry Sheene becomes a huge celebrity, regularly appearing on TV and most notably the Michael Parkinson chat show
Yamaha rider Barry Sheene in action during the 500cc British Motorcycle Grand Prix in 1980
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Between 1975 and 1982, Sheene wins more international 500cc and 750cc Grand Prix races than any other rider
Motorcycle ace Barry Sheene is aided by his girlfriend Stephanie McLean as he recovers from a 175 mph crash that smashed both his legs
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A terrible 175mph crash in 1982 leaves Sheene with horrific fractures to both his legs
Barry Sheen chats to Damon Hill at the 1998 Australian Grand Prix
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Sheene moves to Australia in the early 1990s to ease the pain caused by his arthritis and pursues a career in the media
Barry Sheene competes in the Jester Interactive Classic Racing Series in 2000
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Sheene continues to race in celebrity events before being diagnosed with cancer in July 2002
Barry Sheene
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Sheene will be remembered for his bravery on the track and remains the last British racer to win a 500cc GP in 1981

Motorcycling legend Sheene dies
10 Mar 03  |  Motorbikes
Champions salute Sheene
10 Mar 03  |  Motorbikes

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