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In 1976, B. Sheene (Suzuki) and Michelin clinched 500cc world championship glory. The Englishman repeated the feat the following year, as Michelin achieved a clean sweep by securing every world title available courtesy of A. Nieto (Bultaco 50cc), P. Paolo Bianchi (Morbidelli 125cc), M. Lega (Morbidelli 250cc), T. Katayama (Yamaha 350cc) and of course Sheene (Suzuki 500cc)! In 1978, Barry and his Suzuki were defeated by K. Roberts and his Goodyear-equipped Yamaha : the start of a new tyre…

In 1976, B. Sheene (Suzuki) and Michelin clinched 500cc world championship glory. The Englishman repeated the feat the following year, as Michelin achieved a clean sweep by securing every world title available courtesy of A. Nieto (Bultaco 50cc), P. Paolo Bianchi (Morbidelli 125cc), M. Lega (Morbidelli 250cc), T. Katayama (Yamaha 350cc) and of course Sheene (Suzuki 500cc)! In 1978, Barry and his Suzuki were defeated by K. Roberts and his Goodyear-equipped Yamaha : the start of a new tyre…

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