Video Worth Watching: A Peek Into Barry Sheene’s Life As MotoGP World Champion - Overdrive

Video worth watching: A peek into Barry Sheene’s life as MotoGP World Champion

05 Jun 2016 / 0

In motorsport, racers can be split into two parts based on their behaviour on and off the track – the monks and the playboys. The former are known for their calm and composed demeanour while the latter love grabbing the spotlight and have a penchant for theatrics while on the track. One of the most well known players for Team B is Barry Sheene.

Sheene’s racing career spanning 14 years was certainly an eventful one, cheating death twice while going on to win the World Championship the same number of times. He is also the only rider to have won Grand Prix races in the 50cc and 500cc categories. Off the track, he was known for his extravagant lifestyle, filled with copious amounts of alcohol and cigarettes. Sheene was also known for his ways with the fairer sex, captivating them effortlessly with his charm and good looks. Take a look at the trailer for his biopic and witness the essence of what Barry Sheene is.

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