Great Aussie Riders:
I am totally committed to the fact that Australia has and
continues to produce some of the greatest Motorcycle Racers the world has ever
seen, sadly some of our greatest never ventured overseas or their exposure to
the world was curtailed by both distance and cost implications. Even more sadly
the riders covered herein are no longer with us due to a variety of reasons.
There is one particular Motorcycle Racer that fits this
lack of exposure to the world, his name Bryan Hindle. I remain a huge fan of
Bryan's riding ability and it is only fitting that he heads my list of Great
Aussie Riders that are sadly no longer with us.
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the dedicated page/s covering the rider's career.....
The most difficult motorcycling paragraph I have typed on this
website! I followed Bryan's every move and turn on the race track, he
never knew me, I never had the courage to talk to him. Suffice to say this
diminutive man took on Australia's best and a certain Giacomo Agostini and
won!! He won the Castrol Six Hour twice officially, three times in my
The 'clickable' image
depicts Bryan following the 1974 Castrol Six Hour 'win' that was ultimately
disallowed by Scrutineers.
Kenny Blake, Mr Six Hour, Mr Consistency. Ken was a
naturally gifted rider, totally unassuming. I stood next to him after he had
completed six hours racing solo at the Castrol Six Hour in 1973. Exhausted
you are kidding, totally at peace with himself and those around him. Kenny
also took on Australia's best and Agostini, and won!! He won the
Castrol Six Hour four times, two of these wins riding solo.
The 'clickable' image
depicts Ken following the 1977 Castrol Six Hour 'win' with Joe Eastmure on a
I first noticed Gregg at Amaroo Park, his extremely
successful forays in both Australian and International Racing and Touring
Car Racing are well known. Gregg held the Kawasaki flag high with the
assistance of ace tuner Neville Doyle. He just missed out on two 250cc World
Grand Prix Championships, finishing second on two occasions to Kork
The 'clickable' www image
is of Gregg during his Kawasaki Team days.