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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.

Please click on the heading or associated image to be taken to the dedicated page/s covering the rider's career.....

BRYAN HINDLE:

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 opinion.

The 'clickable' image depicts Bryan following the 1974 Castrol Six Hour 'win' that was ultimately disallowed by Scrutineers.

KEN BLAKE:

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 BMW R100S.

GREGG HANSFORD:

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 Ballington.

The 'clickable' www image is of Gregg during his Kawasaki Team days.

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Copyright 2013   Derek J. Hanbidge,  (aka Deejay51),  all rights reserved.
Revised: August 25, 2013.

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