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GMEC are proud to present the ex-Barry Sheene,1979 Dunstall Suzuki GS1000 F1 on display

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This machine was raced by Barry Sheene at the August Bank Holiday meeting at Oulton Park in 1979.   GMEC - the ex Barry Sheene, 1979 Dunstall Suzuki GS1000 F1

UK importer Heron Suzuki was interested in promoting production-based racing and had asked Paul Dunstall to enter Yoshimura-prepared engine factory GS1000s in TT Formula 1 events in 1979. Barry Sheene was the Texaco-sponsored Heron Suzuki team's number one rider in Grands Prix and his dislike of racing heavyweight four-strokes was well known, once referring to them as 'muck spreaders'. Nevertheless, Barry acquitted himself with distinction in his one-off ride at Oulton, finishing a close 2nd to Honda-mounted Ron Haslam. Indeed, the Suzuki star might have won had he not been balked by a back-marker on the final lap.


The Bike Café at GMEC is open every day during normal business hours. Drop in for hot and cold refreshments or stay for something to eat such as The Big Breakfast, Bacon Baps, Pies, Chilli Con Carne, Jacket Potatoes, Burgers, Cold Sandwiches, etc, etc... Bike Night every Wednesday from 5pm – All Bikes welcome!

Predominately selling Motorcycles, Quads and Scooters, (new and used), Clothing, Helmets, Parts and Tyres, with a workshop for repairs, paintwork, servicing, rebuilds, tyre fitting, MOT and much, much more… GMEC are proud to present the ex-Barry Sheene,1979 Dunstall Suzuki GS1000 F1 on display.  

where: Unit 2 - 3, Merry Lees, Spital Road, Staxton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 4NN
tel: 01944 711596
e-mail: [email protected]

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