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Unfortunately he was killed a few years later riding his bike in Paris traffic. Howard started a bike shop in York and l went to Germany contracting for 5 years. Power was usable between , rpm and the engine produced 68bhp. Eminent’s Chester reappearance is best forgotten as it later transpired he had suffered with a fibrillating heart and Meade believes he now has the Frankel colt back on top form. Wish I could have been there. I remember the next day, as he set off in the lead, then lost a couple of places, and then didnt come round at all. Tasleet tipped for comeback victory at Haydock.

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He was killed racing in and posthumously came second in that year’s World cc Grand Prix. Phil Read, who I know was a good friend, and I think, was in the lead at the time, came past the pits, looked towards presumably Kim’s pit crew, and shrugged, to say he didnt know what racinv happened.

A1 Ring, Austria, August However, the event in Norway has both sprint stages and climbs. Martym says he spoke to Kim for a short while about the Konig, and asked him to sit on the bike for a quick photo. Kim proved to a brilliant rider on the Konig which continued to be plagued by problems related to the gearbox and clutch arrangment, which was bodgy at best.

From glorious sunshine to torrential rain, from blisteringly fast laps to mechanical let down, the weekend ebbed and flowed.

These shots were taken by Frank Bischoff from Sachsenring. He has perhaps not made the progress Martyn Meade would have hoped for since that Epsom run, but he came home three lengths clear of Salouen in a French Group Two last summer before signing off with a fine third in the Irish Champion Stakes.


He does not have many miles on the clock for a four-year-old and his half-length defeat in a French Listed race caught the eye. He was to have his terrible accident in England kong in the same year. Irvine had been on the attack and been recaptured on the opening stage when he fell victim to a crash in the peloton.

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He would add a second in class on Sunday. After picking up a Weslake engine they were very light.

We had a lot of problems with the ‘rubber band’ to drive the rotary valve where it turned 90 degrees and also with the porous crankcases that we had to seal with fibreglass resin. The circuit was designed on the alleys of this market, absolutely not suitable for motorbike racing, very slippery and only limited by straw bales, but at that time neither money nor circuit safety were the major issues.

Pole sitter, Justin Law Jaguar XJR tucked in behind and powered by on the second lap, despite an intermittent misfire. Incidentally, they thought we were more crazy to race our small water rockets than their motorbikes. Eminent’s Chester reappearance is best forgotten as it later transpired he had suffered with a fibrillating heart and Meade believes he now has the Frankel colt back on top form.

Unraced as a juvenile, he has made rapid strides after finishing second on his racecourse bow, graduating from a Leopardstown maiden win to his Listed triumph at Navan last time out, and this looks a logical step for a St Leger type. Kevin Ryan hoping to go down a Storm at York.


Where did the name come from? Even when we had the engines running, which entailed using starter rollers of the ford transit we used for transportation and copious amounts of ‘whizz’ easy start for dieselsthe performance was disappointing. Howard and l had our Weslake chassis modified by Terry Windle at Thurgoland and tried the bike out. Front row men, Law and Chris Randall Nissan NPTwere separated by a mere 13 thousandths of a second, but a thrilling showdown was denied when the Nissan suffered engine failure in qualifying.

And when he got underway he was just getting into his stride when he crashed in Belgium. Justin Law was unable to take the start of Race 2 when the Jaguar’s gearbox failed to engage low gears. We persevered for half a season but then due to spiralling costs we gave up.

When l came back to England in Howard had bought a TZ and we had another go for a few years until marriage took over and l jacked it in.

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A medical examination at a nearby hospital later diagnosed a fractured hip. Fahey on brink of landing Top Trainer at York title for a record time. Raced at the Assen TT that year it was giving 75bhp through a six speed Norton based gearbox. Martyn Irvine konigg into serious racing after crash-related absence Posted on: Mark Newcombe left and Renzo Pasolini Jnr right.

He started the RideLondon-Surrey Classic the weekend before last.