Johnny Cecotto tells about Barry Sheene

Posted by: Gerard Kampen on Sep 4, 2008
My story about Barry Sheene.

Barry Sheene was my best friend in motorcycle racing
He was a fantastic rider and a nice person to be around.

I remember so many good things and of course the nice travelling that we did together to and from the Grand Prix races.

We really enjoyed that time together in racing.
I lost contact with him when he moved to Australia.

I called him when I heard about his illnes, and spoke to him for a long time on the phone. It was very nice to talk to him again after such a long time.

He promised to visit me in a short time, but unfortunately this never happened , his health was to bad and he was very weak.

I was very sad about the fact that he couldn't come over to visit.

I would have really liked to see him again and spend some more time together with him and his family.

He was very open and friendly and he was a good friend to me.
It isquit sad that he died at such a young age, we will all miss him very bad.

He was a very special person to me an many others !!!!

Johnny Cecotto.


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