Good article about the ex-Frank Perris machine in issue 195. A handful of these made their way down under in the late 1960s; Melbourne rider Peter Jones rode one to many wins.
It is a shame Suzuki did not continue development, to keep Yamaha honest in the over-the-counter racer business.
After ending his European stint, Kevin Cass brought a genuine TR250 engine back to Australia in 1968 and fitted it to a Bultaco frame. He achieved numerous podiums and several wins.
A very well written article was Michael Scott’s poignant observations about Iron Curtain era Czechoslovakia in issue 194.
As an aside, the double spread photo of Wayne Gardner on pages 10/11 of issue 195 cannot be Phillip Island 1987, the circuit was first used for a GP, after a significant refurbishment, in 1989.
Ahhh, yes! You’re quite right. Apologies for that Chris. Glad you enjoyed Michael and Peter’s words all the same.
Best wishes, Tony
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