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West German Bike GP 1985


Duke Classics - Bike GP


Relive one of the greatest 500cc World Championship showdowns of the 1980s. Comprehensive, action-packed coverage brings you the full story of the dramatic West German Grand Prix from Hockenheim on Sunday, May 26th, 1985.

American star Freddie Spencer was out to 'do the double' and take his Rothmans Honda machinery to victory in both the 250cc and 500cc classes. However, he would have to contend with extremely challenging conditions and strong competition in two thrilling races - not least from wet weather expert Christian Sarron.

Superb camera angles bring you all the action from both races. You'll be on the edge of your seat as first Spencer battles back from a poor start in the 250cc event to try and catch leader Martin Wimmer, and then finds himself under intense pressure in the 500cc race from the flying Frenchman Sarron.

In addition to action-packed race footage, there are interviews with all the stars, including Eddie Lawson, Ron Haslam, Randy Mamola and Raymond Roche. Plus, Spencer and Sarron reveal the inside story of the awesome 500cc race, explaining how the French rider turned an 18 second deficit in a massive lead despite treacherous conditions.

This is an exceptional record of what proved to be two thrilling races, letting you enjoy again and again that unforgettable moment when Sarron, ignoring the slippery conditions, forced his 500cc Yamaha around the outside of Spencer.

Channel:Duke Classic Videos
About this program:Duke Classics - Bike GP
Episode title:West German Bike GP 1985
Episode number:18
Run time:55:33
Category:Racing coverage

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