A photo that is taken from the September issue of Northern Biker Magazine, a popular mag in the UK. It was shown on a feature about Cadwell Park race circuit in Lincolnshire. It shows the start of a what I think must be a British Championship race in 1971. On the far side of the 2nd row is Stan Woods on one of my dad's Seeley TR500's.
Other riders are:
24 John Cooper (BSA Rocket 3)
16 Derek Chatterton (Yamaha)
19 Paul Smart ? (Yamaha)
49 Tony Jefferies (Triumph Trident)
78 Tony Rutter (Yamaha)
More importantly at the side of the track is the Crooks Suzuki back up team ! Eddie leaning on armco above the P of Player, To his right our parts manager of the time, Danny Prentice, To Eddie's left, above the A is race mechanic, John Maddison. And the best is above the E, the kid in the Bultaco anorak, IT'S ME ! What a shock I got when I was thumbing through the mag and found this classic shot.
Martin Crooks - March 2001
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