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Tuesday Trivia

the photo is of Dick Greasley & Mick Skeels in 77 with the Chell Yamaha : In 1977 the two separate class races were combined into ‘two-legs’ with an overall winner based on the aggregate time of the finishers. George and passenger, Kenny Arthur unofficially set the first 100mph sidecar lap in practice, although Dick Greasley set the official one in the first race at 100.59 mph. Even so, it was to be O’Dell and Arthur’s race as they took the chequered flag by 50 seconds as they raised the lap record to 102.80 mph. Retirement in the second race prevented them from taking overall victory. O’Dell was to go on to become the first Briton to win the Sidecar championship since Eric Oliver, some 24 years earlier #sidecarracing #racinghistory #georgeodell #kennyarthur #dickgreasley #mickskeels

Dick Greasley & Mick Skeels

They became the first sidecar team to lap the Isle of Man TT course in a race at over 100mph in 77 then onto 1978 on a Busch-framed Yamaha #racinglegends #racinghistory #dickgreasley #mickskeels #sidecars

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