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    NZ Marlboro Series 76-77

    For 3 summers, back in the mid to late 70's , NZ held an international road racing series sponsored by Marlboro. It attracted some of the top international riders of the age as it fell during the European GP off season and offered decent prize money. Top local and Australian riders also flocked to the race series to compete with some of the world's best. T'was the golden age of motorcycle road racing in NZ.


    Jeff Sayle, Greg Hansford, Len Perry, Murray Sayle.


    Jeff Sayle leads Marco Luchinelli (1981 500GP World Champion on a Suzuki RG500)

    Here is the TV coverage for the summer of 76-77, introduced by the late great Mike Hailwood, who was living in NZ at this time. The racers involved included the late, great Warren Willing, Pat Hennen, Chas Mortimer, Randy Mamola, Jeff and Murray Sayle, Stu Avant, Graeme Crosby, the late, great Greg Hansford and a host of others. RG500s, TZ750s, and Crosby's Yoshi Z1000 all feature.

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    Last edited by Kiwialfa; 09-12-16 at 01:15 PM.
    Darryl in E27-land


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    Another short clip of a Marlboro race from Pukekohe Raceway in the Summer of 77' feat. the Sayle Bros. Greg Hansford and Hideo Kanaya on a works Yamaha. A bit grainy but watchable.

    Darryl in E27-land


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    Thanks so much Darryl.very interesting, great footage.

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    That's brilliant, thanks for sharing.

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    Excellent viewing, cheers Darryl!
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    Thanks Darryl, enjoyed

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    Mate, Thank you, cheers Ian.

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