Narrative feature film about legendary grand prix and road racer Barry Sheene teased online.
This is a special one for all classic MotoGP fans as a film about one of the sport’s most charismatic legends Barry Sheene is in the works.
The narrative feature film is the co-production of British and Australian filmmakers Will Stoppard and Rod Morris. The film will be based on the book “Barry: The Story of Motorcycling Legend Barry Sheene” written by the late rider’s teammate Steve Parrish and MotoGP commentator Nick Harris.
For those of you who don’t know, the legendary Barry Sheene was renowned in the 1970s era of Grand Prix motorcycle racing. Unlike the MotoGP superstars of today, the Cockney Englishman was considered a true rebel thanks to his lifestyle of endless parties, boozing and cigarette smoking – Barry’s lifestyle then was more akin to a 1970s rockstar than a top athlete.
Furthermore, Barry wasn’t the only British playboy ruling the racing world. He was often associated with his good friend and Formula 1 counterpart of the same era, the legendary James Hunt. You can understand more about both Barry and James in the special documentary posted below.
Despite the excessive lifestyle, Barry was known to be a top-notch race rider in his hey-day. His career pinnacle was none other than his back-to-back double world 500cc titles he scored in 1976 and 1977 whilst racing for Suzuki. Barry also stood as Britain’s last Grand Prix motorcycle racing champion in any category until Danny Kent’s title win in the World Moto3 class last year.
Other than what we’ve just reported, little else is known about the film, which goes by the title of ‘Sheene’. We’ll have more on this as it develops. You can also follow the development via the film’s official site, official social media pages ( Facebook / Twitter ) and its official YouTube channel.