Minichamps Suzuki RG500 - 1977 500cc - #7 B. Sheene 1:12 (P770007)
Minichamps 1:12 diecast model of the Suzuki RG500 Barry Sheene rode in the 1977 500cc World Championship.
Having already taken the title in 1976, the pressure was on Barry to double up in ’77. He started the year well, taking victory in Venezuela, edging American Steve Baker on a Yamaha (who would turn out to be his closest championship rival) by just three seconds. Both took part in a riders’ strike at round two in Austria because of the appalling circuit conditions, before Sheene won three of the next four races to establish himself at the top of the table. Two further victories before season’s end saw the British hero take his second consecutive crown on 107 points, 27 ahead of Baker.