This was during the period when F-1 rules allowed 1000cc four-strokes with the 500cc and 750cc two-stroke road racing machines and this photo illustrated the variety.
Roberts was on a major roll coming into the Match Races that year. He’d won both the 250GP and Formula 1 AMA Nationals at Charlotte in March. He then went to Italy and won both legs of Italy’s Daytona – the Imola 200.
Greening, who penned the wonderful “Pipeline” column for Cycle, had a way of capturing the atmosphere of a race.
The Brits had done it again. Against the best challenge yet by the American team, Great Britain remained undefeated. The soft-spoken Williams was a hero to the legion of British motorcycle enthusiast.
Mamola surprisingly scored second overall in points to fellow American Mike Baldwin, and ahead of former world champ Sheene