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Vermeulen unveils Sheene tribute livery

Vermeulen unveils Sheene tribute livery

In a special event held on Thursday afternoon at Phillip Island, home rider Chris Vermeulen unveiled the new paint scheme that he will run this weekend at the GMC Australian Grand Prix.

In a special event held on Thursday afternoon at Phillip Island, home rider Chris Vermeulen unveiled the new paint scheme that he will run this weekend at the GMC Australian Grand Prix. The Suzuki rider's GSV-R was unveiled on turn one of the Australian circuit to reveal a design based on MotoGP legend Barry Sheene's XR-14 from the mid-70's.

Vermeulen also paid tribute to Sheene, who lived in Australia for a number of years before his death in 2003, in the official MotoGP press conference when talking about the one-off livery.

"As everyone knows, Barry was a big influence on me during my early career. The bike looks really good, and I just hope that the crowd will be cheering me on and that I can ride as he would have here."

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MotoGP, 2007, GMC AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX, Chris Vermeulen

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