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Dick Greasley sidecar……the racing years

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In 1971, I started racing. I had always been keen on road bikes and owned a wide variety of machinery. A local sidecar competitor, John Brandon built and raced his own machinery. He had some success and the press that he got in our home town of Market Drayton fired my imagination. With my brother-in-law, Stewart Atkinson, we purchased one of John’s old bikes which housed a Triumph motor. We got through our first season of racing with steady progress and felt that we had earned a better outfit for the following season.


Spare-time Challenge-Dick Greasley talks to John Brown

WITH THE YAMAHA powered outfit he has raced for the last two seasons Britain's top spare time man of sidecar racing Dick Greasley will be out to give the full time professionals of the continent another world title challenge in just under four months time.


TT History of Dick Greasley and Busch Yamaha

  • Race 1
  • Race 2
    Refused to start when officials demanded that he commenced from the back of the grid after a rushed wet weather tyre change.
  • Passenger: Gordon Russell.

Dick Greasley's Dieter Busch sidecar chassis

(probably the only left-hand chair and definitely the only one built for a non-German GP competitor)

For 2 decades, the Dieter Busch sidecars chassis was synonymous with success in the world road racing scene and with BMW Rennsport engines the German combinations overpowered and overhandled all other machinery to dominate Grand Prix, Schneider, Deubel, Schauzu, Luthringhauser and in particular the immaculte Klaus Enders became hausehold names in the 60's and 70's with BMW's and Busch sidecar frames. Amazingly this temporarily came to a halt when swiss farmer (and up until then a BMW campaigner) Helmut Fath brilliantly designed, built and rode his own 4 cylinder URS to deny the Germans of the championship in 1968.

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