Friday, April 17, 2015

Today in motorcycle history, April 17, 1976


  Ross Barelli is killed when his Suzuki's front disc explodes on Austrailia's famed Mount Panorama Circuit.

  In the final time trials for the Bathurst Unlimited, Ross Barelli is killed when the front disc on his RG500 Suzuki explodes. The freak accident occurs at the end of Con Rod Straight causing him to strike the Armco barrier.

  His brother in-law, Bob Rosenthal, who had been due to ride the ex-Agostini TZ750 Yamaha, withdraws from the meeting.

  Today in motorcycle history proudly supports the National Association for Bikers with a Disability (NABD).