When l came back to England in Howard had bought a TZ and we had another go for a few years until marriage took over and l jacked it in. Marco Botti’s runner was beaten just under a length by Qemah before going on to Group Three glory and she made a satisfactory return against a couple of race-fit rivals in the Sandown Mile back in April. Martyn Irvine of Aqua Blue Sport is about to launch into serious racing action after his long lay-off. Cracksman will obviously be tough to top as he arrives unbeaten in his last five starts, most recently landing the Coronation Cup at Epsom, but it is that last run that appears to leave the door slightly ajar. However, the pain was too much and he was forced to stop. Step forward Eminent who, while a shadow of himself on his seasonal return at Chester, finished just three-quarters of a length behind Cracksman when fourth in last year’s Derby.

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Mark Newcombe with Phil Read and the Konig This is the first time Janeen has ever been back to a race meeting since Kim was killed in The Konig and Kim Newcombe.

All my best from Biarritz in France. When l came back to England in Howard had bought a TZ and we had another go for a few years until marriage took over and l jacked it in. As a rider is being dropped from a group, the team manager or support worker in a following car holds a bottle out the window to hand it up. It was intended to ease him back into action and, unsurprisingly, he was not a finisher there.

Rookie Ruth Jefferson rues star chaser’s mishap in big race at Kempton. Irvine had been on the attack and been recaptured on konjg opening stage when he fell victim to a crash in the peloton. The film mixes interviews and underdog triumph on the track scenes, with Super 8 footage of family life on the circuit, and poignant wife-of-maverick reflections from his widow Janeen.


His film crew were in Belgium recording the action plus several interviews with 70s heroes. Raced at the Assen TT that year it was giving 75bhp through a six speed Norton based gearbox.

He was to have his terrible accident in England later in the same year. Tasleet tipped for comeback victory at Haydock. It may well be that Cracksman simply outclasses them all, but it is worth at least a small interest on Eminent finally making the grade on the big day. Limato claims Garrowby Glory while Easterby also tastes success.

After perhaps 30 minutes, we saw Kim pushing what was left of the bike, as he had crashed on leftovers of carrots or leaks… No problem, his racing leather was damaged but he was not badly injured.

Martyn Konig Photo Galleries

I remember the next day, as he set off in the lead, then lost a couple of places, and then didnt come round at all. Back to Rungis, Kim took a excellent start and was in the first group after the first lap, but ceased maryyn to pass in front of us, and after several laps we were very concerned as we had no news from the primitive PA system3.

Stunning return for Tim Easterby on day one of October finale.

Race Report “Changeable” would best describe our weekend in Austria. Despite the fickle climate, the circuit found unanimous favour as a challenging venue but, with its closure next season mmartyn reworking, it may be some time before we return.

Hope all is going well for you in WA. The Konig was based on a cc German water-cooled four cylinder two-stroke boat engine. Dennis Hanley has been so kind as to provide an update re Kim Newcombe and the Konig.


She will certainly know her job. In with Johnny Dodds as development rider and Kim Newcombe as engineer the Konig took a leap forward.

Photos of Martyn Konig’s cars

The circuit was designed on the alleys of this market, absolutely not mwrtyn for motorbike racing, very slippery and only limited by straw bales, but at that time neither money nor circuit safety were the major issues.

Phil Read, who I know was kknig good friend, and I think, was in the lead at the time, came past the pits, looked towards presumably Kim’s pit crew, and shrugged, to say he didnt know what had happened.

In we were running a Weslake in sidecar racing in the UK at national and international level. Don Jarvie kindly provided this picture of Kim and the Koenig James Garfield should be perfectly suited by the seven-furlong trip in the concluding Jersey Stakes. However, the pain was too much and he was forced to stop. Having taken a chance in bringing the car and worked their socks off to support the grid, the Don Law Racing crew were frustrated to be unable to put John Grant’s Jaguar XJR on track.

Kevin Ryan hoping to go down a Storm at York. Don was a friend of the Newcombes from when they lived in Brisbane Australia. The Brunn Racing Porsche B is proving to be the car to have in inclement weather, adding to its rain-soaked victory at Spa last year. A1 Ring, Austria, August