Ray Stringer: Unexpected Hero

Ray Stringer (center) celebrates victory at Mallory Park along with British teammates Jamie Whitham and Carl Fogarty during the 1991 Transatlantic Match Races. Stringer was the unexpected hero, racing a privateer Yamaha OW01/FZR1000, he was the top scorer on the British squad, who spanked the American’s that year. Why Stringer was allowed to race a 1000cc bike against the 750cc machines of the Americans and rest of the British team, I’m not certain. Regardless Stringer became a hero to the British fans for his performance, perhaps the best and most memorable of his racing career.

Ray Stringer (center) celebrates victory at Mallory Park along with British teammates Jamie Whitham and Carl Fogarty during the 1991 Transatlantic Match Races. (Larry Lawrence photo)

Ray Stringer (center) celebrates victory at Mallory Park along with British teammates Jamie Whitham and Carl Fogarty during the 1991 Transatlantic Match Races. (Larry Lawrence photo)

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