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1987 Honda NSR 500 GP Motorcycle - Wayne Gardner, World Champion

Minichamps 1987 Honda NSR 500 GP Motorcycle - Wayne Gardner, World Champion




 
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Minichamps MIN122870002 1987 Honda NSR 500 GP Motorcycle - Wayne Gardner, World Champion (1:12 Scale) "But with two laps to go the whole thing hit me, and I realised I was just three minutes away from the world championship. They were the longest two laps of my life!"
- Wayner Gardner

Born on October 11th, 1959 in Wollongong, New South Wales, Wayne Michael Gardner is a retired Australian motorcycle road racer and touring car racer. His success on the world motorcycle racing circuit earned him the nickname "The Wollongong Whiz."

Gardner began his racing career in 1977 at age 18, riding a second-hand 250cc bike in the Australian championship and finishing second on debut at Amaroo Park. He went on to record his first win a few weeks later at Oran Park Raceway.

He won his first 500cc race at the Jarama circuit in Spain in 1986, the World 500cc Championship in 1987 and the inaugural Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island in 1989. For his entire Grand Prix career, Gardner raced for the Rothmans Honda team and was joined on that team by fellow Australian Michael Doohan in 1989. Gardner also won four Suzuka 8 Hours races in 1985, 1986, 1991 and 1992.

Gardner retired from motorcycle racing following the 1992 season but stayed closely involved with the sport, helping various riders like Daryl Beattie early in their careers. He rode at special events like the Goodwood Festival of Speed on classic Honda motorcycles and raced again at the Goodwood race meeting against fellow biker James Whitham and ex-Formula One driver Damon Hill.

Pictured here is a 1:12 scale replica of a 1987 Honda NSR 500 GP motorcycle driven by Wayne Gardner. Comes with a kickstand and handsome presentation case. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Length: 7 inches
Height: 3.5 inches

Historical Account: "The Wollongong Whiz" - Born on October 11th, 1959, in New South Wales, Australia, Wayne Michael Gardner is a former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer and touring car racer. His most notable achievement was winning the 1987 500 cc Motorcycle World Championship, becoming the first Australian to win motorcycling's premier class. His success on the world motorcycle racing circuit earned him the nickname The Wollongong Whiz.

Gardner began his racing career in 1977 at age 18, riding a second-hand Yamaha TZ250 bike in the Australian championship and finishing second on debut at Amaroo Park. He went on to record his first win a few weeks later at Oran Park Raceway.

He won his first 500 cc race at the Jarama circuit in Spain in 1986, the 500 cc World Championship in 1987 and the inaugural Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island in 1989. For his entire Grand Prix career, Gardner raced for the Rothmans Honda team and was joined on that team by fellow Australian Michael Doohan in 1989.

Gardner also won four Suzuka 8 Hours races in 1985, 1986, 1991 and 1992.

Gardner retired from motorcycle racing following the 1992 season but stayed closely involved with the sport, helping various riders like Daryl Beattie early in their careers. He rode at special events like the Goodwood Festival of Speed on classic Honda motorcycles and raced again at the Goodwood race meeting against fellow bikers James Whitham, the late Barry Sheene and ex-Formula One driver Damon Hill.

Features
  • Diecast metal construction
  • Rubber tires
  • Highly detailed engine and parts
  • Comes in a handsome presentation case

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