Barry Smith (motorcyclist)

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Barry Smith
Nationality Australian
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 1965 - 1969, 1971, 1979, 1980 - 1981
First race 1965 Spanish Grand Prix
Last race 1981 125cc Argentine Grand Prix
First win 1968 Isle of Man 50cc Ultra-Lightweight TT
Last win 1979 125cc Belgian Grand Prix
Team(s) Derbi
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
30 4 10 N/A 2 174

Barry Smith (born 8 March 1940) is a former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer from Australia. He competed from 1963 to 1981 in the Grand Prix world championship. His best seasons were in 1968 and 1969 when he finished third in the 50cc world championship.He also won the 1968 Isle of Man 50cc Ultra-Lightweight TT.,[1] achieving the first GP win for Spanish manufacturer Derbi. Smith won four Grand Prix races during his career.[2] In 1979 and 1980 and 1981 he won the Isle of Man TT and in 1979 and 1981, he won the Formula III Class in the Formula TT world championship. Barry also won the 125 Australian Championships in 1978 and 1981, he retired in 1983 after 25 years of competitive racing. He has just written his autobiography Whispering Smith.


Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bill Smith
TT Formula Three World Champion
Succeeded by
Ron Haslam
Preceded by
Ron Haslam
TT Formula Three World Champion
Succeeded by