Brits in MotoGP: time to end the wait?

Brits in MotoGP: time to end the wait?

The union flag has not flown atop a premier class bike podium since Barry Sheene in 1981, but Cal Crutchlow is convinced he can end the wait, as he tells Andrew van de Burgt

Andy Murray's sensational straight sets win over Novak Djokovic not only ended the 77-year wait for a British male to claim the Wimbledon male singles title, it also shifted the burden of national sporting underperformance.

With Fred Perry now just a tennis legend of the 1930s rather than a beacon highlighting subsequent failure, the record that glares from the history annuls now illuminates the name Barry Sheene.

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