Martin's Racing Years

Martin Sentance trusted with his treasured racing photos and writes ...

Mike Parry has been a special friend for many years, since schooldays in fact, and between us we have covered tens of thousands of miles and attended many TT's. From 1975 onwards, we both started road racing, which soon became an all consuming activity in both time and money. Regrettably we were unable to attend many Leicester Phoenix club nights as racing activities grew. We had considerable help from Dave and Jane Stocker for which I am ever grateful.

Racing Laverda

Several seasons of road racing produced a whole new set of adventures, with good memories and stories that just get better with age!! (the older I get the faster I was!!)


Roland Potter was another racer. He and Martin display their trophies for the Leicester Mercury.

Throttle Open

Martin campaigning a Laverda Jota

Cranked Over

Martin had a Yamaha in 1975 but by 1976 was Norton mounted.

Dave Stocker comments
Open quoteSeem to remember it was a 500 Suzuki not a YamahaClose quote


Martin with some fans in the paddock.

Below: A line up on the start grid.

Starting Grid

Mike Parry Martin Sentance Roland Potter Martin Sentance Mike Parry Martin Sentance