Throwback Thursday: Franco Uncini Wins at the Salzburgring

Larry Lawrence | February 22, 2018
Franco Uncini wins in Austria in 1982
Henny Ray Abrams photo

In this week’s Throwback we dialed the wayback machine 36 years to 1982 and the Salzburgring in Austria. It was a huge day for Italian Franco Uncini. Uncini scored his very first 500cc Grand Prix victory that day aboard his factory-backed Team Gallina Suzuki RG500.  Here Uncini offers up a swig of champagne to runner up Barry Sheene. Third-place finisher Kenny Roberts awaits his drink. Uncini went on to win five GPs that season on his way to winning the 1982 World Championship.

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