The Castrol Six Hour Race is Jim Scaysbrook’s eighth book on motorcycling. The 240-page full colour book contains a complete description of each year’s event, with full entry list and results, and is profusely illustrated.
There is also an introductory chapter charting the history of standard production motorcycle racing in Australia since the 1950s, which included two 24-hour events. A Hall of Fame section gives pen portraits of the Six Hour winners over the years.
Some of the stars of the Castrol Six Hour Race went on to much greater things – notably Wayne Gardner, winner in 1980 and 1982 and later became the 500cc World Champion, Mick Doohan, five times 500cc World Champion, and Grand Prix stars like Kevin Magee. Numerous international competitors raced in the Six Hour, most notably 9-times World Champion Mike Hailwood, and Grand Prix winners Mick Grant and John Kocinski.