At the Bikers' Classics Baker will not only ride a brutal OW31, but he will also be reunited with his very special Yamaha OW17. Baker cherishes special memories to this bike which was fully restored by its new owner Ferry Brouwer of the Yamaha Classic Racing Team. "De Daytona 100 was more than a pre-show for the 200 Miler, because there was some strong opposition from Grand Prix riders", says Baker, who saw Roberts, 250cc world champion Walter Villa and his Harley-Davidson team-mate Franco Uncini, Kawasaki rider Gregg Hansford and Takazumi Katayama lining up on the grid. The Japanese racer finally finished second, almost half a minute to Baker. "I never thought I would be able to win that race", says Baker. "Kenny was leading, but then suddenly his bike slowed down. When I passed him, the only thing I thought was 'now I'm going to have to finish it off'. It was a very special win for us, because we'd put the bike together only days before the race in a Dunlop pit box. Although I was riding Goodyear at the time!"