The pressure was on Wayne Gardner (Honda) to San Marino. As the season ran towards its end, he was looking nervously across the grid at the improving Yamahas, ridden by Eddie Lawson and Randy Mamola. Tadahiko Taira (Yamaha) and Sunji Yatsushiro (Honda) were also making inroads into the points and Brits Ron Haslam, Roger Burnett, and Niall Mackenzie, usually proved competitive. Then there was Freddie Spencer (Honda), an enigma if ever there was. He had had a devastatingly disappointing season, with crashes galore but had since demonstrated that he was capable of getting on the pace. Enjoy the excitement of San Marino ‘87 into perfect focus and recaptures the very best of the racing.