In 1988 the 80cc championship was still contested on the world stage, riders cross entered multiple classes, Yamaha and Honda fiercely contested the front of an all 2 stroke field. I wonder if many years from now, after the inevitable two stroke renaissance we'll watch grids of racers like they had in 1988. Clearly, I was born far too late and I'd give a lot to race among this swarm. I wonder what it would be like to stand next to this starting grid as sweet 2 stroke oil filled the air and the the high vibrations of multi cylinders pounded on your heart. Hopefully some day I will find out. Until then, lust with me on this wicked video of the French 500cc Grand Prix. What a race!