Ken was sharing a pit bay (garage) at IoM in 1981 with Barry Smith, (another Australian in Europe then), whose achievements at the IoM had parallels to Mike Hailwood’s. Barry, like Warren Willing, Kel Carruthers and Tony Hatton, was a top rider who also knew the black art of how to tune a two-stroke. Barry had a shop at Glen Waverley (Melbourne) in the ’70s. He had meticulously tuned a Yamaha DS7 virtually to Grand Prix TZ shape and squish with expansion chambers, had it all working with the compulsory small bore production 28mm carburettors. (In 1968/9 he had been teamed with Angel Neito, a slightly lesser god than Giacomo Agostini. He won at Ulster, the TT also, so was placed 1st in World TT F3 championship in 1981). Barry was over there for the F3 TT, which he did win on the 250, (so three years in a row), and then went on to the 500cc race also, and probably with the little Kangaroo on the front of his helmet like he always had.