24-hour motorcycle endurance racing has a strong Francophone fan-base, with the three main events held in France (Le Mans & Magny-Cours) and French-speaking Belgium ( Spa-Francorchamps ). Not surprisingly, the most succesful teams and riders are French, but there are occasional British successes. In 1992 an all-British team of riders won the race; and British rider Terry Rymer has had consistent results. In the 1970s Phil Read famously took part; and the Hereford-based Mead & Tomkinson racing team made an impact with "Nessie", a revolutionary bike with hub-center steering . (Two other motorcycle endurance events are the Suzuka 8-hours and the Thruxton 8-hours).