Classic edge to British GP

Classic bikes and classic racers will again feature heavily in this year’s British MotoGP event.

Double world champ and former Stafford Show special guest Graeme Crosby will be at the British MotoGP this September (1-4) as the affable Kiwi is taking part in a star-studded parade by former 500cc legends. He will be joined by three-time champ ‘King’ Kenny Roberts, Stevie Baker – who was runner-up to our own Barry Sheene in 1977 – and the five-time champ Mick Doohan.

Croz says: “I’m going to be reunited with my XR35 for the first time since the 1981 event when I crashed at Stowe Corner.

“Unfortunately, Barry, Kenny and Marco Lucchinelli all followed me into the hay bales. I was blamed for ending Barry’s chances of recapturing his title!

“I’ve been speaking to Steve Wheatman, who owns the XR35 and he says it’s ready to go. I can’t wait! It sounds like a great event.”

Aside from the modern race shenanigans, the event will see a classic display over the full four-day event and a return to the track of the Yamaha Pro-Am event, won by our own Niall Mackenzie last year, which proved so successful. ?¦ Tickets are available from: www.silverstone.co.uk

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