Thursday, June 24, 2010
Giacomo Agostini back on track at Assen for the 80th Dutch TT
This weekend, on the 26th of June, the legendary Assen circuit will witness the 80th edition of the Dutch TT. To celebrate the event, the Yamaha Classic Racing Team will be present on the track and will display various Yamaha race bikes from the past. And not just that – in homage to the Assen TT, Giacomo Agostini himself will ride his 1975 Yamaha YZR500 OW23 racebike on the circuit!
Agostini will ride the original OW23, which he rode to win his last 500cc motorcycle GP racing world championship in 1975. This is also the same machine that Ago rode to victory on at the Assen TT in 1975. The bike is being flown over from Japan by Yamaha, and for fans, this will be a rare opportunity to see and hear it being ridden by Agostini on track as he did 35 years ago.
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