Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Yamaha 50th Anniversary celebrations to continue at Spa


A bunch of old men swapping tall tales? Er, no. These men, some of them multi-time world champions, are the real deal. They were fast. Very, very fast...
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Yamaha recently celebrated their 50th year in motorcycle grand prix racing, at Assen, with their GP riders from the past. Yamaha’s GP racebikes from the 1960s, 70s and 80s were on display, and former champions like Phil Read, Giacomo Agostini and Steve Baker were present and put in an exhibition lap on the machines which they had raced all those years ago.

The celebrations will continue later this week, with the 2011 Bikers’ Classics event that will take place from 1st-3rd July at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium. The Yamaha Classic Racing Team will be present at the event with as many as 21 historic Yamaha racing machines – from 50cc up to 750cc two-strokes – which will be ridden by former GP stars like Steve Baker, Rod Gould, Phil Read, Giacomo Agostini, Johnny Cecotto, Chas Mortimer and others.

1 comment:

MojoMan said...

You can't celebrate Yami GP Racing in earnest without the one-and-only Mr. Kenneth Leroy Roberts. Hope he attends.

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