Iconic GP bikes ridden by Rossi, Schwantz and Sheene to star at Carole Nash MCN Show

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A collection of iconic GP and race bikes representing the cream of the last three decades of bike sport is set to be one of the star attractions at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show.

Five top flight GP machines, as ridden by Valentino Rossi, Barry Sheene, Kevin Schwantz, Randy Mamola and Loris Capirossi, have been brought together to be the showpiece of the Sport section of MCN’s own stand at the show. 

They are:

  • Valentino Rossi’s 2009 MotoGP world championship-winning, 800cc Yamaha M1.
  • Barry Sheene’s 1981 Yamaha OW53, with which he became the last Brit to win a 500cc GP, in Sweden that year.
  • Kevin Schwantz 1993 500cc GP world championship-winning Suzuki RGV500
  • Loris Capirossi’s 2003 990cc Ducati Desmosedici GP3 on which he won the Cataluyna GP
  • Randy Mamola’s 1989 500cc Cagiva V589

In addition, the MCN Sport stand will also be featuring a replica of the Suzuki XR69 which Roger Marshall romped to the 1982 British TT F1 championship and which is featured in the current issue of sister title Classic Bike magazine. 

It’s incredibly rare for such a collection of machines is gathered together with such close public reach, so don’t miss out and book your show tickets today!

The Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show also boasts the biggest range of manufacturer stands and 2010 machines, including Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Derbi and Harley-Davidson (none of which attended November’s NEC motorcycle show), along with BMW, Ducati (who is bringing its full range of 2010 machines, where it had just two bikes at the NEC), Norton, Triumph, Kawasaki, Honda (on the HGB and Motoden stand) and Yamaha (on the George White stand).

There will also be celebrities including British 125GP hopeful Bradley Smith, the ten finalists in the Classic Bike of the Year competition will be on show, plus the final of the MCN Babe of the Year competition, so there really is something for everyone!

Click here to book your advance show tickets and save money on at-the-gate prices. Advance bookings must be made before Midnight Feb 1st.

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Phil West

By Phil West

MCN Contributor and bike tester.