Brands BSB classic entry grows

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It seems like there’s no limit to the amount of classic bikes and legendary riders lining up for the Brands BSB triple header festival this weekend.

The entry list almost reads like a 1970s race programme with Giacomo Agostini on a pair of Yamahas and an MV Agusta, old adversary John Cooper, (at least on British tracks), Ago’s former team-mate, Phil Read on a Yamaha, Mick Grant with his original Kawasaki, Dave Croxford on a John Player Norton and Paul Smart on one of the early TR750 two-stroke triples.

Leading personalities and bikes:

Giacomo Agostini: 500 MV-Agusta 3, 750 OW31 Yamaha, 500 OW45 Yamaha
Phil Read: 500 OW53 Yamaha (ex Sheene team Akai)
Mick Grant: KR750 Kawasaki  Paul Smart: 1972 TR750 Suzuki 
Dave Croxford: 1973 John Player Norton 
John Cooper: 1966 500 Seeley G50 
Ron Chandler: BSA Rocket-3
Rex Butcher: MV Agusta 850 Magni 
Tony Rutter: Ducati TTF1
Tommy Robb: 125 OW15 Yamaha
Trevor Nation: 500 RG Suzuki (ex Sheene)
Jamie Whitham: 500 XR88 Suzuki (ex Aoki)
Leon Haslam: Honda RS1000 TTF1
Colin Seeley: 1968 500 Seeley G50 
Julian Soper: 750 Hadleigh Honda 
Alan Cathcart: BSA Rocket-3
John McGuiness: Honda TT Superbike Winner
Steve Plater: Honda Senior TT Winner
Julian Da Costa: KR500 Kawasaki (ex Ballington)
David Hailwood: Honda 250-4, 350-4, 500-4
Glenn English: 500 Cagiva (ex Mamola)
Kim Rose: 250/4 Benelli Provini
John Davis: 500 RG Suzuki 

Static bikes

Yamaha OW48 500 ex-Kenny Roberts 
Suzuki 650 ex-Pat Hennen 
Honda NS500-3 ex- Freddie Spencer
Ducati GP990 Desmosedici ex-Loris Capirossi 
Honda NSR250 ex-Luca Cadalora
Ducati TTF2 ex-Tony Rutter
Ducati TTF2 ex-George Fogarty 
Ducati TTF2 ex-Walter Villa

Gary Pinchin

By Gary Pinchin