Classic added to Silverstone schedule

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Silverstone's MotoGP meeting will hear two-strokes once again after the circuit announced that they will have two classic races as part of their "festival of speed and entertainment."

The circuit made the announcement that in addition to the GP schedule there will be two classic races with the four-stroke race featuring pre 1964 Grand Prix machinery whereas the two-stroke race will see 24 riders on 250cc Yamaha LC's.

There will also be a selection of former racers taking part with Charlie Corner, Curt Langan, Mick Crick, Kim Barker and Ivan Gray all racing with further announcements on the rider line-up expected within the next few days.

“All of us, including Dorna, recognise the rich heritage of motorcycle racing in Britain – and the fact that 13 of the first 17 500cc/MotoGP world titles were won by British riders so to have the Lansdowne Series as a support race captures that fantastic era,” said Chris Herring of event promoter, Circuit of Wales.

 “The Yamaha Pro-Am and Marlboro Clubmans series are still recognised as the championships that provided some of the most spectacular racing and launched endless careers. To now bring those riders together at Silverstone in August and for the first time since the early 1980s will be something very special.”

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Steve English

By Steve English