Mamola heads for Hampton Downs
Randy Mamola, the original ‘great entertainer’ of motorcycle Grand Prix racing will headline the Mike Pero MotoFest spectacular at Hampton Downs, from March 3-4, 2018. The American made his début in international motorcycle racing in New Zealand in the early 1970s and went on to world championship Grand Prix racing success. Along the way he gained a legion of fans, drawn to his post-race antics that included wheelies, stoppies and throwing his gloves into the grandstands. “I’m super excited to be able to come to New Zealand again and to the MotoFest at Hampton Downs,” said Mamola from his home in Barcelona, Spain. Mamola, Kiwi Superbike legend Aaron Slight and his former teammate Rob Phillis head a long list of legends attending the Hampton Downs event which will showcase all things motorcycling, according to the motorsport park’s Commercial Manager, Mike Marsden.
“The event will have a festival feel, with high profile racing on two circuits, track time for amateur riders, a moto trials exhibition, freestyle motocross display, a public trail ride on adjacent farmland, ATVs, Harleys, bike clubs, camping, exhibitors, a Saturday night gala dinner and more,” says Marsden. “We figure this will give the fans a one-stop event, where they can see all genres of the sport and participate if they want.”
The all-comers trail ride and track sessions for enthusiasts are unique offerings. “Our plan is to grow the event over the next three years into the biggest on the motorcycle event calendar.” For more information go to www.hamptondowns.com