Re­live the Proam se­ries

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Brilliant Engines -

The in­fa­mous Yamaha Pro-am se­ries is reignited once more at this year’s OCTO Bri­tish Grand Prix on Septem­ber 1-4 as 24 hope­fuls do bat­tle on 250cc LCS.

For­mer 500cc GP star Niall Macken­zie was last year’s vic­tor in the in­au­gu­ral come­back event and the Scots­man is look­ing for a re­peat vic­tory in this year’s race.

“Last year’s race didn’t just bring back mem­o­ries but it was also like the ul­ti­mate school re­union,” said Macken­zie.

His fel­low podium fin­ish­ers Char­lie Cor­ner and Andy Mug­gle­ton re­turn to try and top­ple Macken­zie as does Macken­zie’s for­mer team­mate Don­nie Mcleod and Dek Crutchlow, dad of Mo­togp star Cal. Macken­zie added: “The Pro-am se­ries gave the best young rid­ers a chance they wouldn’t oth­er­wise have had back in the early 1980s and most went on to forge good rac­ing ca­reers so it’s bril­liant to see ev­ery­one.”

Rid­ers com­pet­ing this year in­clude: Alan Carter, Curt Lan­gan, Ste­fan Prein, Mick Crick, Dek Crutchlow, Niall Macken­zie, and Char­lie Cor­ner.

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