PRETEND IT’S THE 1980s
Fancy reliving the glory days of World Endurance racing?
At 3pm on Sunday, May 7, an eerie silence will descend on Donington Park. Lining up in front of Donington’s pitwall, angled towards Redgate, will be 54 endurance racing machines. When the lights go out the pattering of racing boots scampering over the tarmac will make way for all hell breaking loose as the gaggle of open-piped 70s and 80s racebikes explode into action and barge their way towards the first turn, to start the UK’S only four-hour classic endurance race.
Teams will campaign everything from Suzuki XR69S, GSX1100S and GSX-R750S, Kawasaki Z1000s and GPZ1100, to Yamaha FZ750S and everything in between, including aircooled Guzzis, Ducatis and BMWS.
Old British singles will be bashing bars in the Lansdowne Classic series and classic 250 and 350cc two-strokes will compete in the International Classic Grand Prix. There’s also a parade for classic racers and stacks of off-track entertainment. MCN is racing on a factory Suzuki Katana alongside Steve Parrish and James Whitham. O Info: Endurance Legends, Donington Park, May 6-7. £12 a day or £20 for a weekend pass. See www.endurancelegends.co.uk
Racebikes from the 70s and 80s will be at it... for several hours!