Freddie Spencer heads 2015 Barry Sheene Festival
The NSW Post Classic Racing Club have secured Freddie Spencer as the star attraction for the 2015 QBE Barry Sheene Festival of Speed, to be held at Sydney Motor Sport Park from 20-22 March. Spencer was World Champion in the 500cc class in 1983, becoming the youngest-ever holder of the crown at the age of 21. In 1985 he made history by winning both the 250cc and 500cc titles, the only time the feat has been accomplished. However Spencer never won another GP, suffering from recurring wrist injuries that saw him call time on his career in 1988. He made a number of comebacks in GPs and in American Superbike Racing. “2015 marks 30 years since Freddie took the double championship for Honda,” said PCRC spokesman Peter Macmillan, “so we thought it appropriate that we should celebrate that milestone at the QBE Barry Sheene Festival. Once again, we will be running the Festival and the keenlycontested Trans Tasman Challenge over two legs, with the return match in New Zealand in October. Even though we are heavily into the planning for the 2015 events, our next focus is the second half of this year’s Challenge which will be at Hampton Downs on October 24-26. We’re taking a container full of bikes from Sydney for that event and I know the Kiwis are thirsting for revenge after we walloped them in Sydney!”
The new Moto Guzzi V7 Stone and V7 Special (above).