Fred­die Spencer heads 2015 Barry Sheene Fes­ti­val

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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).

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