Fred­die backs Bathurst

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Twice World 500cc Cham­pion, Amer­i­can Honda works rider Fred­die Spencer vis­ited Bathurst on March 20 and an­nounced his sup­port for the pro­posed sec­ond cir­cuit. “Although I have never been here, I am a bit of a his­tory buff so I know about it (Mount Panorama)”, he said. “You can feel the his­tory here. When they are look­ing at de­vel­op­ing a sec­ond track, it is im­por­tant to keep the his­tory very much a part of it. It is that his­tory that will pull peo­ple to it.” Spencer was ac­com­pa­nied by for­mer Team Kawasaki Australia rider Mur­ray Sayle and the pub­lic­ity of­fi­cer for the Barry Sheene Fes­ti­val of Speed, Peter MacMil­lan. He said that Bathurst Mayor Gary Rush’s dream of one day host­ing a round of Mo­toGP or World Su­per­bike at the yet-to-be-built track was def­i­nitely fea­si­ble. He said he would be hap­pily speak Bathurst’s case and sup­port the dream “in his own lit­tle way.

Fred­die Spencer at Bathurst with Mur­ray Sayle, Al­lan Cun­yghame and Mayor Gary Rush. (Photo by Ze­nio Lapka).

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