Mamola heads for Hamp­ton Downs

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Randy Mamola, the orig­i­nal ‘great en­ter­tainer’ of mo­tor­cy­cle Grand Prix rac­ing will head­line the Mike Pero Mo­toFest spec­tac­u­lar at Hamp­ton Downs, from March 3-4, 2018. The Amer­i­can made his début in in­ter­na­tional mo­tor­cy­cle rac­ing in New Zealand in the early 1970s and went on to world cham­pi­onship Grand Prix rac­ing suc­cess. Along the way he gained a le­gion of fans, drawn to his post-race an­tics that in­cluded wheel­ies, stop­pies and throw­ing his gloves into the grand­stands. “I’m su­per ex­cited to be able to come to New Zealand again and to the Mo­toFest at Hamp­ton Downs,” said Mamola from his home in Barcelona, Spain. Mamola, Kiwi Superbike leg­end Aaron Slight and his for­mer team­mate Rob Phillis head a long list of leg­ends at­tend­ing the Hamp­ton Downs event which will show­case all things mo­tor­cy­cling, ac­cord­ing to the mo­tor­sport park’s Com­mer­cial Man­ager, Mike Mars­den.

“The event will have a fes­ti­val feel, with high pro­file rac­ing on two cir­cuits, track time for am­a­teur rid­ers, a moto tri­als ex­hi­bi­tion, freestyle mo­tocross dis­play, a pub­lic trail ride on ad­ja­cent farm­land, ATVs, Har­leys, bike clubs, camp­ing, ex­hibitors, a Satur­day night gala din­ner and more,” says Mars­den. “We fig­ure this will give the fans a one-stop event, where they can see all gen­res of the sport and par­tic­i­pate if they want.”

The all-com­ers trail ride and track ses­sions for en­thu­si­asts are unique of­fer­ings. “Our plan is to grow the event over the next three years into the big­gest on the mo­tor­cy­cle event cal­en­dar.” For more in­for­ma­tion go to www.hamp­ton­

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