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Rossi's Ducati to star at Donington Classic Festival



Rossi's 2011 Desmo will run at Donington Park
Rossi's 2011 Desmo will run at Donington Park

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Valentino Rossi's Ducati MotoGP bikes will the headlining act at a classic bike festival at Donington Park over the weekend of August 11 alongside Loris Capirossi's Desmosedici.

Organised by former GP star Colin Seeley to raise money for the Joan Seeley Pain Relief Memorial Trust, the event will be three days of spectacular action focusing on the ‘Glorious Eras of Grand Prix Racing’, especially the 60’s and late 70’s so expect to see Honda, Gilera and MV multis, plus the “Best of British” including Manx Nortons, Matchless G50s, AJS 7Rs and much more; from an era when Mike Hailwood, Giacomo Agostini and Phil Read dominated.

Top of the bill will be two MotoGP Ducatis, one of which will be running, the Norton Rotaries which raced at this year's TT, a Britten plus a plethora of classic, exotic race bikes most of which will turn a wheel on track.

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Appearing bikes are:

Norton monocoque Michael Braid Clive Ling (Sunday) -
Norton spaceframe Michael Braid tba Saturday
Norton monocoque Norbert Prokschi Norbert Prokschi
Norton spaceframe Norbert Prokschi
Norton Manx Norbert Prokschi Heinz Lange
Britten Kevin Grant Bruce Anstey or Nick Jefferies
TT13 Factory Norton Norton Factory Dan Hegerty
TT13 Factory Norton Norton Factory Ian Mackman
Honda 4 250cc Beaulieu Museum Static
Honda 6 297cc Honda UK Static
Honda 4 250cc Honda UK Static
Honda 6 297cc Dennis Bunning Dennis Bunning
Honda 6 297cc Peter Fox Peter Fox
Honda 6 297cc George Beale John Cronshaw & Julien Charnole
Yamaha OW31 Gerald Armand Gerald Armaud
Honda CR750 Julien Charnole Julien Charnole
Honda 4 500cc David Hailwood David Hailwood
Ducati GP11 Chris Wilson Static - may run
Yamaha Kenny Roberts Chris Wilson tba
Honda Mick Grant Chris Wilson tba
Cagiva GP 500 Chris Wilson tba
tba Chris Wilson tba
MV 3 420cc Kay Engineering Brian Richards
MV 3 500cc Kay Engineering Alan Oversby / Phil Sharpe
Suzuki Model tba Steve Wheatman Phil Read
Suzuki Model tba Steve Wheatman Terry Rymer
Suzuki Model tba Steve Wheatman Mick Grant
Suzuki Model tba Steve Wheatman Shaun Emmett
Suzuki Model tba Steve Wheatman tba
Suzuki Model tba Steve Wheatman tba
Cagiva V592 500cc Dean Simpkin Dean Simpkin
Cagiva V590 500cc Dean Simpkin tba
Linto 500cc John Dodds Dean Simpkin tba
MV 3 500cc Dean Simpkin tba
Bianchi 2cyl 500cc Dean Simpkin tba
Bianchi 2cyl 500cc Dean Simpkin tba
Benelli 4 350cc Dean Simpkin tba
Mondial 250cc Dean Simpkin tba
MV 125cc single DOHC Dean Simpkin tba
BSA/Rudge MC1 Mike Farrell Mike Farrell
Rudge Mike Farrell Mike Farrell
Manx Norton Mike Farrell Mike Farrell
Velocette Roarer Ivan Rhodes Sam Rhodes
Moto3 FTR Mike Loughlin tba
Moto2 FTR Mike Loughlin tba
RC45 Mike Loughlin Ian Simpson
RC45 Mike Loughlin tba
RC45 Mike Loughlin tba
RC45 Mike Loughlin tba
RC45 Mike Loughlin tba
Kawasaki ZX7RR Mike Loughlin tba
Ducati TT2 Ducati Symposium Roy Thersby
Ducati TT2 Ducati Symposium tba
Ducati TT2 Ducati Symposium tba
Ducati TT2 Ducati Symposium tba
Ducati TT2 Ducati Symposium tba
Ducati TT2 Ducati Symposium tba
Triumph 675 2008 Glen Richards Champ Bike (Smiths) tba
Triumph 675 2012 Glen Richards Champ Bike (Smiths) tba
Triumph Wicksted Brooklands lap record holder tba
Honda NS500 Richard Parker sponsor Richard Parker
Honda NSR500V Richard Parker sponsor Richard Parker
Moto Guzzi V8 Sammy Millar Sammy Millar
Moto Guzzi V due Sammy Millar Sammy Millar
Suzuki RG500 Stu Melen ex Phil Henderson Stu Melen
Yamaha TZ500J Chris Bishop ex Graham Woods Chris Bishop
ROC Yamaha Dave Grigson
Triumph 3 Rob North Ron Chandler Ron Chandler
Seeley G50 John Cooper John Cooper
Suzuki TR750 Paul Smart Paul Smart

Sidecar BMW Michael Braid Colin Seeley
Sidecar Colin Seeley tba
Sidecar Colin Seeley tba

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