Spencer, Gardner head the Silverstone GP Legends guest list - Bikesport News

Spencer, Gardner head the Silverstone GP Legends guest list

Former 500GP champions Freddie Spencer and Wayne Gardner head the star-studded guest list at this year’s World GP Legends festival at Silverstone.

The former works Honda riders will front an enlarged motorcycle showcase at the Silverstone Classic - the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival - on 26-28 July.

World GP Bike Legends has become a major draw at recent Classics and their welcome return for the fourth successive year is certain to be another massive crowd-pleaser.

Even more so as World GP Bike Legends will be helping to power an awesome new bike zone, MotoWorld, putting a spotlight on the world of motorbikes with a commitment to the development of bike content through this exciting new joint initiative with the organisers of the Classic.

Visitors will once again be treated to the stunning spectacle of some of the most beautiful looking – and sounding – racing bikes blasting around the full Grand Circuit ridden by some of the sport’s top names from past epochs. What’s more, fans will be able to meet their heroes with autograph and photo sessions between the dramatic track demos.

“There’ll be the traditional warm biker welcome,” promised Gardner, whose improbable life story from a five-dollar dirt bike to the 1987 500cc World Championship title has recently been made into a critically-acclaimed movie.

We always love to impress, inspire and entertain at great venues such as Silverstone – so it is wonderful to be back on the incredible Classic bill for a fourth year in a row.”

Furthering the Classic’s appeal to motorcycle fans, World GP Bike Legends will be based alongside a number of other notable two-wheeled attractions within the event’s all-new MotoWorld.

Located right at the heart of the huge festival, MotoWorld will also be home to an exciting new Ride Live feature where participating motorcycle manufacturers will be invited to offer visitors a not-to-be-missed opportunity to test ride their latest showroom models. Its introduction follows the successful launch of a similar Drive Live initiative for car manufacturers at last summer’s record-breaking Classic.

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