SILVERSTONE CLASSIC: Bike legends out in force at Silverstone


Wayne Gardner, Phil Read MBE, Christian Sarron and Freddie Spencer will be on hand at this summer’s Silverstone Classic, which takes place across 20-22 July.

The famous foursome will be sharing memories with fans during a series of meet and greets and will be wowing crowds on Saturday and Sunday with laps of the full Silverstone Grand Prix circuit. Together with a number of other notable bike racing legends from yesteryear, the distinguished quartet will be reliving their heydays aboard some fiery 500cc two-strokes – dating back to what many still regard as MotoGP’s most brutal and exciting epoch – as well as new Yamaha YZF-R1s painted in evocative period liveries. Cool, right?

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Gardner said: “We are thrilled to be bringing the World GP Bike Legends show back to the Silverstone Classic in July. The Classic is an absolutely fabulous festival which always attracts vast crowds, now including an ever-increasing number of very knowledgeable bike fans. We have loved meeting all these enthusiasts and putting on a dramatic track show for them – that’s why we are so excited to be revving up once again this summer.”

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And that’s not all. Ace Cafe will also be celebrating its 80th anniversary at this year’s Classic with a huge paddock display of retro bikes. Of which 80 will be selected for an evocative track parade. And it’ll also be taking over the circuit’s Pit Stop Café in the Heritage Paddock with menus, displays, dressings and music all embracing the unique appeal and character of the original diner.
If you fancy it – your ticket will offer access to both Silverstone racing paddocks, all open trackside grandstands, live music concerts on Friday and Saturday evenings (topped by Soul II Soul and UB40 respectively), air shows, Drive Live test drives, funfair rides and more. Options for camping and hospitality are also available.

For more information, visit: www.silverstoneclassic.com

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