VIDEO: Kenny Roberts and Randy Mamola showboating at Laguna Seca in ‘85

We’ve been sent this fantastic footage which shows Kenny Roberts and Randy Mamola tearing round Laguna Seca on 500cc two-strokers, with plenty of back wheel action, during the 1985 Champion Spark Plug 200 GP round.

The action mainly features triple 500cc World Champion Kenny Roberts, taking on racer-turned-TV commentator Randy Mamola – with some fantastic wheelies in the process. Awesome right? Even if it does make today’s MotoGP action look a bit soulless.


Mamola came back from Europe and Kenny Roberts came out of retirement for the now iconic race – as the two chased each other through both legs of the 200-kilometer race, with Roberts winning the first leg and Mamola winning the second. Mamola was then declared the winner based on a shorter overall time.

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