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Endurance Legends set for Donington debut

The Endurance Legends motorcycle racing series will make its Donington debut this weekend (6-7 May), featuring the UK’s only four-hour classic endurance race and a number of star guests.

Hundreds of classic machines are expected to do battle across the weekend in a number of races, before culminating in the four-hour grand finale for the European Classic Series on Sunday afternoon.

Freddie Spencer, James Whitham and Steve Parrish are among the star names set to make appearances during the weekend. Whitham and Parrish will be competing in the four-hour endurance, riding alongside MCN senior road tester Michael Neeves on a Suzuki Katana machine that has been the focus of much pre-event talk, with the bike built up in full public view at the Motorcycle Live show last November. They are just one of more than 50 teams entered for the race, with multiple riders sharing each machine, meaning that outright speed will need to be matched with exceptional teamwork and strategy in order to take victory.

Spencer, meanwhile, will be riding a Two Brothers Honda RC30 in Sunday’s race bike parade ahead of the Endurance, as well as taking part in an interview and autograph session in the Endurance Legends marquee.

Other evens include the Lansdowne Classic Series for 350cc and 500cc Grand Prix machines raced up until the end of 1963, which will compete three times, and two races for the International Classic Grand Prix, which will recreate the spirit of 1970s and 80s racing.

A number of parades will take place for classic racing machinery, with more than 100 bikes on display around the paddock, of which 60 will take to the track, including a selection of Barry Sheene race bikes and a large selection of iconic Honda RC45 machines.

Tickets will be available at the track.


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