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Stars Set For Castle Combe Grand National

Top stars riding famous bikes and a weekend of club-racing action are promised at the Castle Combe Circuit Grand National which takes place on 21/22 June.

Headlining the festival will be 20-times TT winner John McGuinness who will ride the ex-Mike Hailwood 296cc Honda Six for the first time on the mainland. He’ll be joined on track by Steve Parrish on the 500cc Honda Four, as ridden by John McGuinness in the Mike Hailwood tribute alongside Giacomo Agostini at last year’s Classic TT, where the pair famously recreated the battle in the 1967 Senior TT.

Castle Combe motorcycling coordinator Rodney Gooch commented: “This is a fantastic coup and we are very grateful to both Neil Tuxworth of Honda Racing for agreeing to provide the bike for John to ride and also to Ron Mullen the owner of the 500cc Four, often ridden by David Hailwood himself and just last year by John McGuinness on that famous TT lap. Having seen Hailwood ride both bikes back in the 1960s, seeing those same bikes here at Castle Combe Circuit will be a major highlight in my long involvement with the circuit and it will soon be upon us.”

Returning to the popular two-day format, Castle Combe Circuit’s only motorcycle meeting of the year promises something really special. 

Castle Combe is delighted to welcome sponsorship from John Guest Speedfit, Mr Blast and Rygor Commercials who join the circuit’s long-time supporters Fowlers Motorcycles and Motorcycle Direct Insurance.


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