MOTORCYCLING: ‘Ago’ will be star of Cadwell Park historic racing event this weekend

Giacomo Agostini. Photo: Double Red/James Wright
Giacomo Agostini. Photo: Double Red/James Wright
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Star names from motorcycle racing’s golden past will descend on Cadwell Park at the weekend (July 25/26) at the inaugural Cadwell Park International Classic – an all-new historic bike racing event which celebrates Lincolnshire’s two-wheeled racing heritage.

The illustrious list includes 15-time Motorcycle Grand Prix Champion Giacomo Agostini.

Agostini, the star of MV Agusta’s Grand Prix motorcycle racing team in the 1960s and 70s, will be joined by two of Britain’s finest Grand Prix riders – Phil Read and Jim Redman – who have amassed an additional 14 World Championships between them.

Other notable GP frontrunners attending include many-time podium finisher Sammy Miller MBE, who won 11 British and two European Trials Championships, and Teuvo Länsivuori – championship runner-up and team mate to British favourite Barry Sheene in 1976.

All of the international racing stars will take to the track in a special parade with Agostini, celebrating the Lincolnshire Wolds venue’s top-class racing past.

Agostini said: “I’m very happy to come back to Cadwell Park. I have nice memories from when I won there and I remember where we had the jump (The Mountain). I want to see that when I come.”

Also attending the event will be local Lincs legends such as Derek Chatterton, mingling with Superbike stars of today such as Chris Walker, Steve Plater, James Haydon and Jamie Witham.

Tickets for the Cadwell Park International Classic are available from £20 in advance with free entry for under-13s. The main event day is Sunday. For more information visit www.cadwellclassic.com