Bringing two-wheel thrills to the annual event – considered Britain’s biggest racing festival – WGBL is in its fourth year and is confirmed to include former World Champions Wayne Gardner, Freddie Spencer and Raymond Roche (pictured here).
Weekend activities for World GP BikeWGPBLegends include on track high speed demonstrations, classic bikes including some famous 500cc two-strokes, meet and greet sessions, autograph signings plus the chance for fans and media alike to hear memories and stories from the riders in a range of on stage interviews.
There will also be MotoWorld, a dedicated bike zone which will include WGPBL, the Dirt Quake exhibit, Manufacturer and trade exhibitors, a café to keep you refreshed throughout the event, plus much more to be announced in the coming weeks.
“This year’s event is really exciting,” said Gardner. “We are launching a new series with a new retro style of bike which is very similar to the old US Superbike naked bike style. They are fast, great to ride and brilliant for wheelies and burnouts! We will have two races, one on Saturday and one on Sunday and the British fans will be the first to see the bikes both on and off track.
“The bikes will also be displayed at the MotoWorld expo area which is something else that we are growing – giving fans and media alike a central point to congregate and rub shoulders with us former riders as well as talk about the bikes and the good old days.
“We have four or five manufacturers already signed up and we should have between 15-20 riders on hand throughout the event. This year fans can also take to the streets and actually test ride the various bikes. The Silverstone Classic is always a great fun family event and I hope to see you all there!”
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