Endurance Legends 2017 Preview

Endurance Legends is only a few days away! The event will take place at the world famous Donington Park over the weekend of 6-7 May 2017 and here’s a BikeSocial comprehensive guide to what you can expect to see and hear.

The highlight of the weekend will be the UK’s only 4-hour Classic Endurance Race with over 40 teams doing battle to be the first squad home entertainment is guaranteed.

Team Classic Suzuki will be competing with their freshly built Katana race bike with legends James Whitham and Steve Parrish making up two of three man team alongside MCN's Michael Neeves. Away from the bright lights of this factory backed team there will be an amazing line up of private entries on a variety of classic racing machines of all sizes and manufacturers.

The 4hr race will be split into these categories:

  • F1 Classic 750cc - 1300cc 
  • F1 Superbike 750cc - 1300cc 
  • Formula 2 247cc - 749cc 
  • All bikes must be pre-31/12/86 
  • Exceptions will be considered on application 

Recreating the sight, sounds and spirit of racing in the 1950’s and early 1960’s, the Lansdowne Classic Series will fill the ex-Grand Prix circuit with an historic mix of Manx Nortons, Matchless G50s, AJS 7Rs and many more.

Here's a little taster of what you can expect. This video was recorded at the recent shakedown with the full schedule for the weekend below:

Donington Park Shakedown ahead of the Endurance Classic
Endurance Legends schedule
Endurance Legends schedule

Of course Endurance Legends wouldn’t be complete without the noise of screaming 2-strokes, so being able to welcome the ICGP (International Classic Grand Prix) with an enviable grid of genuine ex-GP race bikes is a dream come true.

Away from racing there’s no shortage of club stands showcasing both classic road and race bikes. We’ll even be there with the Bennetts Live Arena.

The Melbourne Loop will become the Bennetts Live Arena for the weekend. We’ve partnered with the Vintage Motorcycle Club to bring you the chance to experience some fantastic machines at first hand.

There’s no shortage of side show entertainment, everything from a 20th anniversary knees up for the Suzuki TL1000S, trade and club stands and even Freddie Spencer being reunited on track with a Honda RC30 he used to race.

Tickets are £17 a day and available on the gate, or make a weekend of it for only £30.

Full event details can be found on the Endurance Legends website: www.endurancelegends.co.uk

Here's the full entry list:

Endurance Race entry list
Endurance Race entry list
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