Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 18 Feb 2015
Grand Prix legend Giacomo Agostini will return to Cadwell Park this summer for a major new event, the International Classic.
The most successful rider in World Championship history will meet fans and ride a 500cc MV Agusta at the venue’s two-day celebrations of its long and distinguished association with motorcycle racing.
Held over the weekend of 25-26 July, the International Classic will celebrate all-things racing with guest appearances from legendary riders, parades, demonstrations, live music, air displays and a packed programme of two-wheeled competition.
The event follows Cadwell Park’s extremely popular 80th Anniversary celebrations last year.
Returning to the Lincolnshire track where he once dominated, Agostini will be joined by Phil Read, John Cooper, Jim Redman, Derek Chatterton, Alex George, Mick Grant and many others to be announced at a later date.
On-track action will feature three special races from last year’s anniversary meeting: The Charlie’s Trophy (pre-1990 Grand Prix 2 strokes, from 175cc-750cc), the revived Tommy Wood Trophy (pre-1992 superbikes from 400cc-1100cc), and the Classic King of Cadwell (pre-1972 machinery from 251cc-750cc). Also on the bill are International Classic Grand Prix and Superbike races: The International Historic Racing Organisation for 1945-72 single-cylinder Grand Prix machinery, Landsdowne Classic Series for pre-1963 machines, and the Camathias Cup for classic sidecars.
Off-track entertainment will include historic vehicle and classic bike displays from collectors’ and owners’ clubs, motorcycle trial demonstrations, question and answer sessions with guest stars, live music and air displays.
Jonathan Palmer, Chief Executive of circuit owner MSV, said: “Last year’s 80th Anniversary Meeting at Cadwell Park met with a hugely enthusiastic response, which proved just how popular classic bike racing at Cadwell Park is. I decided to build on this and create the best historic motorcycle event in the country for 2015. I am thrilled that an amazing cast of bike racing legends have jumped at the chance to be involved and absolutely delighted that one of my childhood heroes, Giacomo Agostini, has accepted my invitation to head our list of stars.”