Party time at Spa-Francorchamps: part 2

SURELY, THERE'S MORE TO SEE THAN JUST SUZUKIS?

Of course. The French Team Classic Racing Motorcycles will bring a few wonderful Yamaha YZR500s from 1986 and 1989, to be ridden by none other than Steve Baker and Christian Sarron. Hubert Rigal will mount his immaculately restored Yamaha 0W31. And fans of a unique sound sensation should try and get very close to those very special Königs. You can't visit the Bikers' Classics and not go into the pitlane.

BUT HOW CAN I GET INTO THAT PITLANE?

That's simple. No hassle with passes and scans. At the Bikers' Classics, the pitlane is a 'go area', so to speak. With your entry ticket you get access to the paddock and the pitlane. This is your chance to get face to face with one of your old heroes and with legendary machines.

YOU MENTIONED AN UNPRECEDENTED LINE-UP IN THE SIDECAR PARADE?

Steve Webster. Alain Michel. Egbert Streuer. Rolf Steinhausen. Werner Schwärzel. Steve Abbott. Bruno Holzer. And.... Rolf Biland and Kurt Waltisperg! There's nine reasons for you to come to Spa-Francorchamps... All those former World Champions will be there! And they are going to ride! The stuff they're bringing will make you weak in the knees. Biland will be there with an LCR Swissauto, Michel with a Krauser-Yamaha, Webster with a Windle-Yamaha, Steinhausen with a Busch-König... And then there's a whole flood of LCR-Yamahas... As usual, the sidecar greats have an open-door policy. Over thirty sidecar outfits will be on display in a huge tent in the paddock. And if you happen to see two guys sweating and working hard, it could be Derek Jones and Brian Ayres.

WILL THERE BE ANOTHER '4 HOURS OF SPA CLASSIC' ON SATURDAY EVENING?

Absolutely! That race has been part of the Bikers' Classics for quite some years now. And every year the teams – with the occasional former Grand Prix and World Superbike rider – and bikes seem te be getting better and stronger. The European Classic Series have become a fun but extremely serious game by now and the Spa-Francorchamps race is the second in the four race championship. have a look on the complete starting grid on our homepage button.