Bikers’ Classics: already a classic
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Almost twenty years ago the Spa-Francorchamps GP was taken off the calendar. A great shame, but those who love speed, racing sounds and nostalgia got something magnificent in return. This years’ Bikers’ Classics will once again lure classics racing enthusiasts to the Belgian Ardennes . In only its fourteenth year the Bikers’ Classics has already become a classic.
“The past is our future”, that is the motto of the Bikers’ Classics organisation. The organisers cherish the past and thus keep the memory of times gone by very much alive. The mysterious Spa-Francorchamps circuit is the ideal location for old heroes to return into the limelight and for famous four strokes and screaming two strokes to make themselves heard again. As if the sounds had never faded away. The Bikers’ Classics does not only attract thousands of spectators, but also former riders who without exception experienced the charms and dangers of the picturesque circuit. Fifteen times world champion Giacomo Agostini has almost become a regular at the track where he dominated the 500 cc class from 1966 until 1973. The Italian maestro will have a busy time, for he will mount both the 350 and 500 two stroke Yamahas as well as the roaring MV Agusta 500/3.
The circuit of Spa-Francorchamps is, of course, a part of the success. From all the circuits, it's without any doubt the most mythical : It was and still is a real dream for all the generations of bikers and spectators. A victory on the track of Spa was an essential ranking of any good driver. Of course, the circuit has changed basically for new safety standards, but the atmosphere remained exactly the same.
For fifteen years, the parades reunify a lot of champions and, more than six hundred drivers (re)take part in the event and (re)ride on the track with their finest and well restored mechanicals.
From June 30 to July 2 2017, the stars of the past will ride once again in Francorchamps with their four-stroke or their two-stroke bikes, trying to conquer the « Raidillon ».
The presence of these historic champions, their machines and makers on the track and in the paddock will almost surely turn this event into a new huge success on beforehand – an event not to be missed.