World GP Bike Legends returns at the ADAC Sachsenring Classic 2016

Following a hugely successful first event at Jerez in 2015, World GP Bike Legends is back for 2016. This time, the iconic bikes and riders from the golden age of Grand Prix motorcycle racing will do battle at the challenging Sachsenring Circuit – home to the German round of the current MotoGP World Championship.

World GP Bike Legends 2015
World GP Bike Legends 2015

The unprecedented blend of former Grand Prix stars riding their original screaming 2-strokes is what makes World GP Bike Legends unique, and this second event is set to be even bigger and better. Once again the reaction from riders and collectors has been fantastic, and there will be further announcements coming very soon.

The Kenny Roberts' 1981 Yamaha OW48R was one of the stars of the show at World GP Bike Legends
The Kenny Roberts’ 1981 Yamaha OW48R was one of the stars of the show at World GP Bike Legends

With qualifying and two flat-out races in prospect, plus the amazing opportunity to meet heroes of the period at the autograph sessions throughout the weekend, there will be plenty for the anticipated 25,000 fans to take in.

World GP Bike Legends 2015
World GP Bike Legends 2015

As well as the World GP Bike Legends races, there is of course a full weekend of action in store, with the incredible grid of 500cc machines dating from 1980-2000 undoubtedly providing the highlight of the show. The event will host more than 650 racers starting in over 18 classes with a mouthwatering mix of classic bikes and cars.

World GP Bike Legends 2015 - Kevin Schwantz
World GP Bike Legends 2015 – Kevin Schwantz

1987 500cc World Champion Wayne Gardner is once again leading the charge as rider ambassador, and it is expected that he will be joined by over 20 former rivals and comrades.

Freddie Spencer, Wayne Gardner, Christian Sarron and Didier de Radiguès presented all-new World GP Bike Legends at the Regent Street Motor Show.
Freddie Spencer, Wayne Gardner, Christian Sarron and Didier de Radiguès presented all-new World GP Bike Legends at the Regent Street Motor Show.

“We had such a brilliant time at Jerez last year, and that really was just the start! All the riders and owners have been calling me to find out what’s happening, so it’s really exciting to announce this first event of 2016 – I can’t wait to get out there again.

“Sachsenring is a brilliant circuit and will give the fans some great racing, and of course we’ll get to meet and share stories with a whole new group of people in Germany. We’ll be back out on the original bikes, but we’ve got some more exciting news in the pipeline too!”

The 2016 Sachsenring Classic with World GP Bike Legends is scheduled for June 10-12.

World GP Bike Legends 2015 - Race Two Podium - 1st Freddie SPENCER – Yamaha YZR500 OW48R - 2nd Kevin SCHWANTZ – Suzuki RGV500 XR84 - 3rd Didier DE RADIGUES – Suzuki RGV500 XR88
World GP Bike Legends 2015 – Race Two Podium – 1st Freddie SPENCER – Yamaha YZR500 OW48R – 2nd Kevin SCHWANTZ – Suzuki RGV500 XR84 – 3rd Didier DE RADIGUES – Suzuki RGV500 XR88
World GP Bike Legends 2015 - Kevin Schwantz
World GP Bike Legends 2015 – Kevin Schwantz
Steve Parrish prepares to head out at Loris Capirossi watches on
Steve Parrish prepares to head out at Loris Capirossi watches on
Freddie Spencer, Wayne Gardner, Christian Sarron and Didier de Radiguès presented all-new World GP Bike Legends at the Regent Street Motor Show.
Freddie Spencer, Wayne Gardner, Christian Sarron and Didier de Radiguès presented all-new World GP Bike Legends at the Regent Street Motor Show.

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