ENDURANCE Legends bosses have unveiled a star-studded lineup for their classic spectacular as they confirm a return to Donington Park this summer.
The Leicestershire circuit will once again play host to a weekend of sprint racing, endurance battles, parades and shows as it holds the second race of the European Endurance Legends Cup along with rounds of the GP Originals and Lansdowne Classic series.
And for yet another year, a number of British motorcycle racing’s former stars will be back to bolster both the competition and the paddock entertainment.
Ex-British Superbike champion James Whitham and former Grand Prix rider Steve Parrish return as part of Team Classic Suzuki’s Katana-mounted crew. After Whitham took a spill on the opening lap of last year’s event and prematurely ended the squad’s hopes of success, they’ll be back looking to make amends for 2017.
Double World Endurance champ Terry Rymer and three-time British Superbike king John Reynolds have also confirm their attendance as they join the parades and take part in interviews and autograph sessions over the weekend.
And the heritage doesn’t stop with the racers – Suzuki is also planning celebrations for some of its former models: the GS1000 and X7, which both celebrate 40 year anniversaries, and the RGV250 which celebrates its 30th.
Visitors can once again look forward to more sidecar taxi rides on the Melbourne Loop, as well as a ‘Try-a-Classic-Bike’ stand and even a new bike test area.
“We were completely overwhelmed by the reaction from everyone after the first Endurance Legends at Donington Park in May 2017,” event organiser Darin Frow said.
“It was a truly unique and memorable event which has helped us go into 2018 with even greater enthusiasm. We have another amazing schedule lined up for this year, so you won’t want to miss 12 and 13 May!”
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