World GP Bike Legends Race Set For This Weekend
The World GP Bike Legends is all set to take place this weekend at the Jerez circuit. If you somehow find yourselves being there, you’re in luck because a treasure trove of some of the most iconic Grand Prix riders will be in attendance at the three-day festival.
The list of the riders is long and illustrious with names like likes of Freddie Spencer, Kevin Schwantz, Wayne Gardner, Phil Read and Christian Sarron, all of whom are scheduled to compete in any of the three special race classes - 125cc, 250cc, and 500cc - as well as the International Classic Grand Prix for 250/350cc bikes, the Classic 250cc/350cc Trophy, the 125cc Challenge Trophy and the Classic 50/80cc Superstars Trophy.
All in all, that’s 14 different races that are scheduled for the weekend, which, you know, is pretty incredible. But these races aren’t the only things you can look forward to at the festival.
There will also be a series of concerts featuring notable musical acts like QueenMania, the ZZ Tops, Bonnie Tyler, and rock musician James Toseland, who himself was once a motorcycle racer.
The World GP Bike Legends is probably the ultimate classic Grand Prix festival, and this year’s edition kicks off in two hours. From 19th to the 21st of June, the Jerez circuit will be the home of more GP legends than you’ve ever seen in one place.
If you’re still looking more for things to do at the World GP Bike Legends festival, BMW Motorrad will also be in attendance and will be offering test rides for its fleet of models.
So yeah, Jerez is the hip and happening place to be in this weekend. If you’re going to attend, make sure to send us a postcard or two!
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Why it matters
The World GP Bike Legends festival sounds like it’s a lot of fun, and this is coming from someone who has been to his share of motorcycle festivals. But this is one event that I haven’t been to and it’s a shame that I’m thousands of miles away from Jerez, Spain right now.
It’s ok. I’m not going to cry over missing this festival, even though the attendance of motorcycle racers I grew up watching leaves me with pangs of envy that I won’t be able to rub elbows with them.
But like I said, I’m not going to be a baby about it because I can make up for lost time and attend at least one of them in the future. I’ll make it to Jerez someday or wherever it is the event is held in the future.
For now, though, I’m content with being where I am to wait and see how the all those races turn out. It’s not the best way to enjoy the World GP Bike Legends festival, but it’s about as good as it’s going to get for me.