Agostini to make Brands Hatch BSB appearance

Iconic grand prix rider Giacomo Agostini has been confirmed to make a special appearance at the upcoming Brands Hatch round of the British Superbike Championship next month.

The Italian is frequently hailed as the greatest rider of all-time, with multiple MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi amongst his many admirers.

Agostini will ride a few laps of the Grand Prix configuration of the Kent circuit riding his 500-3 MV Agusta and an OW31 TZ750 Yamaha, while multiple World Champion Phil Read will also join him out on track.

Agostini's appearance is just one of a number of exciting showcases being planned by series promoters MSV, as a complete collection of Grand Prix Hondas, including the 250cc-6, 350cc-4 and Mike Hailwood's 500cc-4, will be out on track. Multiple TT winner and British Champion Mick Grant will lap the circuit on his 1970s MCN Superbike Kawasaki 750cc-3, plus there will be factory RG500 GP Suzukis and Randy Mamola's Cagiva factory 500cc GP machine.

The complete collection will be on display throughout the weekend, while there will also be an opportunity for fans to meet Agostini and Read when they join the current BSB riders for an official autograph session.

Brands Hatch will also become the first circuit to host three races of the British Superbike Championship in one weekend, with the first taking place on Saturday after qualifying.

In addition, there will be eight races from the six support championships including a round of the International Classic Grand Prix series.

Throughout the weekend there will be manufacturer displays and representation from BMW, Honda, Harley Davidson and Kawasaki, with the latter celebrating 25 years of the Ninja model. The Sunday entertainment also includes action in the skies with a Red Devils Parachute Drop and a display from World Aerobatic Championship pilot Mark Jefferies.

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ron - Unregistered

July 10, 2009 2:30 PM

What a sad lot there are about these days, watching Mike Hailwood, Ago and Phil Read round Brands Hatch and the sound of those bikes was something else. Even Mike's bikes without him will be great,Younger people these days don't know what they missed and comments like dull believe me don't come into it :-o.

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