Triple 500cc world champion 'King' Kenny Roberts is to ride a works Yamaha OW60 in the "Past Masters" event at the Mallory Park VMCC Festival of 1000 Bikes, on Sunday 10th July.

Legend Roberts, the first American to win the 500cc grand prix title, stated: "This will be my first time on a UK racetrack in front of the public since 1983".

King Kenny last rode at Mallory as part of the "Transatlantic Challenge" and that will a theme for this year's event, when other original team members from both sides of the Atlantic - including Stevie Baker, Graeme Crosby and Mick Grant - will also be out on track.

In addition, the Yamaha Classic Racing Team (YCRT) will be making the trip from Holland to help celebrate 50 years of Yamaha racing in Europe - and have booked Giacomo Agostini and Phil Read to ride on "Past Masters" Sunday.