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Freddie Spencer 'honoured' by Classic TT role

'I'm really looking forward to experiencing the place where so many great names have competed and to meeting the fans' - Freddie Spencer
Triple Grand Prix world champion Freddie Spencer says he is 'honoured' to have the chance to be involved with the inaugural Classic TT races in August.

'Fast Freddie' is the latest star name set to make an appearance at the event next month, when he will ride his 1987 500cc, 3-cylinder Rothmans Honda at the Festival of Jurby on August 25 and again in the Lap of Honour on Monday, August 26.

Spencer, who became the youngest ever 500cc world champion in 1983 aged 21, said: “The Isle of Man TT is one of the great event's in motorsport and to get the chance to be involved in the inaugural Classic TT is a real honour.

“I'm really looking forward to experiencing the place where so many great names have competed and to meeting the fans.”

The American star is also famous for his double world title feat in 1985, when he clinched both the 250cc and 500cc crowns in the same season.

His career was cut short by wrist injuries and he retired from Grand Prix racing at the beginning of 1988.

Other legendary names from already confirmed to attend the Classic TT include Giacomo Agostini, Phil Read, Mick Grant, Phillip McCallen, Kork Ballington and Steve Baker.



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Freddie Spencer will complete a parade lap at the Classic TT
James Hillier in the Senior race at the Isle of Man TT
Guy Martin in the Senior TT
John McGuinness on the Honda Fireblade in the Senior race at the Isle of Man TT
Senior TT race winner Michael Dunlop
Dean Harrison on his way to victory in the Lightweight TT
Michael Dunlop on the BMW Motorrad S1000RR in the Senior TT
Michael Dunlop, Conor Cummins and Guy Martin on the Senior TT podium
Dean Harrison on the Mar-Train Racing Yamaha in the Supersport TT
William Dunlop on the Tyco Suzuki Supersport machine at the Isle of Man TT
John McGuinness on the Valvoline Padgetts Honda in the Superstock race at the Isle of Man TT
Michael Dunlop lines up at the start of the second Supersport TT race
John McGuinness on the Mugen Shiden in the TT Zero race
Bruce Anstey and Michael Dunlop shake hands at the Isle of Man TT after the second Supersport race
Michael Dunlop on his MD Racing Honda in the Supersport TT
John McGuinness on the Mugen machine at the Isle of Man TT
Karl Harris at the Isle of Man TT
Karl Harris at the Isle of Man TT

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