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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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