Classic Endurance: En Route to the Final
Posted: 24th October 2017
Aragon 4H official press release – Championship still open in Maxi Classic, Legend and Classic 1000 – Retired racer Guy Martin to race again – Qualifying and night practice on Friday, race on Saturday
A few weeks after the MotoGP, it is the European Classic Series that is preparing to take possession of Motorland Aragon, not far from Zaragoza in the north of Spain. The fourth and final round of this endurance championship reserved for classic motorcycles, this appointment promises to be thrilling in more ways than one...
On a sports level first, with a very open championship in different categories. The battle is particularly raging in the flagship category, the Maxi Classic. The first three (Team Taurus, Neate Racing and Sweatshop Phase One No.4) are only separated by 8 points, and there are 25 points left for the winner of this final! The same goes for the Legend and the Classic 1000, where the Belgian team Vulcanet Daems Classic, currently 8th, can mathematically still win despite their two falls in Donington and Imola! But the title will more than likely go to one of the current top three teams (Scuderia Officine Toscane, Classic Boxer Endurance or Van Dijk Laverda), separated by only four small points ...
So far, the 2017 season has been marked by numerous theatrical moments and some twists and turns. The drop-outs have followed one another and some top teams will be keen to finish the year on a positive note. This is particularly the case of Team Force, still among the fastest, but often unlucky. Grégory Fastré and Bruno Le Bihan will have only one objective: the victory, even if this means spoiling the title ..."I keep telling then; you need to put the milk in *first*..."
Among the thirty teams involved in this Spanish final, the British Team Classic Suzuki will welcome a big name in motorcycling: Guy Martin. After having tasted the European Classic Series on the occasion of the Belgian round at Spa-Francorchamps, the British megastar will once again participate aboard a magnificent Suzuki Katana 1100. After announcing his withdrawal of the competition this summer, the young retired motorcycle racer has not yet stored his helmet and leathers, and will come to Aragon, mostly for fun, but with no intention of playing a mediocre role.
The free practice starts on Friday 27 October in the morning. The afternoon will be devoted to the qualifying practice and the evening to the night tests. The start of the 4-hour race will be given on Saturday 28 October at 5.35 pm ... Info: www.europeanclassicseries.eu.
Words, Photos: European Classic Series