MIKE PERO MOTOFEST
Moto GP legend will headline Mike Pero MotoFest
Randy Mamola, the original ‘great entertainer’ of motorcycle Grand Prix racing will headline the Mike Pero MotoFest spectacular at Hampton Downs from March 3-4 2018. The American made his début in international motorcycle racing in New Zealand in the early 1970s and went on to world championship Grand Prix racing success. Along the way he gained a legion of fans, drawn to his post-race antics that included wheelies, stoppies and throwing his gloves into the grandstands. The fans loved him for it and several riders, not least the great Valentino Rossi, have used the ‘Mamola template’ in subsequent years.
Mamola, Kiwi Superbike legend Aaron Slight and his former team-mate Rob Phillis head up a long list of legends attending the Hampton Downs event which will showcase all things motorbike, according to the motorsport park’s commercial manager Mike Marsden.
“The event will have a festival feel, with high profile racing on two circuits, track time for amateur riders, a moto trials exhibition, freestyle motocross display, a public trail ride on adjacent farmland, ATVs, Harleys, bike clubs, camping, exhibitors, a Saturday night gala dinner and more,” says Marsden. “We figure this will give the fans a one stop event, where they can see all genres of the sport and participate if they want.”
MotoFest will feature a new international race – the South Pacific Classic – featuring legends from the past. With the assistance of Kiwi racing identities, Graeme Crosby and Paul Treacy, Hampton Downs has attracted a host of great names including Mamola, Slight, four times world champion Hugh Anderson, Kiwi internationals Stuart Avant, Richard Scott and Andrew Stroud, along with GP racer and TV commentator Steve Parish, Australian GP star Kevin Magee, and Jeremy Burgess.
The event will double as a round of the New Zealand Superbike Championship, featuring Superbikes, sidecars and other championship categories. Track time will be available for amateur riders and bike clubs to enjoy a slow cruise or a high adrenalin lap around the Hampton Downs track.
Steve Parish will host a gala dinner event on the Saturday night, featuring all the legends in attendance and no doubt some great yarns from Mamola.
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GT LOUNGE HOSPITALITY
Treat yourself and enjoy this event in style or get your key customers along. This is the ultimate spot to take in the action on track and you will get to meet our motorcycling legend. Top the experience off with great food and great service in the luxurious GT Lounge.
- Access to GT Lounge where you will enjoy sweeping views of the track from the balcony
- VIP Parking
- Event Programme
- Morning Tea and Afternoon Tea
- Sumptuous buffet lunch
- Meet our event Legends
- Enjoy a Q & A with the Legends daily
- Cash Bar will be in operation
Price: $175 + GST per person, per day
MOTOFEST LEGENDS GALA DINNER
The Mike Pero MotoFest is a celebration of all things motorbike and this evening will provide you with some up close and personal insights into the career of Randy Mamola and other legends of the sport. Steve Parish will host the gala dinner event which will take place on the Saturday night in the Hampton Downs Pavilion.
- Located in the Pavilion, shared tables of 10;
- Revisit some classic motorcycling moments on the big screen;
- Full Buffet Dinner;
- Steve Parish as Master of Ceremonies;
- Key Note Speaker – Randy Mamola;
- Q & A with MotoFest Legends
Price: $149 Including GST per person
The Hampton Downs Motorhome Park can accommodate up to 100 vehicles. Motorsport in a motorhome is a great experience and is very popular at major events all over the world. Why not grab a motorhome and get to the Mike Pero Motofest with friends and family? A great place to find one is www.mighway.co.nz where you will find every day kiwis putting their motorhomes up for hire on a short term basis at competitive rates.
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