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. 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 heads up a long list of legends attending the Hampton Downs event which will showcase all things motorbike. Here’s the line up….
LEGENDS DEMONSTRATION SESSIONS
Enjoy demos from our legends twice a day over the MotoFest weekend. Our Legends will be reunited with machines from the past for exhibition sessions. Legends line up as follows: Randy Mamola, Steve Parrish, Aaron Slight, Graeme Crosby, Hugh Anderson, Kevin Magee, Andrew Stroud, Gary Goodfellow, Paul Bryne, Phil Payne, Jeremy Burgess and Shayne King.
SHOEI CLASSIC RACING
The event will feature Post Classic and Classic GP Racing.
NZSBK CHAMPIONSHIP – ROUND 3
Round 3 of the 2018 New Zealand Superbike Championship will be contested at the Mike Pero Motofest. With 10 classes, from Superbikes to Sidecars, the country’s top motorcycle racers will battle it out on track, culminating in the prestigious NZTT title on Sunday afternoon.
KAWASAKI PUBLIC TRAIL RIDE
There will be a public trail ride (10-15km) on adjacent farmland, which will run for the entire two days of the event. This will be open to all comers. The track will be family friendly.
MOTUL TRIALS CHALLENGE
A temporary track will be built on site in the heart of the track for the inaugural MOTUL Stadium Trails Challenge, featuring eight of NZ’s top riders.
FREESTYLE MOTO CROSS
X Games Superstar Levi Sherwood joins the Franklin Farm Freestyle Moto X team at Hampton Downs for the Mike Pero Motofest. Levi and two other local riders will take to the skies above the main skidpan with aerobatics on motorbikes. There will be three breath taking shows each day.
PIRELLI TRACK SESSIONS
Track time will be available for amateur riders and enthusiasts thanks to Pirelli! Riders will be able to purchase 2 x 15 minute track sessions on either day, along with their event ticket. Take in all the action and get amongst it!
STAR INSURANCE MOTORCYCLE SHOW
We are expecting a massive congregation of bikes at the track each day. The very best road bikes, Harley Davidsons and more. Bike show participants will have the opportunity to cruise the track each day and show off their ride.
ALPINESTARS LEGENDS DINNER
Celebrate some of classic moments on the big screen and a Q & A with the Legends on Saturday night.
Read about our legends here.
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