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Vintage Racing: European Endurance Legend Cup Announced

PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:21 pm
by Aphex
http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/vintage-racing-european-endurance-legend-cup-announced/

I'm very excited about this.

Classic :
1968 to 1981, air cooled four-stroke, air or water cooled two-strokes, 4-valve engines to 1000cc, 2 valve engines to 1300cc - original or modified original frames. This class is expected to cater for machines from Laverda, Ducati, BMW, Moto Guzzi and earlier Kawasaki Z1000 and Suzuki GS1000s with tuned engines.

Legend :
1976 to 1984 air cooled four-stroke, air or water cooled two-strokes, 1300cc maximum displacement - original, modified original or aftermarket frames. This class is expected to feature big four cylinder motors from Honda, Suzuki and Kawasaki in frames from Harris, P&M, Moto Martin, Bakker, Bimota, etc.

SuperStock :
1973 to 1986 four cylinder 750cc or twin cylinder 1000cc machines with air or water cooling and original frames; no engine tuning is allowed. This class is aimed at early Suzuki GSX-R750s, early Honda VFR750s, Yamaha FZ750s and Kawasaki GPX750s

Superbike :
1976 to 1986, up to 1300cc displacement with air, water or oil cooling - original, modified original or aftermarket frames. This class is expected to feature full-on race bikes from the mid-eighties.

Re: Vintage Racing: European Endurance Legend Cup Announced

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:48 am
by abc
Theres a strong following here in oz for thrashing the old bike around, the meetings are cheap enough for everyone and the competition is pretty hot but with a relaxed atmosphere and the mindset to help other racers if someone is having a bad day. Ah the good o'l days.
By the looks for the way they have the classes organised its going to attract a heap of guys and gals and would be fun to enter.
Hope you enjoy it.

Re: Vintage Racing: European Endurance Legend Cup Announced

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:55 am
by Scotty
I've been doing this stuff with Phase One Endurance (http://www.phaseone.co.uk) for years actually. Plans for the forthcoming season are still a little fluid at the moment; we're moving away from the P&M framed GSX1100s that we've been using and are looking to build an XR69 replica chassis to house early GSX-R motors, and also building up a ZXR750 to run in the Post-Classic class in another championship. We won our first World Endurance Championship in 1993 on ZXRs, and have won the European Classic Series twice on P&Ms in 2013 and 2015.

abc's correct, there's a really good atmosphere in the paddock and everyone is happy to help out another team if they're in a spot of bother.

Re: Vintage Racing: European Endurance Legend Cup Announced

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:24 pm
by Aphex
abc wrote:Theres a strong following here in oz for thrashing the old bike around, the meetings are cheap enough for everyone and the competition is pretty hot but with a relaxed atmosphere and the mindset to help other racers if someone is having a bad day. Ah the good o'l days.
By the looks for the way they have the classes organised its going to attract a heap of guys and gals and would be fun to enter.
Hope you enjoy it.


I won't be participating but I have a huge amount of love for bikes from that era. I'm hoping some of the series gets broadcasted or pops up on YouTube.

Scotty wrote:I've been doing this stuff with Phase One Endurance (http://www.phaseone.co.uk) for years actually. Plans for the forthcoming season are still a little fluid at the moment; we're moving away from the P&M framed GSX1100s that we've been using and are looking to build an XR69 replica chassis to house early GSX-R motors, and also building up a ZXR750 to run in the Post-Classic class in another championship. We won our first World Endurance Championship in 1993 on ZXRs, and have won the European Classic Series twice on P&Ms in 2013 and 2015.

abc's correct, there's a really good atmosphere in the paddock and everyone is happy to help out another team if they're in a spot of bother.


That's bitchin, I just love the tube frame on the XR69's. My first bike was a 1977 GS750, I rode the hell out of it and when it was time to refresh the top end I found Pop Yoshimura high comp pistons in side ever since then I've been hooked on big air cooled IL4's and bikes from that era.

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Re: Vintage Racing: European Endurance Legend Cup Announced

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:51 pm
by SDNerd
Nice old Yosh piston there.

You ever go up to Willow Springs for AHRMA? Any AHRMA event is a great way to get your vintage racing tin fix - road race or dirt.

Re: Vintage Racing: European Endurance Legend Cup Announced

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:37 pm
by Aphex
SDNerd wrote:Nice old Yosh piston there.

You ever go up to Willow Springs for AHRMA? Any AHRMA event is a great way to get your vintage racing tin fix - road race or dirt.


Never heard of it, thanks for that. Their road racing school looks awesome as well.

I'm gonna check this out next month at Glen Helen: http://mailchi.mp/798055f4e5db/tt-scrambles-championship-series-announced-rnd-1-just-4-weeks-out?e=e39c797278

I think my friend Gary Jones is designing the track this year and will also race.

I still need to get out on the track with you Nerd and learn some things.