FAMOUS RIDERS AT ENDURANCE LEGENDS
We're looking forward to welcoming another host of our racing heroes to Endurance Legends 2018.
We're extremely pleased to welcome double FIM World Endurance Champion Terry Rymer to Endurance Legends 2018.
Terry's illustrious racing career highlights include being crowned British Superbike Champion, European Superbike Champion, 5 times winner of the Bol d'Or and 2 times winner of the Le Mans 24hr as well as competing in the Suzuka 8 Hours and 500 GP races for Suzuki.
Terry will be our guest across the whole Endurance Legends weekend of 12 & 13th May, and will be leading the race bike parades on his very own Yamaha FZ750, and taking part in an interview and autograph session in the Endurance Legends marquee. He may even be part of the commentary team for the start of the 4hr race too!
Terry will also be presenting the trophies to the 4hr endurance race winning teams on the stage in the Endurance Legends marquee after the 4hr endurance race.
British champion Jamie Whitham has spent most of his racing career aboard a Suzuki, from RGV250s to GSX-R750Fs in the early days, before raced for the factory Suzuki team in World Superbikes again on a GSX-R750. He also made appearances in Grand Prix and raced in World Supersport.
Part of the 3 rider lineup for Team Classic Suzuki in 2017 at Endurance Legends, Jamie was due to ride again for the team aboard the Katana, but remains a big part of the team but has passed the place on to John Reynolds for 2018. We're all looking forward to him welcoming him to Donington Park in May.
Triple BSB Champion (1992, 2001 and 2004) with 37 career wins, means John Reynolds is one of the most successful of British motorcycle racers.
John has enjoyed international success in the 500 GP and World Superbike Championship, and has ridden for Padgetts Yamaha, Team Green and Reve Racing Kawasaki, and 5 years with the Reve Red Bull Ducati team before moving on to Rizla Crescent Suzuki.
John also has endurance racing experience having raced Honda VFR750R and Suzuki GSX-R750 at the Suzuka 8 Hours
The big news is that Endurance Legends sees John pull on his leathers and jump back in the seat of the No 7 Suzuki Katana as part of the Team Classic Suzuki endurance team, taking over from Jamie Whitham.
Endurance Legends 2018 sees Steve return as part of the celebrity rider line-up for Team Classic Suzuki aboard the No.7 Katana with Jamie Whitham and Michael Neeves.
Steve 'Stavros' Parrish - former Grand Prix racer and team mate to Barry Sheene on a Suzuki in the 1977 500cc world championship before becoming the 1978 500cc ACU 'Gold Star' Champion. He also won the Shell 500 title in both 1979 and 1980, and the British Superbike title in 1981.
After the early retirment from Endurance Legends 2017, Steve and the team from Team CLassic Suzuki will be keen to show the Katana can run at the front of the pack for the 4 hours!
Niall Mackenzie's joins us for Endurance Legends 2018!
With a career spanning an incredible three decades, Niall started with success in the British 250cc and 350cc championships winning two titles before moving on to the Grand Prix circuit in 250cc and later 500GP with Suzuki, Honda and Yamaha.
Endurance racing followed at Le Mans and the Bol d’Or, plus seven Suzuka 8 hours with a best result of second in 1992, but he may best be remembered for his dominance in British Superbike Championship taking three titles with the Cadburys Boost Yamaha Team between 1996-1998.
Niall will be with us at Endurance Legends for the whole weekend, riding a Pro Am 250LC in the parades, meeting fans, signing autographs, and enjoying an amazing weekend of classic racing.
MCN's senior road tester Michael Neeves is a seasoned club racer, winning races in a variety of championships on a range of bikes.
He’s also no stranger to classic racing either, racing a GSX-R1100 and a Katana at the Phillip Island Classic races earlier this year.
All of which stands him in good stead for being team mate to John Reynolds and Steve Parrish when they go up against the UK's and Europe's top endurance teams at Endurance Legends, Donington Park over 12/13 May.