THE LANSDOWNE CLASSIC SERIES
The Lansdowne Series started up in 1999 so 2018 will be our 20th season, and it is great to be invited back to have a round of our Championship with Endurance Legends at Donington Park in May 2018.
The Lansdowne Series arose after the first Goodwood Revival meeting when Richard Thirkell, Mark Blackden and others realised that there might well be enthusiasm for racing very standard specification 500cc and 350cc Grand Prix machines like those raced up till the end of 1963.
The idea took hold and it wasn’t long before the Lansdowne was putting out full grids of such bikes and sometimes two grids. We have run with all the major motorcycle racing clubs as well as Moto GP, BSB and major car race meetings as well.
The Series have 4 major Sponsors, Bonhams the Auctioneers who have been with us since the start, The National Motorcycle Museum, The Classic Motorcycle magazine and Avon Tyres – whose 19 inch product is the Control Tyre for the Bonhams Lansdowne Championship which is a full British Championship.
Each sponsor puts its name to a Championship:
The Bonhams British Championship is for the sponsored riders on pre 1964 Grand Prix machines, mainly Manx Nortons and G50 Matchless’.
The National Motorcycle Museum sponsor the WRR 500cc Championship and this is for similar pre ’64 bikes of the owner/rider.
The Avon Tyres Championship is for pre ’64 350cc machines
The Classic Motorcycle TCM Championship is for pre 1954 machines to the same spec as the Goodwood Revival meeting run every other year.
Fairings are not permitted in any class so you can see the machine detail nicely, and the racing is always fast and furious!
If you are too young to remember what 40 big singles sound like on a mass start you will have to come and hear it for yourselves!
For more informaton please visit: www.lansdowneclassic.co.uk