After a hugely successful event at Donington back in May which even saw the opening round of the European Classic Series come to the UK, organisers of the popular Endurance Legends event are already in talks about a return in 2018.
This year’s event certainly put the UK back on the endurance racing map for the first time since the 80s, and the track was packed with talent with the likes of James Whitham and Steve Parrish both involved in the main 4-hour race.
Spectators were treated to support races from the Lansdowne Classic Series and ICGP during the weekend, and the circuit was kept constantly busy with over 200 classic bikes taking part in the track day sessions.
Off circuit there was the Bennetts Live Arena, where thanks to the VMCC (Vintage Motor Cycle Club) and BHR (British Historic Racing) visitors were able to ride some amazing vintage and classic bikes and revel in the rare opportunity to experience racing sidecar taxi rides which were hugely popular all weekend.
When it came to the main event Neate Racing scored an all-important first European Classic Series win on their ContiRoadAttack 2 CR shod Harris Honda, victory tasting even sweeter as it came on home soil.
Reaction to the 2017 event was hugely positive, and once the dust had settled event organisers Robert Scott and Darin Frow of Classic Bike Trackdays soon got thinking about a follow up.
As an official sponsor of the event we are delighted to hear that planning for Endurance Legends 2018 is now underway and provisionally scheduled for early May 2018 subject to contracts and international calendars, with the date expected to be confirmed on 1st September.
We’ll release further details when we know more!