After the thrilling Anglo-Scottish battle at Knockhill, the Pro-AM Revival returns this weekend and this time it’s the turn of the Lincolnshire Poachers to face The Gamekeepers.
An official support race to this weekend’s British Superbike round, the Pro-AM Revival harps back to the greatest one make race series of all time which pitted amateurs against professional and created many fierce elbow-bashing rivalries.
When the idea of bringing the series back first came about, it was decided that it would be too difficult to source more than thirty RD350 LC machines as used in the original 1980s races. The Revival series first hit the track in 2015, and has kept Continental dealer IDP Moto at Silverstone extremely busy as Darryl Young works tirelessly to keep the restored fleet of around thirty RD250 LC bikes up and running. All bikes have been fitted with the ContiClassicAttack radial tyre, which has been developed to offer improved performance in a range of classic motorcycle tyre sizes.
The Lincolnshire Poachers squad features a number of local riders:
- Dean Robinson
- Nev Busson
- Paul Tinker (captain)
- John Corrin
- Owen Cherrell
- Pete Jennings
- Pete Boast
- Geoff Baldock
They’ll line up against a strong Gamekeepers team, although double revival race winner Niall MacKenzie will be watching from the sidelines this time around:
- Alan Carter (captain)
- Andy Muggleton
- Curt Langan
- Geoff Fowler
- Ivan Gray
- Graeme Mitchell
- Dale Robinson
- Charlie Corner
Andy Muggleton will be one to watch for the Gamekeepers, having taken the win at Silverstone in 2016. Charlie Corner has also finished on the podium on all three previous occasions.
At present there are plans for two races, one on Saturday evening followed by another after the second Superbike race on Sunday.
Eurosport are planning to broadcast the races, but as is always the case with live TV, things can change!
Find out more about the ContiClassicAttack here.