SPALDERS GETS A GRIP: A LOOK AT THE BEST EVER ROAD RACING MOTORCYCLE - THE MACHINE WHICH HELPED VALENTINO ROSSI BECOME THE FIRST CHAMPION OF THE MotoGP ERA…………
Just what is the Difference Between a Road Bike and a MotoGP Machine?
The Greenwich Motor and Motorcycle Club is delighted to welcome back former KRC (Kent Racing Combine) road racer turned technical journalist and MotoGP television pundit, Neil Spalding, who will be giving an illustrated talk on the machine which dominated the beginning of the MotoGP era, Honda's legendary RC211V, at the Riverside Club, Eynsford, near Brands Hatch on Wednesday evening 4th December (Riverside, Eynsford, Dartford DA4 0AE). Doors open at 7.00pm with the talk commencing at 8.00pm. The price of entry is a £2 raffle ticket, and all proceeds from the evening will be split equally between the Kent Air Ambulance Service and the ACU Benevolent Fund. Those wishing to attend should call 07786-159748 to reserve their seats.
Neil Spalding’s interest in, and understanding of racing motorcycles began when he started competing himself in the 1980s. Rather than just ride bikes, he determined to learn how and why they worked in order to apply that knowledge to his own machinery. That determination paid off, first with a KRC championship to his credit and, more recently, with a burgeoning career as a technical journalist and broadcast commentator which has won him respect in the MotoGP pit lane as well as with race fans around the world. The talk which he will be giving on 4th December is one which has been well received by enthusiasts here and abroad recently. As Neil says himself: “The story of the RC211V is arguably the story of the greatest motorcycle ever developed”.
This event will be the first “Tony Lovett Memorial Evening” in honour of the Greenwich Club’s late Chairman, who was born the same year as his beloved motorcycle club – 1925 – and who died in 2010. It was Tony Lovett who instigated the club’s first evening events at the Riverside Club some years ago.
Edited by Perruqueporte, 07 November 2013 - 18:22.