Schwantz and Parrish join World GP Bike Legends event


The 1993 500CC World Champion Kevin Schwantz is the latest name to announce his participation in the upcoming World GP Bike Legends event.

The huge event takes place at Jerez, Spain, from 19-21 June and will bring together a whole host of legendary riders, with Steve Parrish and Graeme Crosby also joining the list.

They join an already impressive list of names including Freddie Spencer, Wayne Gardner and Christian Sarron.

Schwantz will be re-united with his Suzuki RGV500 XR84, which carried the number one plate during the 1994 season.

The Texan, who won 25 races throughout his career, is looking forward to getting back out on the track.

Schwantz said: “It’s going to be some good fun to be back out there with the ‘ole boys on our 500’s!’

“Spain has always been the most popular place for Grand Prix racing and I look forward to seeing the huge crowds and all the fans at the event.”

The special event will feature 125cc, 250cc and 500cc classes with full practice, qualifying and races taking place across the weekend.

There will also be a host of entertainment alongside the racing action, with live music from Bonnie Tyler and former World Superbike Champion, turned musician, James Toseland.

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Parrish, who won the British Superbike title in 1981, is also enthusiastic about the upcoming event.

He said: “It’s going to be great to blow off the cobwebs and actually race with everybody again. I can’t think of many better ways to spend a summer weekend than in Spain with your mates and some of the most amazing racing machines ever built – in fact the more I think about it, the better it sounds!

“With live music and everything else on offer it’ll be a weekend to remember – I can smell the two stroke oil already…”

Fans can get their hands on some early bird discounts right now, with the full weekend ticket price fixed at €55 until 31 March.