Last weekend (26-27 May), the 20th edition of the “Moto Legend Cups” took place at France’s Dijon-Prenois circuit. According to the organisers, 28 000 spectators flocked to the Burgundy circuit over the two days, in glorious sunshine, to watch demonstrations of motorcycles (and sidecars), both roadsters and racers, built since the dawn of motor vehicles, from the end of the 19th century until 1985.
Both pre-World War II motorcycles, most of them in perfect condition and running like clockwork, and vintage racing machines could be admired by the many spectators and fans. The event was attended by a number of World Champions, including such well known figures as Giacomo Agostini, Phil Read, Jim Redman, Steve Baker, Rodney Gould, Christian Sarron, Jan de Vries, Carlos Lavado, Alain Michel, Manuel Herreros, Gérard Coudray, as well as other top riders such as Gianfranco Bonera, Guy Bertin, Jean-François Baldé, Roland Freymond, Bruno Kneubuhler, Hubert Rigal, Pentti Korhonen, Bernard Fau, and many more. The participants and the spectators, who hailed from 20 different countries, made this 20th anniversary edition of the Moto Legend Cups an enormous success, confirming the interest generated by vintage motorcycles of all eras, as well as the legendary riders who live on in our memories.
1-Brough Superior 988 SS80 – 1922
2-BSA 500 Gold Star – 1938
3-Carlos Lavado, Yamaha 250 YZ3, 1985
4-Indian Four 1265 – 1931
6-Monet Goyon 250 R3 – 1924
7-Scott 600 TT – 1930
8-Velocette 350 KSS – 1930
9-Yamaha 750 OW 31 - 1977
10-Kawasaki KR 350 – 1979 (Jean-Paul Lecointe), AJS 350 7R – 1954 (Jean-Claude Castella)
11-Christian Sarron, Yamaha 500 Y2R, 1989
12-Giacomo Agostini, Yamaha 350 OW16, 1975
13-Grindlay Peerless 250 Tiger Club – 1932
14-Phil Read, Yamaha 500 OW45, 1978
15-Jim Redman, Steve Baker, Alain Michel, Giacomo Agostini, Phil Read, Carlos Lavado, Gérard Coudray, Christian Sarron.
16-Steve Baker, Yamaha 750 OW31, 1977
17-Triumph Egli 750 Trident – 1971, Suzuki Endurance Team Manager Dominique Méliand