Great champions, magnificent motorcycles, and a 4-hour endurance race like in the old days.
The 3rd edition of the 200 Miglia di Imola revival will take place from 21 till 23 September and will be even more interesting and passionate than the previous editions. The participants list is almost completed and confirms that a lot of fanatics of classic bikes will be able to ride on track aboard the most magnificent machines. Among them also some old bikes that were long forgotten but will leave their cellars for this particular occasion to please the numerous technical adepts.
Next to the fanatics of beautiful classic bikes, we will of course also be able to admire the many world champions, with as a star guest, Loris Capirossi.
The nice Italian rider will ride aboard a Ducati, just like Paul Smart, the first winner of the 200 Miglia.
To name all the great stars that will participate would take too long, but to name just a few : Luca Cadalora, Roberto Gallina, Roland Freymond, Fausto Ricci, Gianfranco Bonera, Renzo Pasolini Jr and Jean-François Baldé will all take part.
And then there are also Gianni Rolando, Virginio Ferrari, Loris Reggiani, Fausto Gresini, Bruno Spaggiari, Rossano Brazzi and Riccardo Crespi.
Only for this reason, the 200 Miglia are worth the visit, but there is much more, like the Ducati exhibition to name one. An exposition that will feature 40 years of victories and domination by the famous two-cylinders from the Bologna factory. Historical engines and motorcycles, exceptionally leaving their museum.
And as if that was not enough, there will be many more activities and animations, allowing to meet the champions up close and personal, and do not forget: the 2012 edition will also feature an endurance race.
Just like the Bikers’ Classics at Spa-Francorchamps, Imola will once again relive the atmosphere of the endurance races from the past. On Saturday the 22nd of September, as from 15h, the track will be invaded for four hours long by the teams and motorcycles that once raced at the Bol d’Or and the 24 Hours of Le Mans or Liège. A real competition like in the old days, with a ‘Le Mans’-style start and the many pit stops which are so typical for an endurance race.