Luca Cadalora, the famous former rider from Modena and 3-fold world champion (categories 125 and 250) will be the Yamaha’s guest of honour at the occasion of the third edition of the 200 Miglia di Imola Revival, which will take place on the track of Imola on September 21st, 22nd and 23rd.
In 2011 we saw a flow of emotions, nostalgia and passion when the Yamaha riders from the passed got on the track of Enzo and Dino Ferrari in Imola, icons such as Giacomo Agostini, Phil Read, Carlos Lavado, Steve Baker, Don Emde and Christian Sarron. This year, the racing team from Iwata will feature the former Italian champion who led the brand with the three tuning forks for 9 seasons in a row to a world title in the categories 250 and 500 cc. Throughout the entire weekend, Cadalora will be at the disposal of the fans and nostalgia adepts, and on Sunday September 23rd, he will once again relive the sensations of the world championship by returning on the track aboard the mythical Yamaha 2-stroke, the YZR 500, in the version of Eddy Lawson. Afterwards he will do the same aboard a modern MotoGP, the Yamaha YZR-M1 in the 50th anniversary colours.
At the occasion of this fantastic tribute, the official Yamaha TZ Italia club (www.tzitalia.it), dedicated to all Yamaha racing bikes triumphing on track all over the world since the seventies, and the Club RD Series (www.rdseries.it), a group composed of passionate RD owners, deviated directly from the MotoGP and having marked an entire era, will also be present.
The 2012 edition of the 200 Miglia di Imola Revival also features the first edition of a 4-hour endurance race, reserved for historical bikes and the opening of the already famous Collezione Privata Moto Poggi COMP, the most exclusive private Yamaha collection of competition motorcycles in the world. The exhibition of Villanova di Castenaso, in the province of Bologna, counts over 60 Yamaha’s including true collector’s items such as the Yamaha YDS1R from 1959 and a series of TZ of different displacements (250, 350, 500 and 750 cm3). This small museum will be revealed on Friday and Saturday evening (from 18 till 23h) and all through Sunday (from 10 till 18h) and is accessible free of charge for everyone having an entry ticked to the 200 Miglia di Imola Revival.