World GP Bike Legends chose Jerez Circuit in the beautiful Southern Spain region of Andalucia to host the inaugural festival of what is to become the ‘Masters’ series for grand prix racing. Legendary riders from across the world flew in and were reunited with authentic 2-stroke machinery from the Golden Era of motorcycle racing.
With multiple headline races, fun entertainment and live music, a high quality festival was born.
Wayne Gardner said: “My perspective of the event has been overwhelmingly successful. I saw the look in people’s eyes and heard all the cheering when I won yesterday which was so cool. It brought back a lot of memories and it’s my third GP victory at Jerez! To ride with all your friends is such a pleasure. Today I was riding around the outside of Christian and I had total confidence and it was a great feeling. These motorcycles are still so thrilling, and of course we’ve got it all filmed on TV and hopefully the documentary will help us grow further. There’s already negotiations for events in other countries so the future is very bright. I think this event will springboard the interest in it and will make it easier for us to fill the grids in the future. I applaud Nick Wigley and the team at Goose for coming up with such a great concept.”
Steve Parrish said: “It’s great to be back with the old motorcycles and remember how they were in the old days. Unfortunately I’d like to apologize to Steve Wheatman because I managed to break one of his today – it’s been very kind of him to lend them to me and I was able to go out on a different bike which was really enjoyable as I managed to finish the races today! To be out there with colleagues from the past, the fumes and the camaraderie that goes on as well as to go right into the middle of all the fans and see so many enthusiastic people is really great.”
Chris Wilson, a bike collector providing some of the iconic bikes for the legends to ride this weekend, said: “The enthusiasm and commitment of Goose Live Events has brought me here today. The opportunity to come to an event like this and be part of the beginning of what I really hope is going to be something very special was too good to miss. It is obviously a staggeringly good location, it is just a fantastic circuit – Jerez, Andalucia is beautiful but also packed with history. Everyone has been fantastic and I really look forward to this weekend.”