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The 2013 Spa Francorchamps Bikers' Classic event was once again a spectacular occassion, with an incredible turn out of machines and riders providing great entertainment in and around the circuit, take a look at just a small sample of what was to be seen
A nice shot of the bikes going out onto the track from the GP and Superbike pits, with Eau rouge in the background. Glorious sunny weather all weekend which brought out a record attendance.
Some of the Suzuki Classic Racing Team bikes in the pits.
The 1978 RG500 Mk3 that was riden by Dale Robinson.
1979 RG500 Mk4 riden by Romano Cantoni from the Amicale Spirit of Speed team.
The ex Kevin Schwantz 1998 RGV500 XR88 to be riden by Steve Plater.
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1979 RG500 Mk5 to be riden by Chris Berriman.
Wayne Gardner was a very popular guest at this years event.
An original Honda NSR originally riden by Wayne Gardner.
The 1980 Yamaha OW53 of Gérald Armand.
Josef Hage on the 1982 Yamaha TZ500 J of the Classic Racing Team Bodensee.
The 1993 ROC Yamaha YZR500 riden by Jean-Marie Herhard, with a lovely backdrop of the pit lane and Eau rouge.
The outer 2 cylinders of the YZR500 are reversed, so that the carburetors are mounted at the front and the exhausts exit to the rear.
Christian Sarron joined to ride a 1989 Yamaha YZR500 of the Team Classic-racing-motorcycles.
One of the biggest stars, Giacomo Agostini.
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Ago being pushed down the pit lane on the 1970 MV Agusta 500 triple.
Three more MV triples head a line up of red in the pit lane sunshine.
Matthias Farwick rode this rare 1982 Sanvenero 500 Grand Prix racer from the Motorsport Museum Hockenheim.
Manx Norton with elegant swan neck clip ons.
This 1961 Matchless G50 was riden by the famous journalist and racer Alan Cathcart.
Marcel Ankoné with the 1974 Suzuki TR500 XR05.
Kurt Florin on the 1971 König GP 500.
Didier de Radiguès on the 1984 Honda belonging to Olivier Rietsch.
Suzuki RG500 and 1988 Ducati 851 Superbike.
Terry Rymer came back again this year, here with his 1989 Yamaha OW01.
Ian Martin with the 1989 Honda RC30 of Howard Lees Racing.
André Van Andel riding Alfred Colets' 1987 Bimota YB4ei.
Alfred could explain about the detailed preparation he has made, based on his years of experience racing the YB4.
Peter 'Mr Superbike' Rubatto is another successful Bimota YB4 rider.
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This beautifully prepared YB4R unfortunately didn't join the the track sessions, but was however a joy to see up close.
Cooling scoop is an unusual feature.
Stéphane Mertens, this year riding a Yamaha R7.
Ian Martin and Richard Grantham on Honda RC30s.
Ex Fred Merkel Honda RC30.
1988 Ducati 851 of the Scuderia Route a Raggi riden by Dalamazio Ungarelli.
Mertens and Rubatto dicing on the track.
Greg Noble and James Stonier coming back into the pit lane with their 1982 Windle Yamaha sidecar.
Rolf Steinhausen and Georg Etz with their 1976 Busch König.
The riders cockpit of the 1971 BMW Rennsport outfit, riden by Philippe Guillaume and Bernard Brandelet.
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