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Feb 25, 2001

International Classic Grand Prix Will Feature 250cc and 350cc GP Bikes During AHRMA Daytona Event

Former French GP star and Bimota factory racer Eric Saul is bringing his International Classic Grand Prix Series to Daytona International Speedway as part of the March 5-6 AHRMA event. The Series is open to dedicated two-stroke road racing machines displacing 250cc and 350cc and built prior to December, 1984. Air-cooled Yamahas such as the 1969-1971 TD/TR 2 or 1972-1973 TD/ TR 3 are scored separately from water-cooled bikes. Other requirements for machines in the Classic GP Series include:<BR><BR>-Tubular steel or aluminum frames.<BR>-Parallel-Twin engines.<BR>-18-inch wheels.<BR>-No carbon-fiber or Kevlar-fiber parts.<BR>-No upside-down forks.<BR>-No flat-slide carburetors.<BR>-No reed valves.<BR>-No cassette gearboxes.<BR><BR>Bikes are required to be "very highly prepared genuine racing motorcycles that conform to FIM standards for safety. Hybrids and converted streetbikes are simply not permitted," according to Saul's press release. The Series has attracted top level racers from past eras and has earned the Series support-class status at prestigious events such as the 24-Hours of Le Mans and the Bol d'Or. <BR><BR>Additional information is available from three sources: <BR><BR>Jack Turner at AHRMA, (913) 268-4401, FAX (913) 268-4400, e-mail, website<BR><BR>Patrick Bodden/Heritage Racing, (703) 836-0157, FAX (703) 836-0157, e-mail<BR><BR>Or, for French-speakers, Eric Saul/Creuse Moto Competition 011-33-555-89-03-97, FAX 011-33-555-89-22-52.<BR>