Manx GP: Roper Riding Team Obsolete’s Ex-Phil Read MV Agusta 500 Triple

Manx GP: Roper Riding Team Obsolete’s Ex-Phil Read MV Agusta 500 Triple

© 2023, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By Team Obsolete:

Centenary Celebration – Isle of Man Manx Grand Prix  

August 22 – 29, 2023

Isle of Man – Team Obsolete is proud to announce the continuation of their long association with this iconic Isle of Man motorcycle racing venue.  “It is an honor to support the Centenary Celebration at the world’s greatest motorcycle racing venue!!” said Team Owner Rob Iannucci.

Team Obsolete and Isle of Man TT winner Dave Roper are set to pay tribute to the late Phil Read, MBE, seven times F.I.M. World Champion, and also to the Manx Grand Prix Centennial.

Roper will ride Phil’s 1973 MV Agusta 500 triple in the “Made at the Manx Grand Prix Parade” on the legendary mountain circuit.  Phil began his amateur career at the Manx Grand Prix, and went on to a brilliant professional career (seven (7) World Championships.)  Arai Europe is providing Roper with a “Phil Read” helmet.

Roper will be joined by 16 invited “legend riders,” pairing them with other historic bikes. They will likewise pay tribute to other past famous riders who began their careers at the Manx GP.

Many thanks to the Organizers, and to our sponsors: Vanson Leathers, Red Line Synthetic Oil, Buchanan’s Spoke & Rim, and AVON Tyres.

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