If you saw the TT & F1 display at the Ducstock event last year, you got a taste of the amazing machines that came out of NCR and Ducati in the 80s. If you didn't, next weekend's your chance to get up close and personal with the first true factory racers that came out of Ducati and watch them in action in the new P89 class specifically designed for the 650 and 750 twins that filled out the grids back in the day.
First hosted by Lou Saif in his Queens, NY shop, the TT & F1 Symposium is a loosely organised and laid-back affair that has begun the attract some of the most impressive examples of the breed and attendees from all over the world. This year, we decided to take the event to the racetrack (where it belongs) and thanks to Mike Weber's efforts, we're dove-tailed into 4 days of racing and track time at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The guest of Honor will be none other than Englishman Pat Slinn, championship winning race engineer for Mike Hailwood and Tony Rutter.
The schedule looks like:
- September 1st (Saturday) - TT F1 Symposium Set-up
- September 2nd (Sunday) - Modern club racing by Loudon Road Racing Series featuring a new P-89 class that caters to TT/F1 bikes. TT & F1 Display.
- September 3rd (Monday)- Features vintage racing with United States Classic Racing Association - multiple classes for TT/F1 bikes along with the TT & F1 Display display.
- September 4th (Tuesday) - Track day run by Fishtail Riding School for those wanting to experience riding the course in a more relaxed environment (sign up soon - limited space)
The Symposium will be based in Garage 4 in the (Center garages in the track infield). Look for the Ducati TT & F1 Forum Banner.
I'm down to the wire with the TT1; The bodywork is at the painter, the dyno's booked for Wednesday and still much more to do..