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Emmett to contest South African Classic TT series

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Dec 262012
 
Festival of 1000 Bikes. Sean Emmett, Suzuki XR89
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Ex-500cc grand prix rider and BSB star Sean Emmett will contest the three-round South African Class TT series on a 1976 Suzuki RG500 Mk6 in 2013.

Emmett – whose four seasons of 500GP (1993-1996) included partnering Kevin Schwantz in the iconic Lucky Strike Suzuki team, before later battling at the sharp end of BSB – will be part of the Team Classic Suzuki squad run by British businessman and Grand Prix enthusiast Steve Wheatman.

The team will be managed by former Suzuki factory technician, Paul Boulton.

The SA Classic TT Racing Series has now been running for five years and recreates a golden era of South African motorcycle racing when the likes of Barry Sheene, Mick Grant, Giacomo Agostini, Phil Read, John Cooper, Ray Pickerel, Chas Mortimer and many more GP stars travelled to South Africa over the Christmas period to race in the sunshine.

via Emmett to contest South African Classic TT series | MotoGP News | Dec 2012 | Crash.Net.