The Karl-Heinz trophy meeting

The Lansdowne Classic Motorcycle racing

Round three at Mallory Park

Sunday 16th June will take us back to Mallory Park for the Classic and Modern Motorsport Festival. The event is hosted by the British Racing & Sports Car Club and we have the opportunity to step back in time and race the circuit as it once was without Edwina’s Chicane the Bus Stop.

We have a near capacity grid of 31 pre-64 Grand Prix machines such as Manx Norton and Matchless G50. Our race also features classes for earlier pre-55 road based racers like Velocettes and Domi-Racers. Look out for even earlier thorough-bred machinery in The Classic Motorcycle (TCM) class such as Mike Farrall’s 1933 Rudge TTR. This bike took a popular Goodwood Revival win with Farrall and Charlie Williams at the controls. The smaller 350 machines have their own Avon Tyres supported Championship to contend. Our Bonhams British 500 class will impress around this iconic circuit. Our biggest group on the yellow plates will be the WRR class supported by the National Motorcycle Museum.

Karl-Heinz trophy meeting

Each meeting in 2019 will be hailed as a ‘Trophy’ event where we will salute the careers of notable riders and fellow Lansdowners. We aim to make each one a little special and not just let them pass by. Round Three is titled The Karl-Heinz Trophy.

Karl-Heinz Kalbfell was tragically killed during practice for our race meeting at Brands Hatch in 2013. KH was a great man – huge in stature, huge in personality, he was a true gentleman racer. He was a genuine ‘Captain of Industry’ with an impressive engineering career with BMW F1 and M-Series, Alfa Romeo and Maserati to name but a few. Despite access to all the trappings of corporate success he was completely down to earth and regularly insisted that he was perfectly comfortable sleeping in the passenger seat of his tiny hire car at race meetings!

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