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Freddie Spencer for Festival of Speed 

Freddie Spencer at the 1989 Japanese GP
Freddie Spencer at the 1989 Japanese GP

Three-time world motorcycle champion Freddie Spencer will attend the Barry Sheene Festival of Speed at Eastern Creek on March 20-22.

The American racer joins a full field of legends for the 10th anniversary of the fewstival.

Organisers say they have been blown away by the positive response and comments since securing “Fast” Freddie.

Riders are invited to meet him, talk to him about his days on the track and bring books or magazines for him to autograph.

Maria Costello - Freddie Spencer
Maria Costello

The line-up also includes Maria Costello, one of the fastest women around the Isle of Man and the first person to win world championships in the 125cc, 250cc and 500cc classes.

Maria will be riding a Suzuki XR69 and VFR400 Honda and honing her skills for her return to do this year’s Isle of Man TT and the Irish Road Race series on her factory BMW S1000RR.

Another star is Warren Willing who was Australian Unlimited Road Racing Champion in 1976, competed in Europe, was a team manager with the Marlboro Yamaha Team in Australia and was a highly sought after technician in Moto GP. He guided Kenny Roberts Junior to the 500cc World Championship in 2000, and has worked for Yamaha, Suzuki, KTM, and Team Roberts and Team Ducati at GP level.

Warren will be doing parade laps at lunchtime Sunday aboard the monster race dominating Chesterfield Series H2 Kawasaki recently restored to pristine condition by his brother Glenn Willing.

About 250 riders have entered the festival on more than 400 machines. Riders still have the opportunity to share the track with the race legends by registering early for the Spectator Parade Laps. Just download the entry from in the downloads section of the website.

Trade stands this year have been bolstered by many new businesses.

There will also be bike club displays, a show & shine competition and a swap meet on the Sunday.