VRRA plans 50th celebration for Mosport MotoGP

Fifty years ago this September, the MotoGP circus came to Canada for its first and only visit. Next month, the Vintage Road Racing Association is planning a celebration of that event.

The Canadian GP visited Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (still known to most as Mosport) on Sept. 30, 1967; the VRRA’s celebration runs a little early, on Aug. 11-13 at the Ontario track.

At that event, Mike Hailwood won the main feature, Giacomo Agostine took second, and Canada’s Mike Duff (now Michelle) nailed third place in front of a home crowd.

You can see the proposed schedule for the VRRA event here. It’s the usual vintage racing event—along with on-track action, there’s plenty of other fun planned, and a host of roadracing celebrities are supposed to be there, including Michelle Duff, Yvon Duhamel and Phil Read. There’s a long list of the expected guests at the site.

Admission for the event is $10 a day.

 

2 thoughts on “VRRA plans 50th celebration for Mosport MotoGP”

  1. And in the 250 race Mike Hailwood won on his Honda six cylinder 250, setting a lap record that stood until the Yamaha TZ700s broke it in the mid-1970s. Bill Ivy won the 125cc GP on his Yamaha V4, lapping the field a coule of times.

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