(Pictured) Tommy Robb and Lee Heeson with Agostini at LlanBikeFest 2016.
Some of Britain’s best veteran racers had a great time swapping memories with Agostini at LlanBikeFest 2016. Now Phil Morris Racing has confirmed they will be back in 2017.
- Tommy Robb
Ulsterman Tommy Robb began riding in trials and scrambles during 1950. He joined the works Honda team from 1962, winning his first world championship race in the 1962 250 class at the Ulster Grand Prix with two further wins at the inaugural Japanese Grand Prix in Tokyo.
In the 1962 season, Tommy became one of the first non-Japanese riders hired by the Honda factory racing team. He enjoyed his greatest success with Honda, finishing second to his team-mate, Jim Redman, in the 1962 350 world championship.
In 1973, he won the Lightweight 125 TT at the Isle of Man TT races, aboard a Yamaha. He was also a five-time winner of the North West 200 race in Northern Ireland.
- Tom Dickie
That’s Tom on No.3 mixing it with Agostini on No.6!
Tom rode for the Gus Kuhn team in the Isle of Man and in Endurance events. He finished 3rd in the Senior and 4th in the Junior TTs in 1969, also winning the Joe Craig Trophy for best aggregate performance on a British machine. The following year he finished 19th in the Junior. Later that year he partnered Ron Wittich on a Gus Kuhn Norton in the Barcelona 24 hour race.
In 1975 he partnered Daryll Pendlebury to bring the Kuhn Penthouse 900cc BMW into second place in the production class of the Barcelona 24 hour race.
- Lee Heeson
1971 Started Racing on a BSA Bantam at Darley Moor.
1974 on Yamaha 125cc
- UK 125cc championship 1st
- Darley Moor 2nd
- Cheshire Road Racing 2nd
- Grantham Pegasus 2nd
- British 125cc Championship (star) 1st
- Darley Moor 125cc Championship 1st
- Darley Moor 250cc Championship 2nd
- Cheshire Championship 125cc 2nd & 250cc 2nd
- Stars of Tomorrow Brands Hatch 1st & lap record
- Oulton Park lap Record
- Darley Moor lap record