16th, April 2018
The 2018 MotorLegendFestival is being boosted by new stars as each day goes by. The group of Bike Legends who will be completing laps at the Enzo e Dino Ferrari racetrack in Imola over the weekend of 20-22 April will now also include Johnny Cecottoand Carlos Lavado. The two Venezuelan drivers are set to join Giacomo Agostini, Phil Read, Freddie Spencer and many other stars from the two-wheeled world who are taking part in the very first edition of the motorsport festival.
Johnny Cecotto won two world championships on two wheels, in the 350 class in 1975 and in the 750 in 1978, as well as achieving other feats that have gone down in motorcycle history. The Venezuelan later moved across to four wheels, a field in which he proved to possess the same talent as he had in the motorcycle world. Cecotto was probably the last great rider/driver, able to become European Formula 2 vice-champion at the wheel of a March-BMW in 1982 as well as starring in the F1 championship with the Theodore-Cosworth in 1983 and with the Toleman-Hart in 1984, a car with which he had a serious accident during practice at the British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch, an episode that put an end to his single-seater career. Soon afterwards though, Cecotto became a cornerstone of the BMW team in the DTM series as well as various international touring championships. Johnny is synonymous with the M3, having proved to be one of the most talented drivers of this particular BMW.
Carlos Lavado was the second Venezuelan rider to be crowned motorcycle world champion. A Yamaha rider like Cecotto, he won the title in 1983, before scoring a second in 1986 in the 250 class. For the Bike Legends laps, the pair will be riding, respectively, the 1977 Yamaha 350 and the 1983 Yamaha 250.
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