Sous la houlette d'Eric Saul, ancien pilote de GP, le championnat International Classic Grand Prix (ICGP) entamera une nouvelle saison en 2013. Treize ans après sa création, la vocation de l'ICGP demeure, rassemblant toujours d'anciens pilotes des GP moto avec leurs machines d'époque, des 250 cm3 et 350 cm3 2 temps de 1974 à 1984. Dans le cadre des manifestations de prestige, ces guerriers d'un autre temps multiplient les joutes, permettant à un public toujours plus nombreux de revivre des instants inoubliables ...
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Serge Garcia from LVM published his article about ICGP race at Snetterton.
Serge Garcia from LVM published his article about ICGP race at Assen.
LVM published one more time an article which speak about ICGP, and it's with an exemplary speed that Serge Garcia is relaying this first round.
LVM published his article which place ICGP world leading without equivalence , and recall the rules.
Jean-Jacques Cholot for moto.caradisiac.com offer us a last minute interview from Eric just before his starting for spain !
Kick off the ICGP season this weekend on the Catalunya Circuit : the point with Eric Saul.
Hi Eric. Thats this week-end that is starting the ICGP season on Catalunya circuit, what about ?
Well listen, it appears not too bad. We have registered 25 riders with famous ones. We have an Aussie riders (Grant Boxhall on a Kawasaki KR 350cc) and a brazilian one (Bob Keller on a Yamaha TZ 350cc). Works Kawasaki of Guy Bertin which won last week in VMA (french championship) will be there too and they are ready to fight, so everything looks good to have exciting races.
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Inevitable and now legendary motorcycle magazine, Moto-journal was in SPA for the 2009 ICGP race and graces us with this superb video report !
Walter Hoffmann, Walter Hoffmann, the German motorcycle champion of 1980 in the 350cc class, this year will be on the bike and racing cars at the starting line.
Walter Hoffmann will ride in both class in 2011. With the two wheels of the German motorcycle master plans of 1980 (350cc), will compete the entire International Classic Grand Prix Series (ICGP).
This series was established in 1999 by the French Grand Prix winner Eric Saul, which hosts 250cc and 350cc Grand Prix machines from 1974 to 1984...
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British racing legend Mike Edwards will finally pop his Yamaha TZ350 racing cork this season when he takes part in the International Classic Grand Prix Championship and re-ignites an old rivalry with another legend by the name of Ian Simpson.
Here, Spike talks through the championship in his own words and what his plans are for this year:
“Starting out racing in 1982, like many I picked the 250/350 Production classes as they were easy to ride and cheap to run.
As my riding improved and the years started to pass I changed from production to having a go in a few of the one make series that became available, namely the TZR250 Challenge, Honda CBR Challenge which in turn then led to the ‘then’ new Supersport Championships...
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Thanks again for this these 2 daily news website which are from the best in France about 2 wheels informations, to relay the information and to follow ICGP so near !
ICGP, under the know-how of Eric Saul, brings back the 70s Grand Prix. Through a true world championship motorcycle racing such as the legendary Kawasaki KR 350, Yamaha TZ 350 or Nicco Bakker can again "to stretch the rods" on a circuit. Recently held the awards ceremony of the ICGP in a Parisian restaurant with some special guests ...
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It was a busy weekend on this end of November for Eric Saul and all his team. With Salon Moto Legende and awards ceremony to participants of the 2010 ICGP season, no time to be unemployed !
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ICGP and Franz-patrick Dorfner are in the first page of the famous Austrian magazine Reitwagen, it easealy could be translated, please clic on pictures below to go to the article, thanks to Franz-Patrick for this information.
Serge Garcia release one more time an ICGP race in La Vie de la Moto and this time the Cadwell Park race, great thanks to him for his follow over the years and rendez-vous next year for new reports !
Release every thursday the French magazine La Vie de la Moto relays this week the ICGP race which took place in Oschersleben !
Eric Saul has just won the championship motorcycle racing he has created himself : the International Classic Grand Prix (ICGP) or a competition reserved for oldtimer Grand Prix motorcycle with 2-stroke engine ... and fans of the genre, ex-GP riders and collectors ! A very good performance for this enthusiastic 56 years away from having hung leather and has to his credit some major victories during the great motorcycle Grand-prix era! At the occasion of his visit to our office Eric Saul talked about the great moments of his career and his relationships with the FFM yesterday and today, about ICGP rules, planned developments of the 2011 formula and the progress of ICSB project (International Classic Superbikes), and gave us his opinion on the abandonment of two-stroke engines in racing motorcycle racing in 2011 !
The english magazine www.bikesportnews.com which closely follow the BSB British Superbike already released his article about ICGP race at Cadwell Park !
Classic racer, a very famous magazine in England, closely follows the ICGP season.
In the number 144 of Classic racer Andrew French share is article about ICGP 2010 race on Le Mans circuit !
Lovers of "old glory", this article is for you! For almost 10 years, Eric Saul recreated with the help of pilots and collectors the atmosphere of the 70 races in a championship which is especially dedicaded to them. The next race of the International Classic Grand Prix takes place this weekend, at Albacete. Presentation.
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Source moto.caradisiac.comBy Jean Jacques Cholot - Saturday april 03th 2010
We have interviewed Eric Saul during the Limoges Bike Fair, He has answered frankly to all of our questions like how difficult it is to start the ICSB, why the RC30 team was rejected from the 24 hours of Le Mans and the ICGP success.
Hi Eric, let’s start with your carrer. You’ve started racing in 1974 in the Kawa cup, right ?
You’re right, I’ve started this cup in 1974 and won it in 1975 ahead of someone called Christian Sarron. Unfortunately I was lacking of sponsors despite a pretty good start in the cup.
So you’ve had to work on markets with your father ?
Yes I’ve worked on markets, I’ve sold used cars. Even if bikes were not so expensive at these times it was not enough. I’ve kept on racing until 1986 with few money and then I’ve completely stopped.
Then you’ve done everything but bikes ?
Yes for 10 years I’ve not even open a bike magazine or touched a bike.
So in 1999 you’ve created the ICGP ?
Right. In 1997 one of my friends brought me to Montlhéry to attend the Gerard Jumeaux Trophy. It put me back into bikes. In 1997 it was the TZ Club and in 1999 it was the ICGP. We have started at the Paul Ricard track during the last Bor D’or taking place at Castellet. Then it was Daytona and a lot of other things to end up to the ICSB.
As you said last year you’ve created the ICSB…
Yes but I have to recognize it’s pretty hard !! We’ve received loads of applications since the beginning. 120 persons were interested and gave us their e-mail address for such a narrow category. But at the end, only 12 have confirmed. I still receive a lot of questions but people are not ready to jump the gap. A lot of people would like to wait until next year but to have a next year, there must be a first year ! It would be really painful to have to cancel the ICSB as we’re already sure to have ex-works bikes and former GP riders. There is a certain interest for this category and I think this is the future.
How many machines are required to ensure this project ?
To cover the organization fees we need to have at least 23 machines just to keep the budget balanced. With less machines, we lose money. Until now we’ve already invested a significant amount of money. We had a stand at the Moto Legende Fair, we have made banners, we have an internet website and we have made a lot of travels to meet event organizers and authorities. All these things cost money and now I’m stuck. We have faced the same situation with the ICGP but it was a true crush. This time I work on ICSB for the pleasure and to fulfil a need but it must not cost me money. I love racing and I don’t want to disappoint people who have helped me, especially Francis Boutet from Bike 70 website. A lot of people have been involved in this project but now we need the riders to join ! Everyone wants to join but everyone want things to happen first. If everyone continues to wait, nothing will happen. If people want to see this project happening, they have to join now.
There is already few endurance competitions for classics as Motor Events, the Classic Bol d’Or or the « trophée grand prix d’endurance classic » ?
You’re right but for example Motor Events has already a structure which works. Adding an endurance race to an already existing event is far away cheaper and risks are lower.
Precisely, as there are already races like the ICSB, it may help riders to think « I like that, I’ll carry on with Eric Saul » isn’t it ?
It would be great. But I’m still waiting for them. I would like them to come out.
Is it a call ?
Of course it is. We are complementary. Endurance requires highly reliable machines to finish the race and it costs a lot when regular superbike races are shorter, then cheaper.
Let’s take the example of the RC30 team which has been rejected of the 24 hours for some reason. This is typically the kind of team of enthusiasts who could join the ICSB in order to save it right?
Absolutely right. There are some riders including a Spanish one which are ready to join with RC 30. I strongly encourage people like that to join us as RC 30 is the perfect machine for that. Regarding the fact the RC 30 team has been rejected of this year 24 hours of Le Mans, it is logical. Last year the grid was not full and this year there was more than 80 bikes. As world championship organizers they prefer to have the most competitive bikes on the grid. I understand they have refused the RC 30 despite the fact it is a fabulous machine.
Anything else ?
The ICGP runs very well. We’ll open the 24 hours of Le Mans and there are 13 GP victories and 50 podiums on the grid so it is really a beautiful grid. Moto Journal will publish a paper about us, I hope it will continue like that. I hope to have Carlos Lavado with us the Rijeka race in Coratia.
Again I encourage anyone who has a machine suitable for ICSB or ICGP to join us, now or later. Everyone is welcome as the key words are gentleman rider spirit, conviviality and to take pleasure.
Eurosport broadcast live the ICGP road race at Brands Hatch in 2009. Enjoy yourself watching this video picked up in Youtube to have a proper idea about how hard are the ICGP riders fighting and racing !
Learn more about Eric Saul and the ICGP birth. See unpublished pictures and discover his passion for racing and organization through his own words !
In order to complete the Yves Kerlos paper about the Cadwell Park race here is the article publish in Moto Journal N°1874 on 1st of October 2009.
From : Kerlo Classic
La sixth and last 2009 ICGP European championship round took place at CADWELL PARK on 29 and 30 of August.
At this occasion we had suggested to David DUMAINE, editor of MOTO JOURNAL to discover simultaneously the difficult Cadwell Park track and the handling of a Yamaha TZ 350 ...
Well, we can say with no hesitation that he did it pretty well, getting an 11th row on the grid out of 34 drivers present. He overtook far more experienced riders to end up at the 8th raw during the race when a rear brake problem forced him to give up.