In a move, which shocked the classic racing world, Andy Kershaw has left Yamaha to ride for MV in 2013. (Didn’t some bloke called Agostini do something similar?)
When Andy met Dave Bedlington (something of a legend himself) at Stafford in October, and he had the opportunity to blip up Dave’s genuine ex-Phil Read MV four, Dave was so bowled over by Andy’s boyish enthusiasm that he foolishly offered him a ride on the MV in 2013.
But all might not be lost for Yamaha, as Ferry Brouwer has offered Andy a ride on the factory prototype 50cc Yamaha built for Bill Ivy, but never raced. Ferry believes both the MV and Dean Want’s TZ are far too easy to ride!
Clearly a man in demand, Andy has also been offered a ride by Ducati single guru Andy Farrer on one of his little Bologna Bullets. You can read the story of young Kershaw’s Grand Prix career in a future issue of Classic Racer.
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