Guest of Honour October2022-08-30T08:52:43+01:00

John Kocinski!


There’s no doubt our 2022 Guest of Honour is a real superstar. He was the 1990 250cc Grand Prix World Champion, AMA winner, 500cc Grand Prix competitor, 1997 World Superbike Champion, Wayne Rainey’s teammate, Kenny Roberts protégé and part of the dynasty of American greats. Join racing virtuoso John Kocinski, live on the Yamaha Racing Heritage Club Stage across the weekend. He will be interviewed, warts an’ all, by none other than Eurosport commentator and motorcycle pundit, Jack Burnicle.

Find out about life at the top of motorcycle sport; to race likes of Rainey, Doohan, Schwantz, Lawson, and Foggy. To win and lose in a cut-throat sport and just how hard it was to give Cagiva their first ever dry race win in 500cc Grand Prix racing.

As well as the main man, we have just a few of his stunning racing machines too including John’s 1994 Cagiva Factory C594 race bike.

Get your Kocinski paraphernalia at the ready and we’ll bring the Sharpie!


2022 David Hailwood, Roy Armstrong, Mike Hailwood,Ian Richards,Chas Mortimier,

2019 Ian “Hutchy” Hutchinson, Tom and Ben Birchall, Alex George, Jim Redman ,John Copper ,Tommy Robb , Steve Plater.

2018 Neil Tuxworth

2017 Troy Bayliss

2016 Steve Parrish

2015 Nick & Tony Jefferies

2014 John Surtees

2013 Phil Read

2012 Giocomo Agostini

2011 Steve Baker

2010 Phil McCallum

2009 Carl Fogarty

2008 Agostini / Kork Ballington

2007 TT stars

2006 Paul Smart

2005 All Past stars

2003 Dereck Woodman

2002 Chris Vincent

2001 No Guest

2000 Phil Read

1999 Tommy Robb

1998 Rod Coleman

1997 Jim Redman

1996 Dave Croxford

1995 Jeff Smith

1994 Ray Pickrell

1993 Sir John Surtees

1992 Peter Williams

1991 Colin Seeley

1990 Percy Tait

1989 Derek Minter

1988 Geoff Duke

Famous Faces at Stafford

Giacomo Agostini

Wayne Rainey

Steve Plater and Frankie Chili

John Surtees

John McGuinness

Carl Fogarty

Phil Read

Graeme Crosby

Nick Jefferies

Sebastian Vettel

Richard Hammond

James May

Lembit Opik

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