Benelli Week 2019: Kel Carruthers guest of honor in Pesaro

Benelli Week 2019 - The event awaited all year round by fans of the historic Pesaro brand is back together with Rider Kel Carruthers riding his legendary 250.

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Benelli Week Pesaro

The engines warm up for the start of Benelli Week 2019, an event dedicated to all fans of the Casa del Leoncino, scheduled this year from 16 to 22 September in Pesaro.

The event, organized by the Benelli Historical Register, Motoclub Benelli and Benelli QJ, is dedicated to the great Kel Carruthers, who in 1969 was world champion riding the four-cylinder Benelli 250 and which this year celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of his victory.

The pilots who made the history of Benelli

Just for the occasion, the Australian driver will honor all the fans of the Casa del Leoncino with his presence at Pesaro: "I was very pleased to receive the invitation to be present at Benelli Week 2019 - he says - and I am honored to be able to take part in the celebrations of the fiftieth anniversary of my victory of the world championship with the Benelli 250. For me it was an honor to win in the same year, 1969, both in the championship and in theIsle of Man: a fair reward for the effort of the Benelli team. I can't wait to hug all the friends of Benelli, the Benelli Historical Register and the Motorcycle Club and thank Luciano Battisti (well-known Pesaro collector) taking care of my beloved Benelli 250 four-cylinder racing car and that, precisely for this event, he will put it back at my disposal ”.

During Benelli Week even the unforgettable will be remembered Ted Mellors, British pilot that in 1939 (80 years ago) triumphed at the legendary Tourist Throphy of the Isle of Man with the 250 twin shaft of the Pesaro house. Also during the event, the thirtieth anniversary of the birth of the Benelli Historical Register will also be celebrated, a great pride of the city of Pesaro and of all fans of Italian motorcycling.

The program of events for Benelli Week 2019 is very dense:

let's go Monday 16 September, with a path of about 190 km that departing from the Benelli Workshop Museum will take the participants to Castelfidardo, Osimo and the Cantinone Caves. Romagna destination for Tuesday September 17, to discover Montegridolfo and Rimini and visit the National Motorcycle Museum. Wednesday 18, an obligatory stop at Monte Nerone with a breathtaking route through the Pesaro hills, crossing the city of Urbino, Unesco heritage and the splendid Furlo gorge. Thursday 19 September, instead, the traditional visit to the city of Pesaro is scheduled, in the footsteps of the great musician Gioachino Rossini. In the afternoon there is a boat excursion to discover the Marche coast. Friday September 20, a path immersed in the Apennine nature and breathtaking views in the valleys of Metauro and Cesano to end with a visit to the museum of the Cabernardi Sulfur Mine, which was one of the most important mining centers in Europe.

Saturday 21 September, the scheduled motorcycle tour will take all participants to the splendid streets of Cesane and to Fossombrone, to end at the Benelli Officine Museum. Sunday 22th of September, grand finale with the “Benelli Day”, a classic walk with the bikes of the extraordinary history of Benelli and MotoBi. After the deposition of a laurel wreath on the bust of Tonino Benelli, all in motion for the villages of Novilara, Candelara, Gradara and Fiorenzuola di Focara where there will be a visit to the ancient village with a view of the Adriatic Sea and a convivial lunch on the Pesaro seafront. Anyone wishing to participate in the "Benelli Day" must register by 18 September confirming his presence at the address [email protected].

To find out the detailed program of the event, consult the website www.officinebenelli.it o www.benelli.com.

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