Silverstone set to be fastest MotoGP track

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Silverstone’s revamped circuit to host the 2010 British MotoGP race looks set to make it the fastest on the world championship calendar with an average speed of 113mph!

Simulations of the revised circuit conducted by HOK Sport, the world’s leading sports architecture firm, indicate the Northamptonshire venue will be quicker than

Australia’s popular Phillip Island track, which currently holds the fastest average speed in MotoGP.

The new Silverstone, which features a spectacular new section of track named the ‘Arrowhead’, will have an average speed of 182kph from a simulated lap time of 1.51.456.

That means the likes of Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner will set an impressive average lap speed of 113mph. That makes it 3kph faster than the Phillip Island track.

The new circuit, which is subject to homologation, will also be the longest on the calendar at 5.67km (3.52 miles) making it marginally longer than the Sepang circuit in Malaysia that measures 3.447 miles.

Silverstone will host the British MotoGP race next year for the first time since 1986 having recently signed a five-year deal with premier class rights owners Dorna.

Work on the track revisions will commence in November.

Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt