Get ready for Silverstone
Grab an earlybird offer for the British Grand Prix – fast!
With four rounds of the 2016 MotoGP season already behind us, the focus will soon swing to one of the best rounds on the calendar – when MotoGP come to the UK. This September 1-4 will see the world championship’s only visit to the UK as the GP circus rolls into Silverstone for the Octo British Grand Prix, promoted and organised by the Circuit of Wales.
Valentino Rossi stole the show at Silverstone last year with a victory that almost took him to a remarkable 10th world title – will the story be the same this year? His stunning win at Jerez will certainly have given him the confidence to believe he could grab that double-digit victory in 2016.
This event promises to beat last year’s record-breaking crowd as the earlybird ticket offers have already surpassed last year’s take-up. You can currently buy raceday tickets for as little as £49.95, but don’t delay as prices will climb as the GP draws closer.
As the event approaches the championship situation will become clearer, but 2016 is not only going to be about the MotoGP class.
Lincolnshire’s Sam Lowes is looking to add the Moto2 World Championship to his 2013 World Supersport title before he moves to MotoGP in 2017.
“Silverstone is special and I’m already excited about getting there and trying to win in front of my home crowd,” said Lowes. “And I’m hoping that between now and then I’m still at the head of the World Championship and on course for the title.” If you’re a big Sam-fan, you can get a ticket in the Lowes fanstand for just £65. The 2016 Octo British Grand Prix will also feature a wide range of entertainment on the main stage with the full line up to be announced in the next few weeks.
The 2016 season also marks the 25th year of Dorna being at the helm of the World Championship, seeing the championship evolve from the heyday of two-stroke insanity, to the era of electronics-laden four-strokes.
Wayne Gardner won the 1992 British Grand Prix, Dorna’s first year, and Marc Marquez, Jorge Lorenzo, Rossi and the rest will be hoping they take the glory in Dorna’s 25th year.
The on-track MotoGP action will feature four local heroes, all hoping to have their respective machines dialled in and capable of victory come September 4. The Ducatis of Scott Redding and Eugene Laverty, the Honda of Cal Crutchlow and Yamaha of Bradley Smith will all be cheered on by more than 75,000 as MotoGP mania comes to Silverstone in a little over four months from now.
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