MotoGP: Day of Champions to return at 2021 British Grand Prix

1 of 3

The Day of Champions fundraising event which runs alongside the MotoGP British Grand Prix at Silverstone will return this season.

The event, created by Two Wheels for Life, the official charity of MotoGP, traditionally takes place on the Thursday of the British GP at Silverstone, but was cancelled alongside the entire event due to the pandemic. This year's event will also take on a slightly different format due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Related articles from MCN

This year's activities take place across the four days - August 26-29 - and begins with the annual ride-in. The riders who sign-up for the activity will begin at Willoughby Cafe, Rugby, at 9am and ride through the English countryside to Silverstone.

Once they arrive at the circuit, the riders will then get the chance to head onto the famous circuit for a track session, led by Two Wheels for Life co-founder, and four-time 500cc runner-up, Randy Mamola, former 500cc rider Niall Mackenzie and British Superstock rider Taylor Mackenzie, along with former MotoGP rider John Hopkins.

Over the weekend the MotoGP fundraising memorabilia auction will take place on the Monster Energy stage and Silverstone’s Mainstage, in the hope of raising money for the charity. Details will be shared over the coming weeks of some of the MotoGP memorabilia that will be up for auction.

Two Wheels will announce which riders and guests will be appearing on stage for insider chat, track tales and paddock banter soon.

The Monster Energy British Grand Prix takes place at Silverstone with the track action getting underway on Friday August 27.

MCN has been the home of bike racing since 1955. To get behind the scenes access, big name exclusives and hear from some of the best motorcycle racing journalists in the world, pick up a copy in your local newsagent every Wednesday. Or why not subscribe and get four issues for £2.

Read the latest stories causing a buzz this week in Sport…

Josh Close

By Josh Close

Sports Reporter and fan of all things motorsport.