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Silverstone to be one of the fastest tracks on MotoGP calendar

Track modifications at the Silverstone circuit look set to make it one of the fastest circuits on the MotoGP calendar, when the World Championship heads to the Northamptonshire venue from 2010 onwards.

The new Silverstone circuit, which will feature a spectacular new section of track running from the approach at Abbey corner to a tightening ‘Arrowhead’ hairpin at the inside of Becketts, will measure 5.67km in length, 0.53km longer than the existing 5.14km Grand Prix circuit.

Scientifically measured data, based on mathematical simulations, has calculated that the average lap time for MotoGP riders around the new track would be 1’51.456, racing at an average speed of 182km/h - 3 km/h faster than at Phillip Island, which is currently the fastest circuit in MotoGP.

The data is based on simulations and interpolations provided by HOK Sport, one of the world’s leading sports architecture firms.

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MotoGP, 2009

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