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Donington Park granted FIM licence

Donington Park granted FIM licence

British track given approval after recent alterations to circuit set-up.

The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) has renewed its FIM Grade A Licence for the Donington Park circuit, confirming it is fully compliant to host this year’s British Grand Prix in July, for the final time before MotoGP moves to Silverstone in 2010.

The licence was granted following a thorough inspection of the circuit by FIM circuit inspector Claude Danis on Friday. Mr Danis confirmed that all the works in the homologation requirements had been satisfactorily carried out, including the alterations to re-instate the huge run-off areas on the outside of the circuit between McLeans and Coppice corners, due to the circuit contractors extending the new infield tunnel in the last two weeks.

The British Grand Prix takes place on 24-26 July and once again James Toseland - who suffered a disappointing home GP at the Leicestershire parkland circuit last year - will be backed by thousands of English fans, as his nation’s only representative in the premier class.

In the lower capacity 125cc class current series leader Bradley Smith will battle it out with other talented British youngsters Danny Webb and last year’s race winner Scott Redding for a home victory.

To book your tickets for the Donington weekend visit our Race Tickets section.

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MotoGP, 2009, BRITISH GRAND PRIX

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