Silverstone launches new Grand Prix circuit

Thursday, 29 April 2010

The track will host the fifth round of the 2010 MotoGP calendar, the AirAsia British Grand Prix, and on Thursday unveiled the new layout that will meet the riders in June.

Silverstone Circuits Limited unveiled the new Silverstone Grand Prix circuit on Thursday, showing off the new section of track that the MotoGP World Championship riders will experience when the AirAsia British Grand Prix takes place from June 18th-20th.

His Royal Highness the Duke of York formally cut the ribbon to open the major new section of track, which represents the first stage of a multi-million pound investment at the venue. Amongst those present at the circuit for the ceremony was former World Championship rider Ron Haslam.

Richard Phillips, Managing Director of Silverstone Circuits Limited, said: “This new Grand Prix track combined with the redevelopment of Stowe Circuit and facilities, that was also completed this year, are a very exciting part of our overall redevelopment plan.”

“Work has already started on a new pit and paddock complex that will be completed in 2011 and we feel we are well on the way to being one of the best motorsport facilities in the world for competitors, organisers and spectators alike. 2010 is an extremely important year for the circuit with Formula One being re-joined by MotoGP and superbikes on our calendar. It is going to be exciting to watch those races played out on this stunning new circuit.”

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