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Crutchlow impressed by “spectacular” Silverstone Wing

Crutchlow impressed by “spectacular” Silverstone Wing

The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider visited the British circuit on Wednesday to take a tour of its new Pit and Paddock complex.

British MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow was at Silverstone today (Wednesday) for a tour of the ‘Silverstone Wing’, the circuit’s spectacular new Pit and Paddock Complex. The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider, Britain’s representative in the premier MotoGP class in 2011, was “blown away” by the new facility, which the riders and teams will operate from for the first time at this year’s AirAsia British Grand Prix (June 10th-12th).

Crutchlow was taken on a tour of the new building, which will be officially opened on May 17th, by Silverstone Managing Director Richard Phillips.

The striking new structure, measuring 360 metres in length and 30 metres at its highest point, will provide a world-class facility for teams, officials and spectators alike, including 41 new garages, a race control building, a new podium, media centre, hospitality and VIP spectator zones.

Speaking after his tour of The Silverstone Wing, Crutchlow said: “It’s a spectacular complex, very impressive! I’d seen artist’s impressions, but I was blown away by the sheer size of the building. I’ve raced at most bike circuits around the world and very few, if any, offer facilities to rival these.”

“It’s amazing what they’re doing here at Silverstone. They launched the new Grand Prix Circuit last year, which was awesome – very fast and technical, with plenty of opportunities to overtake – but I would say that having won both World Superbike races! Now they’re launching the new Pit and Paddock complex in May, in time for my home MotoGP race on June 12th. It just can’t come quickly enough; the atmosphere here will be incredible – I can’t wait.”

Richard Phillips, Managing Director of Silverstone Circuits Limited, commented: “We promised bike fans a better experience at Silverstone, and that’s what we’re delivering. The facilities, track, entertainment, having a British rider racing at the highest level – they all contribute to the overall experience. We have got all the ingredients for this year’s British Grand Prix to be a cracker.”

“The Silverstone Wing signifies an exciting new era for Silverstone. It’s a pioneering development and one of the best bike facilities in the world. We’re delighted that Cal has taken the time to come and see it for himself, especially as MotoGP will be one of the first events to run out of it on June 12th.”

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MotoGP, 2011, Cal Crutchlow, Monster Yamaha Tech 3

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