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Rossi and Crutchlow present at launch of Silverstone Wing

Rossi and Crutchlow present at launch of Silverstone Wing

The MotoGP riders were amongst a host of representatives from the World Championship who were in attendance at an event to officially open the new state of the art Pit, Paddock and Conference complex at the British circuit.

Silverstone Circuit today (Tuesday) opened its state of the art new Pit, Paddock and Conference complex, named the Silverstone Wing, in front of more than 800 guests in a ceremony to officially unveil the facility.

Present at the launch of the Silverstone Wing were a host of British motorcycling names. Former 500cc and 350cc World Champion John Surtees OBE was in attendance, as were Ron Haslam, current Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider Cal Crutchlow, Moto2 riders Scott Redding and Bradley Smith, 125cc stars Danny Webb, Harry Stafford and Danny Kent and former MotoGP rider James Toseland.

Nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi, fresh from his first Ducati podium result over the weekend at Le Mans, was also at Silverstone and completed a number of laps of the track on a Ducati 1198 machine.

Following the opening ceremony the guests present enjoyed an exploration of the new complex, which includes 41 garages, a race control building, a podium, media centre, hospitality and VIP spectator zones.

Richard Phillips, Managing Director of Silverstone Circuits Limited, said: “Silverstone is now one of the best motor sport facilities in the world; and British motor sport has an iconic home that we can all be proud of. Building on last year’s successful Grand Prix track upgrade, The Wing is another great milestone in Silverstone’s history.”

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