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Silverstone gearing up for the ultimate MotoGP festival

Silverstone gearing up for the ultimate MotoGP festival

The MotoGP World Championship returns to Silverstone from June 10th-12th, when Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, Casey Stoner and Britain’s Cal Crutchlow will go head-to-head with the best riders in the world at the 2011 AirAsia British Grand Prix.

With spectacular on-track action guaranteed, Silverstone has developed a world class line-up of free off-track entertainment, which will run over all three days of the UK’s premier motorcycle racing event. The entertainment ranges from stunt shows, concerts and aerobatic displays, to interactive experiences that include off-road riding sessions, pillion rides and ‘first-time’ taster sessions.

Two interactive zones will run over all three days of the Grand Prix. New for this year at Silverstone is the Honda Off Road Experiential Zone which will offer Trials riding, an Enduro off-road school and a MotoX off-road school. Whether you’re an experienced off-road rider or a complete novice, the Experiential Zone will provide an ideal opportunity to practice and improve your riding skills.

On the Saturday night (June 11th), the Honda Off Road Experimental Zone will host a Flat Track Party. A purpose built flat track will stage flat track racing, including the 2011 Pozzani Grand National UK Flat Track Championship series, which will be making its first appearance at Silverstone. The ‘Party’ will also feature a Big Air Jam Freestyle competition, rider appearances, including Graziano Rossi demonstrating his Zaeta Flat Track bike, and the Red Bull DJ truck, ensuring that there is something for everyone.

The Get On! Zone at Stowe Circuit will also provide a host of interactive entertainment for fans of all ages - from two year-olds to adults. Activities include Kiddi Moto for 2 – 5 year olds, My First Licence for 5 – 11 year olds, Silverstone’s Rookie Ride Experience for teenagers aged 13 years or older and Kiddi Quads for children of all ages. For adults there's the Craig Jones Skills School, as well as a Wheelie machine. Stowe Circuit will also feature racing from the Supermoto British Championship.

Elsewhere, the legendary Dougie Lampkin MBE and Craig Jones will be wowing the crowds with regular stunt riding displays, while the Silverstone skies will be busy over the MotoGP weekend with the Red Devils, Red Bull Matadors, and Blades Aerobatic Team performing death-defying air displays on Friday, Saturday and Sunday respectively.

Further entertainment on offer throughout the three-day event includes pillion ride experiences around Stowe Circuit with the California Superbike School; live music, rider interviews and competitions on the Arena Main Stage; interactive and bike displays in the Manufacturer Village; as well as a Funfair featuring rides for all the family.

A free shuttle bus service will help fans get around the venue, while Silverstone TV (shown on eleven giant screens around the circuit) and Silverstone Radio will keep fans up-to-speed with all of the on-track action.

All of the MotoGP entertainment is free of charge to anyone purchasing a ticket for the 2011 AirAsia British Grand Prix. Advance tickets start from just £16.34. For further information, or to purchase tickets, visit, or call 0844 3750 740.


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