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Five reasons you can’t miss the 2016 British GP

Five reasons you can’t miss the 2016 British GP

There’s never been a better time to be a British racing fan or go to Silverstone, here's just five reasons why.

The British GP has hosted some incredible battles throughout racing history; in 1979 Barry Sheene and Kenny Roberts fought tooth and claw to the line. In 2013 Scott Redding overcame the odds to take a sensational home win in the Moto2™ race. Then in 2015 Danny Kent overcame Mother Nature to win the Moto3™ race in torrid conditions, the win a critical race for his title.

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There’s never been a better time to be a British racing fan; Danny Kent is a world champion and back in Moto2™ alongside Sam Lowes who switches to the highly competitive Kalex, Cal Crutchlow, Bradley Smith, Scott Redding and Eugene Laverty are all on competitive bikes in the premier class.

Reason #1: The Brits shine at Silverstone
Cal Crutchlow and Scott Redding have all produced some of the best races at Silverstone. In 2012 Crutchlow overcame the pain of a vicious crash at Chapel Corner and charged to sixth from the back of the grid. Scott Redding has twice stood on the podium at Silverstone in the Moto2™ class and produced his second best MotoGP™ finish when he was sixth there in 2015.

Reason #2: The racing will be closer than ever
With the MotoGP™ World Championship undergoing its biggest technical change since 2002, the playing field is more level than ever. After an incredible 2015 campaign and increased support from Yamaha, Bradley Smith is hungry to add to his two MotoGP™ podiums. Meanwhile Scott Redding steps onto the Ducati GP15 after a successful testing program with his confidence renewed. For the first time in three years Cal Crutchlow will be stay on the same bike with the same team, having shown flashes of his 2013 form already, 2016 looks set to be another good year for the Coventry man.

Reason #3: Support a British World Champion  
For the first time since Barry Sheene, Britain has a World Champion. Danny Kent lifted the title at the final race of the year in 2015 before immediately setting off on his new challenge in Moto2™. He stays with his Leopard Racing team on a Kalex machine, in 2010 that same team and Kalex claimed the intermediate class title with Stefan Bradl. It’s hard to find a better package than that.

Reason #4: Watch Lowes get loose  
Sam Lowes wowed crowds from around the world last year with his loose and aggressive style on the Speed Up. Now with the proven Gresini team on a Kalex, Lowes looks set to not only excite crowds again but also challenge for the crown. Could Britain have two champions in two years after a three-decade drought?

Reason #5: Closing Corners deliver an epic last lap
After the blindingly fast Wellington Straight it tightens up through Brooklands, Luffield and Woodcote as riders charge towards the finish line. Whether it’s Marquez and Lorenzo in 2013 or Rossi and Pedrosa in 2014 or Kallio, Viñales and Rabat in 2014 or the incredible Moto3™ race in 2014, the final corner complex guarantees a thrilling and unforgettable end to any race.

Alongside Assen, Silverstone is one of the true classic racing venues and is steeped in history. Every corner tells a story and has a historic moment attached to it. After an unforgettable 2015 season and British GP, there’s no doubt that once again season defining moment will happen between Silverstone’s 18 corners. Don’t miss it.

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