Silverstone to host the British Grand Prix until 2021
Posted on May 09, 2019 by MotoGP™
Contract extension sees MotoGP™ confirmed at the classic British venue after confirming upgrades to the circuit
After confirmation that Silverstone Circuit will be fully resurfaced in June, Dorna Sports is delighted to announce that the track will host the British round of the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship until 2021.
The resurfacing works will be completed well ahead of MotoGP™'s return to the track this season for the 2019 GoPro British Grand Prix on the 23rd to 25th August.
Silverstone Managing Director Stuart Pringle said: “The extension to the MotoGP™ contract is excellent news for all of us at Silverstone and allows us to plan long-term for the future development of MotoGP™, and all two-wheel action, at our circuit. We look forward to making the MotoGP™ weekend the best motorcycling event in the UK biking calendar.”
Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta said: "The extension to the contract at Silverstone is a mark of the confidence we have in the circuit to host a successful MotoGP™ event over the next three years.
“Silverstone is one of the most historic of all the MotoGP™ venues and we have been working closely with Silverstone to ensure the race has a successful future.
“We look forward to continuing to work with Silverstone in what will be the highlight of the motorcycle racing calendar in the UK."
MotoGP™ now races around Europe before returning to Silverstone, with expectations high for another incredible event at one of the most spectacular tracks on the calendar.