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Silverstone hosts female-only motorcycle day

by Donovan Blake

Silverstone race track in Northamptonshire has been hosting something of a first.

Former TT racer Maria Costello has held the first ever female-only motorcycle track day at the circuit.

Over the years dozens of racers from Barry Sheene to Valentino Rossi have made their name on the circuit and Maria is hoping she can help women follow in their footsteps.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Donovan Blake

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Silverstone prepares for Superbikes

30,000 people are expected to attend the two day event
30,000 people are expected to attend the two day event Credit: ITV Anglia

The Silverstone racing circuit in Northamptonshire is gearing up for the British Superbike Championship this weekend.

The two day event is the last major race in Silverstone's calendar for this year.

Upto 30,000 people are expected to watch the penultimate round of the competition.

New college opens at Silverstone

Silverstone in Northamptonshire.
A general view of Moto GP practice session at Silverstone, Northamptonshire. Credit: PA Images

A new college which aims to produce the engineers of the future for Britain's motorsport industry opens its doors today.

Silverstone University Technical College will welcome its first 200 students to years 10 and 12. They will be based in a new £10-million school building at the Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire.

Deal reached to redevelop land around Silverstone

Plans to redevelop land surrounding the Silverstone race circuit in Northamptonshire, have been unveiled by its site owners, the British Racing Drivers Club.

London commercial property firm MEPC has paid £32 million for a 999 year lease.

A mixture of commercial, engineering and leisure projects are earmarked for the land, which has planning permission. It's part of a long-term business strategy for the complex.

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Silverstone sale

The land around the circuit has been sold. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The British Racing Drivers' Club has confirmed that Silverstone has been sold to a commercial property company called MEPC.

The BRDC has now revealed it has sold the Silverstone Industrial Estate and development land around the circuit to MEPC on a 999-year lease for £32million.

While the BRDC says the deal "does not include the management or development of Silverstone Circuit itself", the payment has in turn allowed it to clear loans and BRDC chairman Stuart Rolt says he is sure the deal will ensure the continued growth of the Silverstone site.

The land has been sold on a 999 year lease. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"We have every confidence that their vision for our land will see the realisation of a high-quality development, which will add to the ever growing status of Silverstone as a world-class centre for motor sport and vehicle engineering."

BRDC Chairman, Stuart Rolt.

Caterham confirms test line-up at Silverstone

Giedo van der Garde
Giedo van der Garde Credit: PA Images

Caterham's race drivers Giedo van der Garde and Charles Pic will take over from Alexander Rossi and Will Stevens for the final day of the Young Driver Test which begins at Silverstone tomorrow.

Van der Garde and Pic will take advantage of the chance to test Pirelli tyres at the Northamptonshire circuit on Friday.

Caterham reserve driver Rossi took part in the FP1 session during the Canadian Grand Prix in early June and will be on track tomorrow.

Fellow Caterham Racing Academy product Stevens, currently fourth in the Formula Renault 3.5 championship standings, will get his first chance behind the wheel of the CT03 on Thursday.

Rossi said: "We have a busy workload ahead of us and I'm pleased I can both add this as another step in my development as an F1 driver, and help the team continue the push for the second half of the F1 season."

Stevens added: "I spent quite a bit of time last week in the simulator so I'm comfortable with most of the systems I'll be working with and, while obviously nothing can really prepare you for the first time you drive an F1 car, I'm as ready as I can be."

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