Moto GP returns to Silverstone

Racing gets underway at Silverstone today as Moto GP returns to the Northamptonshire circuit.

World Superbikes heads to Silverstone

The World Superbikes is back in action this weekend as Silverstone in Northamptonshire hosts the ninth round of the championship.

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Travel advice for British Grand prix

There will be a number of road closures for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone this weekend.

  • The A43 will be closed to through traffic from 5am-9pm 4th/5th/6th July between Towcester and Welsh Lane (B4525)
  • Local diversions will be managed by the Highways Agency
  • Local residents will have been sent leaflets detailing the diversions

Hundreds of thousands of people will be travelling to Northamptonshire for what is the largest event in the UK. We will be monitoring traffic levels throughout the weekend. If you are travelling to the Grand Prix please adhere to signage as you approach the circuit as local road closures and diversions will be in place.

– Superintendent Richard James, Event Commander, Northamptonshire Police

For more details on road closures, go to the Highways Agency website.



Northamptonshire team hoping for success at British Grand Prix

Sahara Force India, hoping to do well at the British Grand Prix Credit: ITV News Anglia

The British Grand Prix takes place at Silverstone in Northamptonshire this weekend.

One of the teams hoping their drivers will come out on top are based closest to the circuit, Sahara Force India, and they're looking for a strong showing on Sunday.

Chief Operating Officer at Sahara Force India, Otmar Szafnauer said. "Last year we finished 6th, so our objective is to be 5th or higher this year and I think we're well on our way to achieving that, although it's early and there's still a lot of races left."

Sahara Force India Credit: ITV News Anglia

Thousands head to Silverstone for British Grand Prix

Practise sessions at Silverstone will get underway today Credit: PA

The British Grand Prix takes place at Silverstone this weekend, and the team based closest to the circuit are hoping one of their drivers will come out on top.

Sahara Force India has been at the home of British motorsport for seven years and know that a strong showing on Sunday will help them to keep on growing.

Multi-million Silverstone development plans unveiled

Multi-million pound plans have been unveiled to develop land around the Silverstone racing circuit.

Silverstone Park is set to become the epicenter of the multi-billion pound motorsport industry, thanks to the new scheme which will create new businesses, hotels and education facilities.

It comes ahead of an historic weekend, which sees the Northamptonshire circuit host its 50th British Grand Prix. Sarah Beecroft reports.


Record crowds at Silverstone for British Moto GP

A record crowd of 73,456 was at Silverstone today for the British Moto GP.

The three-day crowd, from Friday to Sunday, reached 159,006 - the highest in almost 20 years.

Coventry-born Cal Crutchlow finished the race in seventh position after crashing three-times during the course of the weekend.

Over 70,000 people attended Silverstone today Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

Moto GP race day at Silverstone

by James Clark

It is race day at Silverstone today as the Northamptonshire circuit hosts the British Moto GP.

Between 65-70,000 racing fans are expected at today’s race.

Bradley Smith leaving the Silverstone pits Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

Three British riders are competing in this year’s British race weekend – Coventry-born Cal Crutchlow, Bradley Smith and Michael Laverty.

The warm-up begins at 09:30 and the lights for the 20-lap race will go out at 13:00.

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Coventry-born Cal Crutchlow (35) at Silverstone Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

Moto GP qualifying day at Silverstone

by James Clark

Some of the world’s top motorcycle racers will battle it out at Silverstone as qualifying gets underway today for tomorrow’s British Moto GP.

Around 160,000 fans are expected to attend the Northamptonshire circuit over the three-day racing event that began yesterday.

Coventry-born Cal Crutchlow in the pits at Silverstone yesterday Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

Coventry-born Cal Crutchlow will be looking to impress in front of his home fans. Two other British riders are also competing in this year’s British Grand Prix – Bradley Smith and Michael Laverty.

The two qualifying sessions will take place between 14:10 and 14:50 this afternoon.

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