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Travelling to Silverstone: Road closures and diversions

The A43 is closed to non-race traffic. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/PA Images

No through traffic on the A43 due in both directions between the B4525 (Syresham) and Brackley Road (Towcester). Only race traffic can use this section of the A43.

A one way system is due to be in place for traffic heading to Silverstone in the morning and away in the afternoon.

This system will be in place between 5:30 and 18:00 today.

Diversions will be in place on the A421 and A422 past Buckingham and the A508 to/from M1 J15 as well as the A361 from Daventry to M40 J11.

Local traffic is advised to use back routes past Litchborough, Adstone and Thorpe Mandeville.

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Cal Crutchlow thanks fans for British MotoGP support

Coventry-born Cal Crutchlow has thanked racing fans for their support at the British MotoGP over the weekend.

Crutchlow finished the race in 12th position at Silverstone in Northamptonshire.

Championship leader Marc Marquez won the race, fending off Jorge Lorenzo who finished in second place ahead of Valentino Rossi.

Marquez returns to his winning ways at MotoGP

Marc Marquez of Repsol Honda celebrates on the podium after a previous win over Lorenzo in Spain. Credit: Andreu Dalmau/EFE/Press Association Images

Championship leader Marc Marquez has finished first at Silverstone, winning the British Grand Prix for the first time today in Northamptonshire.

He managed to fend off Jorge Lorenzo last year's winner, with Valentino Rossi finishing third ahead of Marquez's team mate Pedrosa.

Coventry born Cal Crutchlow, racing for Ducati, finished 12th among the riders and second among the British team.

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MotoGP fans flock to Silverstone

All of MotoGP's big names will take to the circuit Credit: PA

Thousands of MotoGP fans are at Silverstone in Northamptonshire ahead of Sunday's Hertz British Grand Prix, the next round of the 2014 FIM MotoGP World Championship.

British riders Bradley Smith, Cal Crutchlow, Scott Redding, Michael Laverty and Leon Camier will be relishing the opportunity to return to their home circuit. Championship leader Marc Márquez will be a big draw as he attempts to win the British Grand Prix for the first time, while Jorge Lorenzo will be desperate for a repeat of last year's Silverstone win.

Marc Marquez signs autographs for fans in Germany last month Credit: PA

The event was due to be the last Moto GP at Silverstone after rights holder Dorna Sports awarded a contract to the new Circuit of Wales.

A five year deal has been signed, but after the £315M track near Ebba Vale revealed it wont be ready for next season Moto GP could now stay at it's current location in 2015.

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Last MotoGP weekend begins at Silverstone

Racing gets underway at the British MotoGP at Silverstone later.

Jorge Lorenzo leading the pack at the 2013 British MotoGP Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

Coventry-born Cal Crutchlow will be hoping for a strong weekend in front of the home crowd. Sunday's race could be the Northamptonshire track's last. The new Circuit of Wales will stage the British round from 2016. The location of next year's event has yet to be decided.

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Silverstone "disappointed" at loss of MotoGP - but could still host in 2015

The MotoGP British Grand Prix at Silverstone in 2013. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

Bosses at Silverstone racing circuit said they were disappointed to have lost the MotoGP British Grand Prix - but that extending their contract did not make financial sense.

The circuit said it had invested heavily to develop its site specifically to host both the Moto GP championships and Formula 1 and had helped to make the series a successful event.

But Richard Phillips, managing director of Silverstone Circuits Limited, said it could not come to an agreeing with the Dorna, the event's rights holders.

“We have expressed our desire to keep MotoGPTM at Silverstone, but the event is not sustainable at the fee level Dorna was proposing.

"Any future deal had to make economic sense and sadly we reached an impasse. The Circuit of Wales obviously believes it can make the finances work.”

– Richard Phillips, Silverstone Managing Director.

But the circuit has not rule out hosting the British Grand Prix next year while the event waits for the Circuit of Wales to be completed.

"A venue for 2015 needs to be agreed as soon as possible to avoid having a negative impact on the success of next year’s British Grand Prix.

"Silverstone remains the ideal venue to stage MotoGP.

"Last year’s record crowds are testament to the excellent British Grand Prix experience provided by Silverstone."

– Richard Phillips, Silverstone Managing Director.
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