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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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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Coventry-born Cal Crutchlow 'excited' for Silverstone

by James Clark

Coventry-born Cal Crutchlow says he is 'excited' for the British Moto GP at Silverstone.

Cal is leading the British charge in the Moto GP series, sitting fifth in the championship with 127 points.

After a disappointing last race at Brno, the British rider will be looking for a better result in front of the home fans.

Cal, said: "Brno was not the best preparation for my home race at Silverstone, but I go there knowing I have the pace and that I can be challenging at the front."

"I am really excited for Silverstone and I know the support from the British fans will be incredible, so hopefully I can give them something to cheer about."

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Cal Crutchlow was born in Coventry Credit: Vaclav Salek/Czech News Agency/Press Association Images

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Silverstone Moto GP may cause M1 and A43 delays

Drivers planning to use the M1 and A43 in the East Midlands are being warned to allow extra time as the MotoGP gets underway at Silverstone today.

Action from last year's Moto GP Credit: David Davies/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The Highways Agency are warning that roads on the way to the race circuit will be busy throughout the weekend.

More than 55,000 people are expected on Sunday, the final day of the event.

Plan travel ahead of Silverstone Moto GP

Plan travel ahead of Silverstone Moto GP Credit: David Davies/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Drivers planning to use the M1 and A43 in the East Midlands over the next few days are being warned to to plan ahead and allow extra time as the MotoGP gets underway at Silverstone tomorrow.

It will last until Sunday and roads on the approach to the circuit are likely to be busy, the Highways Agency are warning.

55,000 people are expected on Sunday, the final day of the event.

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Leon Haslam 'looking forward' to Silverstone

by James Clark
Silverstone will host round nine of the World Superbikes this weekend Credit: ITV News Central

The World Superbike Championship begins this weekend at Silverstone in Northamptonshire.

Derbyshire's Leon Haslam says he's looking forward to taking part after missing his home race at Donington Park earlier in the season through injury.

Around 20,000 people are expected at the event.

Leon Haslam after his crash at Assen earlier this season Credit: ITV News Central

Parents of brain damaged girl face £500,000 bill

The parents of a 13-year-old girl left brain damaged by a speeding motorist are facing a £500,000 care bill after an insurance giant argued she was partly to blame.

Churchill said Bethany Probert shared some responsibility because she should have been wearing a high-visibility jacket as she walked down a dark lane.

They successfully challenged a High Court ruling that motorist Paul Moore was 100 per cent liable after he mowed down the girl in December 2009.

Bethany, a keen rider, was walking home along on a grass verge after tending her horse Troy in stables near Silverstone, Northants.

Churchill believes that Bethany's care bill does not come to £500,000.

British Grand Prix takes place in Silverstone

Last year rain almost saw the event cancelled Credit: James Moy/James Moy Photography/Press Association Images

The British Grand Prix is taking place today at Silverstone in Northamptonshire. Last year 297,000 people attended despite torrential rain which almost saw the event cancelled.

Top drivers from around the world will be competing in the Grand Prix which has been held since 1950.

The race includes 52 laps around the circuit - a total of 5,891km. The lap record for the circuit has stood since 2010 when Fernando Alonso set a time of 1:30.874.

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