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Prince Harry promotes motorsport on trip to Silverstone

Prince Harry has been visiting Northamptonshire to mark a new multi-million pound project promoting the history of motorsport.

Harry - who will be the Royal Patron of the Silverstone Heritage Experience, visited the hangar where the new exhibition will be put together.

It is hoped the exhibition will attract half a million visitors a year.

The aim is to bring the history of the circuit to life - and attract around half a million visitors a year.

It is due to open at Silverstone in the spring of 2019.

The Prince hopes it will also encourage more people into engineering and the motorsport industry.

The aim is to bring the history of the circuit to life - and attract around half a million visitors a year. The Prince hopes it will also encourage more people into engineering and the motorsport industry.

'We are delighted that Prince Harry has agreed to be the project's Royal Patron. He has expressed his support for the project and the opportunity to recognise the part Britain has played in motorsport historically and also the vital role British expertise plays in the modern era. HRH is keen to draw attention to this contribution as a means of encouraging more people into engineering and the thriving British motor sport industry.'

– Derek Warwick, The President of the British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC)