Silverstone Compensates For Loss Of F1 With MotoGP Deal
Silverstone Circuit have today shown their “compensation” for the loss of the Formula One World Championship event to rival circuit Donington Park by unveiling a contract with the premeire motorcycling world championship MotoGP.
The MotoGP event formerly ran at Donington Park, and 2010 will mark the first MotoGP event at the circuit since 1986.
“We are delighted that the MotoGP World Championship is returning to Silverstone as of 2010,” Carmelo Ezpeleta, the boss of MotoGP promoter Dorna said.
“The venue has excellent facilities and a circuit with a great heritage, having hosted some superb grand prix racing in the 1970s and 1980s.
“We are sure that MotoGP’s visits to the UK will continue to be highly successful when we make the historic move back to Silverstone next year.”