Silverstone to host MotoGP until 2021 after another full re-surface

Silverstone has signed a deal to host the British round of MotoGP until 2021 and will undergo another full re-surface ahead of this year’s event.

After last year’s debacle where standing water on a brand-new surface prompted a rider meeting which ended with no racing taking place on safety ground, Silverstone has contrated Tarmac under the guidance of track consultant Jarno Zaffelli.

“Getting to this point has involved a lot of work by the staff at Silverstone but throughout it all we have been completely focused on making sure we make the right decisions to guarantee the future of our most important events with Formula One and MotoGP,” said Silverstone boss Stuart Pringle.

“We have a globally-renowned company working on the surfacing of the track and we have one of the most respected circuit designers in Jarno Zaffelli working as an expert advisor to Silverstone during the works.

“The extension to the MotoGP contract is excellent news for all of us at Silverstone and allows us to plan long-term for the future development of MotoGP, and all two-wheel action, at our circuit. We look forward to making the MotoGP™ weekend the best motorcycling event in the UK biking calendar.”

The re-surfacing work will take take place next month.

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