For several years now, the third and final race held in August for MotoGP is the British Grand Prix, one of the most fascinating events on the world championship calendar which takes place at the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit in the UK. Here are 5 things that you should know about the British GP.
-The Silverstone race, together with Austin, Barcelona and the Red Bull Ring, is one of the few events on the MotoGP calendar where a Formula 1 Grand Prix is also held.
-With its 5.9 km length, Silverstone is the longest track in the entire championship, and together with Austin, is the only circuit where the lap time is more than two minutes.
-For the tenth successive season, the British Grand Prix will be held at Silverstone, following a major redesign of the track in 2010.
-This is the 71st season in which Great Britain hosts a round of the motorcycle Grand Prix championship: 28 events have been held on the Isle of Man, 23 at Donington and 19 at Silverstone so far. Only Italy, Britain and the Netherlands have held at least one GP every year (71 consecutive seasons).
-The top speed record for MotoGP at Silverstone is 332.4 km/h, which was set by Andrea Iannone on a Ducati in FP3 in 2015.
This is going to be an exciting weekend not only because of the 2019 British GP but also because Triumph will make the new Dayton 765 public for the very first time!