After two years of being based in the Wing Pit and Paddock Complex, Silverstone is moving the MotoGP back to the National Paddock when it arrives in the UK on the 30th August-1st September.
According to fans, the experience was much better when they were able to get closer to the race action, while still being able to reach the retail stands and manufacturer displays. The move means the paddocks will be concentrated in one area, with prime viewing areas all in one place.
Over the past couple of years, Silverstone has had to split the MotoGP paddock between both The Wing and the National complex, which proved challenging for organisers, Dorna. Richard Phillips, Silverstone’s Managing Director said;
‘The move will certainly improve the fans’ overall experience of the MotoGP weekend; and that is Silverstone’s priority, to help the British fans show their support for not only Cal, Bradley, Michael and all the Brit riders in Moto 2 and 3, but the likes of Rossi, Lorenzo and Marquez too…Certainly, judging by the test results in Sepang and Valencia, this year is shaping up to be a great Championship across all three Moto classes.’