Crutchlow hopes Donington replaces 'boring' Silverstone for MotoGP

Cal Crutchlow wants the British MotoGP round to return to Donington Park in the future, labelling current venue Silverstone "boring"

Crutchlow hopes Donington replaces 'boring' Silverstone for MotoGP

Britain's motorcycle grand prix spent its first 10 years at Silverstone before moving to Donington from 1987 to 2009.

Amid Donington's abortive attempt to secure the rights to Formula 1's British GP, MotoGP returned to Silverstone in 2010 and has stayed there ever since - with the track recently running the event on behalf of the troubled Circuit of Wales project.

Crutchlow has not raced at Donington in MotoGP but has experience of the circuit from World Supersport and British Superbikes.

Asked which track he would prefer for his home event, he picked Donington as he wants "something different".

"Where would I prefer to be? Donington, because I think from the rider's perspective as well as a fan's perspective Silverstone is boring," said Crutchlow, who took a podium finish at Silverstone last year.

"I had a great grand prix [at Silverstone] last year, I had some fantastic rides there over my career but I'd probably want to do something different.

"It doesn't mean I don't like Silverstone, it doesn't mean I will not give 100% there, anything like that; it just means that I'd like a change.

"If you can change or if there is a possibility [to change it], in my opinion I would like to do Donington, because it is something different.

"There is no elevation at Silverstone, it is boring. It is fast, but fast is not always great. And people can't get close, I love it when people can get close to the track and enjoy it."

Silverstone was supposed to be replaced by the proposed Circuit of Wales in 2015 but continual delays with the new venue meant the race has stayed put.

The Welsh government recently decided against giving the CoW project a financial guarantee, and Silverstone is set to stay on the calendar for at least one more year.

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