Why Silverstone should be regarded as MotoGP's rightful UK home
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Why Silverstone should be regarded as MotoGP's rightful UK home

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OPINION: Many of the UK’s MotoGP fans would prefer Donington Park to host the British GP beyond the expiry of Silverstone's current deal. But the circuit's fast, flowing circuit provides the best racing and should be regarded as its best bet for the foreseeable future

There wasn’t much to look forward to about British summertime last year, courtesy of the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of its heavily revised calendar, MotoGP didn’t pay a visit to the UK in 2020. But, a year on, much of the country is double-jabbed with the vaccine and this weekend Silverstone will throw its gates open with glee as it welcomes fans back to its grandstands to witness MotoGP’s return to this troubled island.

There’s much to look forward to for UK MotoGP fans in 2021. Despite there being no full-time Brit on the premier-class grid at the start of 2021, circumstances in recent weeks mean fans will have two home heroes to cheer on. The ‘retired’ Cal Crutchlow was originally drafted in to replace the injured Franco Morbidelli at Petronas SRT, but will now mark his factory team return with Yamaha as the ousted Maverick Vinales’ replacement. 

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