Set on a massive site that straddles the counties of Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire, the GP circuit at Silverstone is equally massive. It has recently been redeveloped to make it more friendly for the MotoGP brigade and consists of 3.6 miles of ultra fast straights and every sort of corner. Even the most casual of motorsport fan will be familiar with the names of Maggotts, Copse, Stowe, Club etc…
Although not overly physical, you definitely get a mental workout on this long track with several corners strung together and concentration is a must to avoid being caught out by the direction changes. Silverstone is the widest circuit in the UK at 15m, and you’ll use all of this width as you complete your lap. A 1000cc bike here will really get a good run out, but a 600cc is enormous fun through the technical sections.
It’s impossible to mention Silverstone without mentioning its prestigious history and still the circuit remains at the forefront of world motorsport. It’s no surprise therefore that the paddock facilities are superb and spectators are well catered for.
Circuit length: 3.66 miles
Pit Garages: Available on a first come, first serve basis
Noise Level: 102db drive by. All bikes maybe required to take a static test which will be 105db at 3/4 revs.
Power: Available in garages
Groups: 3 groups
Animals: Not allowed
Start times: Day – 0730 sign on / 0830 briefing / 0900 tracktime commences
General requirements: Full zip together leathers
Helmet with ACU gold standard
How to get there: Silverstone is conveniently situated right in the heart of the UK, approximately 90 minutes north of central London and 60 minutes south of Birmingham. Road access is exceptionally easy along the A43 dual carriageway from either the M40 or M1.
By public transport, the nearest stations are Northampton, Banbury or Milton Keynes, both of which offer fast connections to destinations throughout the country.