MotoGP » Silverstone reveals new MotoGP layout.

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ZeR0 Kun

February 18, 2009 12:26 PM
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this layout is somewhat similar unveiled somewhere 8 years ago, as a part revamp for F1 after criticism by BE. i notice some difference - the (proposed) F1 layout has no gentle kink before the the sharp bend into the National Straight, and the pits is relocated to the straight after the Club corner, which itself turned into a sweeping, banked corner with Vale corner removed from its entry.

whatever it is, i am glad that MotoGP got the taste of this layout instead (albeit slightly modified from the F1 proposal) and it looks really promising indeed!

Peachy - Unregistered

February 18, 2009 12:43 PM

wow...easy to get in and out of...hard standing car parks......still dull as hell though by any stretch of the imagination. People moaning about facillities at donnington have lost the plot slightly. Its about ther racing and the track, not bloody showers in the campsite as i think silverstone will prove.

Ratty - Unregistered

February 18, 2009 1:19 PM

I agree with you peachy. I went to Silverstone for the WSBK's a couple of years ago. It took us nearly 3 hours to get out of the car park, and the highlight of the entire day was 2 grown men actually fighting over who should get out of the car park first. 1 broken nose and 1 kicked in front panel of a car later.... pathetic. This track will never be a viable, exciting replacement for Donnington.

Finley64 - Unregistered

February 18, 2009 1:29 PM

Looks great to me, look like the put some thought into it and not just add a basic loop, personally I cannot wait, to see the worlds fastest bikes on (shock horror) a fast circuit, as only getting to 160 MPH at Donnigton is not realy that good is it, also I guess my memory must be fading but I cannot remember that may close Moto GP races at Donnington! but I will stand to be corrected,
also other things that are good, a Tannoy system that can be heard, not standing on muddy banks with very little grass, (I guess most people have forgotten when Donnington put those banks up that they were oil soaked railway balast and young kids running around that looked like they had been down a mine!)

MonkeyBoy - Unregistered

February 18, 2009 1:31 PM

Thank the Lord that they've scrapped that utterly, utterly ridiculous chicane.......they at least stand a chance of it succeeding now (the flatness of the site and width of the track not withstanding). The sight of MotoGP bikes wobbling through there would have been nothing short of embarrassing. I mean the world would have been watching and thinking wtf is that? Is that the best Britain can come up with now........It's bad enough when the WSBK boys used it but not the premier class. Still reckon Brands with some investment and safety updates would have been the place.

Finley64 - Unregistered

February 18, 2009 1:38 PM

to continue,
as stated easy to get to, get in and out of, great parking (no row of bikes falling over here)
and you can see just as many corners from certain points than you can at Donnigton,
oh and finally a circuit that doesn't turn into an Ice rink when it rains!!!
so lets give it a chance and really see what its like, and if it doesn't work we can all go back to the totally F1 adapted Donnington in 5 years that will have all the good corners removed by then!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

robsee - Unregistered

February 18, 2009 2:03 PM

Dunno what the problem is with viewing at Silverstone,never had any problem myself.The stands and the terracing give good high vantage points. The only place you get more than a couple of seconds viewing at Donington is on the big (wet, muddy) banking overlooking the old hairpin and then the bikes are that far away that you need binos. Silverstone keeps you clean and ,if you want it, dry. You dont go back to your bike to find it on its side. You dont have to wait in line to use the cess pits like at Doni, cant call them toilets really, can you.

Aegis - Unregistered

February 18, 2009 3:17 PM

Hmmm doesnt turn into an ice rink when it rains, err what about a certain Mr Bayliss putting it down the road on several occassions during one WSB race, JT coming off and having to nurse his bike home without any fluid in the colling system. Its still flat and featureless and we have better venues :rolleyes:

RoundyKTM - Unregistered

February 18, 2009 10:02 PM

im i going to be the only one to stick my neck out and say that the majorty of you may be proved wrong?? looks like quite a good addition to the circuit as it was and i think it will prove to produce good racing, shame we wont hear the roar of moto gp bkes coming under the bridge into the complex tho :(

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