MotoGP » Parrish: Silverstone can be best circuit in MotoGP

Ex-grand prix racer Steve Parrish - formerly team-mate to British motorcycling legend Barry Sheene - counters the critics by contending that new British Grand Prix venue Silverstone has the ability to be 'the best track' in MotoGP

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Malc - Unregistered

February 10, 2010 1:10 PM

Still won't be able to see much of the track from any viewing point though.
My family won't be there for any race this year for this reason.

Sword of Truth - Unregistered

February 10, 2010 1:11 PM

Can it be the best track in Motogp? No, it can't.

BUT - Assen was flat and featureless and i can remember watching countless great races if they went down that route then maybe, just maybe....?

Cubikrube - Unregistered

February 10, 2010 1:21 PM

How about we wait until we've seen a race before passing judgement? They've spent a lot of money improving the viewing and the track so you never know, it might be might not but least we will be able to base our opinions on fact rather than speculation

TimBo - Unregistered

February 10, 2010 1:24 PM

I agree with Cibik .... let's see , for a start the new section is having elevation an change in there and they are making an arena section that will have great views.
Let's see 'eh ... at least it will be bloody fast so we can see these GP bikes at full top speed rather than the 165mph tops as @ Donington.

Jackson Four - Unregistered

February 10, 2010 2:11 PM

It may not have viewing slagheaps, antique toilet facilities and a monotonous downhill section like Donington, but the racing at Silverstone is already much better (apart from the idiotic chichane) and the new section will make it better still.
Can not wait.
Haven't been to a British Motogp for many years because I vowed never to go back to that ****hole Donington. I hope East Midland Airport buys it and builds a runway on it. No....two runways.

English Alan - Unregistered

February 10, 2010 2:21 PM

Fast bikes need fast tracks, Donnington is to micky mouse with that stupid panhandle. In 84 Mamola went round silverstone at 119mph with half the bhp they have now, blo-dy h-ll even the 125s cracked a ton! the riders will love it, providing its dry, just get lots of bankings built while theyre at it bring back spa and hockenheim

djt - Unregistered

February 10, 2010 2:35 PM

Steve is correct Silverstone can be a great circuit.
Sure it doesn't have Donnington's hills, but it's a very fast circuit and no one ever complained that Assen was too flat. Since Assen was butchered to make way for a theme park, may be Silverstone can become the "new" Assen.


February 10, 2010 3:37 PM

All I don't know and know about UK circuits is what I've seen on TV over 3 decades+. Silverstone gets my vote. Whether it will rival Mugello, Phillip Island, Catalunya,Sepang and Brno remains to be seen. Istanbul Park was great. Balatonring is also new. Hope its as good. Misano, Laguna, Donington, Le Mans and others are just too 'roadblock' for my liking.
Hey France, resurrect Paul Ricard.


February 10, 2010 3:45 PM

The riders might like Sepang, but as a spectator track it isn't great. You can't walk around the track, but can only sit in the stands. Facilities are pretty good, but Phillip Island has better food and atmosphere.

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