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Dorna likes ‘Silverstone Wing’

MotoGP to use new Silverstone pits for 2011, races to start from new start/finish straight between Club Corner and Abbey.
The 2011 AirAsia British MotoGP will operate from The Silverstone Wing - the circuit's newly built state-of-the-art, multi-million pound Pit and Paddock Complex.

The confirmation follows an inspection of the building, garages, pit lane, paddock and facilities by Javier Alonso, Managing Director of Dorna Sports, and a representative of IRTA.

“It is very impressive. MotoGP will be one of the first events to use the new building when we come to Silverstone in June and that is very exciting for everyone involved,” said Alonso. “The facilities for teams, riders, media, officials and spectators are world class - there are very few circuits on the MotoGP calendar that are able to offer facilities like these.”

The spectacular new building measures 360 metres in length and 30 metres at its highest point.

“With 41 new garages, a race control building, a new podium, media centre, hospitality and VIP spectator zones, The Silverstone Wing will provide a world class facility where all forms of motor sport can be celebrated in style,” said circuit managing director Richard Phillips. “We are delighted that MotoGP will be one of the first events to use the new facility, signifying an exciting new era for Silverstone.”

In addition to being based in the new Pit and Paddock Complex, the motorcycle grand prix stars will line up on a new starting grid on 12 June, situated between Club Corner and Abbey.

The relocation of the paddock and start/finish line sees Abbey become Turn 1, providing the riders with a fresh challenge on Silverstone's super-fast Grand Prix Circuit. The new track layout produced plenty of overtaking and received rave reviews from the likes of Jorge Lorenzo and Casey Stoner in 2010.

A number of new and re-positioned grandstands are also being built around the complex, offering prime views of the new start / finish straight, first corner, final corner and new pit lane entry and exit.



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Dorna’s Javier Alonso gives Silverstone wing seal of approval to circuit managing director Richard Phillips
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0121ade - Unregistered

January 23, 2011 6:47 PM

Took my 5 year old son to experience his 1st taste of moto gp at silverstone last year, would never have took him if it was still at Donny as the facilities were very very poor for adult spectators let alone children. Silverstone delivered an amazing 1st time for him and we are booked up for it again this year!! Well done on lots of off track entertainment and the interviews of the riders by Jules and Tobby was superb,roll on June and his 1st Rossi experience!!!



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