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British MotoGP at Silverstone tenth on UK sporting attendance list
This year's British MotoGP at Silverstone features in a top ten list of the best attended UK sporting events in 2012 (not including the Olympics/Paralympics) complied by The Telegraph.

The list is summarised as follows:

1. Wimbledon: Tennis 485,000 attendance (13 days).
2. British Grand Prix: F1 297,000 (3 days).
3. Royal Ascot: Horse Racing 280,000 (5 days).
4. ATP World Tour Finals: Tennis 263,000 (8 days).
5. Cheltenham Festival: Horse Racing 237,000 (4 days).
6. The Open: Golf 181,000 (4 days).
7. Burghley Horse Trials: Horse Riding 178,000 (4 days).
8. Epsom Derby Meeting: Horse Racing 160,000 (2 days).
9. Aintree Grand National Meeting: Horse Racing 150,000 (3 days).
10. British MotoGP: MotoGP 146,000 (3 days).

However, dividing the total attendance by the number of days moves F1 to the top of the list and MotoGP to sixth:

1. British F1 Grand Prix: 99,000 per day average.
2. Epsom Derby Meeting: 80,000.
3. Cheltenham Festival: 59,250.
4. Royal Ascot: 56,000.
5. Aintree Grand National Meeting: 50,000.
6. British MotoGP 48,667.
7. The Open: 45,250.
8. Burghley Horse Trials: 44,500.
9. Wimbledon 37,308.
10. ATP World Tour Finals: 32,875.

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Pete - Unregistered

December 20, 2012 8:24 AM

I remember the Carl Foggarty era in WSB at Brands Hatch when 130,000 turned up on race day!! Highest attendance for a single day in any sport for that year by a considerable margin. I was there and it was amazing!! Breaks my heart to see the poor attendance at the WSB now. In terms of total attendance, how about the TT? Surly thaere must have been more there than watching rubbish tennis/horses/golf stuff??

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