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Rossi, Crutchlow factor creates British MotoGP fever

8 July 2013

Valentino Rossi's Assen MotoGP victory coupled with Cal Crutchlow's impact in the premier class has led to a huge demand for tickets for the Hertz British Grand Prix from August 30-September 1.

The majority of reserved seating areas for the British meeting at Silverstone have now sold out and Richard Phillips, Managing Director of Silverstone Circuits Limited, believes a number of factors have combined to raise expectations ahead of British motorcycling's flagship race.

“Ticket sales for the MotoGP British Grand Prix are going very well this year, which is down to a number of factors.

“It's been a fantastic start to the season, with multiple winners, including Rossi back on a Yamaha, rookie sensation Marc Marquez becoming the youngest ever rider to win in MotoGP and Lorenzo and Pedrosa swapping places at the top of the championship,” he said.

“Cal has also had a sensational year, securing three podiums and becoming the first British rider to claim a pole position in over a decade.

“Bradley Smith is also going really well in his debut MotoGP season, while in Scott Redding we have a Brit leading the Moto2 World Championship,” he added.

“All of this, combined with the great experience fans had at Silverstone last year, has seen a real uplift in demand for tickets.

“As most of our reserved seating areas are now sold out we've had to release more reserved seating in Becketts, and our 'Family' tickets have also been extremely popular again this year.”

Shortly after his podium in Assen, Cal Crutchlow flew to Silverstone for the Formula 1 British Grand Prix where he met up with Mercedes AMG Petronas star Lewis Hamilton.

The Tech 3 Yamaha rider said he was 'blown away' by the experience.

“The British Grand Prix was my first experience of F1 and I was blown away; I loved it,” said Crutchlow.

“It's very impressive. There's a real buzz around the paddock and on the grid. It was good to meet Lewis again – we caught up before the race – and it was great to jump into his car in the Mercedes AMG Petronas garage.

“I'd love to have a go at driving an F1 car in the future, but I'm not sure they trust us MotoGP riders; they think we're a bit mad.”

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