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Brits dominate on Silverstone WSBK return

An all-British top three in race one and an all-British top five in race two signifies a hugely successful weekend for Silverstone.
Just as James Toseland had predicted, Britain's World Superbike contingent would give their fans plenty to cheer about come race day at Silverstone following two home-grown podium lock-outs.

As was the case at Assen, the Union Jack would fly aloft the podium in both races, while an all-British top five in second encounter would add to the partisan joy.

A successful return to the calendar for Silverstone, the revised layout received a resounding thumbs up from the riders, while around 65,000 people would pass through the gates over the course of the weekend.

“What a weekend for the Brits”, said Richard Phillips, Managing Director of Silverstone Circuits Limited. “I am delighted with the way that race day has gone. We have had a great crowd here and they have been treated to some fantastic racing topped off by two all British podiums.

“Importantly, we've had another fantastic reaction to the new circuit layout. The World Superbike riders have raved about the new track, echoing the sentiments of the MotoGP riders and Formula 1 drivers who have raced here in recent weeks. Both the old and new sections of track are providing plenty of overtaking opportunities.”



Tagged as: Silverstone , Assen , Britain

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daveyboy

August 02, 2010 11:44 AM

Not an angry reply, but anyone who rejects their British identity doesn't deserve the British support in my opinion. I personally couldn't care less what happened to Laverty. Notice he'll never mention "home fans" or "racing at home" in any interviews. Silverstone was like another foreign round to him, so the fans should treat him as a foreign rider, support him if you like his style, but not as a home hero. I don't mind when riders fly the St Georges/St Andrews/Ulster/Welsh Dragon Flag as they usually have the Union Flag on the podium and they aren't effectively rejecting UK fans as "home" fans. Aka Johnny Rae! - Go Johnny!



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