Silverstone has announced it is giving away 10,000 tickets to its three main events this summer, including Formula 1 and MotoGP's British Grand Prix, to NHS key workers in recognition of their work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tickets will be given away for F1 and MotoGP’s British GP and the Silverstone Classic.

Silverstone is teaming up with Blue Light Tickets, a sister company of the Blue Light Card discount scheme set up to reward workers in the NHS, emergency services, armed forces and social care sectors.

Anyone holding a Blue Light Card will be able to enter the ballot in hope to win tickets for Silverstone’s biggest events this summer.

3500 tickets are available for F1’s British Grand Prix on July 16-18, while 3000 are available for the Silverstone Classic on July 30 and August 31.

Like F1, the allocation for MotoGP on August 27-29 is 3500, with 300 being available for race day.

Speaking of the announcement, Silverstone managing director Stuart Pringle said: “Working with Blue Light Card gives us the reassurance that our tickets will reach those we are all so indebted to and we hope as many as possible can join us this summer to experience live motorsport, something we have all missed over the past 12 months.

 “The last year has been a challenge for everyone but particularly for those working on the frontline, putting their lives at risk, to keep our country and population safe under very difficult circumstances.

"I hope that this gesture goes some way to demonstrating to this community that their work is very much appreciated.”

The deadline for entry for F1 is May 25, for Silverstone Classic, June 27, while the MotoGP ballot will close on July 25.

Silverstone told Crash.net that any fans with tickets to last year's cancelled British MotoGP event have the option of rolling over their tickets to 2021, or a refund, adding that all 2020 MotoGP ticket purchasers who requested a refund have been repaid.

Anyone yet to receive their refund, 'just needs to contact our customer services team: enquiries@silverstone.co.uk'

 

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