The British MotoGP at Silverstone, traditionally held on the last weekend in August, is set to be moved to the earlier date of August 5-7 next season.

“As we all know, Silverstone is a legendary and iconic racetrack. We’re happy to return to the venue earlier in the summer in 2022 to give us the best chance to enjoy its incredible layout and speed in the best possible weather. We’ve seen some incredible races here and I look forward to seeing many more”, commented Carmelo Ezpeleta, Dorna CEO.

“We are excited to announce the new date as part of our long-term commitment to two-wheel racing at Silverstone," said Silverstone managing director Stuart Pringle

“We want everyone to experience the highest level of motorcycle racing in the UK and we are investing a huge amount of time, money and resource into making Silverstone as good as it can be for MotoGP and our fans.

“We also want all of those who are attending Silverstone this year to return and we are fully focused on attracting a new wave of fans who can enjoy a memorable weekend of racing and entertainment.”

This weekend's British MotoGP is the first to be held since 2019, before the Covid pandemic.

The full list of events and dates for the 2022 world championship is yet to be officially confirmed but, in addition to Silverstone, the Qatar season-opener is planned for March 4-6.