Silverstone is celebrating this weekend’s BritishGP by announcing provisional plans for next year’s MotoGP visit with a slightly earlier August date in a bid to target better conditions.
The UK’s solo MotoGP round will move to the beginning of August for 2022, with confirmation of the race happening from August 5 to 7* next year.
The new date has been agreed in cooperation with series owners Dorna, in order to fit in with their 2022 revised calendar - currently in the process of being finalised - while also hoping the mid-summer date will allow more promising and consistent weather than the traditional bank holiday has allowed in recent years.
“We are excited to announce the new date as part of our long-term commitment to two-wheel racing at Silverstone,” Silverstone Managing Director Stuart Pringle stated.
“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.”
“As we all know, Silverstone is a legendary and iconic racetrack,” Carmelo Ezpeleta, Dorna CEO. added. “
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.”
*Date provisional until ratified by the FIM.