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Silverstone extends MotoGP hosting deal

MotoGP’s British Grand Prix will remain at Silverstone until 2021 after Dorna Sports, the promoter of the motorcycling series, extended a deal with the Northamptonshire-based circuit.

MotoGP has been racing at Silverstone since 2010 and today’s (Wednesday’s) announcement of a new deal coincides with the news that Silverstone will undergo a full resurface that will begin next month.

Silverstone’s previous three-year deal was due to expire after the 2020 event. This year’s British Grand Prix will take place on August 25.

Stuart Pringle, Silverstone managing director, said: “Getting to this point has involved a lot of work by the staff at Silverstone but throughout it all we have been completely focused on making sure we make the right decisions to guarantee the future of our most important events with Formula One and MotoGP.

“We have a globally-renowned company working on the surfacing of the track and we have one of the most respected circuit designers in Jarno Zaffelli working as an expert advisor to Silverstone during the works.”

Silverstone is also the home of Formula One’s British Grand Prix.