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2010 AIRASIA BRITISH GRAND PRIX

MotoGP, the world’s premier motorcycle race series, returns to Silverstone on 18-20 June and the Northamptonshire Circuit has announced details of a top class support race package for the 2010 AirAsia British Grand Prix.

In addition to the three FIM World Championships - namely MotoGP, new Moto2 and 125cc classes - the AirAsia British Grand Prix weekend will feature two rounds of the ultra competitive Metzeler National Superstock 1000 Championship and a round of the 250GP ACU National Championship.

This year’s National Superstock Championship is gearing up to be one of the most hotly contested in history, boasting eight manufacturers – BMW, Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Ducati, Aprilia and KTM – and multiple British Championship winning riders, including Steve Plater, Glen Richards, John McGuinness, Karl Harris and Scott Smart. By virtue of the Championship’s position on the race programme, the 1000cc Superstock bikes will also be the first ever to compete on Silverstone’s new Grand Prix circuit.

The British Grand Prix programme will be completed by a round of the 250GP ACU National Championship, with a full grid of 250cc 2-strokes, celebrating the class which, in 2009, saw its final year as a World Championship category.

Richard Phillips, Managing Director of Silverstone Circuits Limited, commented, “In terms of quality on-track content, Silverstone is delivering the very best race package for fans. Everyone’s looking forward to seeing the likes of Rossi, Stoner and Lorenzo go head to head around the super-fast, technically challenging circuit here at Silverstone. In addition to MotoGP, the World Moto2 Championship will be making its UK debut, with Scott Redding flying the flag for the Brits, and there’s a great chance of British success in the World 125 GP, with Bradley Smith and Danny Webb leading the charge.

“Add to this, two rounds of the National Superstock 1000 Championship, featuring the cream of British Championship racing stars, and the 250GP ACU National Championship race, ensuring the distinctive sounds and smells of 250cc 2-strokes ring around Silverstone, and we have a fantastic offering for the fans.”

Tickets for the AirAsia British Grand Prix are on sale 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For further information, up-to-date availability and to purchase tickets visit www.silverstone.co.uk, or call 0844 3750 500.

For information on official hospitality packages, call 0844 3728 230.

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