MotoGP SIlverstone

MotoGP SIlverstone

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FourWheelDrift

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77,842 posts

229 months

Wednesday 14th August
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One-off return to Moto2 for Bradley Smith as he replaces the injured Khairul Idham Pawi on the Sepang Petronas bike (Brad rides for their MotoE team).

https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/927447/1/bradley...

stew-STR160

7,463 posts

183 months

Wednesday 14th August
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Will be good to see him back on a real bike.

SteveSunbeam

24 posts

101 months

Wednesday 14th August
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We're going to go upto Silverstone for the qualifying.
Never spectated there before. We only have general admission tickets.

Can anyone advise on the best place to try and watch from? And any other useful info?

Much appreciated.

rev-erend

20,090 posts

229 months

Wednesday 14th August
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Will it be another Marquez vs Dovi last lap battle?

Lets hope so.

hoffman66

11 posts

1 month

Wednesday 14th August
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Silverstone is tricky for bikes, best bet is to use the buses and move around a lot, it is a huge place, some of it great to watch, some of it awful, but move around would be best advice.

yonex

15,077 posts

113 months

Wednesday 14th August
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Great news!

Really hope he has a strong ride.

CypSIdders

316 posts

99 months

Wednesday 14th August
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SteveSunbeam said:
We're going to go upto Silverstone for the qualifying.
Never spectated there before. We only have general admission tickets.

Can anyone advise on the best place to try and watch from? And any other useful info?

Much appreciated.
Club corner grandstand is OK.
If the weather forecast is not "Heatwave", take some warm clothes, Silverstone is a cold, windswept horror show, if the weather's not warm!

yonex

15,077 posts

113 months

Wednesday 14th August
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CypSIdders said:
Club corner grandstand is OK.
If the weather forecast is not "Heatwave", take some warm clothes, Silverstone is a cold, windswept horror show, if the weather's not warm!
It could be all those in a matter of 30 mins biggrin

I’d say Becketts, but it’s not a great place to watch racing.


Pericoloso

40,351 posts

108 months

Wednesday 14th August
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On the Friday of Silverstone classic ,I sat in the free stand just before Becketts on the inside of the track,where you can also see them coming back the other way onto Wellington straight.

lazybike

616 posts

36 months

Wednesday 14th August
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I went on the Friday last year, ended up just wandering from stand to stand and did a complete lap, I would recommend getting to the stage area for the interviews after practice finishes, they were really funny, unlike the TV interviews. Despite a 90 mile ride home in torrential rain I really enjoyed it.

snagzie

30 posts

5 months

Thursday 15th August
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Went for the last "race" in 2017. The misses got us weekend passes for the Brooklands suite. Niall Mackenzie was hosting, Bradley Smith and Sam Lowes came round for a chat and I got to walk around the paddock!

Bestest weekend biggrin

HughiusMaximus

340 posts

71 months

Thursday 15th August
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yonex said:
I’d say Becketts, but it’s not a great place to watch racing.

I watched a Motogp race from there a few years back and while there its great to see the bikes sweeping through that section, overtaking is minimal.

I was there for the British Superbike opener a few months back and quite enjoyed the stand between Luffield and Wood Cote.
You get to view some overtaking as they outbrake each other in to Brookland, and then they fire out of that section towards the main straight.

Probably not great for qualifying though!

poo at Paul's

7,732 posts

120 months

Thursday 15th August
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Come on Bradders show em what you're made of!


(That Moto 2 will feel like an old 125 compared to his Moto E steed!).

Rallynav

20 posts

158 months

Friday 16th August
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I have a 3 day car parking pass for sale if anyone wants it? We’re camping on site now so it’s not needed.

Turn7

16,064 posts

166 months

Friday 16th August
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SteveSunbeam said:
We're going to go upto Silverstone for the qualifying.
Never spectated there before. We only have general admission tickets.

Can anyone advise on the best place to try and watch from? And any other useful info?

Much appreciated.
Usually sit in the maggots/becketss stands/luffield/vale for quali...anywhere thats a good view of the big screen tbh....

Stands will be free roaming, but not all will be open.

FourWheelDrift

Original Poster:

77,842 posts

229 months

Saturday 24th August
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Careful, according to Heuwen the riders are unloading in the corners. Must be a weight reduction solution.

FourWheelDrift

Original Poster:

77,842 posts

229 months

Saturday 24th August
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Police - "Who do you think you are, Valentino Rossi?"

Guintoli - irked




Ho Lee Kau

1,753 posts

70 months

Saturday 24th August
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Stoppie reunion biggrin

FourWheelDrift

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77,842 posts

229 months

Saturday 24th August
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Loved the applause.

Zarco

12,365 posts

154 months

Saturday 24th August
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So Silverstone qualifying; about time Rossi retired eh? wink