Silverstone reassures ticket holders for British MotoGP round

Tickets for the British MotoGP round at Silverstone in August will be refunded if the event is cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic

British MotoGP at Silverstone

Silverstone Managing Director Stuart Pringle has assured people who have bought tickets for August’s British MotoGP event will get a full refund if the 2020 event is unable to take place as planned.

Though still some months away, the event remains under threat from the ongoing coronavirus crisis which has already seen the MotoGP calendar shaken up by various cancellations and postponements.

As it stands, the August round is scheduled to go ahead but Pringle says it is being reviewed constantly amid an uncertain future brought on by the global pandemic.

However, he says that should the event be cancelled, all tickets that have been purchased for that and the F1 British Grand Prix before it will be refunded if necessary.

‘I am writing to give an update on where we stand with our forthcoming events at Silverstone as the country continues to battle against the Coronavirus.

“This week, it has been announced by the sports’ governing bodies that all motorsport has been suspended in the UK to the end of April 2020 to support the British Government in its efforts to contain the spread of this virus.

“Many of you have booked tickets for our events later this summer including the Formula 1 Pirelli British Grand Prix and MotoGP and I fully appreciate you want to understand if these events will take place.

“The truth is, like so many other international sporting events scheduled to take place around the world, we cannot predict what the situation will be by the time we get to the summer months.  However, I can wholeheartedly promise you that everyone at Silverstone, Formula 1 and MotoGP are doing all they possibly can to ensure we can run these events on their planned dates in July (F1) and August (MotoGP).

“In fact, as Formula 1’s CEO Chase Carey has stated, Formula 1 and the FIA do not expect to begin the Championship in Europe until after May although this is regularly being reviewed.

“I would like to reassure our fans that, should we be forced to cancel either Grand Prix, all customers who have purchased a ticket will be given the option of a full refund.

“We will, of course, continue to keep you updated as the situation in the UK evolves and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and patience in what is an extremely difficult time for everyone.

“Most importantly, I do hope you and your family members are safe at this worrying time.”

All motorsport in the UK has been put on hold until the end of April for now, though series’ are bracing for this to be extended should the global situation not experience a significant improvement in that time.