Formula 1 British GP confirmed with fans, could MotoGP do the same?

The news has just broken that the Formula 1 British Grand Prix will take place in front of a full-house – could MotoGP do the same a month later?

British MotoGP at Silverstone

MOTOGP fans hoping to experience top-level motorcycle racing this year might just get the chance, as Silverstone has just confirmed the 2021 Formula 1 British Grand Prix is going ahead with capacity crowds.

While the news is only in relation to the Formula One action – due to take place on Sunday 18 July – it could pave the way to the MotoGP organisers following suit and allowing a capacity crowd in to watch the bikes the month after.

There are obviously a number of caveats that must fall into the place to allow this to happen, none more so than the UK’s ongoing vaccination programme working as it should. As the MotoGP is set to take place more than a month after the F1, theoretically more vaccinations should have taken place, therefore making events like this a much more viable option.

It’s also not clear how the event will run logistically, although Silverstone, the F1 administration, and Public Health Northampton all now all working together to ensure the race can operate safely.

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If indeed the Silverstone round of the MotoGP does go ahead with fans in August, it’ll be the first time the British public will have seen the world’s best (on home soil) since 2019. The 2020 running of the event was cancelled thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic – despite the Silverstone holding rounds for the F1 British GP and European GP.

Speaking of the 2021 F1 British GP news, Stuart Pringle, Managing director of Silverstone said:

“This is something we have all been working towards for months and I cannot wait to welcome a full capacity crowd back to Silverstone this July.  Many of our fans rolled their tickets over from 2020 but they are now well placed to enjoy what is sure to be one of the highlights of the summer.

 “My thanks go to the Culture Secretary and his team at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport for their tireless efforts on behalf of the sports sector, but also the Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove and the teams in No.10 and the Cabinet Office for recognising what an amazing, safe opportunity the British Grand Prix offers to show the world how Britain has dragged itself back on track following the fight against the pandemic.”