The Silverstone Circuit is long, fast and flowing, with a lot of fast changes of direction and a mixture of corners: the stadium section from Abbey through the Loop to Aintree is tight and technical, Woodcote and Copse are long and fast, the Maggotts/Becketts complex a bit of both.

It is conveniently situated right in the heart of the UK, approximately 90 minutes north of London and 60 minutes south of Birmingham. Road access is exceptionally easy along the A43 dual carriageway from either the M40 or M1.

By public transport, the nearest stations are Banbury or Milton Keynes, both of which offer fast connections to destinations throughout the country.

Location Information
Length 5.900 kilometres / 3.666 miles
Width 17 metres
Left corners 8
Right corners 10
Longest straight 0.770 kilometres / 0.478 miles
Constructed 1948
Modified 2011

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Records

Pole Position 2m 00.234s (176.6 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)
Race Lap 2m 01.941s (174.1 km/h) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2013)
Race Time 40m 51.835s (173.2 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2014)
2016 Race Winner Maverick Viñales (Suzuki)
MotoGP 2016
Race Round 12   Great Britain

Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa took fourth and fifth place, respectively, in today’s British Grand Prix. As has been the case at many of this year’s GPs, the weekend was affected by mixed weather conditions, making tyre choice very difficult. After the race was red-flagged on lap one due to… read more.


MotoGP 2016
Qualifying Round 12   Great Britain

Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez qualified on the second row for tomorrow’s British GP, setting the fourth and fifth fastest lap times, respectively, after the forecast rain duly arrived at Silverstone to affect the FP4 and QP sessions. Marc had shown great pace and had recorded the fastest time both… read more.


MotoGP 2016
Practice Round 12   Great Britain

On the first day of the British Grand Prix, characterized by cool temperatures and cloudy skies, Marc Marquez was satisfied with his pace on the harder Michelin tyres before setting the fifth fastest lap time of the day. The Spaniard looks to continue improving the settings on his RC213V before… read more.


MotoGP 2016
Preview Round 12   Great Britain

With just one weekend off after his third-place finish in Brno, Championship leader Marc Marquez heads to Britain aiming to once again fight for the podium at a track that he likes and that has brought him good results. Teammate Dani Pedrosa (fourth in the standings) is looking to regain… read more.


MotoGP 2015
Race Round 12   Great Britain

Reigning World Champion, Marc Marquez, crashed out of today’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone whilst fighting for the lead in the rain in an accident-filled race, with teammate Dani Pedrosa managing to bring the bike home and finish fifth. After a delayed start caused by the onset of rain, Marc… read more.


MotoGP 2015
Qualifying Round 12   Great Britain

Marc Marquez has racked up his sixth pole position of the season with teammate, Dani Pedrosa, clinching third. It was a good day for the Repsol Honda team at Silverstone today, with both riders qualifying in the top three. Marc set the pace early in the qualifying session while Dani,… read more.


MotoGP 2015
Practice Round 12   Great Britain

Reigning World Champion, Marc Marquez, sets second fastest time of the day, with Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa in fourth. Just 0.033s separated Marc from being the fastest rider of the day at Silverstone on Friday. After setting the best lap in the morning free practice session at the British… read more.


MotoGP 2015
Preview Round 12   Great Britain

After his second place finish in Brno, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez heads to Britain this weekend hoping to close the gap to the front, he’s now 52 points behind leaders Lorenzo and Rossi in the Championship Standings. Teammate, Dani Pedrosa (7th in the Standings), had a difficult weekend in Brno… read more.


MotoGP 2014
Race Round 12   Great Britain

Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez was back on the top step of the podium today, after an intense encounter with Jorge Lorenzo, and became the first rider since Valentino Rossi in 2005 to win 11 MotoGP races in a single season. Teammate Dani Pedrosa enjoyed a tight battle with Valentino Rossi… read more.


MotoGP 2014
Qualifying Round 12   Great Britain

Despite a small crash in this morning’s FP3 session, reigning World Champion Marc Marquez, thundered to his tenth pole – from twelve this season – for tomorrow’s Great Britain GP. His Repsol Honda teammate, Dani Pedrosa, will start from the second row in 5th place. Another cool and windy day… read more.


MotoGP 2014
Practice Round 12   Great Britain

On the first day of the British Grand Prix, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez topped the time sheets with his lap of 2’02.126 (lap 7 of 16), over half a second faster than second place Stefan Bradl, on the LCR Honda machine. Marc’s teammate Dani Pedrosa, struggling a little with the… read more.


MotoGP 2014
Preview Round 12   Great Britain

Honda’s Marc Marquez, and Brno race winner, Dani Pedrosa, are en route to Great Britain for the next round of the MotoGP World Championship. After winning eleven from eleven (Marc – ten, Dani – one) the Honda riders will both be looking for their maiden victory in the MotoGP class… read more.


MotoGP 2013
Race Round 12   Great Britain

Today marked the 200th race in the MotoGP class, since it was introduced in 2002, and Repsol Honda riders Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa have taken another double podium finish with 2nd and 3rd places. It was a difficult start to the day when in warm up Championship leader Marc… read more.