MotoGP heads to Silverstone for the 12th round of the 2021 world championship season, the British Grand Prix, following a busy double-game in Austria.
After a dramatic couple of weeks at the Red Bull Ring, both on and off the track, MotoGP returns to Britain for the first time since 2019 after last year’s race was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent reorganization of the calendar.
After Brad Binder’s impressive victory in Austria in MotoGP on a slippery tire bet in the late rain, attention turned to Maverick Vinales’ separation from Yamaha after his initial suspension.
With Vinales out, and the Spaniard potentially joining Aprilia later this season having already signed with the Italian manufacturer for 2022, Yamaha has brought in British test rider and home favorite Cal Crutchlow as their replacement in the factory team for this one. weekend.
Meanwhile, with Franco Morbidelli still recovering from knee surgery, Moto2 regular Jake Dixon is poised for a sensational premier class debut on the SRT Yamaha team for his home round.
MotoGP is gearing up for another impressive Silverstone weekend after the exciting 2019 race in which Alex Rins beat Marc Márquez by just 0.013 seconds as attention intensifies in the title fight.
Fabio Quartararo left the double-headed Austrian with a 47-point lead over Francesco Bagnaia and Joan Mir, and the remainder of the 2021 calendar currently covers six more rounds following the cancellation of the Malaysian GP due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2021 British MotoGP session schedule
MotoGP will run its standard schedule at the British GP on Friday and Saturday, with two practice sessions on Friday lasting 45 minutes each. On Saturday, the third practice will also last 45 minutes, and the top 10 on the FP1-2-3 combined timesheet will automatically enter Q2 of qualifying. The last 30-minute session of FP4 takes place on the Saturday afternoon before qualifying.
All riders who did not finish in the top 10 of the combined practice times participate in Q1 of the classification, and the top two finishers advanced to Q2 along with the top 10 who obtained an automatic place through their practice times.
Q2 is the pole position session that decides the order of the first four rows, with the rest of the grid organized in the times of Q1, for Sunday’s British GP.
Due to clashes with the Belgian Formula 1 GP at Spa-Francorchamps, the MotoGP race will take place before Moto2 on Sunday. Moto2 and Moto3 are also in action during the British GP.
Can I stream the British MotoGP?
Spectators in the UK can also watch the British GP by purchasing a video pass on MotoGP.com. A single video pass, the remainder of the 2021 MotoGP season, costs £ 85.57p.
The video pass provides access to each live session, qualifying, and race, plus world feed content and the opportunity to view past races.
Weather forecast for the British MotoGP
Silverstone is primed for hot, dry conditions throughout the weekend, starting overcast on Friday, but with a higher chance of sunny spells on Saturday and Sunday. Highs of 19 degrees Celsius are forecast on race day, which is around five degrees cooler than at the Austrian GP.