Posted: 24 Jul 2013
To mark 10 years since the 500cc bikes disappeared from the blue riband class, Bennetts are giving away 500 tickets to this year’s MotoGP at Silverstone on Sunday 1 September!
The championship title of ‘MotoGP’ was introduced in 2002 to coincide with new rule changes, which meant that the 500GP title was no longer accurate. The changes enabled four-stroke 990cc bikes to race alongside the existing two-stroke 500cc machines and it meant that the days for the smaller capacity motorcycles were numbered.
All four factory teams (Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, Aprilia) immediately adopted the new machinery, and by 2003, 500cc motorcycles had disappeared from the grid. However, they left a legacy of great racing moments, including the titanic 1979 Silverstone battle between Barry Sheene and Kenny Roberts.
To be in with a chance of winning one of 250 pairs of roving race day tickets to this year’s British MotoGP which includes car parking, you can enter by one of two ways; either ‘like’ the Bennetts Facebook Page and answer one multiple choice question, or before 9pm on Wednesday 14 August to be automatically entered into the free prize draw.
So whether you’re a lifelong Valentino Rossi fan, won over by Marc Marquez’s natural talent, or keen to see Britain’s very own Cal Crutchlow clinch his first MotoGP win on home soil, don’t miss your chance to cheer on your racing heroes from Silverstone this September!
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