Posted: 02 Sep 2013
A record 73,456 people attended this weekend’s Grand Prix at Silverstone to see Bike Social-backed Brit Scott Redding win his Moto2 race in sensational style in front of his passionate home crowd and reigning World Champion Jorge Lorenzo clinch victory in the premier class from Marc Marquez. More than 159,000 people attended the three-day event which was the highest in almost 20 years and a record in the MotoGP era.
The Northamptonshire circuit also paid its respects to the late Barry Sheene, who passed away ten years ago. The well-received Tribute Parade featured several of Barry’s family, including his son Freddie and nephew Scott Smart, former team-mate Steve Parrish and former rival Randy Mamola, riding a selection of the bikes that the two-time World Champion rode during his illustrious career.
Richard Phillips, Managing Director of Silverstone Circuits Limited, said: “We’ve seen record crowds over the three days here at Silverstone and have been treated to some sensational racing. Scott Redding rode a phenomenal race to win in Moto2 and it was fantastic to see a British rider on the top step of the podium. The MotoGP race was also a real thriller between Lorenzo and Marquez. We’ve had fantastic weather and the fans’ support has been tremendous all weekend. They’ve really played their part in making this year’s British Grand Prix one of the best in years.”