2016 British MotoGP facing another date change?

Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 30 Sep 2015

The British GP could move in 2016 again

The 2016 British Grand Prix could face another date change following the release of a revised Formula 1 calendar.

The four-wheeled British Grand Prix is now set to take place at Silverstone on July 10th, just one week before the scheduled MotoGP race.

Given the large scale of infrastructure involved in both series, moving Formula 1 out while MotoGP moving in would prove a logistical nightmare for Silverstone.

According to reports, Circuit bosses were already unhappy that the British MotoGP had been scheduled so close to the Formula 1 race, originally pencilled in for June 26th. 

Considering how difficult it would be for Silverstone to host two Grand Prix events in the same week it’s likely Dorna will agree to moving the British MotoGP race to another date. 

When this may be is unclear. For the last three years the British round of MotoGP has taken place at the end of August but had to move from this slot for 2016 due to a clash with the Belgian Formula 1.

It could be that the race will now be held in June, in between the rounds at Catalunya and Assen.

The revised F1 calendar also sees the opening round of both series clash with both the Australian F1 and Qatar MotoGP scheduled to take place on 20th March.

Check out the provisional MotoGP calendar here, but expect it to change soon!

More when we get it.

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