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MotoGP goes vintage at Silverstone: historic liveries for bikes and riders

On the first race weekend after the summer break, all the teams in the premier class will sport special colours to celebrate 75 years of motorcycle racing

MotoGP: MotoGP goes vintage at Silverstone: historic liveries for bikes and riders

On the occasion of the upcoming British GP, MotoGP will celebrate its first 75 years, and what better way to commemorate the event than to have current motorcycles and riders "wear" the gear of yesteryear. Taking inspiration from the past, the eleven MotoGP teams will use special liveries for their motorcycles, obviously with a vintage touch.

In order to make the fans more involved in this revival, on Thursday starting at 2 p.m. local time, 3 p.m. in Italy, at the pitlane walk, which normally allows the general public to meet their favourites, there will be a show with the presentation of the liveried motorcycles. The event will be open to anyone free of charge, so no additional ticket will be required beyond the Day of Champions ticket, which, precisely, enables access to the off-limits area during the race.

Those who are unable to travel to the prestigious Silverstone circuit in person will be able to watch the show from home; in fact, Dorna has scheduled an extra hour of programming to introduce a bit of the history of the category to new generations and new fans of two wheels.

This will be a very special moment with a strong emotional impact, as it will be the first time that so many evocative colours will be seen in a single race weekend. For the sake of completeness, the BMW M used as a Safety Car will also be wearing the livery of yesteryear, and even the podium celebrations will take on a retro style. The date is therefore set for next August 2 to 4, at the end of the series' long summer break.


Translated by Julian Thomas

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