Cir­cuit Length: 2.433 miles Lap record: 1’25.426 (Josh Brookes – Suzuki, 2011) 2015 Race 1 Podium 1) Josh Brookes Yamaha 2) Richard Cooper Kawasaki 3) James El­li­son Kawasaki Arch-ri­val Kenny Roberts to ride OW48R at Sil­ver­stone Mo­togp 2015 Race 2 Podium

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For­mer World Cham­pi­ons and some of the leg­ends of grand prix rac­ing will be at this year’s OCTO Bri­tish Grand at Sil­ver­stone on Septem­ber 1-4 to pay trib­ute to Bri­tain’s Barry Sheene.

Forty years on from Barry’s first world ti­tle his arch-ri­val Kenny Roberts will ride his ti­tle-win­ning OW48R 500cc Yamaha, an iconic ma­chine that con­trib­uted to the Amer­i­can’s three world ti­tles in 1978-80. Graeme Crosby will also ride his 1981 Suzuki XR35.

Five times 500cc world cham­pion Mick Doohan will make the trip from his Aus­tralian home, as will Wayne Gard­ner who will de­but a replica Mori­waki Kawasaki – the ma­chine he made his name on – in the dis­play laps.

The ma­chines lin­ing up for the Barry Sheene Trib­ute laps will all be dis­played in the Mo­togp Tented Vil­lage along with Barry’s 1976 and 1977 ti­tlewin­ning ma­chines for the en­tire four days of the Mo­togp week­end.

The new-for-2016 Tented Vil­lage is ad­ja­cent to the en­ter­tain­ment zone which of­fers a range of at­trac­tions in­clud­ing a fun fair, au­di­ence par­tic­i­pa­tion rides and a num­ber of chil­dren’s fun ac­tiv­i­ties. The en­ter­tain­ment zone fea­tures the main stage where Rick Ast­ley will per­form on Satur­day evening. Race fan Rick will per­form his clas­sic hits along with tunes from his new al­bum ‘50’.

Stage ac­tion also in­cludes Europe’s best Elvis trib­ute, The Rebel, on Fri­day evening, and all-girl band Stooshe sup­port­ing Rick Ast­ley on the Satur­day.

The rid­ers will also be present for the 2016 Day of Cham­pi­ons on Thurs­day Septem­ber 1 to en­sure that this year’s four- day fes­ti­val will be one to remember. Turn your Bri­tish Mo­togp into a full week­end fes­ti­val, book your tick­ets now at www.sil­ver­

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