October 2021 events: MotoGP back at Silverstone

Following a year’s break, Silverstone once again hosts a round of MotoGP – your chance to bid Valentino Rossi a fond farewell

Fabio Quartararo

Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo (20) is the rider to beat in MotoGP this season

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British Grand Prix – MotoGP, August 27-29

The Bank Holiday weekend at the end of August is a busy one with Silverstone hosting Round 12 of the 2021 MotoGP season. Suzuki looks as though it might finally have a foothold in the championship with the introduction of its newest update while Ducati is riding high following the Austria double-header suited to its Desmosedici.

Championship leader Fabio Quartararo still holds a comfortable cushion over his rivals in the riders’ standings, but the Yamaha man still has a long road ahead until all others are mathematically out of contention for the crown.

Though he was victorious at Assen in the Dutch TT prior to the summer break, Quartararo hasn’t taken pole position since the Catalan Grand Prix in Barcelona back in June, with KTM, Honda and Ducati all winning since then too.

Following his announcement ahead of the Styrian GP, Valentino Rossi’s farewell tour continues, and tickets are being snapped up fast for The Doctor’s final British GP. While the Copse B – VR46 grandstand has sold out, there are other options for you to take in all of the action from the Silverstone stands, with tickets from £75 on Sunday.

Alex wins beats Marc Marquez to the MotoGP British GP win in 2019

It doesn’t get much closer than this… Rins pips Márquez at Silverstone in 2019 by 0.013sec

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The Northamptonshire circuit was a conspicuous absence from the MotoGP calendar last season due to Covid but returns after a year away with a lot to live up to.

The 2019 edition was one of the most exciting races of the season as Suzuki’s Álex Rins stole victory on the line from Marc Márquez by just 0.013sec, one of the closest finishes in MotoGP history.

As the second half of the season ticks away, time is running out for riders to secure their futures for the 2022 season with several seats still up for grabs.

Snetterton 300 — British Superbikes

September 3-5 

British Superbikes head to Snetterton for the penultimate round of the main season and one of the final chances to ensure riders make the cut for The Showdown. Tickets are still available across the weekend for fans hoping to head back into grandstands.

Dutch Grand Prix — Formula 1

September 3-5

The Orange Army descends on Zandvoort for Formula 1’s return to the dunes and the first Dutch Grand Prix since 1985 (which Niki Lauda won). Will Max Verstappen send the home fans into a frenzy, or can Lewis Hamilton deny a popular victory?

British GT featuring GB3 at Oulton Park

September 11-12 

Newly rebranded GB3 racing supports the usual British GT contingency at Oulton Park. Carlin’s British driver Zak O’Sullivan has dominated the GB3 season, but Arden’s impressive Pole, Roman Bilinski, is yet to finish outside of the top five since joining the series mid-season.

Kent Outlaws at Lydden Hill

September 11

Lydden Hill hosts a helping of oval racing with Kent Outlaws heading to the circuit for the first time this year. Hotrods and Minirods alike will be pounding round all afternoon (3pm-6pm) with multiple classes and races across the event.

Goodwood Revival

September 17-19

The ever-popular Revival makes its comeback in 2021 after an enforced absence last year. With classic automobiles and a vintage dress code, the Revival is a staple in the UK motoring calendar and a must-visit for any fan of motoring’s golden age.

More September events

September 3-5 World Superbikes, Magny Cours
September 9-12 WRC, Rally Greece
September 18-19 IndyCar, Laguna Seca