Red Bull Rookies Cup - 2011 Feed
Peter Clifford catches up with the stars of this year's Red Bull Rookies Cup at the MotoGP awards ceremony in Valencia, Spain and gets their thoughts on the season and plans for the future...
Red Bull Rookies Cup: Lucky Numbers Jul 16, 2011
With the news that the Red Bull Rookies Cup series will extend to at least 2013, and that the selection process for riders for the 2012 championship is now open, we take a look at the numbers that...
Red Bull Rookies Cup: Best of the Blogs Jul 13, 2011
With the Mugello GP in their rear-view and Hohenstein-Ernstthal in Germany coming up, it's time to check in with the riders' blogs...
Red Bull Rookies Cup 2011: Silverstone Summary Jun 17, 2011
Check out this video summary of last weekend's Red Bull Moto GP Rookies Cup stop at Silverstone.
Red Bull Rookies Cup: Best of the Blogs Jun 14, 2011
Now that the dust has settled on Round Three of the Red Bull Rookies Cup at Silverstone, UK, we check in with the riders' blogs...
- Silverstone, UK
- JUN 11, 2011 at 12:00 AM
- JUN 12, 2011 at 11:00 PM
MotoGP’s highly anticipated return to Silverstone in 2010 was a resounding success. Praise has been heaped apon it by riders, fans and the media alike. Following its promise to deliver an even bigger two-wheeled festival this year, the Northamptonshire circuit then announced it had secured the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup.
It will be a support race at this year’s main event, Britain’s only round of the FIM MotoGP World Championship. Silverstone will host rounds five and six of the popular grass roots racing series, from which several riders have graduated into MotoGP, including Andrea Dovizioso or Hiroshi Aoyama. The best young talent from 15 nations will battle it out on the Saturday and Sunday of the MotoGP weekend, hoping to emulate the likes of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo on Silverstone’s super-fast Grand Prix Circuit.
Away from the track, the Red Bull Matadors will be a spectacular new addition for 2011. Throughout the weekend, the UK’s most dynamic aerobatic team will be taking to the skies and wowing the Silverstone crowd. Aerobatic gold medallists Paul Bonhomme and Steve Jones will be performing breathtaking manoeuvres and extreme displays in their high speed stunt planes.
Back on terra firma, Dougie Lampkin MBE will be returning to Silverstone again this year, providing further off-track entertainment. The twelve-times FIM Trial World Champion, renowned for his mesmerising skills on two wheels, was a huge draw in 2010 and is back by popular demand to perform several shows throughout the weekend.
Richard Phillips, Managing Director of Silverstone Circuits Limited, commented, “We promised MotoGP fans a better experience at Silverstone, and in 2010 we delivered just that. The feedback from the fans, and everyone who came to Silverstone last year was fantastic. But we want to deliver even more this year"