Silverstone FR3.5 round moved over MotoGP call

The British round of the Formula Renault 3.5 series at Silverstone has been rescheduled to make way for the MotoGP round there.

Renault Sport announced on Wednesday that the Silverstone race will be delayed by a week following a decision from MotoGP organisers to use their option to race at Silverstone on 30 August.

The MotoGP moves follows on from Donington's announcement that it had broken off its deal with the Circuit of Wales to host the 2015 MotoGP race there.

The FR3.5 round will now take place on 5-6 September.

"Through our close relationship with Silverstone, we have been able to quickly find a fully satisfactory solution," said Renault sport boss Patrice Ratti.

"This will allow the passionate fans to come in droves on 5 and 6 September to attend this comeback in Great Britain which gathered an average of more than 100,000 people on the last editions."

Silverstone is returning to the Formula Renault 3.5 calendar this year for the first time since 2011.

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