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WSBK welcomes back Silverstone The announcement that Silverstone Circuits Limited has added Britain's round of the FIM Superbike World Championship to its portfolio of world class events in 2010 means that the championship returns to the Home of...

WSBK welcomes back Silverstone

The announcement that Silverstone Circuits Limited has added Britain's round of the FIM Superbike World Championship to its portfolio of world class events in 2010 means that the championship returns to the Home of British Motor Racing after a gap of just one year.

The Northamptonshire circuit has stepped in to agree a new, short term contract with Infront Motor Sports after the event's immediate future had looked in jeopardy.

The World Superbike event has the August 1st weekend as its calendar date.

Richard Phillips, Managing Director of Silverstone Circuits Limited, commented: "We are delighted that World Superbikes will be back at Silverstone this year. There was a very real risk that Britain wouldn't have a round of the Superbike World Championship in 2010. With seven of Britain's best riders racing in this year's championship, it would have been a travesty if they hadn't had a home race, and a home crowd, to perform in front of.

We are thrilled that Silverstone has been able to step in and keep the race on the 2010 calendar. Silverstone is embracing the biking community. We have already demonstrated our commitment to motorcycle racing by investing more than £5 million in a new super-fast circuit and improved spectator facilities. We were already looking forward to seeing MotoGP and British Superbikes on the new Arena Grand Prix circuit in 2010, so to add World Superbikes to that list is fantastic."

Paolo Flammini, CEO of Infront Motor Sports, commented, "Following all the problems with Donington and the uncertainty that has been created over the last few months, we are now very satisfied to have reached an important agreement with the Silverstone circuit to host the British Round of the championship. This agreement confirms the excellent relationship existing between our Group and the Silverstone circuit and we hope it will be the first step of a new long-term relationship."

-source: worldsbk.com

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