Biggest Moto GP crowd yet

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This year’s Moto GP at Silverstone has been classed as the most successful ever.

A total of 73,456 spectators watched the action at the racetrack for the 2013 Hertz British Grand Prix.

Following attendances of 53,250 for qualifying on Saturday and 32,300 for practice on Friday, the 159,006 three-day crowd was the highest in almost 20 years. Organisers said it was also a record for MotoGP races.

Richard Phillips, managing director of Silverstone Circuits Ltd, said: “We’ve seen record crowds over the three days here at Silverstone and have been treated to some sensational racing. We’ve had fantastic weather and the fans’ support has been tremendous all weekend.”

Marking 10 years since the death of Barry Sheene, Silverstone also hosted a tribute parade to honour one of Britain’s most popular racers.