MotoGP to Go 'Retro' at Silverstone for 75th Anniversary Celebration with Special Liveries

For the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, all of the bikes and riders will be wearing unique "retro" liveries in celebration of MotoGP's 75th anniversary.

By Divyam Dubey | on June 11, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

To celebrate MotoGP's 75th anniversary, Silverstone is transforming into a vintage wonderland. Riders will ditch their usual liveries and swap them for unique "throwback" designs inspired by their teams' glorious past. These one-of-a-kind masterpieces will be unveiled on the Thursday before the race weekend (August 2-4) during a special pitlane walk, giving fans a chance to peek into the past alongside the present. Also, the iconic BMW M Safety Car will get a vintage makeover, adding a touch of nostalgia. It'll even have a classic touch to the podium ceremony, bringing viewers back to the days of old.  This first race after the summer break holds even more significance – it's a tribute to the very first motorcycle grand prix held in 1949.

To heighten the anticipation, the "MotoGP 75th Anniversary Special" on August 1st will unveil these stunning liveries in a live online broadcast and at Silverstone itself. This marks a first in MotoGP history – all bikes on the grid sporting distinctive liveries simultaneously.

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