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The bike insurance division of moneysupermarket.com has teamed up with Silverstone to offer a 20% discount on the price of tickets to this year’s British round of the Moto GP championship. Britain’s leading price comparison service is making this exclusive offer to anyone who utilises its bike insurance comparison service prior to the event.


Get your discounted tickets
In order to be eligible for the 20% discount off the price of tickets to this year’s British Moto GP race, all you have to do is visit the moneysupermarket.com bike insurance page and click on the Moto GP logo on the top right hand side of the screen and follow the instructions.

You will be asked to supply some information about yourself and a relevant bike registration plate number, both of which will be needed in order for you to be provided with a quote. Within minutes you will be shown bike insurance offers which are available through some of the UK’s leading insurers.

Then just phone the Silverstone box office as normal to order your tickets on 0844 372 8260, but this time you should quote the letters “MSM-MGP”. The phone operator will then ask for the bike insurance registration plate number you used to get your quote on moneysupermarket.com and for the name of the insurer who offered you the cheapest deal. Correctly answering these questions will mean that you are automatically entitled to the 20% discount on the price of tickets to this year’s event which will take place on the weekend of the 12th June.

On the right track
This year’s race will mark the first time that Silverstone’s new £27 million pit and paddock complex has been used for a major international event. Construction of the new facilities started in April 2010 and it has been built on the opposite side of the track to the old facilities.

This means that the start/finish straight will now be along hangar straight where Nigel Mansell famously passed his team-mate Nelson Piquet in the F1 race there in 1987. The new facilities have been completed ahead of schedule and were hailed as “fantastic” by Red Bull boss Christian Horner during the launch ceremony.

A great event
The 2010 championship was dominated by Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo after his closest challenger, his team-mate Valentino Rossi, broke his leg early in the season. However, in 2011 the Honda team has made huge strides which have actually given their lead riders Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa a pace advantage in the early races of the season. This has set the scene for a fascinating three way championship battle.

Slightly further down the field, fans will be treated to the fantastic spectacle of the now recovered nine times world champion Valentino Rossi who has joined the ailing Ducati team. Expect fireworks at Silverstone as the legendary Rossi battles against the odds in his attempts to beat the stronger teams.

On top of this, British fans will have eight home grown riders taking part in this years event in the variously categories. The most high profile of these is former British Superbike race winner Cal Crutchlow, who is contesting the 2011 season for the Monster Yamaha Tech 3. He has acquainted himself well so far and will be hoping for more points on home soil. It’s set to be a fantastic battle, so make sure you don’t miss out.