2020 Silverstone Classic off | Motorsport - Car News May 2020

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12:59 Wednesday 27 May 2020

The three-day Silverstone Classic event, due to take place from 31 July, has been cancelled.

Crowds of more than 100,000 were expected to flock to the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival, but laws bought in to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have made it impossible for organisers to run the event safely.

“Following the latest Government advice, coupled with other scheduling changes at Silverstone, we have reached the inevitable conclusion that we will need to cancel this year’s event,” said an enormously disappointed Nick Wigley, CEO of festival organiser Goose Live Events.

He added, “I can’t tell you how sad this news makes me feel.  For the last 12 years it has been my life’s focus to build the Classic into the most amazing family friendly classic racing festival, the biggest and many people think the best in the world, but our priority at all times is the safety and wellbeing of those attending our events – as well as our own team – and we know that Classic fans will understand why this step has been necessary.”

Customers who had already purchased Super Early Bird and Early Bird tickets will be contacted and given the option either of rolling over their tickets to the 2021 event or requesting a full refund.

 

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