The Silverstone circuit will host a free open day the week after the British Grand Prix to encourage more people to participate in motorsports.
Go Motorsport Live, part of the Motor Sports Association's initiative to get more people involved in the sport, will be the culmination of National Motorsport Week on July 7. The event will be free to the public, and will include information on local club events, passenger rides in entry-level disciplines such as autosolos and production car trials, and hot laps and rally rides provided by Silverstone, along with tours of its facilities.
"This open day is a great opportunity to demonstrate the number of different forms of motorsport that are available in the UK at various different budgets, whether you are spectating, participating or even looking for a career in the sport," explained Silverstone's managing director Richard Phillips.
As co-promoters of National Motorsport Week, the Motorsport Industry Association and its members will be offering careers advice for those seeking employment within the UK motorsport industry. Young engineers will also enjoy special access to the Formula Student finals that are being staged at Silverstone over that weekend. Marshals clubs will also be offering advice on how people can get involved.
MSA chief executive Colin Hilton believes the timing of the event will help make it a success.
"Go Motorsport Live has all the ingredients to become an effective open day that showcases many aspects of our sport," he said. "The timing is perfect, too. Those watching the British Grand Prix can, just seven days later, come to Silverstone and discover just how easy it is for them to get involved in the sport they've been following."