Managing Director of Silverstone, Stuart Pringle, has assured fans that a full refund will be available should the British Grand Prix fail to go ahead as planned for Formula 1 and/or MotoGP.
The ever-growing Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic has caused massive disruption to the sporting world, forcing events to either be postponed or even cancelled.
F1 has yet to get its 2020 World Championship underway after it was forced to abandon plans to race in Melbourne, Australia after a confirmed case of the virus was detected by a team member during the build-up to the event.
The MotoGP season has also been unable to get started after the premier class canned its race in at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar due to travel restrictions, while further rounds have also been postponed and rescheduled.
On Thursday F1 announced that events in the Netherlands and Spain, planned for May, have been postponed.
Organisers of the Monaco Grand Prix have taken the decision to cancel the event entirely.
Pringle insisted plans remain in place to host its signature events in both the F1 and MotoGP World Championships in July and August respectively.
“This week, it has been announced by the sports’ governing bodies that all motorsport has been suspended in the UK to the end of April 2020 to support the British Government in its efforts to contain the spread of this virus,” said Pringle.
“Many of you have booked tickets for our events later this summer including the Formula 1 Pirelli British Grand Prix and MotoGP and I fully appreciate you want to understand if these events will take place.
“However, I can wholeheartedly promise you that everyone at Silverstone, Formula 1 and MotoGP are doing all they possibly can to ensure we can run these events on their planned dates in July (F1) and August (MotoGP).
“In fact, as Formula 1’s CEO Chase Carey has stated, Formula 1 and the FIA do not expect to begin the Championship in Europe until after May although this is regularly being reviewed.
“I would like to reassure our fans that, should we be forced to cancel either Grand Prix, all customers who have purchased a ticket will be given the option of a full refund.
“We will, of course, continue to keep you updated as the situation in the UK evolves and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and patience in what is an extremely difficult time for everyone.”
Formula 1’s first scheduled event is now currently the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on June 5, while MotoGP is currently set to get underway in Le Mans, France on May 17.