And if all that wasn’t enough, various parades and demonstrations will take place during the weekend.
Legends of Modern Formula One
An exciting pack of Grand Prix cars from the 1980s, 1990s and noughties will take to the track on three separate occasions – Friday at 13.10, Saturday at 12.55 and Sunday at 11.35. Tipped to appear are original classics from Arrows, Benetton, Dallara, Jordan, McLaren and Toleman.
90s Endurance Legends
LMP and GT-class sportscars from the 1990s make a welcome addition to the Classic programme in 2016. Check out Chrysler Viper GTS-R, Dallara-Judd, Ferrari 333SP, 575 GTC and F430, Jaguar XJR-15, McLaren F1 GTR, Mercedes CLK-GTR, Porsche 911 GT1, 964, 993 and 996 machinery on Friday at 17.40, Saturday at 15.35 and Sunday at 13.50.
World GP Bike Legends
Twice during the weekend – on Saturday at 1310 and Sunday at 1150 – Silverstone will revel in the sound and smell of 500cc Grand Prix bikes of the 1970s and ’80s. And, to top it off, they’ll be ridden by some of the greatest heroes of two-wheeled racing, including world champions Wayne Gardner, Phil Read, Jim Redman and Freddie Spencer. Fellow leather-clad legends Troy Corser, Simon Crafar, Didier de Radigues and Christian Sarron will also appear on bikes from Cagiva, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha.
HSCC 50th anniversary parade
For 50 years the Historic Sports Car Club has officiated at thousands of British motorsport events, including the Silverstone Classic, and its milestone anniversary will be celebrated during the Sunday lunchbreak when cars from all 16 of the series it currently organises will parade on the track. There’ll be single-seaters, GTs, touring cars and sportscars doing the Club proud.
And GRR will be there on Saturday and Sunday to bring you all the best bits. Look out for galleries, vidoes and even the odd Facebook live on our social media streams!