Crutchlow wants British MotoGP round to return to Donington

 David Gruz

Cal Crutchlow says he would prefer to see the British MotoGP round to return to Donington Park in future, labelling current venue Silverstone as "boring".

The British motorcycle Grand Prix has been part of the premier class schedule since 1977, the first 10 races being held at Silverstone before it changed to Donington, which stayed on the calendar until 2009.

Following Donington's abortive attempt at securing the rights to host Formula 1, MotoGP returned to Silverstone in 2010, and has remained there since.

Crutchlow, who made his MotoGP debut in 2011, has therefore not raced at Donington as a MotoGP rider, although he has experience of the track from his days in World Supersport and British Superbikes.

When asked which track he would prefer to race on for his home event, the 31-year-old picked Donington as he wants "something different".

"Where would I prefer to be? Donington, because I think from the rider's perspective as well as a fan's perspective Silverstone is boring," said Crutchlow, who stood on the podium at Silverstone last year.

"I had a great grand prix [at Silverstone] last year, I had some fantastic rides there over my career but I'd probably want to do something different.

"It doesn't mean I don't like Silverstone, it doesn't mean I will not give 100 percent there, anything like that; it just means that I'd like a change.

"If you can change or if there is a possibility [to change it], in my opinion I would like to do Donington, because it is something different.

"There is no elevation at Silverstone, it is boring. It is fast, but fast is not always great. And people can't get close, I love it when people can get close to the track and enjoy it."

Silverstone was supposed to be replaced by the brand-new Circuit of Wales, which secured the rights to host Britain's MotoGP round, in both 2015 and 2017 - only for the project to be delayed on both occasions.

Recently, the Welsh government decided against giving the project a financial guarantee, and Silverstone is set to stay on the calendar for at least one more year.

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