New Arrivals

As you travel through the museum you will have the chance to see some of the most iconic and exciting racing machines from Silverstone’s history, which have been kindly loaned to us. New arrivals to the collection will be listed here.

Norton NRS588

Norton was the top British racing motorcycle manufacturer in the late 80s and early 90s. Norton engineer, Brian Crighton, developed the first racing rotary-engined Norton in 1987 and it was successful enough to convince the Norton factory to back the project. In 1989, John Player Special agreed to be a title sponsor of the team and added their livery to the bikes.

The Norton team continued to be successful winning the 1989 750cc TTF1 British Supercup and the 1990 MCN Superbike championship. In 1991 a rotary Norton even competed in the British Motorcycle Grand Prix, as a wildcard entry ridden by Ron Haslam and took points, finishing in 12th place.

BSA 750 Rocket 3

Mike Hailwood raced this bike in the 1970 Daytona 200. Entering the Rocket in the Daytona 200 event was intended to help sell the road specifications of the bike in the American market. With that in mind, BSA convinced nine-times motorcycle world champion, Mike Hailwood, to return to motorcycle racing for the 200. Hailwood led the race for 12 laps before having to retire with engine failure.

Greeves Silverstone 24

Mike Hailwood raced this bike in the 1970 Daytona 200. Entering the Rocket in the Daytona 200 event was intended to help sell the road specifications of the bike in the American market. With that in mind, BSA convinced nine-times motorcycle world champion, Mike Hailwood, to return to motorcycle racing for the 200. Hailwood led the race for 12 laps before having to retire with engine failure.

Porsche 962

The Porsche 962 is one of the most iconic sportscars from the Group C era. The 962 won the Le Mans 24 Hours twice, in 1986 and 1987, as part of Porsche’s seven-year winning streak in sportscar racing’s most prestigious event. Kindly on loan from Henry Pearman.

George Russell's Racewear

We are delighted to have on display a set of George Russell’s 2022 helmet, overalls, gloves, and boots. 2022 marks Russell’s first season with Mercedes AMG Petronas F1, having spent three seasons driving for the Williams team. As well as being Russell’s home race, Silverstone is also the first place that Russell drove a Formula One car, in 2015 as part of his reward for winning the BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award. We would like to thank Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 and George Russell for loaning us the items

Lando Norris Signed helmet

In 2020 Eva Muttram won a competition to design Lando Norris’ helmet for that year’s British Grand Prix. When announcing the winner Norris said “It’s very different to what I’m used to. All this glitz and glamour and sparkly bits and swooshes and cool stuff, I just went with something that reminded me of me when I was young”. Having gifted Eva this race helmet featuring her design, Norris also signed the helmet at the 2022 British Grand Prix. Thanks to Eva for loaning it to us.

Jenson Buttons Brawn GP001:

Don't miss Jenson Button's 2009 World Championship winning Brawn GP 001 (on loan from Mercedes‐Benz Grand Prix Limited).

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