This week sees the pinnacle of the UK's motorcycle racing calendar - the British MotoGP at Silverstone.

Cal Crutchlow (pictured top right),  Bradley Smith (bottom right) and Scott Redding will all be out to make an impact in front of their home crowd after finishing down the pack at Brno in the Czech Republic.

To mark the British Grand Prix, BT Sport, which will be showing MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 races live from 2014, is bringing you a series of classic British Grand Prix races online and on television this week.

All of the races, which are available courtesy of Dorna, were staged at Donington Park.

British Grand Prix 1992 Eddie Lawson, John Kocinski and Kevin Schwantz line up for this encounter.

British Grand Prix 1993 Sixth pole of the season for Schwantz. Never a dull moment. 

British Grand Prix 1994 Schwantz, Mick Doohan and Luca Cadalora are among those vying for the podium. 

British Grand Prix 1997 Our penultimate race. This one's all about Honda.

British Grand Prix 2000 The last in our series of classics from a rain-swept Donington. Look out for a fresh-faced Italian rider.

Later this week, will bring you races from 1997 and 2000, the latter featuring a fresh-faced Italian who went on to become a household name in bike racing.

As well as digging into the archive, we're going inside the world of MotoGP behind the scenes at Silverstone, meeting some of the riders and looking at the technology behind the two-wheeled machines which hit speeds of more than 200mph.

In this video, Crutchlow talks about wanting to make motorcycling more popular in the UK and if you want to see what he sees when on the track at Silverstone, you can go for a lap of the circuit.

Barry Sheene tribute parade

This year's British Grand Prix at Silverstone includes a poignant tribute to Barry Sheene, who died 10 years ago at the age of 52.

A parade featuring several of Sheene's family members, former teammates and rivals riding a selection of his bikes will take place between the Moto2 and MotoGP races on Sunday.

His son Freddie, brother-in-law and ex-Grand Prix racer Paul Smart, and nephew Scott Smart, who is currently competing in the British Supersport championship, will be in the line-up.

I’ll be very proud out there, riding a bike that he last raced here in ’79, in that epic encounter with Kenny Roberts."

Steve Parrish | Former teammate

Daughter Sidonie will also be there to watch family members and former riders - such as Steve Parrish and Randy Mamola - participate.

"The tribute to Barry will be a fantastic spectacle and will mean a great deal to the fans coming along to the British Grand Prix," said Parrish, a former teammate and a close friend of Sheene.

"There will be a lot of fans of my generation who remember Barry Sheene, as well as younger fans who - while they wouldn’t have seen Barry race - will have heard a great deal about him.

"I think it’s a wonderful tribute; obviously he was the last British premier class champion, but it will also mean a great deal to me - I’ll be very proud out there, riding a bike that he last raced here in ’79, in that epic encounter with Kenny Roberts."

Sheene’s best result at Silverstone came in 1979, pipped to victory by Kenny Roberts by just three hundredths of a second following a duel during which Sheene famously waved at his American rival.

Speed kings coming to BT Sport

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