The British round of the Motorcycle World Championship will take place at the traditional racetrack of Silverstone, where Formula 1 ruled in the last couple of years, for the first time since 1986. The 3.666 miles long track with its fast...
The British round of the Motorcycle World Championship will take place at the traditional racetrack of Silverstone, where Formula 1 ruled in the last couple of years, for the first time since 1986. The 3.666 miles long track with its fast corners and chicanes was modified last winter to suit the needs of the motorcycles and will welcome the stars of the MotoGP world championship for the first time in 24 years.
Hiroshi Aoyama is all excited, after his 11th place finish in Mugello, what the Grand Prix in Silverstone has waiting for him. The whole team is confident that there is more to come from the 28 years old Japanese. The last ever 250cc world champion used the break between Mugello and Silverstone to work on his strength and he trained a lot to get physically fit for this demanding track. The Top 10 result from Qatar is at least once more to achieve or to be better and Aoyama wants to use the advantage for him that the track is a new place for all the riders.
Silverstone gives me the advantage that nobody has ever gained any experience here. For me until now all tracks have been new as it was the first time there with the MotoGP bike. This track is new for all of us. Nobody has any data on this track and we all start at Zero, not only the new teams and riders. Silverstone is a fast track, a very fast track and the set up of the bike is very important. We already did a good job with the settings in Mugello. I just hope I can transform this in Silverstone.
Daniel M. Epp, Team Manager:
For Hiro it is an advantage that the track is new for everyone. Not only the rookies have to learn here, also the other riders do. Hiro has a possible chance to get more in front and of course I hope he will use this chance.
The race in Silverstone / Great Britain will start with the first free practice of the 125cc class on June 18th and will finish with the 125cc race on June 20th.