MOTOGP BACK TO SILVERSTONE AFTER 24 YEARS Great expectations for the return after 24 years of the World MotoGP Championship on Silverstone's track. It is since 1986 that MotoGP World Championship does not run on this track, which has become...
MOTOGP BACK TO SILVERSTONE AFTER 24 YEARS
Great expectations for the return after 24 years of the World MotoGP Championship on Silverstone's track. It is since 1986 that MotoGP World Championship does not run on this track, which has become fixed stage of the Formula One Championship. On the English circuit it will take place on Sunday the twelfth race of the highest category, the other races have been held between the 1975 and the 1986 when on the track was possible to see the great duels between Mamola, Sheene, Lawson and Roberts. The circuit will present almost completely renovated with many fast sections and groped many places where the riders can overtake. A particular attention will be placed in the weather condition that will be found on the track: usually the Grand Prix of Great Britain is famous for being rainy. Even if it will be run on a completely different circuit, the Pramac Racing has always had a good performance in the British Grand Prix, which has since they entered the World Championship in 2001, always played in Donington circuit. The Pramac Racing Team has scored as best finish the fourth place in 2005 with Barros. Good results for Kallio on Donington track where he had earned a victory in the 2008 when he was riding in the 250cc category. Being a new track where most all the riders have never ride before, there will be a learning process for all of them to understand how far they can push their bikes.
Paolo Campinoti - Pramac Racing Team Principal
"After the good result of Espargarò and the unfortunate race of Kallio, we are waiting now to see how both riders react to the new English track that is unknown to all the riders. They all will start from the same level because no riders were able to try the track. I hope that this allows both our riders to become protagonists of a wonderful weekend and that they can both get a great result. "
Aleix Espargarò - Pramac Racing Team
"After the last two races I have greatly improved the feeling with my bike, I also got to contend with very experienced riders. This allowed me to increase the confidence in my abilities and in myself. Now I cannot wait to try the new track and be able to be fast right away. This will be one of the few tracks that put me almost on a par condition with my colleagues, in fact no one have tried the new track before, so it will be a study weekend for all of us to understand how far we can push our bikes. I know that is difficult, but I will try to continue to always have positive results so that I can repay the confidence that all my technicians have always placed in me. "
Mika Kallio - Pramac Racing Team
"I cannot wait to Sunday's race in the British Grand Prix. My shoulder does not give me many more problems, now I have recovered a bit the rhythm I had before the accident. I hope to have since the beginning a good feeling with this track and that this can let me get a good result on the starting grid and gain a good race position. "
-source: pramac racing