Capirex Seeks Confirmation At Silverstone. De Puniet Grits His Teeth
With the Catalan Grand Prix having been completed last weekend, the MotoGP series moves on to Silverstone in the UK, for the sixth round of the world championship. The British venue is one of the most prestigious circuits in motorsports. Completely renovated in recent years, Silverstone is among the fastest tracks on the MotoGP calendar. The Pramac Racing Team has traditionally had decent performances in the British Grand Prix, although those had been at Donington until last year.
The team has been very concerned about the physical condition of Randy De Puniet, but fortunately, the blow to his ankle during a crash in last weekend’s race hasn’t put his participation at Silverstone in doubt. Just last year, De Puniet qualified in the second spot on Silverstone’s front row, and he finished the race in sixth place.
Loris Capirossi is particularly motivated after his performance in Barcelona, where the Italian earned his best result so far this season. At Silverstone, he’ll try to continue the recent progress made with his bike’s setup.
Fabiano Sterlacchini – Pramac Racing Technical Director
“If we work like we did in Barcelona, we can get a good result again. We’re pleased with the work Loris has done on the bike, as it gives us the base on which to build a good race at Silverstone, which is a very difficult track, with both slow and very fast sections. We’ve identified the areas we need to work on, and we’re confident and calm.”
Loris Capirossi - Pramac Racing Team Rider
“I’m positive about the next race. We’ve recently found a good base, and we’ll try to put it to good use at Silverstone, which is a difficult race, as the track is still pretty new for everyone. The weather conditions here could shuffle the cards more than usual, so we’ll have to do a good job and take advantage of this situation.”
Randy De Puniet - Pramac Racing Team Rider
“I must say that I really didn’t need this ankle injury. I tried to relax the last couple of days, and fortunately, my doctor visit ruled out ligament damage. It’s a shame because I did well at Silverstone, especially in qualifying. I hope that although my physical condition is not 100%, I can repeat that performance this weekend.”
-source: pramac racing