Austria confirmed that we can be fast in wet conditions, and that’s very good in view of a race in the UK!
After eleven races, the current MotoGP World Champion comes into the British Grand Prix with a 59-point lead over the rider in second place.
Marc Márquez has two victories at Silverstone: The first in 2010 -125cc- and the second in 2014, in MotoGP.
Dani Pedrosa also has two wins in Great Britain, at Donington Park. These came in 2004 -250cc-, and in 2006 -MotoGP.
Márquez holds the record for the highest number of pole positions achieved at Silverstone, with six in total: One in 125cc (2010), one in Moto2 (2011) and four in MotoGP (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017).
Silverstone is a fast, technical track but our bike has very strong points, and we’ll try our best there, as usual. The track has been resurfaced, and that should be a good help in general for the performances; we’ll see if that’s the case. After quite a long time without the chance to ride in the rain, Austria confirmed that we can be fast in wet conditions, and that’s very good in view of a race in the UK! At Silverstone, the weather is another opponent to take into account, but whatever the conditions, we look forward to fighting for the podium again.
Silverstone isn’t one of my favourite tracks, as it used to be very bumpy and the weather is always unstable. On the other hand, they’ve redone the asphalt, so we’ll see if the feeling is better and if we’ll be able to work well beginning on Friday morning to prepare for the race. The weather of course will remain unpredictable as always, and that’s something we must be prepared to deal with.