British Grand Prix, Silverstone: Repsol Honda Team Preview
With very little time to enjoy Casey Stoner’s victory and Marc MÃƒÂ¡rquez’s second position achieved two days ago at the Catalunya Grand Prix, the Continental Circus is already moving to UK, where this weekend will take place another round of the Motorcycling World Championship. In the most intense period of the season, with another five races in the next seven weeks, the Repsol riders will try to keep the upward trend of the two last rounds, despite the confirmed absence of Dani Pedrosa, who will not be replaced by any other rider in the Repsol Honda Team’s garage.
His team mates Casey Stoner and Andrea Dovizioso will try to take another step to the lead of the premiere category. After the last two wins, the Australian rider is now only seven behind Jorge Lorenzo, and in the second visit to Silverstone’s track, he will try to keep reducing the distance in the overall standings. Andrea Dovizioso, who finished second last season in Silverstone, hopes to be able to gather some valuable points and reduce the difference with the overall leaders.
“After a great last few races we’re looking forward to going to Silverstone, last year wasn’t so good for us after being unlucky off the start which prevented us from having a stronger race. I think this year with the Honda and the way things are going we can hope for a good performance, so long as everything goes smoothly.
We need to stay focused and watch those around us as we know our biggest Championship rival at the moment, Jorge, is extremely fast there. Silverstone is a circuit I really enjoy, so we’ll see how the weekend pans out.
It’s very disappointing not to have Dani present again this weekend, but this is his decision and I just wish him all the best at this difficult time”.