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MotoGP tackles resurfaced Silverstone track for Round 12

Round 12 of the MotoGP Championship moves to the heartland of British Motorsports, Silverstone. Silverstone has been resurfaced this year and it  presents a somewhat unknown element as teams and riders will seek to understand tyre life, the various bumps and how fast the new surface is.

The Marquez – Dovizioso title rumble continues at this British track with Marqquez having an upper hand. Narrowly missing out on victory last time out, the reigning champion is fired up and ready to return to the top step of the podium to protect his comfortable 58-point championship lead. Since Austria 2018, Marquez has crossed the line in first or second in all the races he has finished, an impressive run he is looking to continue as he aims to return to the Silverstone podium for the first time since 2014. Another top three finish would see him equal Agostini’s 88 podiums in the premier class.

Jorge Lorenzo returns to racing after being out for three races. Having recovered from a back injury, the 5-time MotoGP champion will take it easy and acclimate to the RC213V again.

Ducati camp is fired up to push Dovizioso’s fight, following a marvelous win at Red Bull Ring. Dovizioso is actually the rider who scored the last race win in England in 2017 on his Ducati. Team mate Danilo Petrucci on the other hand arrives at Silverstone with the aim of defending his third place in the classification: with 136 points to his name, maintains a lead of 12 over Suzuki’s Alex Rins, in fourth place. Petrucci returns to the circuit where he scored his first podium in MotoGP, a second place in 2015, on a Ducati Pramac.
Yamaha MotoGP‘s Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales are looking to match the Hondas and Ducatis in the remaining six races. Rossi has stood on the Silverstone podium four times since the round was added to the racing calendar in 2010. He missed out on the first edition due to injury but made up for it by getting familiar with the Silverstone rostrum in the following years. The Doctor secured a MotoGP third place in 2014, and followed it up with a superb win in 2015, adding two further third places in 2016 and 2017. Unable to extend his podium streak last year, the Italian is keen to be in the mix for the win again at the British GP this weekend to enjoy the view from the rostrum and reduce the 21-point gap to fourth in the championship standings, as he currently holds fifth position.

Viñales holds sixth place in the overall rankings, one point behind Rossi, and is feeling optimistic he can reverse their roles this weekend. He is a fan of the Silverstone Circuit and has expressed that he is looking forward to this round in particular.

The British GP will take place at high noon on Sunday, 25 August due to the unique schedule of the UK round.

Dovizioso storms to 2nd consecutive win at Silverstone

  The MotoGP at Silverstone saw Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso emerge the winner, with Yamaha’s Mavrick Vinales and Valentino Rossi joining him on the podium. It was Dovizioso’s back-to-back win and fourth of the season. Reigning Champion Marc Marquez was forced to retire from the race at mid-distance while in the lead group.

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MotoGP crews tackle Silverstone for Round 12

  Next on the agenda for MotoGP crews is the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, the third race in this month and round 12 of the Championship.

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Formula 1 British GP: Hamitlon claims record-tying fifth win at Silverstone

  Lewis Hamilton was a fan favorite on home track at Silverstone as Mercedes-AMG F1 Team dominated the British Grand Prix weekend. Hmailton’s fifth win on Sunday capped a record-tying feat along with legends Jim Clark and Alain Prost. Team mate Valtteri Bottas took second ahead of Kimi Raikkonen to make it a Mercedes 1-2.

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MotoGP: Vinales captures maiden win at Silverstone

 2016 MotoGP Silverstone Maverick Vinales wins The MotoGP race at Silverstone was another wet affair that saw Maverick Vinales beat the odds for a start-to-finish victory. It was Vinales’ first ever win in the premier class. Honda Satellite rider Cal Crutchlow took second place, ahead of Championship contender Valentino Rossi. Current championship leader Marc Marquez battled for a fourth place finish, just in front of team mate Dani Pedrosa.

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Marquez continues consistent streak at Silverstone, MotoGP’s Round 12

 2016 MotoGP Marc Marquez leads the standings At the two-third mark of the season, MotoGP crews gear up for the weekend’s race at the famous Silverstone Circuit, round 12 of the Championship. Current championship leader Marc Marquez remains the sole rider to have secured points at all eleven races so far, and he leads the riders standings by 53 points from rival Valentino Rossi. Siz points adrift from Rossi is the Defending Champion Jorge Lorenzo.

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Belgian Audi Club WRT prepares for Blancpain GT grind at Silverstone

2016 Blancpain Endurance Series Belgian WRT squad The Blancpain GT Series community is staying in Great Britain for a second round in England in eight days: after Brands Hatch’s Sprint cup event, which ended with the success of Enzo Ide-Christopher Mies, the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT is moving to Silverstone for the second race of the 2016 Endurance Cup.

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Audi draws first blood at WEC Season-opener in Silverstone

2016 WEC Silverstone Audi R18 no.7 As expected. Audi squad pulled off a season-opener victory of the 2016 WEC (World Endurance Championship) at the Silverstone Circuit on Sunday. Following a riveting battle with Reigning WEC Champions Porsche, the new Audi R18 won at its first fielding in a race.

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Rossi takes care of business at MotoGP Silverstone

 2015 MotoGP Silverstone Valentino Rossi battles Marc Marquez The MotoGP Silverstone was affected by wet conditions, but it didn’t deter Valentino Rossi from capturing his fourth victory of the season. Despite the tough conditions, Rossi outgunned a certain Danilo Petrucci of the Pramac outfit and Ducati’s factory rider Andrea Dovizioso for a season’s high of twelve podium finishes.

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MotoGP hits the Silverstone Circuit for Round 12

 2015 MotoGP Silverstone Circuit After the Czech GP at Brno, MotoGP crews are back in saddle for Round 12 of the MotoGP Championship at Silverstone, the home of British Motorsports. The Yamaha and Repsol Honda rivalry now moves into the crucial stage as the championship hits the final stint of the season.

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