GREAT RACES IN GREAT BRITAIN <b>MOTOGP ARRIVES AT SILVERSTONE</b>

GREAT RACES IN GREAT BRITAIN MOTOGP ARRIVES AT SILVERSTONE

The MotoGP circus is bound to set things straight after last year’s cancellation. And our riders have a point to prove as well.
08-22-2019
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SILVERSTONE CIRCUIT

Starting its life as an airstrip for training purposes in World War II, the Silverstone Circuit hosted its first Grand Prix for cars back in 1948. With a great history for two-wheeled racing as well, the track is appreciated for its classic layout.

A layout that’s unique in comparison to the rest of the circuits. With a cancelled GP last year due to weather conditions, the newly resurfaced track - just shy of 6 kilometers in length - will be ready for MotoGP action once again.

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Despite a great pace in FP4, a crash in qualifying meant Danilo faced an uphill battle on Sunday in Austria, and having to avoid other riders in the first-lap chaos certainly didn’t help. Despite this misfortune, Danilo overcame turning issues and went about his business to bring it home in P9. Not the aim for the weekend, but in a race where a crash lurked on various occasions, it still added valuable points, keeping Danilo sitting in  P3 in the championship standings.


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DANILOPETRUCCI

DUCATI FACTORY TEAM

AUSTRIA RESULT: P9
CHAMPIONSHIP POSITION: P3

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“It was a complicated race. Unfortunately, at the first turn, I got bottled in and then after a couple of laps, I was involved in Crutchlow’s crash. I lost a lot of positions and had to get back up the field, pushing hard on the tires. And after half the race, I didn’t have anything left to offer. 

A pity because the weekend in Austria was a missed opportunity, especially on Saturday when I made a mistake in qualifying and this changed everything. I’m sorry for the team, who worked as hard as they could, but we have pressed the reset button after these two races and we are ready for Silverstone.”

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Petrucci at Red Bull Ring 3
Petrucci at Red Bull Ring 4
Petrucci at Red Bull Ring 5
Petrucci at Red Bull Ring 6
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An eventful Moto2 race in Austria saw many riders crash out of contention, but luckily our riders managed to avoid the drama and come out unhurt. Augusto put a solid Top-5 behind his teammate, and Bo managed to end his points drought by adding some to his tally. Fellow RW Racing rider, Steven Odendaal, was in points contention before hitting a false neutral, which unfortunately meant finishing further back than he anticipated.

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AUGUSTOFERNANDEZ

PONS HP40

AUSTRIA RESULT: P5
CHAMPIONSHIP POSITION: P4

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“Happy for the final result. The Austrian Grand Prix has been a very complicated weekend. In qualification, it was not possible to achieve a good starting position with the lead group. Something that, at the Austrian circuit, is difficult to recover from during the race.

The top 5 is good for the championship with respect to Luthi, Alex distances himself and we are tight with Navarro. Now, it's time to improve the bike these coming days. Thanks to the team for the work. Looking forward, it's time to think about Silverstone.”

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BOBENDSNEYDER

NTS RW RACING GP

AUSTRIA RESULT: P15
CHAMPIONSHIP POSITION: P25

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“The first lap was not perfect, but fortunately not nearly as bad as in the previous races. It was clear that it was easy to lose the front in the conditions, but I was able to keep a reasonably constant pace and overtake a handful of riders. 

Finishing was the goal and I am happy with scoring a point, but we want more. To achieve that, we must ensure that we are in better shape. The main goal of the test on Monday after the race, besides trying a few things, was to create a better feeling. With that feeling I am now confident for Silverstone.”

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STEVENODENDAAL

NTS RW RACING GP

AUSTRIA RESULT: P20
CHAMPIONSHIP POSITION: P31

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“I had a very good start, from 28 to 21, which put me in a good position. It was a nice group to race in and it was a shame that I lost the lead. When they caught up with me, I was pushed wide.

And then I hit the wrong gear, so I lost the connection. Despite that, I still look back on the race with a positive feeling. The bike felt good; a lot better than in previous races.”

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With both our Moto3 riders looking promising prior to the race, the result was unfortunately full of contrast. While Lorenzo Dalla Porta retook the championship lead after finishing sixth, it was an unfortunate crash for Jaume Masià, who was in podium contention yet again. All eyes are on the UK now, where both riders target the front.

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JAUMEMASIÀ

BESTER CAPITAL DUBAI

AUSTRIA RESULT: DNF
CHAMPIONSHIP POSITION: P8

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“Austria was a great weekend, or at least until the crash. My team did a great job from Friday, even in changing conditions. Due to changing conditions, it was a difficult race. I was pushing from the first corner.

But I knew there was only one line to ride of because of the wet patches. I felt strong and confident I would get a good result, but an unlucky mistake threw it all away. It’s a shame, but it is what it is; I am looking to make things right in Silverstone!”

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LORENZODALLA PORTA

LEOPARD RACING

AUSTRIA RESULT: P6
CHAMPIONSHIP POSITION: P1

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“The race in Austria was really demanding, and in the end, I am happy to take sixth position at the line. When it is possible, I always want to push at the front, but this race was not one where I was able to push.                       

There is a championship at stake, and we grabbed solid points and retook the lead in the standings. I think this is the most important - to be consistent also when winning isn’t possible. We arrive in Silverstone with the same mentality as always: get to the front!”

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Zero-emissions yet high energy is the credo for MotoE. And after the second race of their season, spectacular racing executed by ex GP riders along with young talent has the crowd going wild. Our long-serving REV’IT! rider, Randy de Puniet, jumped in, and had his second outing on the full-electric bike at the Red Bull Ring.

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RANDYDU PUNIET

LCR E-TEAM

AUSTRIA RESULT: P12
CHAMPIONSHIP POSITION: P7

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“In the qualifying, I exceeded track limits, which meant I had to start from the back. I was pushing the mechanics to examine the bike, because I got pushed wide and I could not turn the way I wanted in the practice.                       

We ended up changing the frame and the swingarm, and this made a big difference in the race. It was tricky because some parts were wet and we don’t have any electronics to help, the bike has full power when you open the throttle so you have to be careful. So, I am happy to finish, and we will try to improve next race in Misano.”

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