Oliveira and Rins make their Silverstone debut as Vinales hopes to continue form
The Silverstone Circuit in Great Britain plays host to the sixth round of the 2012 MotoGP World Championship this weekend. After a successful visit to Montmeló the Repsol competitors will continue their fight for glory at the British track. It is the largest layout on the calendar at 5,900 metres.
For the Moto3 riders Silverstone is a new challenge in their promising careers. Maverick Viñales lies second in the standings and visits a track where he took his first World Championship pole last season. Miguel Oliveira —third at the Catalan GP— and Álex Rins will be riding at the circuit for the first time, intending to continue their excellent start to the campaign.
Miguel Oliveira “We have the utmost motivation heading to Silverstone. We were able to show our potential at Montmeló and I got my first podium. We will have to work hard this weekend and make the most of the practice sessions. England holds some good memories for us, so we are up for the challenge and have the aim of maintaining top form”.
Álex Rins “I can´t wait for the British Grand Prix to arrive, as I left Montmeló with a very bad taste in my mouth. It was a difficult weekend and we weren´t able to finish the race. Now we head to Silverstone, which is a new track for me. The idea is to go out on Friday and adapt to the track as soon as possible”.
Maverick Viñales “Logically, after the win at Montmeló we have great expectations for Silverstone, but we can’t forget how tough it is to win in this class. A home victory doesn’t mean that it will be easy to repeat the feat and I am sure that our rivals will have got fully prepared for this round. It is a track that I like, with a layout that suits my riding style.
Last year I took my first World Championship pole position there. I won’t deny that I am motivated, but we have to be cautious too”.
Source: Repsol Media