MotoGP British GP – Silverstone
Reale Avintia Racing riders Tito Rabat and Xavier Simeon, head to Silverstone for the British Grand Prix this weekend.
Rabat travels to England very motivated after two very positive race weekends in the Czech Republic and Austria. In both races, he ran out of luck on Sunday, but the Catalan rider remains confident that Silverstone could mark the turning point in this season.
The Spaniard has great memories of the British track, in particular of his victory ahead of Mika Kallio and Maverick Viñales in 2014, which pathed his way to be crowned Moto2 World Champion.
For Simeon, everything will be new this weekend at Silverstone. The Belgian rider of Reale Avintia has no previous experience in MotoGP at the British track, that was completely resurfaced this year. He also missed the Moto2 race last season due to an injury. Simeon hopes that it will be possible to adapt his Ducati to the characteristics of the circuit, so he can continue to learn and improve in his first season in the premier class.
“Following two good Grand Prix, we head to Silverstone in a positive mood. It is one of my favourite circuits and I’m looking forward to ride my Ducati there. I’m eager to score a good result, because although we did a good job in Brno and Austria, on Sunday we couldn’t turn this into the result we had hoped for. We work hard and we are on a good level, so I hope that Silverstone will be the place where we can finally put everything together for the result we deserve”.
“I didn’t race at Silverstone last year because I was injured, but I’m really curious to discover the circuit and its new tarmac on a MotoGP bike. We had a positive weekend in Austria although we didn’t get our price on Sunday. I hope the track is good for my Ducati and it will suit my riding style. I want to keep the momentum from Austria and enjoy riding the bike again.”