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Quartararo and Morbidelli seeking success at Silverstone

Quartararo and Morbidelli seeking success at Silverstone

The PETRONAS Yamaha Sepang Racing Team pair of Fabio Quartararo and Franco Morbidelli are going into this weekend’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone seeking successful performances, as the duo head to a circuit they both love to ride, and one which they believe will suit the Yamaha YZR-M1 perfectly.

Quartararo has the best possible base to build on, straight off the podium last time out at the Austrian Grand Prix. Looking to continue the run of form that’s seen him take three podium finishes already in his rookie season, Quartararo is confident that the newly-resurfaced Silverstone track will allow him to utilise the full potential of his bike.

Morbidelli is also looking forward to a strong weekend at the English circuit, as he looks to gather momentum for the second half of the season. A big fan of the Silverstone circuit and its fast and flowing characteristics and a former podium finisher at the English track, Morbidelli is confident that it’ll again suit both his bike and his smooth riding style as he makes his MotoGP debut there after last year’s cancellation due to heavy rain.

Practice for this weekend’s British Grand Prix starts on Friday 23rd August at 0955 local time (1655 Malaysian time), with the 20-lap race on Sunday 25th August at 1300 local time (2000 Malaysian time).

Franco Morbidelli

I was disappointed last year’s race was cancelled because the track is great, with something of everything. It’s a very long lap at Silverstone, full of nice corners and it has a lot of history too. The first section of corners are a really nice dance on the bike - it leaves you full of adrenaline every lap! I think the Yamaha will perform really well at Silverstone because our bike suits flowing corners instead of slow corners where you have to accelerate hard on the exit.

Fabio Quartararo

The Silverstone race will be really good for us because it’s a track that really suits the Yamaha, and we can’t arrive any better than having finished on the podium in Austria. It’s been nice to have a week to rest and train since then, and it means that as always I’m arriving to Silverstone ready to make the best result possible. I’m feeling really confident about heading to a track with shorter straights and more corners than the Red Bull Ring.