The riders are ready to get back on their bikes, five weeks after the last race at Assen, to tackle the twelfth round of the 2022 MotoGP season: The British GP.
It will be the historic English circuit of Silverstone to host the first round after the summer break.
The English track, with its 5.9 km, is the longest on the calendar. Built on the site of a former World War II military airfield, Silverstone hosted the World Championship from 1977 until 1986 and was reintroduced to the MotoGP calendar in 2010.
Ducati is certainly one bike brand that fancies its chances this weekend.
Ducati has scored three podiums on this Silverstone track, including a win in 2017 with Andrea Dovizioso and Ducati’s current star, Italian Francesco Bagnaia, was the winner at the previous GP, held at Assen in The Netherlands in June.
Bagnaia (pictured here) arrives in England determined to continue with his momentum.
After the Dutch GP, the Italian rider is in fourth place in the overall standings, 66 points behind 2022 series leader Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha).
His Australian team-mate, Jack Miller, seventh in the championship chase, is also aiming for a good result at Silverstone, where last year he came close to a podium finish after a heated last-lap tussle with Aleix Espargaro.
“I’m thrilled to be back on track this weekend, finally,” said Bagnaia.
“We finished the first part of the season with a win, and at that point, my feeling with the Desmosedici GP was perfect, so I hope I can pick up where we left off.
“During the break, I did a lot of training with my Panigale V4S, and I also won the Lenovo Race of Champions at WDW, but now it’s back to business! Last year I was fast at Silverstone but had some difficulties in the race.
“I hope I can do well this weekend. It will be important for me to get off on the right foot and not make any more mistakes in this second part of the Championship”.
Photo courtesy Ducati
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