The Ducati Team crosses the Channel to battle at Silverstone

After the fantastic race in Austria, the Ducati Team is off to Great Britain where it will be on the track this weekend at Silverstone.

Andrea Dovizioso is coming off his incredible victory at the Red Bull Ring, demonstrating once again his firm intention to continue his fight for the title. Supported by a powerful Desmosedici GP, which once again confirmed its extraordinary fit with the Austrian track, the rider from Forlì rode a masterful race, engaging in hand-to-hand combat and executing a historic last-corner overtake. 

For Danilo Petrucci, on the other hand, the time spent in Austria was not so successful. On Friday Danilo struggled to find the right track alignment, and a wet Saturday only made things worse. He was disappointed with his ninth-place finish, but at Silverstone he hopes to return to a top position since it is one of his favourite tracks, where he earned his first MotoGP podium. 

Silverstone is one of the fastest tracks on the calendar even though it doesn't have long straights. It's a technical circuit with curves where cornering speed makes all the difference. Obviously in Northern Europe weather conditions are always unpredictable, and so the riders may find themselves having to race on a wet track or in changing conditions. After last year's cancellation the British track was completely resurfaced, which should prevent any problems in case of rain.

British GP
Silverstone Circuit (British GP)
23 August - 25 August 2019 Silverstone Circuit
General Info

Silverstone, situated half-way between Oxford and Northampton and a couple of hours drive from London, started life as an RAF military airport, and is the longest – as well as one of the fastest – circuits on the entire calendar. With more than sixty years of history behind it, it is one of the world’s most prestigious motorsport venues, with races held for all categories, both four wheels and two. Massive investments saw the completion of a first phase of improvement work to greatly improve the venue in 2010, when the track once again became the venue for the British Grand Prix.

Circuit data
  • Length 5.891 Km
  • Turns 18
  • Fastest Lap 2'04''835
  • Laps number 20
  • Avarage speed 170.1
  • 23 August
    • Free practice 1 UTC
    • Free practice 2 UTC
  • 24 August
    • Free practice 3 UTC
    • Free practice 4 UTC
    • Qualify 1 UTC
    • Qualify 2 UTC
  • 25 August
    • Race UTC
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