Moto3™ fight heads to English countryside

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Once again there will be very little rest for the Moto3™ riders as they head straight to Silverstone this weekend to contest the Hertz British Grand Prix and try and put a dent in Luis Salom’s championship lead.

The Spanish Red Bull KTM Ajo rider did incredibly well to take victory in a hard-fought Brno race last weekend, in which he lined up with a broken left heel. He will hope to be in less discomfort when he takes on the wide and fast British circuit, although it has been confirmed that no surgery will be taking place for the time being.

Nearest rival Maverick Viñales (Team Calvo), despite a fantastic record of ten podium finishes in as many races, will aim for another win this season in the hope that Salom doesn’t escape at the top, or Estrella Galicia 0,0’s Alex Rins catches up. Rins was off the podium at Brno after triumphing in the previous two races, but will continue to be one to watch along with teammate Alex Marquez and Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3’s Jonas Folger.

There will be two British wildcards lining up for the race, both fielded by the Racing Steps Foundation KRP outfit, in the shape of Kyle Ride and Wayne Ryan. This is the same team that helped John McPhee make his way into the World Championship, having now gone on to ride for the Caretta Technology – RTG team.

As was the case at Brno, the Moto3™ race will be held after the MotoGP™ race, with the red lights going out at 2:30pm local time (GMT +1).

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