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Rossi and Lorenzo prepare for UK action

Rossi and Lorenzo prepare for UK action

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP head to the United Kingdom this week for the Hertz British Grand Prix at the Silverstone circuit.

The team arrive in confident mood after two consecutive race weekends that have seen riders Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo both feature on the podium.

Silverstone is another circuit with the potential to deliver strong results for Rossi and Lorenzo with fast sweeping corners well suited to the YZR-M1.

Rossi has long been a favourite of the British fans and is guaranteed a loud reception at the weekend. The Italian nine-time World Champion has yet to win at Silverstone but has a great record in the UK, taking three premier class MotoGP™ wins in the modern era in 2002, 2004 and 2005 at Donington Park and two 500cc victories in 2000 and 2001. He also has one 250cc victory in 1999 and one 125cc victory in 1997.

Rossi previewed the weekend ahead saying, “I really want to go to Silverstone because this is not an easy track for me. Last year, in the race, in the end I did not go bad but I think that this year I can get better. Silverstone is a great track, very fast, beautiful and for me it would be very important to be able to get a good result, especially after the last few races. We are working well, we are making small steps forward and we are getting closer to our goal. I feel good and that's why I have to be more competitive this year at Silverstone.”

Rossi’s teammate Lorenzo has the most wins of any rider in the premier class at Silverstone, taking three of the four victories since the British Grand Prix moved there from Donington Park in 2010. 2011 is the only year he has not stood on the top step so far. Lorenzo is also popular with the British crowd who remember him taking victory at Donington in 2006 in the 250cc class.

Lorenzo states, “After three consecutive podiums I feel good. In Brno we found some good solutions that surely will give us at least a tenth in the next races. I feel quite good and we are going up through the championship. We must congratulate the team for their work in the last races and especially during the last one at Brno. We're happy and confident for the next race. Silverstone is quite different to Brno. It's a long varied circuit with fast corners and strong braking points and last year we got the win there. It looks good but we need to be careful and work hard during the whole weekend and then wait also for the weather, which is always tricky there.”

MotoGP, 2014, HERTZ BRITISH GRAND PRIX, Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

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