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Kornfeil: “After six years it really is incredible!”

Kornfeil: “After six years it really is incredible!”

Jakub Kornfeil was delighted to record his first ever World Championship podium at the Octo British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

In treacherous conditions Kornfeil rode a heroic race to claim what was also Drive M7 SIC Racing Team’s first podium in just their debut year.

Making an impressive start the Czech rider launched himself into third place on the opening lap. Despite being ran off track on the second lap he remained focused and calm, building his pace and retaining his position. A crash from Viñales saw Kornfeil elevated to second place, where the 22 year old worked hard to remain until the chequered flag. He eventually finished 8.4s behind race winner Danny Kent to secure his career best Moto3™ result.

Jakub Kornfeil: “My first podium in the World Championship; it feels so great! I didn’t expect this result when I first came here; I just wanted to continue the progress that we made in Brno and try to do better. It wasn’t until during the weekend that I really started to think about what I could achieve here. I felt so confident in the dry with the set-up that we had and then even after warm up in the wet I was fast also. At the start of the race I was just trying to keep my head down, focus on doing what I know and using my experience because in these conditions the smallest mistake can cause you to crash. I was checking the riders behind me and checking my lap time throughout. My target throughout was to stay focused and concentrate on my riding. After six years it really is incredible. I’m so happy for the team, the sponsors and my family and I want to say a big thanks to them all for supporting me throughout the good and bad times.” 

Moto3, 2015, OCTO BRITISH GRAND PRIX, RAC, Jakub Kornfeil, Drive M7 SIC

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