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Prior to last year, Johann Zarco’s (Ajo Motorsport) only podium finish at Silverstone was second in the 125cc race in 2011, which was his best grand prix result at that time. Last year the Frenchman won the Moto2™ race at Silverstone from third place on the grid. He also qualified on pole two years ago at the British GP – his first pole in the Moto2™ class.
Alex Rins (Paginas Amarillas HP 40) has finished on the podium at Silverstone for the last three years: second in Moto3™ race in 2013, a Moto3™ victory from pole position in 2014, and second place last year in Moto2™after leading the race in the early laps.
Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) finished seventh two years ago in the Moto2™ race at Silverstone, and last year he finished sixth after qualifying on pole position. He has also raced at Silverstone in the World Supersport championship, finishing second in both 2012 and 2013.
Jonas Folger (Dynavolt Intact GP) won the wet 125cc race at Silverstone in 2011 – his first ever grand prix win. After his win at Brno he will be aiming for back-to-back wins, something he could achieve for the first time in his grand prix career.
Tom Luthi (Garage Plus Interwetten) has had two podium finishes at Silverstone – third in 2013 and second in 2010, just 0.057 seconds behind race winner Jules Cluzel.
Takaaki Nakagami (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia) qualified on pole at Silverstone three years ago, and finished second behind Scott Redding (Octo Pramac Yakhnich) after leading for three laps mid-race.
Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) finished on the podium in the Moto3™ class at Silverstone in both 2013 and 2014. Last year he finished fourth at the British GP – his equal best result of his rookie season in Moto2™ class. His fifth place finish at Brno was his best result since Silverstone last year.
Danny Kent (Leopard Racing) won the Moto3™ race last year at Silverstone on his way to taking the world title. Kent finished seventh at the Czech GP – his best result since he finished sixth at the opening race of the year in Qatar.
Mattia Pasini finished fourth at the Czech Grand Prix, equalling his best ever result in the Moto2™ class; something he had achieved just two races before in Germany.
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