Bri­tish GP’S un­like­li­est podium stars

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1984 Ron Haslam, third Rid­ing the same dif­fi­cult-toman­age Honda NSR500 as team-mate Randy Mamola, for Brit Ron Haslam to take an im­pres­sive third place the same day as the Amer­i­can won at Sil­ver­stone was per­haps an even more im­pres­sive of a feat. 2000 Jeremy Mcwil­liams, third Prior to the 2000 Bri­tish Grand Prix, Jeremy Mcwil­liams had only taken one pre­miere class podium in his ca­reer – when, fu­elled by home crowds, the North­ern Ir­ish­man came out to do bat­tle with Valentino Rossi and that year’s cham­pion Kenny Roberts Ju­nior, it was a stun­ning suc­cess. 2009 An­drea Dovizioso, win­ner Mak­ing the most of treach­er­ous con­di­tions – and keep­ing his cool while many of those around him, in­clud­ing Valentino Rossi, didn’t – Dovizioso was an un­likely win­ner at the last ever race at Don­ing­ton. It re­mains his only Mo­togp vic­tory. 2015 Danilo Petrucci, sec­ond For some rea­son, the unique ca­pa­bil­i­ties of Du­catis GP14 and GP15 ma­chines make them the per­fect wet weather tool – and no one has been more quick to demon­strate that than Danilo Petrucci, pow­er­ing to his de­but podium last year at Sil­ver­stone.

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