British GP’S unlikeliest podium stars
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.