THE BRITS ARE COM­ING

Cal, Bradley, Scott and Eu­gene are ready for the big­gest week­end of the year and they’re count­ing on the home crowd’s sup­port to help them achieve Sil­ver­stone suc­cess

Motorcycle News (UK) - - 2016 Motorgp Silverstone Preview - By Si­mon Pat­ter­son MCN MO­TOGP RE­PORTER

Cal Crutchlow hits Bri­tain with one very clear aim. To re­peat his as­ton­ish­ing ride at Brno that saw him take Bri­tain’s first premier class win since Barry Sheene in 1981.

Since Jeremy Mcwil­liams came within a sec­ond of deny­ing Valentino Rossi a break­through first premier class vic­tory at Don­ing­ton Park in 2000, Bri­tish fans have wit­nessed home grown tal­ent win in 125s, Moto3 and Moto2.

But the big prize of a Mo­togp win, or even a podium, at Sil­ver­stone have eluded home rid­ers. But Cal comes to Sil­ver­stone full of con­fi­dence and if there’s a sniff of a wet race, he’s al­ready shown that he’s ca­pa­ble of win­ning. Scott Red­ding, Bradley Smith and Eu­gene Laverty will all fancy their chances in the damp too.

Crutchlow, Red­ding and Smith have all fin­ished on a Mo­togp podium in the last year, while Ir­ish­man Laverty has been one of the big rev­e­la­tions of this sea­son, with the high­light be­ing a stun­ning fourth place in Ar­gentina.

MCN caught up with our awe­some four­some to gauge their prospects in ad­vance of the big­gest week­end of their cam­paign.

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