The Bri­tish weather could play a huge part in Septem­ber’s show­down and there’s an army of out­siders who could spring a sur­prise on Mo­togp’s podium reg­u­lars...

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

There’s nowhere quite like Sil­ver­stone. With high-speed straights and crazy-fast cor­ners, not only does the Northants cir­cuit see some of the high­est lap speeds of any event on the Mo­togp cal­en­dar, but it also plays host to some of the wildest weather. And when the two com­bine the re­sult­ing race is al­most any­one’s for the tak­ing. Don’t bet the farm on the Bri­tish Grand Prix be­ing an­other notch on the cham­pi­onship bed­posts of Rossi, Mar­quez or Lorenzo; it’s very pos­si­ble that one of these win-hun­gry out­siders will be vy­ing for Sil­ver­stone glory too, es­pe­cially if the heav­ens open. And with strong re­cent per­for­mances from Danilo Petrucci, Jack Miller, and the ever-present threat of An­drea Dovizioso, the podium reg­u­lars could be in for a shock come Sun­day, Septem­ber 4.

‘ These su­per­fast out­siders will be vy­ing for glory too’

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.