Danny Kent breezed to victory in the Moto3 race at Silverstone last year, but it’s been a different story so far on his return to Moto2 in 2016. Struggling to get comfortable this year on the Leopard Kalex Moto2 machine, the Wiltshire racer has scored points on only a handful of occasions this season – but seems to have turned a corner in recent races and will be looking for a return to the sharp end at his home race.
The man to beat in Moto2 for two years now, Zarco couples a strong pace all season so far with good form at Silverstone, including a romping win last season in the kind of tricky damp conditions that he seems to excel in.
However, he’s not as unbeatable this year as he was in 2015, wavering a few times when rivals Rins and Lowes have taken the fight to him. If there’s a scrap for the lead, expect Zarco to be right there; but if one rider makes a break for the win, expect it to be him too!
Rins has really upped his game so far in 2016, looking for most of the first half of the year like a clear favourite for the title – until Johann Zarco got up to speed, at least! And while his form in recent rounds has taken a bit of a hit, he knows how to win at Silverstone – he’s never been off the podium here in his entire Grand Prix career, and that’s not looking likely to change in 2016.