DANILO PETRUCCI

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A stun­ning podium at Sil­ver­stone last year com­bined with im­pres­sive wet weather per­for­mances in 2016 means that, much like team-mate Scott Red­ding, Danilo Petrucci moves from ab­so­lute dark horse to strong out­side bet for a podium fin­ish or even the race win if this year’s Bri­tish GP is hit with rain.

Gain­ing a rep­u­ta­tion for awe­some wet weather rid­ing skills from his amaz­ing podium last year at the track and re­in­forc­ing it this year at Assen and Sach­sen­ring, Petrucci looks able to har­ness the abil­i­ties of the Du­cati GP15 to his ad­van­tage should it rain.

But, keen to point out that de­spite in­juries and me­chan­i­cal prob­lems, he’s also hav­ing a strong sea­son in the dry too, you can’t rule the Ital­ian out of a chance for a top six fin­ish in bet­ter con­di­tions ei­ther.

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