Decisive moment for Ducati at MotoGP Silverstone • Total Motorcycle

After the double victory in Austria, the Ducati Lenovo Team is ready to return to the English Channel circuit for the third Grand Prix of the MotoGP World Championship in 2021, which is scheduled for August: the British GP. The twelfth round of the season will be held on the historic Silverstone Circuit, which at 5.9 km is the longest route on the calendar. Located on a former World War II airfield, the fast Silverstone circuit once again hosted MotoGP in 2010, while the first GP was held here in 1977. Ducati currently has three podium finishes on the UK circuit, including a win from Andrea. in 2017 Dovizioso.

Pecco Bagnaia, who returned from an excellent second place at the last Austrian GP, ​​arrives in England determined to maintain the positive trend and add more important points to the overall standings, where he is second 47 points behind leader Quartararo. Jack Miller, currently fifth in the championship, wants to return to the battle for the top spots after two difficult weekends in Austria.

After the first eleven races of the 2021 season, Ducati leads the manufacturers’ standings, while the Ducati Lenovo team takes second place in the team standings.

Francesco Bagnaia (# 63 Ducati Lenovo Team) – 2nd (134 points)
“In the last race at the Red Bull Ring in Austria we came very close to victory again and that confirms that we are working well. Now we’re runner-up in the championship and it is crucial to continue to be consistent in order to get as close to the top of the overall standings as possible. Silverstone is a less favorable track than Zeltweg for the characteristics of our bike, but if we can concentrate from Friday’s free practice we can be competitive. As always, the weather will play an important role here in England, so we have to adapt to all track conditions. “

Jack Miller (# 43 Ducati Lenovo Team) – 5th (105 points)
“The last two races in Austria didn’t go quite as we’d hoped, so we’re definitely coming to Silverstone to keep going and get a good result. In 2019, at the last GP that was held here, I managed to start from the front row and felt I did well in the race, but unfortunately one problem didn’t allow me to. In England the weather is always uncertain, so we have to work hard from the first few sessions to be prepared for Sunday’s race under all circumstances. “

The Ducati Lenovo Team will take to the Silverstone Circuit for the first free practice session on Friday, August 27th at 9:55 a.m. local time, while the race will take place on Sunday, August 29th at 1:00 p.m. (2:00 p.m. Clock in.) Is Italy) on the 20-lap distance.

Circuit information

Country: United Kingdom
Name: Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit
Best side: M. Márquez (Honda), 1’59.936 (177.0 km / h) – 2019
Track record: M. Márquez (Honda), 1’58.168 (179.7 km / h) – 2019
Top speed: Crutchlow (Honda), 333.3 km / h – 2019
Route length: 5.9 km
Race distance: 20 laps (118.0 km)
Corners: 18 (8 left, 10 right)

Results 2019
Podium: 1st Rins (Suzuki), 2nd Márquez (Honda), 3rd Viñales (Yamaha)
Pole position: M. Marquez (Honda), 1’58.168 (179.7 km / h)
Fastest lap: M. Marquez (Honda), 1’59.936 (177.0 km / h)

Driver information

Jack Miller
Bicycle: Ducati Desmosedici GP
Race number: 43
GPs started: 165 (110 x MotoGP, 49 x Moto3, 6 x 125 ccm)
First GP: Qatar 2015 (MotoGP), Qatar 2012 (Moto3), Germany 2011 (125 cc)
Wins: 9 (3 MotoGP + 6 Moto3)
First win: Netherlands 2016 (MotoGP), Qatar 2014 (Moto3)
Pole positions: 9 (1 MotoGP + 8 Moto3)
First pole: Argentina 2018 (MotoGP), USA 2014 (Moto3)
World title: –

Francesco Bagnaia
Bicycle: Ducati Desmosedici GP
Race number: 63
GPs started: 145 (40 x MotoGP, 36 x Moto2, 69 x Moto3)
First GP: Qatar 2019 (MotoGP), Qatar 2017 (MotoGP), Qatar 2013 (MotoGP)
Wins: 10 (8 Moto2 + 2 Moto3)
First win: Qatar 2018 (Moto2), Netherlands 2016 (Moto3)
Pole positions: 8 (1 MotoGP, 6 Moto2 + 1 Moto3)
First pole: France 2018 (Moto2), Great Britain 2016 (Moto3), Qatar 2021 (MotoGP)
World title: 1 (Moto2, 2018)

Information about the championship

Driver standings
Francesco Bagnaia (# 63 Ducati Lenovo Team) – 2º (134 points)
Jack Miller (# 43 Ducati Lenovo Team) – 5º (105 points)

Manufacturer ranking
Ducati – 1º (212 points)

Team ranking
Ducati Lenovo Team – 2º (239 points)