Points to prove for McPhee and Sasaki at British GP2019-08-21 10:58
PETRONAS Sprinta Racing Moto3 riders John McPhee and Ayumu Sasaki are going into this weekend’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone with points to prove, as McPhee looks to maintain his impressive form and Sasaki continues to build on the progress he’s made in recent rounds of the 2019 Moto3 championship.
Heading to his home race at the British circuit, McPhee is confident that the expectations of home fans is something he can harness to go even faster. Unable to race last year after freak weather conditions saw the race cancelled, he’s even more fired up for this year’s race after a podium finish last time out at the Austrian Grand Prix.
Sasaki is also keen to make his mark at Silverstone, as he looks to continue the improvement he’s shown in recent races. Keen to continue concentrating on working alone on track throughout practice, he’s hoping the strategy will pay off again at a circuit where he has previously won.
McPhee and Sasaki will return to action on Friday 23rd August with practice at 0900 local time (1600 Malaysian time) before the 17-lap race on Sunday 25th August at 1120 local time (1820 Malaysian time).
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“We’re in a really good place at the moment, with the team, the bike and myself all working really well together. We’ve repeatedly shown how strong we can be, and it’s a fantastic feeling to arrive at my home race with that confidence. Silverstone is a track that I’ve had strong results at in the past and I’m more motivated than ever. The atmosphere will be amazing, and having everyone in the crowd cheering you on gives you a little bit more than your rivals. It fires me up and it’s a nice feeling!”
“Silverstone is a big track where it’s difficult to set a lap time on your own, but we’ll continue working the way we’ve been successfully working in recent races and do our own thing. Hopefully the weather is OK, because we still have work to do with our wet settings and we all know it can rain in England! I like Silverstone and I’ve been on the podium in both wet and dry in the Rookies Cup there, so hopefully we can make a good result happen on Sunday.”
Circuit Lap Record (2017)
Fastest Ever Lap (2015)
Source: SIC Racing Team
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