Casey Stoner - Photo Credit: MotoGP.com

Casey Stoner - Photo Credit: MotoGP.com

 

Casey Stoner is looking forward to one of the great challenges on the MotoGP calendar in this weekend's British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Although he isn't a fan of the circuit changes introduced in 2010, the World Champion relishes the prospect of racing around the Northamptonshire circuit and with the chatter problems hopefully a thing of the past, Stoner is targeting a return to winning ways.

“I’m definitely looking forward to going to Silverstone, it’s a track that I really do enjoy. I wish that we still went through the old part of the track, unfortunately we don’t go through there now and the new section is very, very tight. The rest of the track is fantastic though, it’s fast and makes the heart beat very quick! The Monday test in Catalunya was a positive step for us, but we’re still far from perfect. We definitely made some progress with reducing the chatter but we will have to wait until we get on track on Friday to see if what we found also works at Silverstone. Again, we’ll be hoping for dry weather so we can maximise every minute of track time to prepare for Sunday’s race”.

Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa also believes they have taken a step forward since Catalunya and hopes to prove it if the British weather cooperates.

“I missed the Silverstone race last year due to my injury, so I’m especially excited to go back racing at this track. As I said after the test we did in Catalunya, we were working a lot on different settings on the bike, we had some improvements and I hope we can make another step forward in Silverstone. It’s a fast track, with many changes of direction and we need an agile bike and a good set up for both the fast and slow corners. In Britain, the weather is always very unstable, but let’s see if we are lucky this time and we can enjoy dry conditions”.