The British MotoGP Is Almost Nigh
Isle of Man based Midlander Crutchlow will ride the Monster Tech 3 Yamaha for the last time in front of the home fans before he switches to Ducati next season. He’s rewritten the history books this year with four podium finishes and two pole positions including the last round at Brno in the Czech Republic.
Twenty year old Redding is striving to become the first British solo grand prix world champion since Barry Sheene in 1978. The Marc VDS rider holds a precious 21 point lead over Pol Espargaro in the Moto2 World Championship after two grands prix wins this year. Next year he will join the MotoGP World Championship after signing a two year deal with the GO&FUN Gresini team.
“It’s good to come home and it’s a perfect place. All the riders love Silverstone circuit and to share it with Bradley and Scott is something special. Throw in the good weather and it should be a brilliant weekend. I hope I can make it special for those British fans that have supported me throughout my career. I love Silverstone despite those crashes in the last two years and it should really suit the Yamaha. Let’s bring them the result they deserve. I like racing under pressure and I intend to race all weekend and if I make it through Saturday I should be fine for Sunday after visits to the good people at the John Radcliffe in Oxford for the last two years. “
“Despite the problems at Brno I only dropped two points to Pol Espargaro in the championship. I’m in a strong position coming into such an important race and I love the fast, flowing, technical Silverstone track. Last year I beat Marc Marquez to second place in the Moto2 race in a great fight. Obviously I’m very excited about joining MotoGP with the Gresini team next season but now all my focus is on this weekend and winning the Moto2 World Championship. I can then think about MotoGP after that.”