MotoGP: Marc VDS duo out to bounce back at Silverstone

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The Marc VDS Honda duo of Jack Miller and Tito Rabat say they’re out to bounce back at this weekend’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone, after a disappointing pair of races for the pair since the 2017 MotoGP season got back underway after it’s month-long summer break.

Miller has scored only two points in two races after a strong start to the season, but says he’s looking forward to heading to Silverstone feeling stronger and fitter than twelve months ago, when he went into the race nursing a broken back.

"The build-up to Silverstone last year wasn't ideal, as I was still struggling with the injury I picked up in Austria. This year I head to England fully fit and feeling good after a week spent training in Andorra. It's the first time I've been back here since I left for the Dutch TT in June and it's been good to get out on the bicycle and do some proper training. We need to get the season back on track at the British Grand Prix after two difficult races in the Czech Republic and Austria. We started the season finishing regularly inside the top ten and that's where we need to be again this weekend."


And the situation is even worse on the other side of the garage for Rabat, with no points to show for his second half of the season so far and a very clear goal from this weekend’s race at the Northamptonshire circuit.

"The last three races have been difficult as we've been struggling a little bit. I missed out on points in Sachsenring, Brno and Spielberg so our target in Silverstone has to be to finish in the points on Sunday. We are working hard to achieve this and I believe it's a realistic goal. Silverstone is one of my favourite circuits, and one where I had some success in Moto2.

“The track has a bit of everything; fast corners, long straights, slow corners, technical sections, it's a real riders track and I enjoy racing there. Hopefully we can turn the second half of the season around this weekend and come away with some points on Sunday."

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Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer