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05.08.2022

ARBOLINO EAGER TO START AGAIN AT SILVERSTONE

Arbolino is Eager to restart at Silverstone GP. This is the longest track of the Championship and the perfect challenge for our racer
Ready and eager to resume racing after a five-week summer break, Tony Arbolino is full of motivation and anticipation for this weekend's British Grand Prix at the historic Silverstone circuit.

 Silverstone is the longest track on the World Championship calendar, and its combination of fast corners and high-speed direction changes make it one of the toughest challenges riders will encounter in 2022.

A slight change to the weekend's normal schedule means that the 18-lap Moto2 round will begin its race action on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. local time (3:30 p.m. Italian time), with FP1 kicking off tomorrow morning at 10:55 a.m. local time (11:55 a.m. Italian time).

Fifth in the World Championship, with five top six finishes and two podiums already in 2022, Arbolino is aiming for more success as soon as he reunites with his Kalex in Britain this weekend.

Tony is a big fan of Silverstone's flat but fast and technical layout, and he finished second in the Moto3 battle in 2019 from an extraordinary pole position.

πŸŽ™οΈTony:
"It's great to start the second part of the season after a good summer break.
We had some very good moments in the first part, but our clear goal for the next races is to improve and be even stronger.
We have a lot of motivation, not only from me, but from my whole team, and we are excited to show great potential again.
Silverstone is a fantastic track to drive and the first sector is incredible. I can't wait to fight for the lead again."

Located between Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire, Silverstone began as a military airport and on May 13, 1950, hosted the first race in the history of the Formula 1 championship.

From 1977 to 1986 in the MotoGP, the circuit has been back on the calendar since 2010 after the long interlude at Donington, home for more than 20 years of the British GP.

The circuit measures 5,900 meters, the longest in all of MotoGP. With 18 corners, 10 on the right and 8 on the left, it is one of the most 'balanced' for tire use and rider driving. With a not inconsiderable width: 15 meters. And a straight of 770 meters.

According to Brembo analysis, at Silverstone Circuit, MotoGP riders use their brakes 10 times per lap for a total of 38 seconds, lower only than the 40 seconds at Losail International Circuit (the layouts of the two tracks are very different, however, as are the weather conditions).

 

In 5 of the corners of the British track, riders have to brake down to below 100 km/h to avoid excursions off the asphalt.

The circuit has a very driven, difficult part: in the all mixed section of turns 2-3-4-5-6, called the 'snake,' the bikes have to work a lot, right-left, right-left ... also engaging the riders' physique a lot.

The straight between the 6 and the 7 braking has a nice acceleration, very conducive to overtaking. Accomplice to the higher top speed, Stowe (turn 7) is - again according to Brembo data - the most challenging.

Turn 8-9 is very tight, a change of direction with two 'ramps', one to the left and the other to the right: the bike must have a very stable front end, but it is really tricky to stop it!

Turns 11 and 12 are two corners that have to be taken with a lot of entry speed and especially great traction, because halfway through these bends you take hold of the throttle hard.

In the last section we have a straight and the downhill braking, with a very important load transfer to the front. But it's especially in 16 and 17 - 180 degrees left and 180 degrees right - that you have to have great smoothness and the rider has to find the right line so as not to go too far, but at the same time keeping a high speed going.

The 17 is crucial because it's the one that gives acceleration and drive for the last big corner, which you go full throttle towards the finish line.

In short, it is a testing circuit for the tires and extremely technical, where the correct and balanced tuning of the bikes is crucial. But also very physical: in the first part you work a lot with your body, your arms!!!