Fernandez and Lowes seek success in Silverstone
The Elf Marc VDS Racing Team heads to the historic Silverstone track for this weekend’s British Grand Prix with expectations high that Augusto Fernandez and Sam Lowes can launch a double podium challenge.
- Fernandez and Lowes raced for the podium last time out in Austria and both are confident of a repeat performance at Silverstone when the 18-lap Moto2 race concludes Sunday’s revised schedule at 1430pm local time.
- The Elf Marc VDS Racing Team duo will commence preparations for the 12th round of the World Championship at 1055am local time on Friday morning.
/// AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ
- Fernandez arrives at the British Grand Prix oozing confidence and belief after a stunning ride to third position in Austria saw the Spanish star claim three podium finishes in three consecutive races for the first time in his career.
- His red-hot podium streak has come at the perfect time as Silverstone is one of his favourite tracks and in 2019 he won from the front row in a thrilling battle against Jorge Navarro and Brad Binder.
“We have built up some very good momentum”
“Silverstone is a track that I really like and I can’t wait to get back there. I’ve always enjoyed riding there and I’ve got really good memories from 2019 when I won. Three podiums in three races means we have built up some very good momentum and now it will be important to continue in this way with another positive result.”
/// SAM LOWES
- The prospect of racing in front of a passionate home crowd is providing all the motivation Lowes needs to deliver a top result at the fast and technical 5.9km Silverstone track.
- The 30-year-old qualified on pole in his home Grand Prix in 2015 and 2016 and he is determined to beat his previous best result of sixth place six years ago to maintain his pursuit of a top three World Championship finish.
“Fighting for the podium and the win is my clear target”
“I’m really excited that the British Grand Prix is back this weekend. We didn’t get to race there last year and I love the track and I love racing in front of the home fans. I always get great support from them and I’ve got some good memories from the past at Silverstone. I felt we made a good step in Austria and I felt competitive at a difficult track for me, so I’m looking forward to getting to Silverstone and riding on that great track again. Fighting for the podium and the win at the British Grand Prix is my clear target.”