News 10 Jun 2011

In-form Simoncelli focused on maiden MotoGP victory this weekend at Silverstone

Simoncelli makes no bones about wanting a win this weekend.

Simoncelli makes no bones about wanting a win this weekend.

San Carlo Honda Gresini’s Marco Simoncelli is shooting for his first MotoGP podium this weekend at Silverstone, not afraid to say he is really looking for a win.

Simoncelli joined the MotoGP World Championship last year, the same year Silverstone came on line, which means he has as much experience at the track as his rivals. In his debut season, Simoncelli held off a determined Dani Pedrosa to take seventh on the challenging circuit.

After showing form at Barcelona, qualifying on pole only to finish sixth in the main event, Simmoncelli is fired up for a career best result in Britain.

“Obviously, after starting from pole position I was a little disappointed to finish sixth in Barcelona, but overall it was a good weekend for us because of the pace and character we showed,” Simoncelli claimed.

“The race could have gone better, but we have the chance to put that right this weekend at Silverstone.”

“I really enjoyed the track last year when I took my first big step forward in terms of being competitive in this class. Now we go there with a top result as the only goal.”

“I am ready and I can’t wait to step out onto a MotoGP podium for the first time. Hopefully it will be onto the top step.”

Simoncelli currently sits ninth in the MotoGP series points.