News 22 Aug 2019

Petrucci aiming to ‘turn a new page’ at Silverstone

Ducati Team rider hopeful of improved form this weekend.

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A recent decline in form has prompted Danilo Petrucci to ‘turn a new page’ as soon as this weekend’s British grand prix at Silverstone.

The Ducati Team rider finished eighth at Brno and more recently finished ninth in Austria, the pair of results marking his worst performances of the season.

“For sure the last two races have been my worst ones of the year and so now the aim is to turn a new page as soon as possible, and start to demonstrate at Silverstone that we deserve our third place in the championship,” Petrucci explained.

“I’ve got some good memories of this circuit, especially for the podium in 2015, and I think that if we stay focused right from the first session we can be competitive. There’s going to be a lot of competition and the variable weather here in England is always a factor to take into consideration, and it can condition the race. However, I’m determined to score a good result.”

The Italian ace currently sits third in the championship standings, just 12 points ahead of fourth’s Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar).

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