Superbike: Brits Preview New Silverstone
Britain’s seven FIM Superbike World Championship riders will be competing on home soil at Silverstone (on 30 July-1 August) in round ten of this year’s series.
Brits Leon Camier and Cal Crutchlow were both at Silverstone’s MotoGP event (the AirAsia British Grand Prix) two weeks ago, providing their thoughts on the new Grand Prix Circuit which will also host the only British round of World Superbikes in 2010.
During the MotoGP weekend, Camier took to the skies in a helicopter for a bird’s-eye view of Silverstone’s new super-fast 3.666 mile (5.90km) Grand Prix Circuit.
Echoing the sentiments of the MotoGP riders, who gave the track a big thumbs up, Camier (Aprilia Alitalia Racing) said, “I think the circuit looks absolutely awesome, it’s fast, flowing and technical too. It’s wide as well which always makes for good racing.
“As we’ve seen from MotoGP, Moto2 and Superstock, there’s been some awesome racing. I’m really looking forward to coming here. Hopefully it will be really close for the World Superbike round and obviously as a Brit it would be nice to be up at the front somewhere.
“I think it will suit my bike and style as well. Fingers crossed it goes to plan when we race here. I’ve got good memories at Silverstone and I hope that continues on the new layout.”
Commenting from the MotoGP paddock at Silverstone, Crutchlow (from the Yamaha Sterilgarda Team) said, “It’s a good circuit and all us Brits are looking forward to being here for World Superbikes. What a phenomenal new layout. I think Silverstone has done a great job and the new circuit looks tricky but perfect for motorbike racing. To come here, to Silverstone, with a different circuit is going to be good. Hopefully we can do the British fans proud.”