04 August 2022 – Silverstone Circuit – Great Britain
After a break of almost five weeks, we get back on track at the Silverstone Circuit. The first part of the Championship was absolutely positive for Sterilgarda Husqvarna Max Racing, although a little more luck would certainly have allowed our drivers to collect much more.
In the last round, held on the track of Assen, Ayumu took pole and after a race as absolute protagonist, he got his first victory in Moto3. A fantastic result for Ayumu, for Husqvarna and for the whole Max Racing Team, the result of a great teamwork. The outcome could have been even better, if the bad luck hadn’t gotten John out of the race just a few corners from the end, when he was in fifth.
There are still nine races left before the end of the championship and Ayumu won, in addition to the above-mentioned victory, also a second and two third places. He is currently fourth in the championship, just two points from the third position in the world ranking. It should be noted that Ayumu has four zeros in the championship, one for a tire problem, which prevented him from getting a win by now sure and two due to the bad injury he ran into at Mugello.
As for John’s season, it started immediately with a big handicap. In fact our British driver got a great fifth place in the opening race, but following a rather serious injury to the vertebrae, he was forced to skip the next five races. A real shame, given the speed shown by our British driver, since the first tests. The recovery from the injury was rather complex, not to mention that, skipping the first few races, John had a big delay in the process of adapting to his Husqvarna. We are sure that the home race and the affection of all his fans will help John to achieve a great result this Sunday.
The Silverstone circuit, home of the British Grand Prix, is 5891 m long, has 18 turns of which 10 on the right and 8 on the left, with a straight of 770 m and an average width of 15 m. In 2018 the track was completely resurfaced, but the new roadbed was very bumpy and poorly draining, and did not allow the dispute of the Grand Prix. For this reason, in 2019, the track was largely repaved.
We leave you to the words of Ayumu, John and our Team Owner Max Biaggi.
AYUMU SASAKI : “I am very excited to start the second part of the season. I have been training hard during this summer break. We are happy about the championship, we had ups and downs in the first half of the season, but hopefully, the second one will be a little more consistent. I will try my best and can’t wait to ride.”
JOHN MCPHEE : “I’ve had a very enjoyable summer break. Some more time off which was needed for my back injury and then time to train solidly to get my fitness back to a strong base. First race back being my home GP in Silverstone is always special. The home fans turn up the atmosphere to be a great weekend, so I can’t wait to kick off the second half of the season.”
MAX BIAGGI – TEAM OWNER : “It is a pleasure to return to racing after this long summer break and it is even more so on a circuit like Silverstone, characterized by curves of all kinds. We are very happy with the excellent result achieved by Ayumu in the last Grand Prix and with a little luck we could have celebrated an even better team result. For this second part of the Championship, it will be necessary to work even harder, in order to collect with both drivers great results.”
In 2022 our Romano Fenati won in Moto3, he literally dominated the weekend. On the podium preceded N. Antinelli and D. Foggia. I. Guevara got the fastest lap in the race, with a time of 2’11.347 and an average of 161.7 Km/h. Romano last year also got the Pole, with the time 2’11.325 and the average of 161.7 Km/h.
Romano, during free practice 3 of last year’s Grand Prix, obtained the All-Time Lap Record, with a time of 2’10.619, at an average of 162.6 Km/h. The Best Race Lap is by I. Guevara, who got the time of 2’11.347 last year, at an average of 161.7 Km/h. 2’11.325 is the Best Pole, obtained by Romano last year, at an average of 161.7 Km/h. Finally, the Top Speed was obtained by X. Artigas in 2021, which reached the speed of 241.6 km/h.
Schedule – Local Time (GMT +1)
Here are the times to follow the Sterilgarda Husqvarna Max Racing this weekend.
Thursday 04 August
17:00 – Press Conference
Friday 05 August
09:00 – 09:40 – FP1 Moto3
13:15 – 13:55 – FP2 Moto3
Saturday 06 August
09:00 – 09:40 – FP3 Moto3
12:35 – 12:50 – Q1 Moto3
13:00 – 13:15 – Q2 Moto3
Sunday 07 August
09:20 – 09:30 – WUP Moto3
11:20 – RACE Moto3