Courtesy of Strawbales Media
After the trials and tribulations in northern Holland last time out it’s back to business on home soil for Motul Motostar British Championship leader Jordan Weaving this weekend at the former home of the British MotoGP at Silverstone. The vast expanse of Northamptonshire countryside plays host to the penultimate round of the British Superbike Championship around the full GP circuit in what could be a pivotal round in the championship chase for the Jordan Racing/Burkert team.
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With their only championship rival already having competed at Silverstone this season in the Moto3 Grand Prix just over a month ago, the team are under no illusion that this will be yet another difficult weekend competing against the Factory KTM of Joe Irving. As championship leader, Weaving was automatic first choice for the wildcard slot available for the British Grand Prix but knew his customer KTM wouldn’t have the power to compete with the best riders and machines in the world, so passed on the opportunity without regret.
The dual-nationality 17-year old is feeling understandably pensive about the weekend, speaking as the team were about to leave for Northamptonshire Weaving said “Obviously we know what we have to do this weekend. It’s certainly not rocket science but it’s not a certainty either. As we saw a couple of rounds ago, anything can happen, so we are approaching this round the same way we’ve approached the last ten. Racing is racing, you can’t plan anything or take anything for granted so it’s business as usual for us and we’ll take what we get.” The former RedBull Rookie continued, “I like Silverstone, it has some really fast corners that suit my style and I’ll need all my experience to make it count. We’ll do our best to keep out of trouble and ride our own race as best we can. I’m nervous obviously, but excited to be racing, as always.”
Chris Palmer of XpressCoffee added “It’s my home round with us being based in Milton Keynes and I’d love nothing more than to see Jordan wrap things up at Silverstone. I’m fully aware things aren’t that simple and there are so many variables that can affect any outcome. With the help of the close-knit team around Jordan we’ve done our very best to limit those variables and will be giving him all the support he needs over the weekend, just as we have done all season. We’ve said all along it’s a game of chess, this weekend will be no different. We’re all absolutely ready for what the weekend may bring, nothing is won but all can be lost, that’s for sure. As always, we’ll do our very best as a team and I can’t ask for anything more than that.”