Le circuit, dont le tracé a été modifié en 2010, vient de refaire aussi ses stands en recevant l'impressionnante "Wing".
Du coup, la ligne de départ a changé de place, ainsi que le premier virage.
(Je dois vérifier mon dessin du circuit, qui est maintenant probalement faux)Circuit info:
Longueur: 5.902 m. / 3,667 miles
Virages à gauche: 8
Virages à droite: 10
Ligne droite 800 m. / 0,497 milesRecords:
Ils datent tous de 2010, date de la modification de l'ancienne base aérienne.
Fastest Lap 2010 Jorge LORENZO (SPA) Yamaha 2'03.308 172.3 km/h
Circuit Record 2010 Jorge LORENZO (SPA) Yamaha 2'03.526 172.0 km/h
Best Pole 2010 Jorge LORENZO (SPA) Yamaha 2'03.308 172.3 km/h
Top Speed 2010 Dani PEDROSA (SPA) Honda 323.9 km/h
Fastest Lap 2010 Claudio CORTI (ITA) Suter 2'09.624 163.9 km/h
Circuit Record 2010 Thomas LUTHI (SWI) Moriwaki 2'09.886 163.6 km/h
Best Pole 2010 Claudio CORTI (ITA) Suter 2'09.624 163.9 km/h
Top Speed 2010 Andrea IANNONE (ITA) Speed Up 277.5 km/h
Fastest Lap 2010 Pol ESPARGARO (SPA) Derbi 2'13.781 158.8 km/h
Circuit Record 2010 Pol ESPARGARO (SPA) Derbi 2'13.781 158.8 km/h
Best Pole 2010 Marc MARQUEZ (SPA) Derbi 2'14.667 157.8 km/h
Top Speed 2010 Pol ESPARGARO (SPA) Derbi 232.9 km/hPedrosa
absent à cause de sa clavicule...Edwards
veut rouler malgré sa clavicule cassée...
Grosse incertitude sur Randy
à cause de ses ligaments...Aoyama
ne remplace pas Pedrosa au HRC...Rossi
, blessé l'année dernière, n'a jamais couru ici...Simon
, tibia et péroné cassés, sera absent et, donc, probablement aussi absent à la convocation de la Direction de course...Sofuoglu
auditionné par la Direction de course...Bridgestone:
Bridgestone slick compounds available: Front: Soft, Medium. Rear (asymmetric): Medium, Hard
Last year’s inaugural race presented Bridgestone with the challenge of preparing for a brand new circuit and making the important choice of tyre compound options based only on samples of the track surface and circuit design data. Now, with the benefit of actual data, track-time and rider feedback on which to draw, Bridgestone have taken this opportunity to carefully revisit tyre compound choices for Silverstone, going one step softer with the front slicks.
Silverstone is quite an abrasive circuit and high-speed, both of which generate tyre temperature, and armed with theoretical data last year the medium and hard compounds were chosen as the most suitable. This year however the front slicks are available in soft and medium compounds as the soft front has proved it has sufficient durability and stability under the hard braking experienced, and it has the added benefit of improved warm-up performance.
The asymmetric rear slicks are still available in medium and hard compounds, but this year the left shoulder of the medium option incorporates the extra soft compound developed to provide improved warm-up performance.
Jorge Lorenzo won last year’s British Grand Prix ahead of Andrea Dovizioso and Ben Spies. His average speed was 172.005kmh, making Silverstone as fast as Mugello and Assen and just 5kmh shy of Phillip Island which is the quickest on the calendar.
Hirohide Hamashima – Assistant to Director, Motorsport Tyre Development Division
“Last year MotoGP visited Silverstone circuit for the first time since 1986 so it was a great challenge for Bridgestone to select tyre compounds based on theoretical data and some track surface samples alone. This year of course we have the benefit of a lot more actual data gained from last year’s race and, after careful analysis, we believe there is more benefit to the riders of selecting our soft compound front tyre as we know it has sufficient braking stability and durability but it will also give the riders a little more grip in the cool conditions and offer better warm-up performance. The effect of tyre cooling along the long straight and the low temperature were also a little bigger than our estimation so this is another reason for revising our compound selection this year.
“Silverstone circuit is very fast and there are some high lateral loads generated through corners such as Maggotts and Backetts, but there are also some areas of heavy braking such as for Stowe so it is quite diverse and demanding for our tyres. Last year the track temperature was quite low so warm-up performance is important, especially on the left side of the tyres which is used less, so we have selected the same asymmetric rear slicks as were used to good effect last year but this time used the extra soft compound in the left shoulders of the medium compound slicks.” Dunlop:
From the factory, Dunlop will bring the 753 medium and 717 hard compounds, both in single tread configuration. On the rear, the 3868 medium and 3838 medium-hard compound will be taken. These are both of the 3-series construction which enables faster warm-up than the 6-series alternative.
“Silverstone is a reasonably straight-forward circuit from a tyre engineer’s perspective,” explains Dunlop Motorsport’s Moto2 co-ordinator, Clinton Howe. “It’s a very flat circuit with even forces acting on both sides of the tyre and the abrasion levels from the circuit surface are in the middle of the range we experience.
“Last year was the first time we visited Silverstone with Moto2 and we saw that it has a relatively high speed layout, and from our personal experience, we know that the UK can serve up a wide range of weather.
“We are bringing the 3 series construction rear tyres, which feature quicker warm-up relative to the 6 series alternative, and give good confidence to the riders. Last year our Moto2 tyres worked well at Silverstone in a variety of weather conditions, so we are hoping for similar strong performance this weekend.”Brembo: Médias:
F1, 24 heures du Mans, MotoGP et Superbike sont au programme du week-end! Autant dire qu'il va falloir être malin pour tout suivre, mais on va essayer... :)