“I like Silverstone. It's a good track for us and now that it has been resurfaced in the parts where there were more bumps it should be even better. The layout is beautiful and we go there to fight for the podium," said Dovizioso, who just missed out on his second podium of the season last weekend in Catalunya.
"In terms of race pace, in Catalunya we made a step forward compared to Le Mans, where we finished second. In Catalunya we were fourth, as I couldn't make use of the bike's full potential due to tricky track conditions, but we were fast, finishing five seconds behind Casey.
"I'm very motivated to race in UK; in Donington I won my first MotoGP race and last year I took second position at Silverstone, where we raced for the first time. It will be important to work well from the first session and to be focused to get the best set-up.
"I'm sorry to hear that Dani won't race in Silverstone. I wish him a good recovery and I hope he will return soon.”