Repsol Honda MotoGP riders Casey Stoner and Andrea Dovizioso visited the Red Bull Racing F1 facilities in Milton Keynes on Wednesday.

The pair were given an extensive tour of the factory and an exclusive behind the scenes view of how the current F1 World Champions operate. They also had the opportunity to test the F1 Simulator that drivers Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber use throughout the year to prepare for races.

"The whole day has been amazing, to learn how much technology is used in F1 and see it first hand is spectacular," said Stoner, winner of three of the five MotoGP races this year. "When I watch the F1 races now I'm going to know a little more about what's going on behind the scenes and understand what the drivers are going through.

"My time on the simulator was something special, to understand how late they can actually brake was something remarkable to experience and I guess it's as close as I'll ever get to feeling that. I'd like to thank all the guys at Red Bull, it's been an unbelievable day and something I'd love to do again for sure".

"Today has been something very special, you can't imagine how many people are working towards winning the race, to ensure everything is perfect and to develop things for the F1 car," added Dovi. "With my experience on bikes, I feel you can develop many things but with the car it seems there is no limit.

"The simulator was very difficult, I expected more movement but easier. When I saw the lap time it wasn't so nice to see! The braking in corner entry is very strange to get used to, something I didn't expect. I made 15 laps but it was difficult to try and improve because it was something almost beyond the limit!"

Stoner and Dovizioso will now head for Silverstone and this weekend's British MotoGP.


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