Stefan Bradl, the only MotoGP rookie on a manufacturer bike, returns to the scene of his most recent grand prix win at Silverstone this weekend.
The young German was victorious in last year's British Moto2 race en route to the 2011 title. He returns holding eighth in the MotoGP championship on a Honda LCR RC213V.
Bradl's best 1000cc finish so far is a fifth in the wet at Le Mans - conditions that could be repeated this weekend.
“Silverstone will be a difficult racetrack for me,” he said. “Yeah, we will see how it is, because I remember the asphalt is changing there quite a lot of times. We will see how the weather is doing. Basically, the track is not bad. Hopefully, I can adapt very fast my riding style with the MotoGP bike there.”