Valentino Rossi is confident he will fare better at this year's British Grand Prix as he looks to maintain his run of podium-winning form at Silverstone.

Coming to the British event looking to consolidate his third place in the standings, Rossi is seeking his first podium at Silverstone having accumulated a 6-9-4 results sheet since making his MotoGP debut at the circuit in 2011.

"I really want to go to Silverstone because this is not an easy track for me. Last year, in the race, in the end I did not go badly but I think that this year I can get better. Silverstone is a great track, very fast, beautiful and for me it would be very important to be able to get a good result, especially after the last few races.

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A seven-time podium winner already in 2014, a third place last time out in Brno was the first time he had beaten Marc Marquez on the road since his Assen TT in last season. With this in mind, Rossi believes he is looking to continue making 'small steps forward'.

"We are working well, we are making small steps forward and we are getting closer to our goal. I feel good and that's why I have to be more competitive this year at Silverstone."

Silverstone is the longest-serving circuit on the MotoGP calendar that Rossi has not scored a podium at in his career. The other two are Circuit of the Americas (debut 2013) and Termas de Rio Hondo (debut 2014).