Having slipped to third in the world championship after tyre troubles in the drying Brno race, Jorge Lorenzo now has seven rounds to try and bridge a massive 59-point gap to Marc Marquez if he is to sign off his Yamaha career with a fourth title.

"After the two back-to-back races in Austria and Brno the situation is not as we desired beforehand but we can't change that. From now on we need to think race-by-race and just try to get the best results day-by-day," said Lorenzo.

"Silverstone is the next stop so we have to push at the maximum there and enjoy riding with the bike again. That track is one of my favourite circuits in the world but unfortunately the weather is always very unpredictable. Let's see if we can deliver a great race again there!"

Lorenzo holds the record for the most MotoGP wins at Silverstone having been victorious in 2010, 2012 and 2013. Unlike team-mate Valentino Rossi, Lorenzo did not try a new chassis and swingarm at the Brno post-race test.