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Melandri out to repeat Crutchlow success

Marco Melandri hopes his love for Silverstone, coupled to Cal Crutchlow's success on the Yamaha last season, will see him amongst the favourites this weekend.
Marco Melandri heads to the ninth round of the 2011 World Superbike Championship at Silverstone determined to keep up a strong run of form that has seen him win two of the last four races.

The Yamaha rider was victorious at both Motorland Aragon and Brno, though the fact closest rival Max Biaggi matched his results at both venues means he remains 23 points behind his countryman.

Even so, having seen Yamaha predecessor Cal Crutchlow dominate the event in 2010, Melandri is confident of a similarly strong performance at Silverstone, a circuit he describes as 'one of the best'

“I think Silverstone is one of the best tracks of the season. I really enjoyed riding there last year with the GP and I'm looking forward to riding it with my R1. It's a nice flowing track with some fast corners and these characteristics should be suitable for my bike.

“Crutchlow came away with two race wins last year and I'm confident the yamaha will be strong there this year also. I'm looking forward to the weekend and I'm optimistic we can get some good results.”

Melandri, who has reportedly signed with Yamaha for another season in WSBK, is 53 points behind Carlos Checa in the overall standings.


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