Hafizh Syahrin will be fit to return to MotoGP action at the British MotoGP this weekend, following hospital treatment for a concussion and elbow injury in the Red Bull Ring race.

It's a crucial time of the season for Syahrin, who is yet to confirm his 2020 plans after losing the Tech3 KTM seat to Brad Binder and is in talks with several Moto2 teams.

But after the Austrian race, team boss Herve Poncharal admitted to being concerned by Syahrin's second spill in a week: "Since the return from the summer break, Hafizh feels a bit nervous and [is] maybe pushing beyond the limit... I think we need to sit down with him and, again, tell him that the most important thing is to be safe and to finish the race."

Syahrin is aiming to 'make up' for the recent mistakes at Silverstone.

"After my crash in Austria, I am back at full fitness and arrive in the UK well prepared physically," said the Malaysian. "I will soon have my stitches removed after my mini surgery on the right elbow and I was already training hard at home in order to come back stronger this weekend.

"Since we came back from the summer break I could not finish a race, so I really hope we can make up for all this and I can have a decent Grand Prix. I will for sure try to do my best in Silverstone.”

While Syahrin has only scored three points this season, rookie team-mate Miguel Oliveira hit a new high in Austria with an eighth-place finish, taking his points tally to 26.

"After the great weekend we had in Austria, I’m looking forward to continue the good work with all the team, be closer to the top 10 and continue the hard work," Oliveira said. "Now we are very motivated and in a very good shape to continue on this line.

"Silverstone is always a very interesting Grand Prix, mainly because of the weather. We always have quite low temperatures and tricky conditions.

"The track itself is very challenging, it’s very long, there are many fast corners, but also hard braking points, so it’s a mix of everything that a circuit can offer. It will be interesting to ride a MotoGP bike there.”

Oliveira won't face as many of the usual rookie disadvantages this weekend due to the complete resurfacing of the Silverstone circuit after last year's drainage-induced cancellation.

“For sure, everybody is hoping to have a better weekend than the one we experienced last year," said Poncharal. The tarmac has been resurfaced and following what we heard, they did a fantastic job and hopefully we can have a great race on decent tarmac at this amazing very fast and super interesting circuit."

 

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