Iker Lecuona will make his first British MotoGP start this weekend after last season’s event was cancelled due to Covid-19. 

Of the remaining seven rounds scheduled for 2021, Silverstone and COTA are the only circuits where Lecuona is yet to race in the premier class. 

The good news for Lecuona is that his first appearance at Silverstone comes off the back of his best ever MotoGP result. 

A sixth place finish in tricky conditions at the Red Bull Ring showed what the young Spaniard is capable of as he searches for a 2022 ride. 

Speaking ahead of the weekend, Lecuona added: "For me it will be the first time in Silverstone with the MotoGP bike, so the target is to learn the track fast and continue to improve. 

"During the last races, I made some good steps forward and felt really good with the bike. 

"We have been fighting for a top 10 result again last time out, so it’s going to be the goal for this weekend as well."

For team-mate Danilo Petrucci, this weekend sees the Italian return to the scene of his first MotoGP podium. 

Like Lecuona, Petrucci also managed to score points in Austria thanks to a 12th place finish, however, the KTM rider was unable to take full advantage of the wet/dry conditions - the type of race he usually stars in. 

Still, it’s positive momentum for Petrucci after what’s been a difficult season - most likely to be his last in MotoGP. 

"Silverstone is a quite unique track compared to the others. It’s really nice, I always had good memories there, I scored my very first MotoGP podium there in wet conditions," said Petrucci. 

"For us now it’s another opportunity to hopefully get some points and good results overall. 

"I definitely can’t wait to be back on my KTM RC16 this weekend!"