Aug 24

Test of new MotoGP™ bike swap procedure

British Talent Cup riders take to the stage at Silverstone

Silverstone Pre-Event British Talent meets...British Talent!Trial of new bike swap procedure to take place following MotoGP FP2. There are some small changes to Friday’s schedule at the Octo British Grand Prix: the MotoGP™ grid will test a new bike swap procedure for flag-to-flag races at the end of their FP2 session. Moto2™ FP2 will therefore begin ten minutes later.

After the chequered flag comes out at the end of MotoGP™ FP2, riders will return to pitlane and swap bikes using the new, trial system. They will then exit pitlane to do one more lap of the track, and may do a practice start on that lap.

This new bike swap process will have signs on pitlane indicating the point at which riders may turn in, and a new bike position for all teams. It will also include a mechanic with a lollipop whose sole task is to observe pitlane traffic during the bike swap and ensure his/her rider is released safely.

Moto2™ FP2 will begin at 15:15 local time (GMT +1).

British Talent Cup riders take to the stage at Silverstone

After meeting Cal Crutchlow, Bradley Smith, Scott Redding, Sam Lowes, Tarran Mackenzie and British Talent Team rider John McPhee during the MotoGP™ Pre-Event at the British GP, it was the BTC riders back in the spotlight later in the day as they headed to the main stage for the Two Wheels for Life day.

There, the class of 2018 were introduced to the crowd, and the faces of the newest path on the Road to MotoGP™ got their first taste of the limelight. They were then asked some questions about where they’re from, their route to being selected for the BTC and what they hope to achieve in future – as well as the crowd getting an insight into what to expect with the British Talent Cup.

Now, the Road to MotoGP™ really gets in gear – from absolute beginners to future champions.

source: motogp.com