Rory Skinner says he cannot wait to get his rookie Moto2 World Championship campaign back underway when he returns to action on home soil at Silverstone during the British MotoGP weekend.
The Scotsman has endured an extended summer hiatus after an injury sustained in a collision with Jeremy Alcoba during the Italian Moto2 weekend at Mugello forced him to skip the two events prior to the break.
Back to full fitness, Skinner will have the bonus of returning on familiar soil at Silverstone, unlike the vast majority of the other venues on his 2023 schedule which he has never visited.
The American Racing rider also has the benefit of having raced at the Northamptonshire venue on Moto2 machinery having competed in last year’s British MotoGP event as a wild-card.
“It’s been a long 8/9 weeks since my accident at Mugello and it’s been a pretty boring road to recovery as there wasn’t a lot I could do with the complications of the injury.
“For the last two weeks, I’ve been back to training: cycling, in the gym, and riding bikes. It’s been really enjoyable being able to go back to doing all the things that I normally do.
“I’m feeling good for Silverstone, I’m really looking forward to the weekend and being back with the team.
“It should be pretty enjoyable, my first home Grand Prix as a full-time Moto2 rider. Last year was amazing but I’m hoping this year will be even better.”