FIM MotoGP World Championship leader Marquez and his closest rival Dovizioso started the proceedings.
"Yeah of course, looking forward to the Silverstone GP and this weekend because as you know I've some good luck, and I was unlucky some years. Anyway, we've had great races, it's a circuit I like," said the Repsol Honda rider.
Dovizioso, whose most recent win at Silverstone came in 2017, sounded upbeat.
"I've always had good luck in this country, I've been pretty fast in England most of the time, I don't know why. Donington was a special track and a special first victory but in Silverstone I've always felt good, it's a really difficult track but I enjoy riding here," the Ducati rider enthused.
Rossi has good record
Rossi is another of the long list of previous winners at Silverstone. Incidentally, he also took his first premier class win in the UK at Donington as well, and after a tougher run of things in 2019, the 'Doctor' seems to be back on track.
"Silverstone is a fantastic track. It's great track, it's a big track, everything is very fast and technical. Everybody is waiting for the asphalt. And also we wait for the weather because in 2017 it was a fantastic weekend, a great weekend. Last year, unfortunately, it was a lot more difficult. We hope it's similar to 2017!," the Yamaha star said.
Home hero Crutchlow
For home hero Crutchlow, the weekend is a fitting landmark as it will be his 150th Grand Prix start on Sunday.
"I only got told at the last race that it would be my 150th Grand Prix start - I didn't think I'd done 150 Grands Prix and I definitely haven't finished 150! I'm looking forward to it, Silverstone is a good race for me, I'll give my all for the 20-lap race."
Finally, it was time to welcome back Lorenzo. After a long period of recovery after his crash in which he cracked vertebrae and got sidelined, he is ready to race.
"I'm not here to fight for the win or podium or top five, but as soon as I go on the bike I want to start getting the pace I need to get good performances again, like I started to show before the crash."