On the first day of the British Grand Prix, characterized by cool temperatures and cloudy skies, Marc Marquez was satisfied with his pace on the harder Michelin tyres before setting the fifth fastest lap time of the day. The Spaniard looks to continue improving the settings on his RC213V before Sunday’s race.

Teammate Dani Pedrosa remained second fastest until the hectic five final minutes of the FP2 session and finished the day in ninth with a best time of 2’02.372, just over one tenth down on his teammate and half a second from the provisional front row.

The unpredictable British weather is expected to affect tomorrow’s track action; should conditions be wet, Marc and Dani’s performances today will likely have secured them top-10 positions, which would advance them directly to QP2.

Marc Marquez

5th

“This first day went well, especially in the afternoon. In the morning we went out with the medium front compound and quickly saw that it wasn’t the best choice in that moment, because with the track still being very cold, I crashed when riding very slowly. However, in the second session I gained confidence again, and that allowed us to work very well with the harder rear tyre, which works quite well and seems to be the one we’ll go with for the race, as long as it’s dry. We still need to continue working on the setup and understand the soft rear tyre a little better. The important thing is that I’m feeling good and I have a good pace; I’m happy with how everything went.”

Dani Pedrosa

9th

“Today we’ve been quite lucky with the weather as we had two full dry sessions before the rain started. It was exactly what I needed: doing as many laps as possible on this demanding track. We were able to try both the medium and soft rear tyres and that was also good. I think it’s positive to already have this feeling in the dry and we’ll see what weather we get tomorrow and what track conditions we’ll find. In any case, we’ll keep working to further improve our feeling.”

MotoGP 2016
Practice Round 12   Great Britain

Results Session

Cloudy
Humidity
75%
Track Temp
20°C
Air Temp
19°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 2'01.421
2 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.300
3 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 0.496
4 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.611
5 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.819
6 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.841
7 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 0.846
8 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.943
9 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.951
10 Redding Scott 45 GBR Octo Pramac Yakhnich Ducati 1.112
11 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1.152
12 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Avintia Racing Ducati 1.187
13 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Octo Pramac Yakhnich Ducati 1.564
14 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE Aspar Team Ducati 1.697
15 Baz Loris 76 FRA Avintia Racing Ducati 1.949
16 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL Aspar Team Ducati 1.959
17 Miller Jack 43 AUS EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 2.210
18 Bradl Stefan 6 GER Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 2.221
19 Lowes Alex 22 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 2.434
20 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Aspar Team Ducati 2.979
21 Rabat Tito 53 SPA EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 3.775
Location Information

The Silverstone Circuit is long, fast and flowing, with a lot of fast changes of direction and a mixture of corners: the stadium section from Abbey through the Loop to Aintree is tight and technical, Woodcote and Copse are long and fast, the Maggotts/Becketts complex a bit of both. It… read more.

Length 5.900 kilometres / 3.666 miles
Width 17 metres
Left corners 8
Right corners 10
Longest straight 0.770 kilometres / 0.478 miles
Constructed 1948
Modified 2011

Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, United Kingdom - View in Google Maps

www.silverstone.co.uk

Records

Pole Position 1m 59.941s (177.0 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2017)
Race Lap 2m 01.560s (174.7 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2017)
Race Time 40m 45.496s (173.7 km/h) Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati, 2017)
2017 Race Winner Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati)