Today marked the 200th race in the MotoGP class, since it was introduced in 2002, and Repsol Honda riders Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa have taken another double podium finish with 2nd and 3rd places.

It was a difficult start to the day when in warm up Championship leader Marc Marquez had a nasty fall and dislocated his left shoulder. Fortunately, the young rookie was able to receive medical treatment and was declared fit to race. To add insult to injury, during the incident, Marc did not see the yellow caution flags being displayed and as a result Race Direction imposed two “penalty points” on Marc’s record – which does not affect his Championship points.

Starting from 1st and 5th respectively, Marc and Dani both dropped a position by the first corner with Lorenzo taking the lead. Dani then began to make up ground first passing Bautista and then Rossi on lap two, and Bradl on lap three. He chased down the leaders Lorenzo and Marc and set a new fastest race lap on lap six with 2’01.941.

The three title contenders then rode in perfect formation with nothing separating them. On lap thirteen, Marc attempted a pass on Lorenzo which he was unable to complete, then on lap eighteen he passed Lorenzo again and briefly led the race before being re-passed on lap nineteen with just one lap remaining. Marc fought to the end but was unable to attempt another pass and settled for 2nd, just 0.081s behind Lorenzo with Dani completing the podium lineup.

With his second place finish in Silverstone Marc has set a new record of the most podium finishes by a rookie in the premier-class (Valentino Rossi scored ten in 2000). He maintains his lead in the Championship with 233 points, and becomes the rider with the most points scored in his rookie season (Dani Pedrosa scored 215 points in 2006), with six races still remaining.

It also marks his 50th podium finish which at the age of 20 years 196 days makes him the youngest rider to reach a half century of grand prix podium finishes, taking the record from Dani Pedrosa who was 21 years 162 days old when he stood on a GP podium for the 50th time.

Dani remains second in the Championship with 203 points, 9 points ahead of Lorenzo.

Photos courtesy of Milagro

Marc Marquez

“I’m very happy with how things went today. This morning when my shoulder popped out I thought that my weekend was over, but the doctors were able to put it back in place quickly and that allowed me to be up there at the front, fighting with Jorge. I didn’t feel much pain, because I received an injection to dull the pain, but I was lacking strength and feeling tired by the end. Despite all this, I was able to battle all the way until the final corner with Jorge, who eventually emerged victorious today. Congratulations to him! For me these 20 points are like a win!”

Dani Pedrosa

“I’m disappointed with the result today. I rode well but got a bad start and conceded a lot of seconds in the opening two laps, so I had to really push in order to recover ground. I gradually caught up with Marc and Jorge, but I wore my tyres out in the process and at the end of the race I lacked grip in the right-hand corners. I tried to calm down and slow my pace in order to lower the tyre temperature, although finally I wasn’t able to match their performance. That meant that when I attempted to pass, the bike slid out a lot and I was unable to really get involved in the fight for the win. I will have to give it another go at Misano.”

MotoGP 2013
Race Round 12   Great Britain

Results Session

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 25 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 40'52.515
2 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 20 Repsol Honda Team Honda +0.081
3 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA 16 Repsol Honda Team Honda +1.551
4 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 13 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha +13.233
5 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 11 Go & Fun Honda Gresini Honda +13.298
6 Bradl Stefan 6 GER 10 LCR Honda MotoGP Honda +20.227
7 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 9 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha +26.299
9 Smith Bradley 38 GBR 7 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha +36.119
10 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 6 Power Electronics Aspar ART +53.196
11 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 5 Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati +59.058
12 Pirro Michele 51 ITA 4 Ducati Test Team Ducati +1'00.710
13 Barbera Hector 8 SPA 3 Avintia Blusens FTR +1'01.690
14 Edwards Colin 5 USA 2 Athina Forward Racing FTR-Kawasaki +1'01.843
15 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 1 Came IodaRacing Project IODA-SUTER +1'08.833
16 De Puniet Randy 14 FRA 0 Power Electronics Aspar ART +1'09.063
17 Corti Claudio 71 ITA 0 Athina Forward Racing FTR-Kawasaki +1'16.474
18 Aoyama Hiroshi 7 JPN 0 Repsol Honda Team Honda +1'16.535
19 Laverty Michael 70 GBR 0 Paul Bird Motorsport PBM +1'32.057
20 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL 0 Paul Bird Motorsport ART +1'36.224
21 Staring Bryan 67 AUS 0 Go & Fun Honda Gresini FTR-Honda +2'00.635
22 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 0 Ducati Team Ducati DNF
23 Pesek Lukas 52 CZE 0 Came IodaRacing Project IODA-SUTER DNF
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 2m 00.234s (176.6 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)
Race Lap 2m 01.941s (174.1 km/h) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2013)
Race Time 40m 51.835s (173.2 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2014)
2016 Race Winner Maverick Viñales (Suzuki)