Reigning World Champion, Marc Marquez, sets second fastest time of the day, with Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa in fourth.

Just 0.033s separated Marc from being the fastest rider of the day at Silverstone on Friday. After setting the best lap in the morning free practice session at the British GP venue -where ambient temperatures only reached a chilly 16ºC- in the afternoon he was bested by Jorge Lorenzo and was forced to settle for the second best time of the opening day.

Dani made solid improvements over the course of the two free practice sessions. after finishing eighth in the first practice session, 1.236s off Marquez’ timesheet topping lap of 2:03.111. Despite a mechanical problem with his rear brake in the afternoon, the Spaniard took almost 2 seconds off his time. He cut the gap to eventual fastest man on Friday, Jorge Lorenzo, to just over 2 tenths, placing fourth.

Tomorrow sees the second day of action at Silverstone, with the headline attraction of qualifying for the British GP -round twelve of the season.

Marc Marquez

2nd 2'02.371

"I'm happy with today, as things have gone quite well. It was a good day and we have made continuous positive development, improving our top lap time considerably from the first session to the second. The important thing is that I felt very comfortable and we are up at the top, competing at the same level as Jorge, who is very strong and riding with a lot of confidence. Our goal tomorrow will be to keep up the same way of working that we saw today and to further improve in any aspect where there is still room to do so. We will focus especially on setting up the bike for the race, because it will be a long one."

Dani Pedrosa

4th 2'02.573

"I am satisfied with the work we have done today, as this afternoon we took a good step forward and I lowered my times considerably, but I would like to improve even more. We had a small problem with the rear brake; it broke and the rear wheel was slowing us down. Luckily it was only that small issue, and we will fix it. There are a couple of things we have to work on with the bike, especially corner entry and the fact that we are losing rear grip as the laps go by. We need to fix this to get closer to Jorge and Marc, who are very strong at this circuit . The goal is to qualify high up and be as close as possible to them. My foot is much better, there are a couple of corners where I still feel some pain, but on the rest of the track I can concentrate on my riding."

MotoGP 2015
Practice Round 12   Great Britain

Results Session

Dry
Humidity
49%
Track Temp
28°C
Air Temp
19°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 2'02.338
2 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 2'02.371
3 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 2'02.531
4 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 2'02.573
5 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 2'02.761
6 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 2'02.872
7 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 2'02.972
8 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 2'03.219
9 Redding Scott 45 GBR Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 2'03.284
10 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 2'03.327
11 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 2'03.339
12 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 2'03.391
13 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Avintia Racing Ducati 2'03.618
14 Miller Jack 43 AUS LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 2'03.656
15 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 2'03.748
16 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE Aspar Team Honda 2'03.877
17 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL Pramac Racing Ducati 2'03.878
18 Baz Loris 76 FRA Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 2'03.977
19 Di Meglio Mike 63 FRA Avintia Racing Ducati 2'04.216
20 Bradl Stefan 6 GER Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 2'04.416
21 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 2'04.885
23 Abraham Karel 17 CZE AB Motoracing Honda 2'05.396
24 De Angelis Alex 15 RSM E-Motion IodaRacing Team ART 2'05.820
25 Corti Claudio 71 ITA Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 2'06.275
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)