Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez was back on the top step of the podium today, after an intense encounter with Jorge Lorenzo, and became the first rider since Valentino Rossi in 2005 to win 11 MotoGP races in a single season. Teammate Dani Pedrosa enjoyed a tight battle with Valentino Rossi and Andrea Dovizioso and took a well earned 4th place, just 0.175 seconds off the podium.

Both Marc and Dani dropped a position from the start, Marc down to 2nd behind Jorge and Dani down to 6th. Whilst Marc tracked the race leader, Dani picked off his opponents and by lap nine he was up to third behind the two front runners. However, on lap thirteen Valentino and Andrea fought back and Dani was relegated back to 5th. Meanwhile on lap fourteen Marc passed Jorge, but after a small mistake on lap sixteen Jorge re-took the lead. An epic battle ensued on the final two laps with the riders touching briefly before Marc was able to make the pass stick, and Dani managed to overtake Andrea for 4th, finishing just behind Valentino.

Marc now leads the Rider’s Championship by 89 points (288), with teammate Dani in second (199) and Rossi third (189). Honda have an 86 point lead in the Constructor’s Championship and the Repsol Honda Team enjoy a 141 point lead in the Team’s Championship.

The MotoGP paddock will now have a two week break before returning for round thirteen in San Marino.

Marc Marquez

“I’m very happy with this win! I expected the race to be slightly different, given what happened in practice yesterday, but today with higher temperatures it seems that both Jorge and Valentino took a step forward. Above all, Jorge, because he had a great pace and we were fighting right to the end. It was important to win today, after missing out at Brno. I also had a score to settle from last year, when Jorge beat me on the final corner, so I am happy to be back on the top step of the podium!”

Dani Pedrosa

“Today's race wasn't easy. I had a bad start and on the opening laps I lost a little ground on the frontrunners, although to be honest I didn't have the same pace as the leaders afterwards either. However, we fought with Valentino and Andrea and in the end we gained a place on the final lap. It hasn't been our best weekend, but we will try to be back up at the front again at the next Grand Prix."

MotoGP 2014
Race Round 12   Great Britain

Results Session

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 25 Repsol Honda Team Honda 40'51.835
2 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 20 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha +0.732
3 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 16 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha +8.519
4 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA 13 Repsol Honda Team Honda +8.694
5 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 11 Ducati Team Ducati +9.238
6 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 10 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha +24.746
7 Bradl Stefan 6 GER 9 LCR Honda MotoGP Honda +26.717
8 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 8 Pramac Racing Ducati +26.910
9 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 7 Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha +33.455
10 Redding Scott 45 GBR 6 Go & Fun Honda Gresini Honda +39.094
11 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL 5 Pramac Racing Ducati +40.255
12 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 4 Ducati Team Ducati +43.027
13 Abraham Karel 17 CZE 3 AB Motoracing Honda +52.245
14 Aoyama Hiroshi 7 JPN 2 Aspar Team Honda +58.981
15 De Angelis Alex 15 RSM 1 Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha +59.164
16 Carnier Leon 2 GBR 0 Aspar Team Honda +1'05.680
17 Laverty Michael 70 GBR 0 Paul Bird Motorsport PBM +1'10.939
18 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 0 Octo IodaRacing Team ART +1'16.834
19 Barbera Hector 8 SPA 0 Ducati Team Ducati +1'16.904
20 Di Meglio Mike 63 FRA 0 Avintia Racing Avintia +1'34.939
21 Parkes Broc 23 AUS 0 Paul Bird Motorsport PBM +1'38.442
22 Smith Bradley 38 GBR 0 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1 Lap
23 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 0 Go & Fun Honda Gresini Honda 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 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)