Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa took fourth and fifth place, respectively, in today’s British Grand Prix. As has been the case at many of this year’s GPs, the weekend was affected by mixed weather conditions, making tyre choice very difficult.

After the race was red-flagged on lap one due to a nasty crash involving Loris Baz and Pol Espargaro, Maverick Viñales took the lead on the restart while Marc slotted into second position, leading a group that included Valentino Rossi, Cal Crutchlow, Andrea Iannone and Pedrosa. After five laps Marc, Rossi, Crutchlow and Iannone started a long fight for the runner-up position, swapping places several times. Pedrosa, who had made a positive step forward with the setup of his RC213V, closely trailed them.

Iannone crashed out of the race on lap 13, leaving Crutchlow in second. Rossi and Marquez engaged in thrilling battle behind him, with the Repsol Honda rider eventually able to pull a gap and start chasing the Briton. The subsequent duel ended with Marc running wide at turn seven on the penultimate lap and re-joining the race in fifth, then overtaking Dani on the last lap to finish fourth.

The MotoGP paddock now heads to Misano for round 13 of the Championship, with Marc leading the standings on 210 points, 50 clear of Rossi and 64 ahead of Lorenzo. Dani is fifth with 120 points. Honda is actually also leading both the Constructor and Team World Championship Classifications

The Repsol Honda Team wishes to congratulate Tim Gajser for taking his first MXGP crown.

Marc Marquez

4th

“Today was one of those difficult Sundays because there were many ways of approaching the race, with many options for both the front and rear tyres. Perhaps we got it wrong with the front, because we chose the soft tyre, but that was what we thought was best before the race. I realised the mistake once the race was underway, and from there I decided to make the most of the situation. It’s a pity that I went wide under braking when fighting for second place, but in the end we rectified the situation quite well. We finished fourth and only lost three points from our overall advantage, which is what matters to us.”

Dani Pedrosa

5th

“Overall it was a challenging weekend because of the track conditions. It has always been cold, sometimes with rain included, and we’ve never had any sun. It was hard to get a good feel for the tyres because there was no rubber laid down on the asphalt. I chose the soft-soft combination and I knew that I would have some issues in the final laps, but all in all I think it was the best choice at the moment. The good news is we’ve taken a step forward in terms of results and have regained a little more confidence, especially entering the corners. There are still some things that we need to improve, but we had a decent race and set some more-reasonable times. We’ll try to take the positives from here and work on the rest for the next race.”

MotoGP 2016
Race Round 12   Great Britain

Results Session

Cloudy
Humidity
72%
Track Temp
18°C
Air Temp
18°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA 25 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 39'03.559
2 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 20 LCR Honda Honda 3.480
3 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 16 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 4.063
4 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 13 Repsol Honda Team Honda 5.992
5 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA 11 Repsol Honda Team Honda 6.381
6 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 10 Ducati Team Ducati 12.303
7 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 9 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 16.672
8 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 8 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 19.432
9 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 7 Octo Pramac Yakhnich Ducati 25.618
10 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 6 Aspar Team Ducati 32.084
11 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL 5 Aspar Team Ducati 36.131
12 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE 4 Aspar Team Ducati 39.130
13 Lowes Alex 22 GBR 3 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 40.143
14 Barbera Hector 8 SPA 2 Avintia Racing Ducati 41.356
15 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 1 Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 41.943
16 Miller Jack 43 AUS 0 Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 47.610
17 Redding Scott 45 GBR 0 Octo Pramac Yakhnich Ducati 1'56.177
18 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 0 Ducati Team Ducati 6 laps
19 Bradl Stefan 6 GER 0 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 17 laps
20 Baz Loris 76 FRA 0 Avintia Racing Ducati DNS
21 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 0 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha DNS
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)