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.
|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|
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|
|Longest straight||0.770 kilometres / 0.478 miles|
Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, United Kingdom - View in Google Maps
|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)|