Despite a small crash in this morning’s FP3 session, reigning World Champion Marc Marquez, thundered to his tenth pole – from twelve this season – for tomorrow’s Great Britain GP. His Repsol Honda teammate, Dani Pedrosa, will start from the second row in 5th place.

Another cool and windy day at the Silverstone track, with track temperatures 13ºC lower than in 2013 (22º compared to 35º), meant that the pole position record was never in jeopardy, however, Marc came very close. His pole time of 2’00.829 on his final flying lap (6 of 7) was just 0.138s off his record lap here last year (2’00.691). Dani missed out on a front start by just 0.289s with his best lap of 2’01.464 also on his final flying lap of 7.

Tomorrow’s Grand Prix will commence at 13h00 local time.

Marc Marquez

“It was a difficult qualifying session, because it was hard to get heat into the front tyre. However, I am happy with pole position - more than anything because of how comfortable I am feeling this weekend. I am finding it easy to set a fast pace, and this is important at this track, which is bumpy and long. Let's hope that we have a sunny day tomorrow, or at least that it doesn't rain, and we will try to fight for the win right from the first lap.”

Dani Pedrosa

"Today was a positive day and we have taken a step forward from yesterday with the setup. The tyres also performed better today than in the previous practice sessions. However, I think that we still need to fine-tune the setup to get the tyres performing even better. Qualifying didn't go completely smoothly, but we were able to put in a good lap. It will be important to get a good start tomorrow and find a strong pace in the race."

MotoGP 2014
Qualifying Round 12   Great Britain

Results Session

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 2'00.829
2 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 2'01.140
3 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 2'01.175
4 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 2'01.448
5 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 2'01.464
6 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 2'01.550
7 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 2'01.593
8 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 2'01.747
9 Bradl Stefan 6 GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 2'01.973
10 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 2'02.064
11 Redding Scott 45 GBR Go & Fun Honda Gresini Honda 2'02.116
12 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Go & Fun Honda Gresini Honda 2'03.618
13 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL Pramac Racing Ducati 2'03.046
14 Abraham Karel 17 CZE AB Motoracing Honda 2'03.206
15 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR Ducati Team Ducati 2'03.407
16 Aoyama Hiroshi 7 JPN Aspar Team Honda 2'03.563
17 De Angelis Alex 15 RSM Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 2'03.686
18 Carnier Leon 2 GBR Aspar Team Honda 2'03.696
19 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Octo IodaRacing Team ART 2'04.755
20 Laverty Michael 70 GBR Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 2'04.836
21 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Ducati Team Ducati 2'04.957
22 Di Meglio Mike 63 FRA Avintia Racing Avintia 2'05.451
23 Parkes Broc 23 AUS Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 2'06.106
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)