Reigning World Champion, Marc Marquez, crashed out of today’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone whilst fighting for the lead in the rain in an accident-filled race, with teammate Dani Pedrosa managing to bring the bike home and finish fifth.

After a delayed start caused by the onset of rain, Marc broke away at the front with Valentino Rossi after an initial flurry of overtaking. Over 6 seconds ahead of the third placed rider by Lap 13, the Repsol Honda rider crashed at Turn 1 and was unable to continue the race. Dani, who suffered early in the race, dropped as low as seventh but made the most of several crashes ahead of him to take fifth.

With this result, Marc lies third in the overall standings with 159 points and Dani, seventh with 102. The MotoGP World Championship now heads to San Marino, to begin the last quarter of the 2015 season in a fortnight’s time.

Dani Pedrosa

5th Championship Standing: 7th - 102 points

"To be honest, it was not a good day. I had a strange feeling with the bike in the rain; we did not have much grip and it was very delicate to ride. I made a mistake at the start because I didn’t get off the line well, and after that I never found a good pace either. I tried to do my best but the feeling was not good; I'm quite unhappy with the last few results. We will try to push harder at the next race at Misano to see if we can catch up, and be higher up the order than in recent races."

Marc Marquez

DNF Championship Standing: 3rd - 159 points

"The World Championship situation was already complicated before this Grand Prix, and now it is even more difficult, but it is also true that this was a race where we had to take a risk. I felt I had the race under control and I crashed out. It means zero points, but the fact that we were back up at the front again was the positive side of today."

MotoGP 2015
Race Round 12   Great Britain

Results Session

Wet
Humidity
85%
Track Temp
18°C
Air Temp
16°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 25 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 46'15.617
2 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 20 Pramac Racing Ducati +3.010
3 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 16 Ducati Team Ducati +4.117
4 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 13 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha +5.726
5 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA 11 Repsol Honda Team Honda +11.132
6 Redding Scott 45 GBR 10 Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda +25.467
7 Smith Bradley 38 GBR 9 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha +26.717
8 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 8 Ducati Team Ducati +29.393
9 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 7 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki +38.815
10 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 6 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +41.712
11 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA 5 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki +44.776
12 Hayden Nicky 69 USA 4 Aspar Team Honda +52.489
13 Barbera Hector 8 SPA 3 Avintia Racing Ducati +1'11.211
14 Di Meglio Mike 63 FRA 2 Avintia Racing Ducati +1'15.292
15 De Angelis Alex 15 RSM 1 E-Motion IodaRacing Team ART +1'17.863
16 Baz Loris 76 FRA 0 Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha +1'19.310
17 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE 0 Aspar Team Honda +1'19.735
18 Corti Claudio 71 ITA 0 Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha +1'58.086
19 Abraham Karel 17 CZE 0 AB Motoracing Honda +1 lap
20 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 0 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha DNF
21 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 0 Repsol Honda Team Honda DNF
22 Bradl Stefan 6 GER 0 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia DNF
23 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 0 LCR Honda Honda DNF
24 Miller Jack 43 AUS 0 LCR Honda MotoGP Honda DNF
25 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL 0 Pramac Racing Ducati 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 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)