Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez qualified on the second row for tomorrow’s British GP, setting the fourth and fifth fastest lap times, respectively, after the forecast rain duly arrived at Silverstone to affect the FP4 and QP sessions.

Marc had shown great pace and had recorded the fastest time both in the morning’s dry FP3 and in the afternoon’s wet FP4, and he was improving his best qualifying effort when he crashed at turn 1, causing him to miss the last five minutes of the session. Nonetheless, the time he had already set was fast enough to place him fifth on the grid.

Dani also was feeling comfortable in both conditions, showing positive progress and a good pace. He steadily improved his speed and lap times to ultimately record the fourth best lap time, just 37 thousandths of a second off a front row position.

The Repsol Honda Team wishes to congratulate Toni Bou for clinching the 2016 FIM Trial World Championship in Italy today, bringing his overall tally to an amazing 20 World Titles (10 Indoor and 10 Outdoor).

The MotoGP British GP will start tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. local time.

Dani Pedrosa

4th

“I’m happy with today’s result because the track conditions were really difficult and super slippery; the grip wasn’t good, so the rear tyre wasn’t getting the temperature, especially in qualifying under heavy rain. Anyway, I improved my pace lap by lap, and in the end fourth on the grid is positive in view of the race. We need to start well and catch the front group to find a good rhythm. We’ll see what the weather brings us and we’ll try to get the best result possible. I would also like to congratulate Toni (Bou) for winning the Title today. I know him very well, we’re friends and I’m very happy for him. You can learn a lot from him; he’s very special and he deserves this 20th title. Now it’s time to enjoy it!”

Marc Marquez

5th

“My feeling was very good both in the dry and wet, but we implemented a small change to the setup for the rain that didn’t work as expected. I went out in Q2 and couldn't feel the rear tyre too much, nor did I have the confidence I had in FP4, but I decided to push and try to do a good lap. When I was about to do the next, final lap, I ended up crashing. Nevertheless, I’m pleased because in general the feeling was very good and we just need to return to the previous setup tomorrow. I want to take this opportunity to congratulate Toni Bou for his 20th Trial World Championship because it shows his ambition and the desire that he has to keep on winning. We also get along well personally, he’s an amazing guy and I’m very happy for him.”

MotoGP 2016
Qualifying Round 12   Great Britain

Results

Rain
Humidity
95%
Track Temp
18°C
Air Temp
16°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 2'19.265
2 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 2'20.263
3 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 2'20.514
4 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 2'20.742
5 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 2'20.779
6 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE Aspar Team Ducati 2'20.821
7 Redding Scott 45 GBR Octo Pramac Yakhnich Ducati 2'21.074
8 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 2'21.446
9 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 2'21.687
10 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 2'22.420
11 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 2'25.285
12 Miller Jack 43 AUS Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 2'18.531 (QP1)
13 Baz Loris 76 FRA Avintia Racing Ducati 2'18.552 (QP1)
14 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Octo Pramac Yakhnich Ducati 2'18.657 (QP1)
15 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 2'18.871 (QP1)
16 Lowes Alex 22 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 2'18.900 (QP1)
17 Bradl Stefan 6 GER Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 2'19.115 (QP1)
18 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Avintia Racing Ducati 2'19.125 (QP1)
19 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Aspar Team Ducati 2'20.299 (QP1)
20 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL Aspar Team Ducati 2'21.255 (QP1)
21 Rabat Tito 53 SPA Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 2'21.774 (QP1)
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)