Marc Marquez has racked up his sixth pole position of the season with teammate, Dani Pedrosa, clinching third.

It was a good day for the Repsol Honda team at Silverstone today, with both riders qualifying in the top three. Marc set the pace early in the qualifying session while Dani, who paced second fastest for much of the session, finished with the third fastest time.

The reigning MotoGP World Champion made his intentions clear from his first exit, taking the lead with a time of 2’00.564. During his second and final outing, Marc lowered his time to stop the clock at 2’00.234, a record breaking pole position time which he previously set in 2013 (2’00.691), which surpassed Jorge Lorenzo who qualified second by almost three tenths. This is Marc’s 28th pole in the MotoGP class, the only Spanish rider with more poles in the premier-class is Lorenzo with 31.

Dani joins his teammate on the front row in the third position, after being overtaken by Lorenzo in the closing stages of the session. The Respol Honda rider was less than two tenths off of the second position and less than half of a second off pole with his time of 2’00.716.

The British Grand Prix, round twelve of the season, will be held tomorrow at 13h00 local time.

Marc Marquez

1st 2'00.234

"It was a good qualifying session. When I did the first lap I noticed that if put together the perfect lap, maybe I could get very close to 1’59.00. But I noticed I was right on the limit a couple of times, and especially in the last sector I was missing a little something under braking. In the end what counts is that we took pole position! You can always improve, but it was a very good lap."

Dani Pedrosa

3rd 2'00.716

"I'm happy because the goal was to be on the front row. It is always important to start well in the first few corners and I hope to catch up with Marc and Jorge. We will be watching the weather, because it is difficult to control the temperature of the tires. Marc's pace has been very good; I'm a little further behind on used tires, but let's see how the weather is tomorrow and what we can do. I have to get a good start and take the opening corners well, in order to stay with the front group."

MotoGP 2015
Qualifying Round 12   Great Britain

Results Session

Dry
Humidity
48%
Track Temp
32°C
Air Temp
21°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 2'00.234
2 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 2'00.522
3 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 2'00.716
4 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 2'00.947
5 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 2'01.031
6 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 2'01.140
7 Redding Scott 45 GBR Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 2'01.329
8 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 2'01.376
9 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 2'01.874
10 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 2'01.880
11 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL Pramac Racing Ducati 2'01.894
12 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 2'01.979
13 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 2'02.016
14 Bradl Stefan 6 GER Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 2'02.657
15 Baz Loris 76 FRA Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 2'02.677
16 Miller Jack 43 AUS LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 2'02.697
17 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Avintia Racing Ducati 2'02.784
18 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 2'02.800
19 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE Aspar Team Honda 2'02.894
20 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 2'02.908
21 Hayden Nicky 69 USA Aspar Team Honda 2'02.946
22 Di Meglio Mike 63 FRA Avintia Racing Ducati 2'03.641
23 Corti Claudio 71 ITA Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 2'03.789
24 Abraham Karel 17 CZE AB Motoracing Honda 2'04.133
25 De Angelis Alex 15 RSM E-Motion IodaRacing Team ART 2'04.304
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

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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)