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.
|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|
|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|
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)|