After his second place finish in Brno, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez heads to Britain this weekend hoping to close the gap to the front, he’s now 52 points behind leaders Lorenzo and Rossi in the Championship Standings. Teammate, Dani Pedrosa (7th in the Standings), had a difficult weekend in Brno after injuring his left ankle but was able to fight up to 5th in the race.

Silverstone has a rich racing heritage stretching back over 60 years and has become an iconic motorsport venue. Built on a former airfield, the 5.9km track is popular with the riders and is one of the fastest circuits on the calendar. This is the sixth year that the paddock will visit Silverstone since it replaced Donington in 2010.

Last year, Marc earned Honda’s maiden victory at the Silverstone circuit in the MotoGP class and has celebrated four podiums in five visits, including a victory in the 125cc class in 2010 and a second place finish in MotoGP in 2013. Dani, who has been undergoing treatment since his unfortunate crash on Friday in Brno, will be hoping to arrive in Silverstone close to full fitness. Dani has celebrated two podium finishes in Silverstone (3rd in 2013 and 2012).

FP1 will begin on Friday at 09h55 local time.

Marc Marquez

Championship Standing: 3rd - 159 points

"Brno was a difficult weekend but we took important points in the Championship and keep fighting! Silverstone isn’t one of my favourite tracks but I enjoy going there as you can feel the excitement and the history that surrounds the circuit and the area as a whole. I’ve been on the podium there the past three years including a win last year, so let’s hope the weather is good to us and we can fight for a similar result this year."

Marc Marquez Statistics | More Statistics

Date of Birth 17/02/1993
Birthplace Lleida, (Catalonia) – Spain
Height 168 cm
Weight 59 kg
Hobbies Mountain Biking, Video games
Racing Number 93
First Race 1998 “Enduro per nens”
Grand Prix Debut 2008 125cc Portugal GP (KTM 125 FRR)
GPs raced 158
GP pole positions 67 (14 in 125cc, 14 in Moto2, 39 in MotoGP)
Total GP podiums 94 (14 x 125cc, 25 x Moto2, 55 x MotoGP)
Total GP wins 56 (10 x 125cc, 16 x Moto2, 30 x MotoGP)
First GP Win 2010 125cc Italian GP (Derbi RSA 125)
World titles 5 (1 x 125cc - 2010, 1 x Moto2 - 2012, 2 x MotoGP - 2013, 2014, 2016)
Previous Results in Silverstone 2014 1st (MotoGP), 2013 2nd (MotoGP), 2012 3rd (Moto2), 2011 DNF (Moto2), 2010 1st (125cc), 2009 15th (Moto2), 2008 3rd (125cc)

Dani Pedrosa

Championship Standing: 7th - 91 points

"It wasn’t our best weekend in the Czech Republic but we were able to fight our way up to 5th and we must learn from the experience. My ankle is feeling much better now - not 100% - but I’m not in as much pain as I was in Brno. Silverstone is a very fast track, it’s very flat - being an old airfield - and it has many changes of direction, so finding a setup that suits both the fast and slow corners is the challenge. As always, the British weather is the unknown factor so it’s important to keep an eye on that!"

Dani Pedrosa Statistics | More Statistics

Date of Birth 29/09/1985
Birthplace Sabadell, (Catalonia) – Spain
Height 160 cm
Weight 51kg
Hobbies Cycling, Motocross, Windsurfing, Cinema
Racing number 26
First race 1997 Pocket bike race
Grand Prix debut 2001. 125cc Japanese GP, Suzuka – (Honda RS125R)
GPs raced 267
GP pole positions 48 (9 in 125cc, 9 in 250cc, 30 in MotoGP)
Total GP podiums 148 (17 x 125cc, 24 x 250cc, 107 x MotoGP)
Total GP wins 53 (8 x 125cc, 15 x 250cc, 30 x MotoGP)
First GP win 2002. 125cc Dutch GP, Assen – (Honda RS125R)
World titles 3 (1 x 125cc - 2003, 2 x 250cc - 2004, 2005)
Previous Results in Silverstone 2014 4th (MotoGP), 2013 3rd (MotoGP), 2012 3rd (MotoGP), 2011 DNS (MotoGP), 2010 8th (MotoGP), 2009 9th (MotoGP), 2008 3rd (MotoGP), 2007 8th (MotoGP), 2006 1st (MotoGP), 2005 4th (250cc), 2004 1st (250cc), 2003 DNF (125cc), 2002 2nd (125cc), 2001 12th (125cc)
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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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)