Honda’s Marc Marquez, and Brno race winner, Dani Pedrosa, are en route to Great Britain for the next round of the MotoGP World Championship.
After winning eleven from eleven (Marc – ten, Dani – one) the Honda riders will both be looking for their maiden victory in the MotoGP class at the Silverstone circuit. Championship leader, Marc, has celebrated three podiums in four visits to Silverstone, including a victory in the 125cc class in 2010 and a second place finish in MotoGP last year. Dani, who lies second in the Championship, will be looking for back-to-back wins after he dominated the Czech race nine days ago, and has celebrated podium finishes in Silverstone the past two years (two third places).
Silverstone has a rich racing heritage stretching back over 60 years and has become an iconic motorsport venue. Built on an former airfield, the 5.9km track is popular with the riders and is one of the fastest circuits on the calendar. This is the fifth year that the paddock will visit Silverstone since it replaced Donington in 2010.
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)|