Octo British Grand Prix
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 is conveniently situated right in the heart of the UK, approximately 90 minutes north of London and 60 minutes south of Birmingham. Road access is exceptionally easy along the A43 dual carriageway from either the M40 or M1.
By public transport, the nearest stations are Banbury or Milton Keynes, both of which offer fast connections to destinations throughout the country.
|Pole Position||1m 57.767s (180.3 km/h) Johann Zarco (Ducati, 2022)|
|Race Lap||1m 59.346s (177.9 km/h) Alex Rins (Suzuki, 2022)|
|Race Time||40m 10.260s (176.2 km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2022)|
|2023 Race Winner||Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia)|
|2023 Sprint Winner||Alex Marquez (Ducati)|
Crashes for both Marc Marquez and Joan Mir hide potential in complicated Silverstone race weekend. An unfortunate end to the British Grand Prix for the Repsol Honda Team who had been working to build over the course of the weekend meant they would leave unrewarded. Spits of rain in the… read more.
A chance for both Repsol Honda Team riders to work on improving their feeling in variable conditions as they completed the 10-lap Sprint without incident. Overnight rain continued through Saturday for a mostly wet day at the British GP. With conditions constantly changing as the rain eased and returned heavier,… read more.
A chilly but dry day in Silverstone started the second half of the season in earnest, the Repsol Honda Team getting straight back to work with Marc Marquez and Joan Mir. The sound of Grand Prix paddock roared back to life in Silverstone with a revised format for the remainder… read more.
After five weeks away, the MotoGP World Championship resumes and begins an intense second half of the year at the historic Silverstone Circuit, Joan Mir back alongside Marc Marquez in the Repsol Honda Team. At 5.9 kilometers long, Silverstone is not only one of the oldest circuits on the MotoGP… read more.
A grueling weekend in the UK concluded with just two points for the Repsol Honda Team as Pol Espargaro and Stefan Bradl endure another difficult race. Near perfect conditions continued to grace Silverstone on Sunday as race day dawned. A fast crash at Turn 4 during Warm Up for Pol… read more.
Complications throughout the day left Pol Espargaro and Stefan Bradl chasing fast laps until the final moments of qualifying, earning just 18th and 21st on the grid. Both Repsol Honda Team riders were aiming for much more on Saturday at the British GP having spent Friday getting up to speed… read more.
Stefan Bradl and Pol Espargaro were reunited with their respective Repsol Honda Team RC213V machines as the British GP ends the summer break, taking 15th and 16th on the opening day of practice. A cool and crisp British morning started proceedings in Silverstone as the MotoGP World Championship paddock got… read more.
The Repsol Honda Team will be back on track for the British GP after a restful Summer Break, Pol Espargaro targeting past Silverstone success and Stefan Bradl eager to get back to racing. After five weeks away from the circuit, the time has come for the MotoGP World Championship to… read more.
Pol Espargaro clinches his best finish of the season after leading his first laps in Repsol Honda Team colours, Marquez falls on the opening lap of the British GP. Conditions were much the same as Sunday dawned as they had been for the previous two days; grey clouds lined the… read more.
Pol Espargaro’s early weekend form converted into a sensational pole position at the British GP, his first on board the Repsol Honda Team RC213V. Marc Marquez will line up just behind his teammate in fifth on the grid, completing a very positive Saturday. A typically gloomy British morning was waiting… read more.
Pol Espargaro and Marc Marquez started the British Grand Prix weekend on the pace and comfortably inside the top five, Marquez recovering well from a red flag inducing fall despite eye troubles. Clouds loomed overhead as the MotoGP paddock returned to Silverstone for the first time since 2019, fans already… read more.
Marc Marquez and Pol Espargaro head north to the historic Silverstone circuit as the MotoGP World Championship prepares for round 12. This weekend marks the return of the British Grand Prix, the championship forced to forgo the round in 2020 due to the pandemic. At 5.9 kilometers, Silverstone is the… read more.
Continuing his run of two top finishes, Marquez took important steps towards his ultimate goal as a determined Lorenzo finished in the points on his return from injury. The British summer continued in full force on Sunday as round 12 of the 2019 MotoGP World Championship at the Silverstone circuit… read more.
Marc Marquez delivered his 60th premier class pole position from 120 premier class starts with a new lap record at the British Grand Prix, Jorge Lorenzo battled his physical condition. Times were tumbling from early in the day as the Silverstone circuit record was improved on continuously throughout the day.… read more.
Marc Marquez made the most of a newly resurfaced Silverstone to go under the old lap record while Jorge Lorenzo returned to riding the Repsol Honda Team RC213V for the first time since Assen. 2018’s torrential rain was nowhere to be seen as the opening day of practice began at… read more.
The 2019 season continues at full pace as Marc Marquez and a recovered Jorge Lorenzo reunite at round 12. The 5.9km long Silverstone circuit is the longest on the MotoGP calendar and has hosted a number of memorable races since its debut in 1977. Newly resurfaced for 2019, the new… read more.
Unfortunately, yesterday’s weather-related decision to move today’s MotoGP race start forward to 11:30 a.m. local time proved ineffective when a steady, heavy rain began falling on the Silverstone Circuit this morning. With track conditions deemed unsafe due to drainage issues, and with the rain itself failing to let off, the… read more.
Intermittent heavy downpours disrupted Saturday’s usual proceedings at Silverstone. The MotoGP FP4 session was red-flagged when several riders crashed in a matter of seconds, due to a pool of water created by the rain at the braking point of turn seven. After several delays due to the track’s safety conditions,… read more.
Following a spectacular second-place finish in Austria, Marc Marquez is now ready for the British Grand Prix and, like teammate Dani Pedrosa, is keen to discover the most recent improvements made to the track. With 2018 marking historic Silverstone’s 70th anniversary since converting from a wartime airfield into a race… read more.
Today’s Silverstone GP was a tough race for the Repsol Honda Team, with Marc Marquez forced to retire on lap 14 while fighting for the victory. Marc was in the lead group from the beginning having started well from pole position and he set a new race-lap record of 2’01.560”… read more.
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez took a record-breaking pole position for tomorrow’s British Grand Prix with a 1’59.941” lap, an astonishing performance that made him the only rider in MotoGP history to lap under the two-minute barrier at the Silverstone track. Marc’s fourth pole in a row and his sixth this… read more.
On the opening day of the British GP, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez set the fifth-fastest time of 2’01.611”, seven-hundredths off fellow Honda rider Cal Crutchlow, who put in a strong performance in front of his home crowd to place his RC213V at the top of the results sheet. A big… read more.
Championship leader Marc Marquez and teammate Dani Pedrosa are looking forward to the upcoming British Grand Prix, round 12 of the MotoGP Championship, determined to continue the good work that has so far allowed them to step up on the podium seven times each this season (six times together). That… read more.
Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa took fourth and fifth place, respectively, in today’s British Grand Prix. As has been the case at many of this year’s GPs, the weekend was affected by mixed weather conditions, making tyre choice very difficult. After the race was red-flagged on lap one due to… read more.
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… read more.
On the first day of the British Grand Prix, characterized by cool temperatures and cloudy skies, Marc Marquez was satisfied with his pace on the harder Michelin tyres before setting the fifth fastest lap time of the day. The Spaniard looks to continue improving the settings on his RC213V before… read more.
With just one weekend off after his third-place finish in Brno, Championship leader Marc Marquez heads to Britain aiming to once again fight for the podium at a track that he likes and that has brought him good results. Teammate Dani Pedrosa (fourth in the standings) is looking to regain… read more.
Reigning World Champion, Marc Marquez, crashed out of today’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone whilst fighting for the lead in the rain in an accident-filled race, with teammate Dani Pedrosa managing to bring the bike home and finish fifth. After a delayed start caused by the onset of rain, Marc… read more.
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,… read more.
Reigning World Champion, Marc Marquez, sets second fastest time of the day, with Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa in fourth. Just 0.033s separated Marc from being the fastest rider of the day at Silverstone on Friday. After setting the best lap in the morning free practice session at the British… read more.
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… read more.
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez was back on the top step of the podium today, after an intense encounter with Jorge Lorenzo, and became the first rider since Valentino Rossi in 2005 to win 11 MotoGP races in a single season. Teammate Dani Pedrosa enjoyed a tight battle with Valentino Rossi… read more.
Despite a small crash in this morning’s FP3 session, reigning World Champion Marc Marquez, thundered to his tenth pole – from twelve this season – for tomorrow’s Great Britain GP. His Repsol Honda teammate, Dani Pedrosa, will start from the second row in 5th place. Another cool and windy day… read more.
On the first day of the British Grand Prix, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez topped the time sheets with his lap of 2’02.126 (lap 7 of 16), over half a second faster than second place Stefan Bradl, on the LCR Honda machine. Marc’s teammate Dani Pedrosa, struggling a little with the… read more.
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… read more.
Today marked the 200th race in the MotoGP class, since it was introduced in 2002, and Repsol Honda riders Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa have taken another double podium finish with 2nd and 3rd places. It was a difficult start to the day when in warm up Championship leader Marc… read more.