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 Sunday’s race.
Teammate Dani Pedrosa remained second fastest until the hectic five final minutes of the FP2 session and finished the day in ninth with a best time of 2’02.372, just over one tenth down on his teammate and half a second from the provisional front row.
The unpredictable British weather is expected to affect tomorrow’s track action; should conditions be wet, Marc and Dani’s performances today will likely have secured them top-10 positions, which would advance them directly to QP2.
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||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)|