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” on lap 10. Then, while closely chasing eventual winner Andrea Dovizioso and Valentino Rossi, he suffered a problem with his bike’s engine. It was Marc’s first DNF caused by a technical failure since he entered the MotoGP class with the Repsol Honda Team in 2013. The engine will be returned to HRC in Japan for evaluation.
Dani Pedrosa managed to lap almost one second faster than his practice pace, despite struggling on the bumpy surface, but he wasn’t able to stick with front riders and ultimately matched his qualifying position with a seventh-place finish.
Marc is now a close second in the championship standings, 9 points behind Dovizioso. The 9 points Dani scored allow him to remain 35 points off the top in fifth place.
|1||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||25||Ducati Team||Ducati||40'45.496|
|2||Vinales Maverick||25||SPA||20||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||0.114|
|3||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||16||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||0.749|
|4||Crutchlow Cal||35||GBR||13||LCR Honda||Honda||1.679|
|5||Lorenzo Jorge||99||SPA||11||Ducati Team||Ducati||3.508|
|6||Zarco Johann||5||FRA||10||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||7.001|
|7||Pedrosa Dani||26||SPA||9||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||10.944|
|8||Redding Scott||45||GBR||8||Octo Pramac Racing||Ducati||13.627|
|9||Rins Alex||42||SPA||7||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||15.661|
|10||Bautista Alvaro||19||SPA||6||Pull&Bear Aspar Team||Ducati||25.279|
|11||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||5||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||Yamaha||30.336|
|12||Rabat Tito||53||SPA||4||Marc VDS Racing Team||Honda||31.609|
|13||Abraham Karel||17||CZE||3||Pull&Bear Aspar Team||Ducati||31.945|
|14||Barbera Hector||8||SPA||2||Reale Avintia Racing||Ducati||33.567|
|15||Baz Loris||76||FRA||1||Reale Avintia Racing||Ducati||33.901|
|16||Miller Jack||43||AUS||0||Marc VDS Racing Team||Honda||43.012|
|17||Smith Bradley||38||GBR||0||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||48.683|
|18||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||0||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||2 laps|
|19||Petrucci Danilo||9||ITA||0||Octo Pramac Racing||Ducati||3 laps|
|20||Iannone Andrea||29||ITA||0||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||3 laps|
|21||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||0||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||7 laps|
|22||Lowes Sam||22||GBR||0||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||15 laps|
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 59.941s (177.0 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2017)|
|Race Lap||2m 01.560s (174.7 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2017)|
|Race Time||40m 45.496s (173.7 km/h) Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati, 2017)|
|2017 Race Winner||Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati)|