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.

Dani Pedrosa

7th

“The whole weekend has been quite difficult for us at this track, but the team tried to give me the best bike possible and I tried to do my best in the race. I really gave it my all and actually my pace was better than in the practices, almost one second faster compared to the rest of the weekend. Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough to stay with the front group, but I’ll take the positive part—the fact that we managed to improve a little. We have the same gap to the top in the Championship, so we’ll put this race behind us and work to be stronger and to fight at the front in the next races.”

Marc Marquez

DNF

“Today was really unlucky, as I was feeling very good on the bike and was there with the others, just trying to manage the race and tyres, especially the front as the temperature was higher than yesterday and I wanted to save it so to attack in the end. I had already seen that Dovi had something more than Viñales and Rossi, but I thought I could try and fight with him. So, everything was going well when I suddenly had a problem with the engine at the end of the straight. It’s a shame of course but that’s something that can happen in racing, and it was the first time for me with Honda. The positives are that we were fast here, as we have been at other tracks, and that we’re still there in the Championship. Zero points today, but I’m still feeling good with the bike and am looking forward to the next races.”

MotoGP 2017
Race Round 12   Great Britain

Race Results

Sunny
Humidity
36%
Track Temp
40°C
Air Temp
25°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
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
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

Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, United Kingdom - View in Google Maps

www.silverstone.co.uk

Records

Pole Position 1m 58.168s (179.7 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2019)
Race Lap 1m 59.936s (177.0 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2019)
Race Time 40m 12.799s (176.0 km/h) Alex Rins (Suzuki, 2017)
2019 Race Winner Alex Rins (Suzuki)