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 enjoyed 31°C ambient temperatures. With circuit temperature at 44°C when the lights went out, it was set to be another demanding premier class race.

From the 88th pole position of his Grand Prix career, MotoGP World Championship leader Marc Marquez made a perfect start aboard his Repsol Honda Team RC213V and avoided the incident behind. With championship rival Andrea Dovizioso and potential podium contender Fabio Quartararo out of the race, Marquez was joined by Alex Rins at the front as the duo swapped fastest laps for most of the race.

The pair played a game of cat and mouse until the final lap, Marquez having led the entire race and setting a new race lap record of 1’59.936. A front-end moment in the last corner caused the World Championship leader to close the throttle and as a result was forced to settle for second place, missing the win by just 0.013s. Continuing his run of top two finishes in 2019, Marquez leaves Silverstone with a dominating 78 point lead in the MotoGP World Championship with seven races left.

Taking the 88th podium of his premier class career, Marquez draws level on premier class podiums with the great Giacomo Agostini. The result moves Honda to 45 points clear of Ducati in the Constructor Championship and brings the Repsol Honda Team to within 36 points of the Ducati Team in the Team Championship.

Knowing his physical condition, Jorge Lorenzo entered Sunday’s British Grand Prix with the simple aim of finishing the race to further understand his fitness level. The five-time World Champion’s determination was rewarded with a pair of points in 14th place as he profited from a consistent approach and the mistakes of others ahead.

Six-time World Champion Jim Redman, winner of Honda’s first premier class race in 1966 on the Honda RC181, was also in attendance and enjoyed talking racing with Marquez and Lorenzo.

Now the Repsol Honda Team will travel to the Misano Circuit for a two-day test. Racing resumes at the San Marino GP, September 13-15, at the same circuit.

Marc Marquez

2nd

“I am happy with the result for the championship but not the result for the race as to lose out in the final moment after leading is not the best feeling. Spending the whole race in front is difficult here because you use more of everything. I tried to go slow for one lap to see if Rins would lead, but he didn’t and I knew Viñales was behind us so I kept pushing. My target wasn’t the race, it was the championship and if the Yamaha riders arrived maybe we could have finished lower. In the last turn I had a moment on the front and had to close the gas which let Rins through but we are happy because we leave with 78 points over second but I hope Dovi is OK after a big crash like that, I hope he can recover well and return because it is always better when you earn the points fighting.”

Jorge Lorenzo

14th

“Today went better than expected. Coming into this race I knew it would be difficult and I was thinking that maybe I will finish one minute or more behind the winner because all weekend I have been about three seconds slower than the fastest time. To finish within one minute of the winner and to take away two points is a good reward for a demanding race. I was able to learn more about how to conserve the tyres as well as testing my fitness so I am pleased. Right now I am sore, but I will be stronger for the Misano test and then again in a better physical condition for the Misano race.”

MotoGP 2019
Race Round 12   Great Britain

British Grand Prix Race Results

Dry
Humidity
27%
Track Temp
44°C
Air Temp
31°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Rins Alex 42 SPA 25 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 40'12.799
2 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 20 Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.013
3 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA 16 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.620
4 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 13 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 11.439
5 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA 11 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 13.109
6 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 10 LCR Honda Honda 19.169
7 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 9 Ducati Team Ducati 19.682
8 Miller Jack 43 AUS 8 Pramac Racing Ducati 20.318
9 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 7 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 21.079
10 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 6 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 25.144
11 Bagnaia Francesco 63 ITA 5 Pramac Racing Ducati 40.317
12 Guintoli Sylvain 50 FRA 4 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 45.478
13 Syahrin Hafizh 55 MAL 3 Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 54.783
14 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 2 Repsol Honda Team Honda 56.651
15 Abraham Karel 17 CZE 1 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1'29.282
16 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 0 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1'31.716
17 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN 0 LCR Honda Honda 1'40.420
18 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 0 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia DNF
19 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR 0 Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM DNF
20 Zarco Johann 5 FRA 0 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM DNF
21 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA 0 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha DNF
22 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 0 Ducati Team Ducati DNF
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

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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)