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 broke away at the front with Valentino Rossi after an initial flurry of overtaking. Over 6 seconds ahead of the third placed rider by Lap 13, the Repsol Honda rider crashed at Turn 1 and was unable to continue the race. Dani, who suffered early in the race, dropped as low as seventh but made the most of several crashes ahead of him to take fifth.
With this result, Marc lies third in the overall standings with 159 points and Dani, seventh with 102. The MotoGP World Championship now heads to San Marino, to begin the last quarter of the 2015 season in a fortnight’s time.
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)|