Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez qualified on the second row for tomorrow’s British GP, setting the fourth and fifth fastest lap times, respectively, after the forecast rain duly arrived at Silverstone to affect the FP4 and QP sessions.
Marc had shown great pace and had recorded the fastest time both in the morning’s dry FP3 and in the afternoon’s wet FP4, and he was improving his best qualifying effort when he crashed at turn 1, causing him to miss the last five minutes of the session. Nonetheless, the time he had already set was fast enough to place him fifth on the grid.
Dani also was feeling comfortable in both conditions, showing positive progress and a good pace. He steadily improved his speed and lap times to ultimately record the fourth best lap time, just 37 thousandths of a second off a front row position.
The Repsol Honda Team wishes to congratulate Toni Bou for clinching the 2016 FIM Trial World Championship in Italy today, bringing his overall tally to an amazing 20 World Titles (10 Indoor and 10 Outdoor).
The MotoGP British GP will start tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. local 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)|