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.

Dani Pedrosa


“I’m happy with today’s result because the track conditions were really difficult and super slippery; the grip wasn’t good, so the rear tyre wasn’t getting the temperature, especially in qualifying under heavy rain. Anyway, I improved my pace lap by lap, and in the end fourth on the grid is positive in view of the race. We need to start well and catch the front group to find a good rhythm. We’ll see what the weather brings us and we’ll try to get the best result possible. I would also like to congratulate Toni (Bou) for winning the Title today. I know him very well, we’re friends and I’m very happy for him. You can learn a lot from him; he’s very special and he deserves this 20th title. Now it’s time to enjoy it!”

Marc Marquez


“My feeling was very good both in the dry and wet, but we implemented a small change to the setup for the rain that didn’t work as expected. I went out in Q2 and couldn't feel the rear tyre too much, nor did I have the confidence I had in FP4, but I decided to push and try to do a good lap. When I was about to do the next, final lap, I ended up crashing. Nevertheless, I’m pleased because in general the feeling was very good and we just need to return to the previous setup tomorrow. I want to take this opportunity to congratulate Toni Bou for his 20th Trial World Championship because it shows his ambition and the desire that he has to keep on winning. We also get along well personally, he’s an amazing guy and I’m very happy for him.”

MotoGP 2016
Qualifying Round 12   Great Britain


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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



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)