Crashes for both Marc Marquez and Joan Mir hide potential in complicated Silverstone race weekend.
An unfortunate end to the British Grand Prix for the Repsol Honda Team who had been working to build over the course of the weekend meant they would leave unrewarded. Spits of rain in the buildup to the 20-lap race had many wondering if there was a chance of the race being declared wet. Rain would eventually arrive, sending a handful of riders into the pit in the closing stages.
Marc Marquez was able to gain several positions early in the race, despite losing his right wing due to contact on the opening lap. The eight-time World Champion worked his way to inside the top ten despite this limitation as the rain returned and the white flags came out. His charge would be short lived as contact with Enea Bastianini at Turn 12 ended the Repsol Honda Team rider’s race. Marquez escaped injury in the fall.
It proved to be a challenging race for Joan Mir on his return to Sunday action, suffering from a poor start to the race which dropped him to the back of the field. The Mallorcan worked hard to regain the lost ground but fell without injury on lap three.
The entirety of the Repsol Honda Team will work to regroup and go again at the Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring, 18 to 20 August.
British Grand Prix Results
|1||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||25||Aprilia Racing||Aprilia||40'40.367|
|2||Bagnaia Francesco||1||ITA||20||Ducati Lenovo Team||Ducati||0.215|
|3||Binder Brad||33||RSA||16||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||0.680|
|4||Oliveira Miguel||88||POR||13||RNF MotoGP Team||Aprilia||0.750|
|5||Vinales Maverick||12||SPA||11||Aprilia Racing||Aprilia||2.101|
|6||Martin Jorge||89||SPA||10||Pramac Racing||Ducati||7.903|
|7||Marini Luca||10||ITA||9||Mooney VR46 Racing Team||Ducati||9.099|
|8||Miller Jack||43||AUS||8||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||9.298|
|9||Zarco Johann||5||FRA||7||Pramac Racing||Ducati||9.958|
|10||Fernandez Raul||25||SPA||6||RNF MotoGP Team||Aprilia||19.947|
|11||Fernandez Augusto||37||SPA||5||Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing||KTM||20.296|
|12||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||4||Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing||KTM||1'06.120|
|13||Di Giannantonio Fabio||49||ITA||3||Team Gresini Racing MotoGP||Ducati||1'27.605|
|14||Morbidelli Franco||21||ITA||2||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1'28.913|
|15||Quartararo Fabio||20||FRA||1||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1'29.075|
|16||Nakagami Takaaki||30||JPN||0||LCR Honda||Honda||1'38.573|
|17||Lecuona Iker||27||SPA||0||LCR Honda||Honda||1'49.674|
|18||Bastianini Enea||23||ITA||DNF||Ducati Lenovo Team||Ducati||DNF|
|19||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||DNF||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||DNF|
|20||Bezzecchi Marco||72||ITA||DNF||Mooney VR46 Racing Team||Ducati||DNF|
|21||Marquez Alex||73||SPA||DNF||Team Gresini Racing MotoGP||Ducati||DNF|
|22||Mir Joan||36||SPA||DNF||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||DNF|
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)|