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.

Marc Marquez


“Our race was complicated from the start as I lost my right wing when I had a small contact in the first lap. Then I crashed in an unlucky situation with Bastianini, but it was the type of crash where you don’t lose any confidence. Without one wing I was losing a lot under acceleration but at one point in the race it started to rain and I was able to make up some ground to the other riders. Aside from this, the weekend was not so bad when we look at our approach and what we were able to do in the race before the crash. We keep working, building our confidence and following our plan.”

Joan Mir


“It was not the comeback I had wanted. The start was not good and I lost a lot of positions at the start. Then the feeling, especially under braking, was not what I was expecting and the bike was very nervous. I ran on as a result of this and fell in the gravel. Unfortunately, that’s our Sunday. We need to check everything well with the team and the engineers to improve for the upcoming weekend in Austria. Fortunately, I was not hurt in the crash, this is important.”

MotoGP 2023
Race Round 9   Great Britain

British Grand Prix Results

Track Temp
Air Temp
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
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
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)