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Date : 27/08/2013        

Repsol Honda head to Great Britain looking to continue fantastic form

Repsol Honda head to Great Britain looking to continue fantastic form

This week the MotoGP family visits Great Britain for the third race in as many weeks. Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa have no time to rest, after an incredible 1-2 finish, the fourth of the season, in the Czech Republic on Sunday.

Silverstone has a rich racing heritage stretching back over 60 years and has become an iconic motorsport venue. Built on an former airfield, the 5.9km track is popular with the riders and is one of the fastest circuits on the calendar. This is the fourth year that the paddock will visit Silverstone since it replaced Donington in 2010.

Rookie and Championship leader Marc, will be seeking his fifth win in a row after a remarkable victory in Brno. He has celebrated two podiums in three visits to Silverstone, including a victory in the 125cc class in 2010. Dani, 2nd in the Championship behind his teammate, will be looking for his first win since Le Mans. Dani stepped onto the podium here for the first time in 2012, with a 3rd place finish.

Marc Marquez  Marc Marquez - Championship Standing: 1st - 213 points
"We will see how Silverstone is with MotoGP, in 125cc I enjoyed it a lot but in Moto2 I struggled a little. I think a key factor will be the weather there as it can change quite a lot! Last year Lorenzo had a very good race so I am sure he will be strong. But we are coming off four victories in a row, we have good momentum and I feel really comfortable and confident on the bike. Let's see how the situation is when we get there and as always work hard from Friday morning!"
Dani Pedrosa  Dani Pedrosa - Championship Standing: 2nd - 187 points
"After Brno I'm feeling pretty good and my physical condition is improving all the time, so I hope we can take another step this weekend in Silverstone. It is a tough and fast track with many changes of direction and we need a good set to suit both the fast and slow corners. Last year was a hard race so I hope to be strong again this year! In the UK you never know what the weather will do so let's hope for good conditions from the start"

Championship standings


1 Marc Marquez 213 pts SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
2 Dani Pedrosa 187 pts SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
3 Jorge Lorenzo 169 pts SPA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing
4 Valentino Rossi 143 pts ITA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing
5 Cal Crutchlow 127 pts GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
6 Stefan Bradl 103 pts GER HONDA LCR Honda MotoGP
7 Andrea Dovizioso 96 pts ITA DUCATI Ducati Team
8 Alvaro Bautista 92 pts SPA HONDA Go & Fun Honda Gresini
9 Nicky Hayden 80 pts USA DUCATI Ducati Team
10 Aleix Espargaro 62 pts SPA ART Power Electronics Aspar
11 Bradley Smith 59 pts GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
12 Michele Pirro 40 pts ITA DUCATI Ignite Pramac Racing Team
13 Andrea Iannone 36 pts ITA DUCATI Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Team
14 Colin Edwards 25 pts USA FTR-KAWASAKI NGM Mobile Forward Racing
15 Hector Barbera 24 pts SPA FTR Avintia Blusens
16 Danilo Petrucci 21 pts ITA IODA-SUTER Came IodaRacing Project
17 Randy De Puniet 20 pts FRA ART Power Electronics Aspar
18 Ben Spies 9 pts USA DUCATI Ignite Pramac Racing Team
19 Claudio Corti 7 pts ITA FTR-KAWASAKI NGM Mobile Forward Racing
20 Yonny Hernandez 7 pts COL PBM Paul Bird Motorsport
21 Alex De Angelis 5 pts RSM DUCATI Ignite Pramac Racing Team
22 Karel Abraham 5 pts CZE ART Cardion AB Motoracing
23 Hiroshi Aoyama 4 pts JPN FTR Avintia Blusens
24 Michael Laverty 3 pts GBR PBM Paul Bird Motorsport
25 Bryan Staring 2 pts AUS FTR-HONDA Go & Fun Honda Gresini
26 Javier Del Amor 1 pt SPA FTR Avintia Blusens
27 Martin Bauer 0 pts AUT S&B SUTER Remus Racing Team
28 Ivan Silva 0 pts SPA FTR Avintia Blusens
29 Lukas Pesek 0 pts CZE IODA-SUTER Came IodaRacing Project
30 Blake Young 0 pts USA APR CRT Attack Performance

Circuit information


First race 1977
GPs held 13
Laps 20
Race distance 118.040km / 73.346 miles
Track length 5.902km / 3.667 miles
Track width 17m
Longest straight 0.770 km / 0.478 miles
Corners 18 (10 right, 8 left)
Pole position Left

Silverstone Circuit

Circuit records


Pole position 2m 02.020s (174.128km/h) Casey Stoner (Honda, 2011)
Race lap 2m 02.888s (172.840km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2012)
Race time 41m 16.429s (171.537km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2012)
2012 Winner Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha)
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