Date : 30/08/2013
Weather : Sunny
Air : 21°C
Track : 34°C
Humidity : 61%
After a slightly cloudy start to the British GP, Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez found himself at the top of the time sheets in FP1 with a time of 2'03.816 with teammate Dani Pedrosa in 4th on 2'04.431.
In the afternoon's FP2 session, the weather slowly improved and the times dropped by over a second as the air temperature rose from 17ºC to 21ºC and the track temperature from 23ºC to 34ºC. Marc recorded a fastest lap of 2'02.958 on lap 13 of 17, placing him 2nd fastest for the day and Dani, who made use of the variable conditions to test both the hard and rear Bridgestone tyre, was just behind him in 3rd with a time of 2'03.192 taken on lap 9 of 16.
MARC MARQUEZ – 2nd - 2'02.958
"I'm happy, because right from the start I felt pretty good. I was feeling a little uneasy about this circuit when I arrived, because last year I struggled a bit here and didn't know what was in store for me on the MotoGP bike. I tried to stay calm and take it slowly and, in the end, I felt very comfortable on the bike. Jorge might be a little stronger than us so far, but we are closer to his times than we had expected. Tomorrow we will continue working in the same way to further improve the setup"
DANI PEDROSA – 3rd - 2'03.192
"Today the weather was good and we were able to test the tyre range out in the early laps. Normally here at Silverstone it's quite cold and we don't get a chance to try the hard compound, but today we were able to do that. There wasn't much in the way of a positive feel with that compound, because we lacked rear grip, but nevertheless we got some fairly good times with it. The goal for tomorrow is to improve grip and clock some faster laps"