MotoGP: Round #12 Repsol Honda Race Preview - Silverstone (Video)

Silverstone Circuit Shot

Repsol Honda Press Release:

After his second place finish in Brno, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez heads to Britain this weekend hoping to close the gap to the front, he’s now 52 points behind leaders Lorenzo and Rossi in the Championship Standings. Teammate, Dani Pedrosa (7th in the Standings), had a difficult weekend in Brno after injuring his left ankle but was able to fight up to 5th in the race.

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

Last year, Marc earned Honda's maiden victory at the Silverstone circuit in the MotoGP class and has celebrated four podiums in five visits, including a victory in the 125cc class in 2010 and a second place finish in MotoGP in 2013. Dani, who has been undergoing treatment since his unfortunate crash on Friday in Brno, will be hoping to arrive in Silverstone close to full fitness. Dani has celebrated two podium finishes in Silverstone (3rd in 2013 and 2012).

FP1 will begin on Friday at 09h55 local time.

Marc Marquez Race Action Shot

Marc Marquez #93:

Championship Standing: 3rd - 159 points

"Brno was a difficult weekend but we took important points in the Championship and keep fighting! Silverstone isn’t one of my favorite tracks but I enjoy going there as you can feel the excitement and the history that surrounds the circuit and the area as a whole. I’ve been on the podium there the past three years including a win last year, so let’s hope the weather is good to us and we can fight for a similar result this year."

Dani Pedrosa Race Action Shot

Dani Pedrosa #26:

Championship Standing: 7th - 91 points

"It wasn’t our best weekend in the Czech Republic but we were able to fight our way up to 5th and we must learn from the experience. My ankle is feeling much better now - not 100% - but I’m not in as much pain as I was in Brno. Silverstone is a very fast track, it’s very flat - being an old airfield - and it has many changes of direction, so finding a setup that suits both the fast and slow corners is the challenge. As always, the British weather is the unknown factor so it’s important to keep an eye on that!"

MotoGP 2015 Tuesday, August 25th 2015 - Rider Standings:

1     LORENZO Jorge     99     SPA     211     Movistar Yamaha MotoGP     Yamaha

2     ROSSI Valentino 46     ITA     211     Movistar Yamaha MotoGP     Yamaha

3     MARQUEZ Marc     93     SPA     159     Repsol Honda Team     Honda

4     IANNONE Andrea     29     ITA     142     Ducati Team     Ducati

5     SMITH Bradley     38     GBR     106     Monster Yamaha Tech 3     Yamaha

6     DOVIZIOSO Andrea 4     ITA     104     Ducati Team     Ducati

7     PEDROSA Dani     26     SPA     91     Repsol Honda Team     Honda

8     ESPARGARO Pol     44     SPA     81     Monster Yamaha Tech 3     Yamaha

9     CRUTCHLOW Cal     35     GBR     74     LCR Honda     Honda

10     PETRUCCI Danilo 9     ITA     63     Pramac Racing     Ducati

11     VINALES Maverick 25     SPA     62     Team Suzuki Ecstar     Suzuki

12     ESPARGARO Aleix 41     SPA     53     Team Suzuki Ecstar     Suzuki

13     HERNANDEZ Yonny 68     COL     41     Pramac Racing     Ducati

14     REDDING Scott     45     GBR     37     Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS     Honda

15     BARBERA Hector     8     SPA     20     Avintia Racing     Ducati

16     BAUTISTA Alvaro 19     SPA     16     Aprilia Racing Team Gresini     Aprilia

17     BAZ Loris     76     FRA     15     Athina Forward Racing     Forward Yamaha

18     MILLER Jack     43     AUS     12     LCR Honda     Honda

19     BRADL Stefan     6     GER     11     Aprilia Racing Team Gresini     Aprilia

20     PIRRO Michele     51     ITA     8     Ducati Team     Ducati

21     HAYDEN Nicky     69     USA     8     Aspar MotoGP Team     Honda

22     LAVERTY Eugene     50     IRE     7     Aspar MotoGP Team     Honda

23     AOYAMA Hiroshi     7     JPN     5     AB Motoracing     Honda

24     DI MEGLIO Mike     63     FRA     2     Avintia Racing     Ducati

25     DE ANGELIS Alex 15     RSM     1     Athina Forward Racing     Forward Yamaha

Marc Márquez and Dani Pedrosa arrive at British GP:

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