MotoGP: Round #12 Repsol Honda Qualifying Report - Silverstone


Repsol Honda Press Release:

Marc Marquez has racked up his sixth pole position of the season with teammate, Dani Pedrosa, clinching third.

It was a good day for the Repsol Honda team at Silverstone today, with both riders qualifying in the top three. Marc set the pace early in the qualifying session while Dani, who paced second fastest for much of the session, finished with the third fastest time.

The reigning MotoGP World Champion made his intentions clear from his first exit, taking the lead with a time of 2’00.564. During his second and final outing, Marc lowered his time to stop the clock at 2’00.234, a record breaking pole position time which he previously set in 2013 (2’00.691), which surpassed Jorge Lorenzo who qualified second by almost three tenths. This is Marc’s 28th pole in the MotoGP class, the only Spanish rider with more poles in the premier-class is Lorenzo with 31.

Dani joins his teammate on the front row in the third position, after being overtaken by Lorenzo in the closing stages of the session. The Respol Honda rider was less than two tenths off of the second position and less than half of a second off pole with his time of 2’00.716.

The British Grand Prix, round twelve of the season, will be held tomorrow at 13h00 local time.


Marc Marquez #93:

1st 2'00.234

"It was a good qualifying session. When I did the first lap I noticed that if put together the perfect lap, maybe I could get very close to 1’59.00. But I noticed I was right on the limit a couple of times, and especially in the last sector I was missing a little something under braking. In the end what counts is that we took pole position! You can always improve, but it was a very good lap."


Dani Pedrosa #26:

3rd 2'00.716

"I'm happy because the goal was to be on the front row. It is always important to start well in the first few corners and I hope to catch up with Marc and Jorge. We will be watching the weather, because it is difficult to control the temperature of the tires. Marc's pace has been very good; I'm a little further behind on used tires, but let's see how the weather is tomorrow and what we can do. I have to get a good start and take the opening corners well, in order to stay with the front group."

Marc Márquez and Dani Pedrosa arrive at British GP:

Qualifying Round 12   Octo British Grand Prix - Results Session:

1     MARQUEZ Marc     93     SPA     Repsol Honda Team     Honda     2'00.234

2     LORENZO Jorge     99     SPA     Movistar Yamaha MotoGP     Yamaha     2'00.522

3     PEDROSA Dani     26     SPA     Repsol Honda Team     Honda     2'00.716

4     ROSSI Valentino 46     ITA     Movistar Yamaha MotoGP     Yamaha     2'00.947

5     ESPARGARO Pol     44     SPA     Monster Yamaha Tech 3     Yamaha     2'01.031

6     SMITH Bradley     38     GBR     Monster Yamaha Tech 3     Yamaha     2'01.140

7     REDDING Scott     45     GBR     Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS     Honda     2'01.329

8     CRUTCHLOW Cal     35     GBR     LCR Honda     Honda     2'01.376

9     IANNONE Andrea     29     ITA     Ducati Team     Ducati     2'01.874

10     ESPARGARO Aleix 41     SPA     Team Suzuki Ecstar     Suzuki     2'01.880

11     HERNANDEZ Yonny 68     COL     Pramac Racing     Ducati     2'01.894

12     DOVIZIOSO Andrea 4     ITA     Ducati Team     Ducati     2'01.979

13     VINALES Maverick 25     SPA     Team Suzuki Ecstar     Suzuki     2'02.016

14     BRADL Stefan     6     GER     Aprilia Racing Team Gresini     Aprilia     2'02.657

15     BAZ Loris     76     FRA     Athina Forward Racing     Forward Yamaha     2'02.677

16     MILLER Jack     43     AUS     LCR Honda     Honda     2'02.697

17     BARBERA Hector     8     SPA     Avintia Racing     Ducati     2'02.784

18     PETRUCCI Danilo 9     ITA     Pramac Racing     Ducati     2'02.800

19     LAVERTY Eugene     50     IRE     Aspar MotoGP Team     Honda     2'02.894

20     BAUTISTA Alvaro 19     SPA     Aprilia Racing Team Gresini     Aprilia     2'02.908

21     HAYDEN Nicky     69     USA     Aspar MotoGP Team     Honda     2'02.946

22     DI MEGLIO Mike     63     FRA     Avintia Racing     Ducati     2'03.641

23     CORTI Claudio     71     ITA     Athina Forward Racing     Forward Yamaha     2'03.789

24     ABRAHAM Karel     17     CZE     AB Motoracing     Honda     2'04.133

25     DE ANGELIS Alex 15     RSM     Athina Forward Racing     Forward Yamaha     2'04.304

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