MotoGP: Round #12 Repsol Honda Race Report - Silverstone

Dani Pedrosa Race Action Shot

Repsol Honda Press Release:

Reigning World Champion, Marc Marquez, crashed out of today’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone whilst fighting for the lead in the rain in an accident-filled race, with teammate Dani Pedrosa managing to bring the bike home and finish fifth.

After a delayed start caused by the onset of rain, Marc broke away at the front with Valentino Rossi after an initial flurry of overtaking. Over 6 seconds ahead of the third placed rider by Lap 13, the Repsol Honda rider crashed at Turn 1 and was unable to continue the race. Dani, who suffered early in the race, dropped as low as seventh but made the most of several crashes ahead of him to take fifth.

With this result, Marc lies third in the overall standings with 159 points and Dani, seventh with 102. The MotoGP World Championship now heads to San Marino, to begin the last quarter of the 2015 season in a fortnight’s time.

Dani Pedrosa Race Action Shot

Dani Pedrosa #26:

5th Championship Standing: 7th - 102 points

"To be honest, it was not a good day. I had a strange feeling with the bike in the rain; we did not have much grip and it was very delicate to ride. I made a mistake at the start because I didn’t get off the line well, and after that I never found a good pace either. I tried to do my best but the feeling was not good; I'm quite unhappy with the last few results. We will try to push harder at the next race at Misano to see if we can catch up, and be higher up the order than in recent races."

Marc marquez Race Action Shot

Marc Marquez #99:

DNF Championship Standing: 3rd - 159 points

"The World Championship situation was already complicated before this Grand Prix, and now it is even more difficult, but it is also true that this was a race where we had to take a risk. I felt I had the race under control and I crashed out. It means zero points, but the fact that we were back up at the front again was the positive side of today."

Race Round 12   Octo British Grand Prix - Results Session:

1     ROSSI Valentino 46     ITA     25     Movistar Yamaha MotoGP     Yamaha     46'15.617

2     PETRUCCI Danilo 9     ITA     20     Pramac Racing     Ducati     +3.010

3     DOVIZIOSO Andrea 4     ITA     16     Ducati Team     Ducati     +4.117

4     LORENZO Jorge     99     SPA     13     Movistar Yamaha MotoGP     Yamaha     +5.726

5     PEDROSA Dani     26     SPA     11     Repsol Honda Team     Honda     +11.132

6     REDDING Scott     45     GBR     10     Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS     Honda     +25.467

7     SMITH Bradley     38     GBR     9     Monster Yamaha Tech 3     Yamaha     +26.717

8     IANNONE Andrea     29     ITA     8     Ducati Team     Ducati     +29.393

9     ESPARGARO Aleix 41     SPA     7     Team Suzuki Ecstar     Suzuki     +38.815

10     BAUTISTA Alvaro 19     SPA     6     Aprilia Racing Team Gresini     Aprilia     +41.712

11     VINALES Maverick 25     SPA     5     Team Suzuki Ecstar     Suzuki     +44.776

12     HAYDEN Nicky     69     USA     4     Aspar MotoGP Team     Honda     +52.489

13     BARBERA Hector     8     SPA     3     Avintia Racing     Ducati     +1'11.211

14     DI MEGLIO Mike     63     FRA     2     Avintia Racing     Ducati     +1'15.292

15     DE ANGELIS Alex 15     RSM     1     Athina Forward Racing     Forward Yamaha     +1'17.863

16     BAZ Loris     76     FRA     0     Athina Forward Racing     Forward Yamaha     +1'19.310

17     LAVERTY Eugene     50     IRE     0     Aspar MotoGP Team     Honda     +1'19.735

18     CORTI Claudio     71     ITA     0     Athina Forward Racing     Forward Yamaha     +1'58.086

19     ABRAHAM Karel     17     CZE     0     AB Motoracing     Honda     +1 lap

20     ESPARGARO Pol     44     SPA     0     Monster Yamaha Tech 3     Yamaha     DNF

21     MARQUEZ Marc     93     SPA     0     Repsol Honda Team     Honda     DNF

22     BRADL Stefan     6     GER     0     Aprilia Racing Team Gresini     Aprilia     DNF

23     CRUTCHLOW Cal     35     GBR     0     LCR Honda     Honda     DNF

24     MILLER Jack     43     AUS     0     LCR Honda     Honda     DNF

25     HERNANDEZ Yonny 68     COL     0     Pramac Racing     Ducati     DNF

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