Marquez and Pedrosa travel to historic Silverstone circuit

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Great Britain hosts the twelfth MotoGP round of the year, with Marc Marquez leading the World Championship by his biggest margin this season and Dani Pedrosa ready to regain confidence after testing at Brno.

Marc Márquez sobre la RC213V
Marquez and Pedrosa travel to historic Silverstone circuit

·@marcmarquez93: “Silverstone is a place where the weather is generally quite unpredictable”


The MotoGP World Championship contests its twelfth round of the season this weekend at Silverstone –a former airport during World War II. Marc Marquez comes into the British Grand Prix as leader of the MotoGP standings with 197 points –53 more than his closest rival. The Repsol Honda Team rider also has good memories of this weekend’s venue: He won at Silverstone in 2010 in 125cc and 2014 in MotoGP, in addition to podium finishes in 3 of his last 4 appearances there (in Moto2 and MotoGP). Dani Pedrosa, fourth with 109 points, faces the race in Britain with the aim of recovering confidence and implementing the conclusions drawn at the recent test in the Czech Republic.

Marc Márquez

“Silverstone is a place where the weather is generally quite unpredictable, meaning that cold and rain are variables you have to be prepared to face. We’ve encountered ‘mixed conditions’ situations more than once this year, and we saw how important it is to remain focused and make the right choices. We’ll see what happens during the weekend and we’ll try to manage the situation with the same mind-set that has gotten us this far. I like the track a lot; it has a slower first section but then there’s a series of ‘esses’ where it’s possible to make the difference if you find a good setup for the bike. I’ve always enjoyed racing there and we’ll push at the maximum to get the best result possible.”

Dani Pedrosa

“My main goal at the moment is to regain some confidence and feeling and then build upon that. The work we did during the Brno post-race test gave us a few ideas and we’ll see now if we’re able to start to find some more speed in the next races. Silverstone is a challenging venue with many changes of direction that require a lot of work on the bike’s settings. Another important topic is the weather, which is often quite unpredictable, and that also makes it demanding to set up the bike, to choose tyres and so on. The morning practices and the afternoon practice often give you different feelings. The track is very fast, quite winding, and it’s not easy. Once you get going though, things get better and everything gets more flowing on race day.”

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