Márquez secures second row start at wet Silverstone

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The Repsol Honda team rider will start from fifth position on the grid, after a day interrupted by rain. Dani Pedrosa, sixth in Q1, will start from the sixth row.

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Márquez secures second row start at wet Silverstone

I struggled a bit, maybe because my riding style is somewhat aggressive


Marc Márquez

Marc Márquez ha sido noveno en el FP3 y tercero en el FP4, sesión que ha sido suspendida a menos de dos minutos del final por un intenso chubasco.

En la Q2, el vigente Campeón del Mundo ha buscado un hueco en primera fila –siendo segundo en varias fases de la sesión–, aunque finalmente ha terminado en quinta posición.

Dani Pedrosa, decimosexto en el FP3 y decimonoveno en el FP4, ha tenido que disputar la Q1 y ha terminado sexto, decimosexto en la clasificación combinada con la Q2.

Marc Márquez

“I’m satisfied with the result because the conditions were very special today, in that it wasn’t as a ‘flag-to-flag’ situation, with the track passing from dry to wet or vice-versa. Here, we had one part of the track completely wet and the other part completely dry. I struggled a bit, maybe because my riding style is somewhat aggressive, or maybe I wasn’t able to find the right balance. Anyway, we saved the day and we’re on the second row, just a few metres from the front, which is positive. It looks like tomorrow could be another tricky day, possibly with heavy rain, so it will be important to analyse the track conditions and try to stay up there. We also must consider that if the conditions are like what we had at the end of FP4, we cannot race. The aquaplaning was very dangerous; I nearly crashed, and many other riders fell almost one after the other. Depending on the situation, Race Direction needs to evaluate what to do, but they have a lot of experience and I’m sure they’ll make the best decision.”


Dani Pedrosa

“I missed the passage to Q2, and it was my mistake; the team had done a great job. I was feeling good because when the track is half and half, the tyres warm up a lot in the dry sector and get into a good temperature by the time you hit the wet part. Actually, they even had too much temperature, and that’s why I slowed down before going for a final flying lap. Watching the big screen, I calculated that I could make it, but I missed it by just a fraction—my fault completely. Now we’ll see what happens tomorrow. Forecasts are for steady rain, and that can be a problem. I wasn’t on track at the end of FP4 when the aquaplaning problem arose, but I saw what happened and Marc said it was very dangerous out there. We must wait and see what conditions there are tomorrow.”

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