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Championship leader Marc Marquez and teammate Dani Pedrosa are looking forward to the upcoming British Grand Prix, round 12 of the MotoGP Championship, determined to continue the good work that has so far allowed them to step up on the podium seven times each this season (six times together). That tally includes three wins for Marquez and one win for Pedrosa.

A one-day test at Misano last Sunday saw the Repsol Honda pair work positively on their RC213V’s setup before heading to the historic Silverstone Circuit, where the MotoGP Championship returned in 2010 after a 23-year break (from 1988 to 2009). During that time, the British Grand Prix was held at Donington Park.

When is the British Grand Prix 2017?

British GP is held on 25-27 August 2017

At the UK Grand Prix (held at Silverstone Circuit)

Marc Marquez has 2 wins, 1×125 (2010) and 1xMotoGP (2014), plus an additional 2 podiums and 5 pole positions. Dani Pedrosa has celebrated two podium finishes in MotoGP (3rd in 2013 and 2012).

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Marc Marquez

“Step by step, we’ve been able to find a good base for our bike and this is very good, as one of my goals is to always be there at the front and be very consistent at all tracks and in all conditions. Of course we’ll try for the same at Silverstone, a circuit that I like, though we know it will be a challenging round as our opponents are usually very strong there. Last year we did a good job during the weekend and only on race day we probably didn’t make the perfect choice with the front tyre. This year we’ll try and do everything to be able to fight for the podium again.”

Dani Pedrosa

“The team is working well, in Austria we overturned a difficult weekend to get a positive result in the race. Now we go to a difficult track which is bumpy and where the weather is always unstable! We’ll be aiming to improve and be focused because last year was difficult so we must be out lapping and learning about the tyres and the setup to be prepared for Sunday’s race.”


Rider Standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team
1 MARQUEZ Marc 93 SPA 174 Repsol Honda Team
2 DOVIZIOSO Andrea 4 ITA 158 Ducati Team
3 VINALES Maverick 25 SPA 150 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
4 ROSSI Valentino 46 ITA 141 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
5 PEDROSA Dani 26 SPA 139 Repsol Honda Team
6 ZARCO Johann 5 FRA 99 Monster Yamaha Tech 3
7 LORENZO Jorge 99 SPA 79 Ducati Team
8 FOLGER Jonas 94 GER 77 Monster Yamaha Tech 3
9 CRUTCHLOW Cal 35 GBR 76 LCR Honda
10 PETRUCCI Danilo 9 ITA 75 Octo Pramac Racing
11 BAUTISTA Alvaro 19 SPA 52 Pull&Bear Aspar Team
12 ESPARGARO Aleix 41 SPA 43 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini
13 MILLER Jack 43 AUS 43 Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS
14 BAZ Loris 76 FRA 38 Reale Avintia Racing
15 REDDING Scott 45 GBR 37 Octo Pramac Racing
16 IANNONE Andrea 29 ITA 33 Team Suzuki Ecstar
17 ABRAHAM Karel 17 CZE 25 Pull&Bear Aspar Team
18 RABAT Tito 53 SPA 23 Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS
19 BARBERA Hector 8 SPA 21 Reale Avintia Racing
20 ESPARGARO Pol 44 SPA 21 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
21 RINS Alex 42 SPA 12 Team Suzuki Ecstar
22 SMITH Bradley 38 GBR 8 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
23 PIRRO Michele 51 ITA 7 Ducati Test Team
24 KALLIO Mika 36 FIN 6 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
25 LOWES Sam 22 GBR 2 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini
26 GUINTOLI Sylvain 50 FRA 1 Team Suzuki Ecstar

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