Next stop Silverstone for the Repsol Honda Team

Next stop Silverstone for the Repsol Honda Team

24.08.2021: British Grand Prix MotoGP 2021 Round 12 Marc Marquez and Pol Espargaro head north to the historic Silverstone circuit as the MotoGP World Championship prepares for round 12.


British Grand Prix
MotoGP 2021   Round 12



Marc Marquez and Pol Espargaro head north to the historic Silverstone circuit as the MotoGP World Championship prepares for round 12.




This weekend marks the return of the British Gran Prix, the championship forced to forgo the round in 2020 due to the pandemic. At 5.9 kilometers, Silverstone is the longest circuit on the current calendar and presents a fast and flowing layout for the MotoGP World Championship riders to overcome. As in Austria, weather will no doubt be a talking point throughout the weekend.


Marc Marquez’s record around Silverstone is respectable in the premier class with one win and two additional podiums from four finishes. In 2019, MotoGP fans were treated to a thrilling battle between the #93 and Alex Rins that went down to the wire. The eight-time World Champion arrives with the same mindset as Austria; capitalize on all the opportunities which present themselves and continue to work on developing the Honda RC213V.



In Austria, Marquez proved that in both the wet and the dry conditions he and the Repsol Honda Team machine have the potential to challenge for victory.


On the other side of the Repsol Honda Team garage, Pol Espargaro arrives in the UK looking to find further improvements with his Honda RC213V after a pair of difficult races in Austria. Espargaro has taken points in all premier class editions of the British Grand Prix that he has finished with a best result of sixth place. In 2012, Espargaro claimed his debut pole position in the Moto2 class at the track.


Premier class action returns to Silverstone at 09:55 Local Time on Friday, August 27 with the race starting at 13:00 Local Time on, August 29. The 20-lap Grand Prix is sure to be another exciting affair as the World Championship is back into the usual racing-rhythm after the summer break.   
    
       


    
Marc Marquez  93



“It will be great to see the British fans again after a year away. Racing in Austria with fans in the stands was enjoyable, so I am looking forward to doing it again in England!



Our position between the races has not changed, this weekend is again all about working to improve and seeing what’s possible on Sunday. Last race we had the speed and were able to fight, but Silverstone is a very different circuit, and many can be strong there.”         


    
       
Pol Espargaro  44



“Let’s see what this weekend in Silverstone can bring us. It’s a long circuit, which is quite different to where we just were. First, we need to understand how the bike is working there and then make our plan for the weekend but the goal is to improve and try to fix the problems we had in Austria.



I enjoyed racing in front of fans again last time out, so it’s good news we will do it again this weekend.”         

   


Rider, Team and Manufacturer standings ahead the British Grand Prix


       
    
Rider Standings


1    QUARTARARO Fabio     20    FRA    181    Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP    Yamaha
2    BAGNAIA Francesco     63    ITA    134    Ducati Lenovo Team    Ducati
3    MIR Joan     36    SPA    134    Team Suzuki Ecstar    Suzuki
4    ZARCO Johann     5    FRA    132    Pramac Racing    Ducati
5    MILLER Jack     43    AUS    105    Ducati Lenovo Team    Ducati
6    BINDER Brad     33    RSA    98    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing    KTM
7    VINALES Maverick     12    SPA    95    Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP    Yamaha
8    OLIVEIRA Miguel     88    POR    85    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing    KTM
9    ESPARGARO Aleix     41    SPA    67    Aprilia Racing Team Gresini    Aprilia
10    MARTIN Jorge     89    SPA    64    Pramac Racing    Ducati
11    MARQUEZ Marc     93    SPA    59    Repsol Honda Team    Honda
12    NAKAGAMI Takaaki     30    JPN    55    LCR Honda    Honda
13    RINS Alex     42    SPA    44    Team Suzuki Ecstar    Suzuki
14    MARQUEZ Alex     73    SPA    41    LCR Honda    Honda
15    ESPARGARO Pol     44    SPA    41    Repsol Honda Team    Honda
16    MORBIDELLI Franco     21    ITA    40    Petronas Yamaha SRT    Yamaha
17    BASTIANINI Enea     23    ITA    31    Avintia Esponsorama    Ducati
18    PETRUCCI Danilo     9    ITA    30    Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing    KTM
19    ROSSI Valentino     46    ITA    28    Petronas Yamaha SRT    Yamaha
20    MARINI Luca     10    ITA    27    SKY VR46 Avintia    Ducati
21    LECUONA Iker     27    SPA    24    Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing    KTM
22    BRADL Stefan     6    GER    11    Team HRC    Honda
23    PEDROSA Dani     26    SPA    6    KTM Test Team    KTM
24    SAVADORI Lorenzo     32    ITA    4    Aprilia Racing Team Gresini    Aprilia
25    PIRRO Michele     51    ITA    3    Pramac Racing    Ducati
26    RABAT Tito     53    SPA    1    Pramac Racing    Ducati
    
    
       
    

Team Standings


1    Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP    276
2    Ducati Lenovo Team    239
3    Pramac Racing    200
4    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing    183
5    Team Suzuki Ecstar    178
6    Repsol Honda Team    107
7    LCR Honda    96
8    Aprilia Racing Team Gresini    71
9    Petronas Yamaha SRT    68
10    Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing    54
11    Avintia Esponsorama    31
12    SKY VR46 Avintia    27
13    KTM Test Team    6
14    Team HRC    4


    
Constructor Standings


1    Ducati    212
2    Yamaha    209
3    KTM    152
4    Suzuki    138
5    Honda    104
6    Aprilia    68
    


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