21 Aug Repsol Honda Team cross the Channel to newly resurfaced Silverstone
Following a spectacular second-place finish in Austria, Marc Marquez is now ready for the British Grand Prix and, like teammate Dani Pedrosa, is keen to discover the most recent improvements made to the track.
With 2018 marking historic Silverstone’s 70th anniversary since converting from a wartime airfield into a race circuit, the track has been resurfaced from the start line to the finish in order to provide a smoother surface, increased grip, and better water drainage. The previous full tarmac resurfacing dates back to 1996.
Thanks to impressive results consistency that has earned him a tally of nine podium appearances out of 11 races, Marc currently holds a 59-point advantage over second-placed Valentino Rossi, with eight of 19 races remaining. (Last year he arrived at the British GP with a 16-point lead over Andrea Dovizioso, with seven of 18 races remaining).
British weather is notoriously unpredictable, but Marc is ready to challenge for another victory whatever the conditions, with Dani looking forward to making a positive turn with his season.
At the British Grand Prix (held at Silverstone Circuit):
Marc Marquez has 2 wins, 1×125 (2010) and 1xMotoGP (2014), plus an additional 2 podiums and 6 pole positions.
Dani Pedrosa has celebrated two podium finishes in MotoGP (3rd in 2012 and 2013).