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#BritishGP: MotoGP™ Race Guide

#BritishGP: MotoGP™ Race Guide

All of the vitals stats and information any fan needs to know in a bite-sized portion ahead of the Octo British Grand Prix.

The 20-lap race at Silverstone kicks off at 13:00 local time:

  • Marc Marquez starts from pole for the sixth time in 2015 and for the third successive year at the British Grand Prix.

  • In second place on the grid is Jorge Lorenzo, who has won the MotoGP race at Silverstone three times in the last five years. Lorenzo has led across the line on every lap in each of his five MotoGP wins in 2015.

  • Taking the final place on the front row is Dani Pedrosa, his first front row start at Silverstone since 2010. Pedrosa’s only MotoGP win in Britain was at Donington in 2006.

  • Valentino Rossi heads the second row of the grid – his best ever qualifying result at the Silverstone circuit. Silverstone is one of just three circuits on the 2015 schedule where he has not had a MotoGP win, along with Austin and Aragon.  Rossi has finished on the podium at the last fifteen successive MotoGP races.

  • Pol Espargaro, the Moto2 winner at Silverstone in 2012, will start the race from fifth place on the grid.

  • In sixth place on the grid is Bradley Smith, who has finished on the podium in both of the smaller GP classes at Silverstone; third in the 125cc race in 2010 and second in Moto2 in 2011.

  • Scott Redding heads up the third row – his best qualifying result since he was in sixth place on the grid in Austin.

  • Cal Crutchlow has qualified in the middle of the third row to make it the first time since the British Grand Prix in 1987 at Donington that three British riders have qualify in the top eight place of the grid for a premier-class grand prix.

  • The highest placed Ducati rider in qualifying is Andrea Iannone who is in ninth place on the grid. Iannone has been the first Ducati rider across the line at the last six MotoGP races.

  • Loris Baz is the top open class rider in qualifying for the first time, in fifteenth place on the grid.

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MotoGP, 2015, OCTO BRITISH GRAND PRIX, RAC

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