Pedrosa takes fifth but Marquez crashes out of dramatic wet Silverstone race

In an accident-filled race, Marc Marquez crashed and teammate Dani Pedrosa managing to bring the bike home and finish fifth.

Reigning World Champion, Marc Marquez, crashed out of today’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone whilst fighting for the lead in the rain in an accident-filled race, with teammate Dani Pedrosa managing to bring the bike home and finish fifth.

After a delayed start caused by the onset of rain, Marc broke away at the front with Valentino Rossi after an initial flurry of overtaking. Over 6 seconds ahead of the third placed rider by Lap 13, the Repsol Honda rider crashed at Turn 1 and was unable to continue the race. Dani, who suffered early in the race, dropped as low as seventh but made the most of several crashes ahead of him to take fifth.

With this result, Marc lies third in the overall standings with 159 points and Dani, seventh with 102. The MotoGP World Championship now heads to San Marino, to begin the last quarter of the 2015 season in a fortnight’s time.

Dani Pedrosa (5th Championship Standing: 7th - 102 points): "To be honest, it was not a good day. I had a strange feeling with the bike in the rain; we did not have much grip and it was very delicate to ride. I made a mistake at the start because I didn’t get off the line well, and after that I never found a good pace either. I tried to do my best but the feeling was not good; I'm quite unhappy with the last few results. We will try to push harder at the next race at Misano to see if we can catch up, and be higher up the order than in recent races."

Marc Marquez (DNF Championship Standing: 3rd - 159 points): "The World Championship situation was already complicated before this Grand Prix, and now it is even more difficult, but it is also true that this was a race where we had to take a risk. I felt I had the race under control and I crashed out. It means zero points, but the fact that we were back up at the front again was the positive side of today."

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Series MotoGP
Event British GP
Sub-event Sunday race
Track Silverstone
Drivers Dani Pedrosa , Marc Marquez
Teams Repsol Honda Team
Article type Race report