2015 British motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2015 British motorcycle Grand Prix was the twelfth round of the 2015 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It was held at the Silverstone Circuit in Silverstone on 30 August 2015.[4] The MotoGP and Moto3 races were held in wet conditions, while the Moto2 race was in dry conditions with cloudy weather.

United Kingdom  2015 British Grand Prix
Race details
Race 12 of 18 races in the
2015 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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Date30 August 2015
Official nameOcto British Grand Prix[1][2][3]
LocationSilverstone Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 5.900 km (3.666 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Spain Marc Márquez Honda
Time 2:00.234
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha
Time 2:16.486 on lap 9
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha
Second Italy Danilo Petrucci Ducati
Third Italy Andrea Dovizioso Ducati
Moto2
Pole position
Rider United Kingdom Sam Lowes Speed Up
Time 2:06.345
Fastest lap
Rider Germany Florian Alt Suter
Time 2:13.742 on lap 18
Podium
First France Johann Zarco Kalex
Second Spain Álex Rins Kalex
Third Spain Esteve Rabat Kalex
Moto3
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Navarro Honda
Time 2:12.440
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Danny Kent Honda
Time 2:33.508 on lap 3
Podium
First United Kingdom Danny Kent Honda
Second Czech Republic Jakub Kornfeil KTM
Third Italy Niccolò Antonelli Honda

In the premier class, Marc Márquez took his sixth pole position of the season and recorded the fastest lap by a motorcycle since Silverstone was renovated, with a 2:00.234 lap time. In the race, he battled with Valentino Rossi for first place, but he crashed out of the race with 8 laps remaining.[5] Rossi led home an all-Italian podium for his fourth victory of the season,[6] and his first at Silverstone. Danilo Petrucci finished in second place and recorded his first MotoGP podium, while Andrea Dovizioso finished in third place. Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa had good starting positions, but they dropped back into 4th and 5th places respectively. Both Team LCR riders failed to complete the race; after Jack Miller collided with his teammate Cal Crutchlow,[7] who later retired from the race after a second crash. Yonny Hernández crashed out of the race at Turn 1 of the first lap, while Stefan Bradl and Pol Espargaró also crashed out of the race before the halfway mark. Rossi extended his lead in the championship standings to 12 points from his teammate, Lorenzo.

In the smaller classes, championship leaders Johann Zarco (Moto2) and Danny Kent (Moto3) won their respective races, to extend their championship leads.

ClassificationEdit

MotoGPEdit

The race start was delayed due to weather conditions, and ultimately started at 13:25 local time.

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 46   Valentino Rossi Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 20 46:15.617 4 25
2 9   Danilo Petrucci Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 20 +3.010 18 20
3 4   Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Team Ducati 20 +4.117 12 16
4 99   Jorge Lorenzo Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 20 +5.726 2 13
5 26   Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda 20 +11.132 3 11
6 45   Scott Redding EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 20 +25.467 7 10
7 38   Bradley Smith Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 20 +26.717 6 9
8 29   Andrea Iannone Ducati Team Ducati 20 +29.393 9 8
9 41   Aleix Espargaró Team Suzuki ECSTAR Suzuki 20 +38.815 10 7
10 19   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 20 +41.712 20 6
11 25   Maverick Viñales Team Suzuki ECSTAR Suzuki 20 +44.776 13 5
12 69   Nicky Hayden Aspar MotoGP Team Honda 20 +52.489 21 4
13 8   Héctor Barberá Avintia Racing Ducati 20 +1:11.211 17 3
14 63   Mike Di Meglio Avintia Racing Ducati 20 +1:15.292 22 2
15 15   Alex de Angelis E-Motion IodaRacing Team ART 20 +1:17.863 25 1
16 76   Loris Baz Forward Racing Yamaha Forward 20 +1:19.310 15
17 50   Eugene Laverty Aspar MotoGP Team Honda 20 +1:19.735 19
18 71   Claudio Corti Forward Racing Yamaha Forward 20 +1:58.086 23
19 17   Karel Abraham AB Motoracing Honda 19 +1 lap 24
Ret 44   Pol Espargaró Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 14 Accident 5
Ret 93   Marc Márquez Repsol Honda Team Honda 12 Accident 1
Ret 6   Stefan Bradl Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 12 Accident 14
Ret 35   Cal Crutchlow LCR Honda Honda 4 Accident Damage 8
Ret 43   Jack Miller LCR Honda Honda 2 Collision 16
Ret 68   Yonny Hernández Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 0 Accident 11
Sources: [8][9][10]

Moto2Edit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5   Johann Zarco Kalex 18 42:53.674 3 25
2 40   Álex Rins Kalex 18 +3.360 2 20
3 1   Esteve Rabat Kalex 18 +5.527 4 16
4 73   Álex Márquez Kalex 18 +6.489 9 13
5 94   Jonas Folger Kalex 18 +8.228 7 11
6 22   Sam Lowes Speed Up 18 +28.261 1 10
7 95   Anthony West Speed Up 18 +33.902 22 9
8 11   Sandro Cortese Kalex 18 +33.939 10 8
9 12   Thomas Lüthi Kalex 18 +34.889 5 7
10 88   Ricard Cardús Suter 18 +35.084 23 6
11 23   Marcel Schrötter Tech 3 18 +38.814 18 5
12 4   Randy Krummenacher Kalex 18 +39.190 14 4
13 77   Dominique Aegerter Kalex 18 +47.780 11 3
14 30   Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 18 +57.103 6 2
15 49   Axel Pons Kalex 18 +1:00.071 13 1
16 55   Hafizh Syahrin Kalex 18 +1:02.268 12
17 39   Luis Salom Kalex 18 +1:04.389 17
18 60   Julián Simón Speed Up 18 +1:04.806 16
19 25   Azlan Shah Kalex 18 +1:07.910 20
20 36   Mika Kallio Kalex 18 +1:08.594 19
21 2   Jesko Raffin Kalex 18 +1:10.950 25
22 97   Xavi Vierge Tech 3 18 +1:11.354 24
23 70   Robin Mulhauser Kalex 18 +1:39.471 28
24 66   Florian Alt Suter 18 +1:51.325 29
25 19   Xavier Siméon Kalex 17 +1 lap 21
26 64   Federico Caricasulo Kalex 17 +1 lap 30
27 96   Louis Rossi Tech 3 16 +2 laps 26
Ret 10   Thitipong Warokorn Kalex 16 Accident 27
Ret 7   Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 13 Accident Damage 8
Ret 3   Simone Corsi Kalex 13 Accident Damage 15
Ret 28   Bradley Ray FTR 2 Accident 31
OFFICIAL MOTO2 REPORT

Moto3Edit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 52   Danny Kent Honda 17 44:13.623 3 25
2 84   Jakub Kornfeil KTM 17 +8.492 13 20
3 23   Niccolò Antonelli Honda 17 +13.189 18 16
4 20   Fabio Quartararo Honda 17 +50.018 11 13
5 11   Livio Loi Honda 17 +51.755 28 11
6 17   John McPhee Honda 17 +53.726 12 10
7 58   Juan Francisco Guevara Mahindra 17 +1:01.086 19 9
8 48   Lorenzo Dalla Porta Husqvarna 17 +1:06.158 27 8
9 7   Efrén Vázquez Honda 17 +1:08.634 4 7
10 24   Tatsuki Suzuki Mahindra 17 +1:13.589 33 6
11 10   Alexis Masbou Honda 17 +1:18.961 6 5
12 5   Romano Fenati KTM 17 +1:27.462 8 4
13 44   Miguel Oliveira KTM 17 +1:31.210 9 3
14 63   Zulfahmi Khairuddin KTM 17 +1:37.523 29 2
15 16   Andrea Migno KTM 17 +1:38.004 17 1
16 65   Philipp Öttl KTM 17 +1:40.376 24
17 2   Remy Gardner Mahindra 17 +1:50.488 22
18 26   Luke Hedger Kalex KTM 17 +2:30.582 36
19 66   Taz Taylor KTM 16 +1 lap 35
20 76   Hiroki Ono Honda 16 +1 lap 31
Ret 21   Francesco Bagnaia Mahindra 15 Accident 15
Ret 33   Enea Bastianini Honda 15 Accident 7
Ret 29   Stefano Manzi Mahindra 15 Accident 26
Ret 55   Andrea Locatelli Honda 14 Accident 20
Ret 40   Darryn Binder Mahindra 14 Accident Damage 25
Ret 19   Alessandro Tonucci Mahindra 12 Accident 30
Ret 88   Jorge Martín Mahindra 10 Accident 16
Ret 95   Jules Danilo Honda 8 Accident 23
Ret 41   Brad Binder KTM 8 Accident 10
Ret 98   Karel Hanika KTM 6 Accident 2
Ret 32   Isaac Viñales KTM 6 Accident Damage 5
Ret 6   María Herrera Husqvarna 6 Brakes 14
Ret 22   Ana Carrasco KTM 6 Accident 34
Ret 12   Matteo Ferrari Mahindra 1 Brakes 32
Ret 9   Jorge Navarro Honda 0 Accident 1
Ret 91   Gabriel Rodrigo KTM 0 Accident 21
OFFICIAL MOTO3 REPORT

Championship standings after the race (MotoGP)Edit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round twelve has concluded.[11]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for all standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2015 British MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "2015 MotoGP Class (FIM Grand Prix World Championship) Programmes - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Silverstone Circuit - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  4. ^ "British Grand Prix to run at Silverstone". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 12 February 2015. Retrieved 30 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Marquez: Title fight over as 'floating' returns". Crash.net. Crash Media Group. 30 August 2015. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  6. ^ "Rain-master Rossi rules at Silverstone". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 30 August 2015. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  7. ^ "Miller apologises to Crutchlow for wipe out". Crash.net. Crash Media Group. 31 August 2015. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  8. ^ "2015 British MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  9. ^ "CTO BRITISH GRAND PRIX · MotoGP Race Classification 2015". Motogp.com. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  10. ^ "2015 British MotoGp : Race Classifications" (PDF). Resources.motogp.com. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2015. Retrieved 2019-08-26.


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