Can Marquez be stopped at Silverstone?

Posted: 28 Aug 2013

Can Marquez be stopped?

It looks as though moving the British Grand Prix to September in the hope of better weather has paid off, with sunny forecasts ahead of this weekend’s event. Having taken a stunning four victories in a row, it’d be foolish to write Marc Marquez off for the win.

However, the Spanish wonderkid hasn’t won at the British track since his 125cc victory in 2010. Although, on current form Marquez could probably win anywhere. He currently sits over a race win ahead of team-mate Dani Pedrosa, so whatever happens the twenty-year old will leave Silverstone at the top of the title chase.

In the three years Silverstone has hosted the British Grand Prix, Jorge Lorenzo has taken victory twice and is therefore by default the favourite to take the challenge to Marquez. Currently third in the championship, Lorenzo knows full well if he’s to rejuvenate his title fight he needs nothing but a win.

Dani Pedrosa hasn’t won since the French round at Le Mans back in May, mainly because of his broken collarbone. Pedrosa returned to the podium at Indianapolis a couple of weeks back and saw a repeat last weekend at Brno. Racing less than a week after Brno could be a challenge for the Spaniard, despite him saying he’s almost at full fitness. The same goes for Lorenzo.

After a fall saw him finish seventeenth last time out at Brno, Britain’s Cal Crutchlow will be on the lookout for a decent result this weekend at home. Crutchlow’s previous home Grand Prix have been plagued by practice/qualifying crashes and injury. After a heroic ride from the back of the grid to sixth with a broken ankle last year, a podium is definitely in Crutchlow’s sights if not more.

In Moto2, Scott Redding will be looking to make up for ground lost in his eighth place finish at Brno as he looks to take his second ever Home GP victory while in Moto3, the battle heats up after Alex Rins finished off the podium for the first time this year at Brno.