At the moment we are heading the right way and that makes me happy. (The track) has more bumps than last year but, you know, you need to manage that. I feel quite good." Teammate Dani Pedrosa, who finished third and a further two tenths behind Marquez, was more outspoken when it came to the subject of the track surface. "The track is really, really bumpy," acknowledged the 2012 championship runner-up. "I don't know what happened to it but there are some really big bumps.
Also, the track conditions were not really good; the temperature was perfect and the tyres were warm enough, but there was just a lot of spinning on the rear and no grip." Pedrosa is yet to win the British Grand Prix since he triumphed at Donington Park in his debut MotoGP™ season of 2006, whereas Marquez never triumphed at Silverstone in Moto2™ but did win the 125 race when the championship first returned to the Northamptonshire venue in 2010.