2014 Silverstone MotoGP FP2: Marquez Romps To Friday Clean Sweep

Marc Marquez has sent an ominous warning to his rivals following MotoGP FP2 at Silverstone as the Spaniard headed the majority of the field by over a second. As if responding to his 'disappointing' result from the previous round at Brno, Marquez circulated with calculated consistency to set a benchmark time of 2:02.126 which improved his morning time by more than one second and put him five tenths clear of fellow Honda rider Stefan Bradl. Andrea Dovizioso set the third fastest time but languished nearly four tenths further behind the session leader.

Bradley Smith gave the home crowd something to smile about on his way to setting the fourth quickest lap while Yonny Hernandez and Scott Redding extracted the maximum performance from their super soft rear tyres to take fifth and sixth positions respectively. Redding's performance was particularly outstanding given the horsepower disadvantage that he suffers aboard the production Honda racer.

While making it two Brits in the top ten Redding also managed to finish ahead of Andrea Iannone and the factory backed (and perhaps red-faced) Honda pairing of Alvaro Bautista and Dani Pedrosa. Aleix Espargaro took his Forward Racing Yamaha to tenth place and also managed to outshine some factory bike riders as Jorge Lorenzo, Pol Espargaro and Valentino Rossi struggled to get to grips with the Silverstone circuit.  

Full Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 2'02.126    
2 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 2'02.635 0.509 0.509
3 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 2'03.011 0.885 0.376
4 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 2'03.070 0.944 0.059
5 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 2'03.327 1.201 0.257
6 45 Scott REDDING Honda 2'03.333 1.207 0.006
7 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 2'03.353 1.227 0.020
8 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 2'03.391 1.265 0.038
9 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 2'03.410 1.284 0.019
10 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Forward Yamaha 2'03.468 1.342 0.058
11 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 2'03.500 1.374 0.032
12 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 2'03.542 1.416 0.042
13 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 2'03.952 1.826 0.410
14 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Ducati 2'04.057 1.931 0.105
15 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Forward Yamaha 2'04.411 2.285 0.354
16 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda 2'04.762 2.636 0.351
17 2 Leon CAMIER Honda 2'04.928 2.802 0.166
18 17 Karel ABRAHAM Honda 2'05.002 2.876 0.074
19 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ART 2'05.827 3.701 0.825
20 70 Michael LAVERTY PBM 2'06.335 4.209 0.508
21 8 Hector BARBERA Avintia 2'06.369 4.243 0.034
22 23 Broc PARKES PBM 2'07.855 5.729 1.486
23 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Avintia 2'08.397 6.271 0.542

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
12
2014

Comments

Missing in action?

I take it Nicky Hayden's still out? Any word as to how long?

Total votes: 5

Hayden

Current expectation is that Hayden will be back at Misano. It's not confirmed yet, though.

Total votes: 6

Scott Redding

This kid is the real deal..

I can't wait to see him on a factory bike next year

Total votes: 15

Rossi and Lorenzo

Are WAY town in the rankings. I know the natural order will come around, but for both of them to be struggling - doesn't bode well. I'd really, really like to se VR46 bag another win.

Total votes: 9

Yamahas

I thought this was a Yamaha track? 1 bike in the top 9?

Total votes: 12

Patience my son, its

Patience my son, its practice.

Total votes: 7

Patience my son its

Patience my son its practice.
4,5 and 6th places are just temporary,at the very least.

Total votes: 8

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