Latest MotoGP Results
Jorge Lorenzo has seized control of the MotoGP class at Silverstone by setting a ferocious pace, under the race lap record. Lorenzo set a blistering lap early on in the session, and his time would not be matched. Fastest man in the morning Marc Marquez ended the day in second, nearly a quarter of a second behind the factory Yamaha man, and the same ahead of his Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa. Alvaro Bautista, having an excellent weekend at Silverstone, grabbed 4th spot, nearly seven tenths behind Lorenzo, and making it three Hondas in the top four.
Valentino Rossi made a big step forward after struggling in the morning, taking 5th behind Bautista and missing out on 4th by just under two hundredths of a second. Cal Crutchlow ended the day in 6th, fractionally behind the Italian, and tightly bunched with Bautista and Rossi. Andrea Dovizioso also made a big leap forward, taking 1.6 seconds off his time, and grabbing 7th spot. Dovizoso also led another tightly bunched group, with Bradley Smith and Stefan Brald within a few hundredths of the Italian. Nicky Hayden rounded out the top 10.
Scott Redding got his home Grand Prix off to a good start by topping the first session of free practice in the Moto2 class. The Marc VDS rider waited until the last minute to take over the lead, just edging Moto2 title rival Pol Espargaro into 2nd place. Espargaro had in turn knocked Dominique Aegerter into 3rd place, after the Swiss rider had led for much of the session.
Johann Zaro took 4th spot, ahead of Tito Rabat, with Tech 3 rider Danny Kent putting on a strong showing at his home race to take 6th.
Marc Marquez continues his run of form in MotoGP, picking up at Silverstone where he left off at Brno. The Repsol Honda rookie topped the first session of free practice at the British circuit, holding off a strong challenge by Jorge Lorenzo. As the session went on, Marquez extended his advantage, pulling out a gap of over two tenths of a second over Lorenzo at the end of the session.
Cal Crutchlow took 3rd in FP1, the Tech 3 Yamaha rider finding a burst of speed at the end of the session to end up just nine thousandths of a second behind Lorenzo. Dani Pedrosa was 4th quickest, four tenths off Crutchlow and over six tenths behind his Repsol Honda teammate Marquez. Alvaro Bautista settled in well at Silverstone, taking 5th just behind Pedrosa and two tenths ahead of Valentino Rossi, the Factory Yamaha rider ending in 6th. Stefan Bradl grabbed 7th, a second behind Marquez, and just ahead of Nicky Hayden on the factory Ducati and Bradley Smith on the second Monster Tech 3 Yamaha. Andrea Dovizioso rounds out the top 10 on the factory Ducati.
Luis Salom set the fastest time for the first session of free practice for the Moto3 class on a bright and dry morning at Silverstone. Salom was two tenths faster than Maverick Vinales, but the Spanish pair were over a second quicker the rest of the field, with Jonas Folger a fraction quicker than Alex Rins.
Marc Marquez climbed to the top of the time sheet in the FP4 practice session. Again, less than a second separates the top eight riders.