Silverstone, Great Britain
The track was damp, and both Sam Lowes and Alex Marquez crashed unharmed.
Predicting how a MotoGP race will play out is hard. Scratch that, predicting how a MotoGP race will play out is downright impossible. We scour the sector and lap times, talk to as many riders as possible, try to make sense of what they tell us, and take our best guess based on all we have learned. And inevitably, we get it wrong. Because there was something we missed, or because some random factor intervened, or because we didn't pay enough attention to what the riders were telling us, or perhaps paid too much attention to it.
Press releases after qualifying at Silverstone:
Repsol Honda duo on first row with Marquez taking record breaking pole
Marc Marquez has racked up his sixth pole position of the season with teammate, Dani Pedrosa, clinching third.
It was a good day for the Repsol Honda team at Silverstone today, with both riders qualifying in the top three. Marc set the pace early in the qualifying session while Dani, who paced second fastest for much of the session, finished with the third fastest time.
Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after qualifying:
Hanika takes second in British GP qualifying session
Red Bull KTM Ajo rider takes best result to date in a World Championship qualifying session. Oliveira places ninth, just ahead of teammate Binder.
08/29/2015 - Silverstone Circuit, Great Britain
Results of qualifying for Moto2:
Sam Lowes has taken pole for his home Grand Prix, the Englishman firing in a record breaking lap despite missing a large chunk of the session with a technical problem. Alex Rins sits in 2nd, just a few hundredths behind Lowes, and just ahead of Johann Zarco. Tito Rabat starts in 4th, but suffered a serious incident in the final section, falling heavily with Dominique Aegerter and coming up clutching his ankle. No word has appeared on the severity of his injuries just yet.
Results and summary of qualifying for MotoGP:
Marc Marquez has taken a scintillating pole at Silverstone, with a stunning lap which smashed the pole record at the Northamptonshire circuit. Jorge Lorenzo pushed hard in the first half of the lap but lost out in the second, ending up nearly three tenths off the time of Marquez but also under the lap record. Dani Pedrosa completes the front row, the second Repsol Honda bookending his teammate at Silverstone.
Results and summary of qualifying for Moto3: