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2015 Silverstone Moto2 And Moto3 Post-Qualifying Press Releases

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

2015 Silverstone Moto2 Qualifying Practice Result: Pole Despite The Gremlins

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:

2015 Silverstone MotoGP Qualifying Practice Result: Records Smashed In Tough Pole Battle

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.

2015 Silverstone Moto2 FP3 Result: Rins vs Marquez

Alex Rins topped the final session of free practice for the Moto2 class at Silverstone, just holding off a challenge from his former teammate Alex Marquez at the end. The two Alexes were a good deal quicker than the rest of the field, heading up Tito Rabat by over three tenths of a second. Championship leader Johann Zarco finished the session in 4th, while Sam Lowes took 5th spot, just ahead of Tom Luthi.

Results:

2015 Silverstone MotoGP FP3 Result: Lorenzo Asserts His Authority

Jorge Lorenzo has stamped his authority on the MotoGP class in the final session of FP3, putting in a blistering lap right at the end to put nearly half a second between hiimself and Marc Marquez. Both Lorenzo and Marquez were fast all session, taking the top two slots with ease, though the final moments of the session, as riders pushed for a fast lap to ensure safe passage into Q2. Andrea Dovizioso took 3rd, just ahead of Dani Pedrosa, while Scott Redding had an impressive session to secure 5th spot and go straight through to Q2.

2015 Silverstone Moto3 FP3 Result: Jorge Martin Surprises The Field

Jorge Martin put the Mahindra at the top of the timesheets in the Moto3 FP3 session, the Spanish rookie putting in a fast lap at the end of the session. Karel Hanika followed the Spaniard round to grab 2nd, demoting Jorge Navarro to 3rd on the timesheets. Navarro had led early on, with a challenge coming from championship leader Danny Kent.

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2015 Silverstone MotoGP Friday Notes: Bumps & Wind, Marquez' Changed Style, And Rossi's Recurring Issue

Silverstone was Silverstone on Friday. It pulled its many underhand tricks out of its sleeve, and threw everything it had at the riders, with the exception of rain. Cool in the morning, warm and sunny in the afternoon, with occasional cloud cover to drop the track temperature. High winds, gusting in a few corners where it was trying to lift the bikes and throw them off line.

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