2013 Silverstone Moto3 QP Result: Pole Taken In Commanding Fashion

Full Report and Results below:

Maverick Vinales has taken a dominant pole position for the British Grand Prix after setting a string of ultra-rapid lap times. The form-man of the weekend is clearly desperate to re-ignite his championship challenge and laid down an impressive marker of 2:13.507 midway through the session. He spent the majority of QP at over half a second ahead of his competitors on the timesheets, but ended up two tenths clear of Alex Rins who made a late surge. Championship leader Luis Salom completed the front row in third.

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2013 Silverstone Moto2 FP3 Result: Zarco Maintains The Rage

Frenchman Johan Zarco has maintained his strong Silverstone form and topped the timesheets after the third Moto2 free practice session. He finished a mere thousandth of a second ahead of home-town hero Scott Redding. Redding lead for the vast majority of proceedings and looked in fine form aboard his Union Jack emblazoned Kalex machine. Takaaki Nakagami took third position ahead of Thomas Luthi and Esteve Rabat. 

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2013 Silverstone MotoGP FP3 Result: Marquez Responds

After setting the pace in FP1 yesterday, Marc Marquez returned to the top of the time sheets following MotoGP FP3 at Silverstone. He finished a tenth ahead of compatriot and overnight pace setter Jorge Lorenzo. Stefan Bradl, Alvaro Bautista and an impressive Andrea Dovizioso rounded out the top five.

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2013 Silverstone Moto3 FP3 Result: Vinales Unleashes

Maverick Vinales has sent a stern warning to his title rivals and continued his impressive form at Silverstone to top Saturday's Moto3 FP3. The Spaniard did so with a scorching lap time of 2:14.003 in the closing stages of the session, which was some six tenths quicker than his circuit record breaking lap yesterday. The front runners had a familiar feel about them as Luis Salom, Alex Rins, Alex Marquez and Jonas Folger rounded out the top five placings, as they have done for most of the season.

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2013 Silverstone MotoGP Friday Round Up: Nicky Hayden Issues A Retraction, Some Intimidation, And Pedrosa Cheers The Media

The media duties are one of the more difficult parts of a MotoGP rider's job. Every day they spend at a racetrack, they have to spend 10 to 15 minutes answering a barrage of questions from the assembled press. The questions range from stating the obvious, to inane ramblings, to blatant provocation chasing a printable quote, and even, on the odd very rare occasion, to sensible questions provoking subtle and thoughtful answers. In terms of time, the scope of the questions can range from what happened five minutes ago to events of five or ten years ago.

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2013 Silverstone Moto2 And Moto3 Friday Post-Practice Press Releases

Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after the first day of practice at Silverstone:

Off-day for RW Racing GP

The first day of the British Grand Prix at the legendary Silverstone circuit was an off-day for RW Racing GP. Both Jakub Kornfeil and Jasper Iwema could not hold on to the upward trend of the race in Brno last Sunday. Kornfeil finished the first day in 18th position. Iwema ended up as 34th.

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2013 Silverstone Moto2 FP2 Result: Zarco Puts On Late Charge

Johann Zarco put on a late charge in the afternoon session at Silverstone, taking over top spot in the dying seconds of FP2 for Moto3. The Frenchman displaced Takaaki Nakagami, who had also been building pace as the session went on, but came up just three hundredths of a second short. Thomas Luthi took 3rd spot, just ahead of Tito Rabat on the HP Pons bike and championship leader Scott Redding. Redding just edged his way ahead of Pol Espargaro, the Spaniard ending up in 6th position at the end of practice.


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2013 Silverstone MotoGP FP2 Result: Lorenzo Lays Down The Law

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.

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