2012 Silverstone MotoGP Race Result: Impressive Victory After Hard-Fought Battle

Results and summary of the MotoGP race at Silverstone:

Jorge Lorenzo has taken his fourth victory of the season, winning the British Grand Prix at Silverstone in comfortable fashion, after disposing of Casey Stoner at the halfway mark. With Stoner ending the race in 2nd, Lorenzo extended his lead by another 5 points, a full race win ahead of Stoner in the championship.

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2012 Silverstone Moto2 Race Result: Dominant Victory And Hard Podium Battle

Results and summary of the Moto2 race at Silverstone:

Pol Espargaro has taken victory in the opening race of the day, capping a dominant weekend with a victory that was not in doubt after the halfway mark. After the disaster at his home race in Barcelona two weeks ago, Espargaro's title challenge is now firmly back on track, helped in no small part by Scott Redding holding off Marc Marquez to take 2nd.

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2012 Silverstone MotoGP Saturday Round Up: On Tire Conspiracies, And Windy Tracks

The weather has been a cruel mistress at Silverstone this weekend, much as it has been every year MotoGP has paid a visit. The track is built around an airfield, and consequently sits on a plateau just enough above the surrounding area to catch any wind which may be about. On Saturday, that was a lot, the wind blowing hard and gusting harder all day, catching many a rider out, especially on the way into Brooklands. The wind also blew in occasional showers, though it blew them back out again just as fast, a small blessing on an incredibly difficult day.

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2012 Silverstone MotoGP Saturday Post-Qualifying Press Releases

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after qualifying on Saturday at Silverstone:

Rain ends Dovizioso's front row challenge

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team rider Andrea Dovizioso's bid to secure a second front row start in 2012 was ended by a late rain shower in the final stages of qualifying for the Hertz British Grand Prix today.

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2012 Silverstone Moto2 And Moto3 Saturday Post-Qualifying Press Releases

Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after qualifying on Saturday at Silverstone:

CARETTA TECHNOLOGY - Silverstone GP - Qualifying Practice

Despite a technical problem that stopped at 10 minutes from the end of the practice, Alexis gets the third time on the grid and will start from the front row. Miller delayed by setting problems gets the 24th time.

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Crutchlow To Attempt To Race At Silverstone

Cal Crutchlow is to attempt to race at Silverstone on Sunday. The Monster Tech 3 Yamaha rider injured his ankle in a big crash during free practice on Saturday morning at Silverstone, but checks at the medical center and then in hospital in Oxford showed Crutchlow had not broken any bones in his ankle. After having the swelling reduced, Crutchlow was able to put weight on his ankle, getting the all clear from the hospital doctors to attempt to race.

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2012 Silverstone MotoGP Qualifying Practice Result: Late Shower Throws Up Surprise Polesitter

Results and summary of qualifying for the MotoGP class at Silverstone:

Alvaro Bautista has secured his first ever pole position in MotoGP, timing his fast run perfectly before a light shower put an end to proceedings in the last few minutes of qualifying. Bautista sits ahead of Ben Spies and Casey Stoner on the front row of the grid for Sunday's MotoGP race.

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2012 Silverstone Moto3 Qualifying Practice Result: Two Men Dominate Qualifying

Results and summary of qualifying for the Moto3 class at Silverstone:

Maverick Vinales has bagged his third pole in a row at Silverstone, easily holding off Efren Vazquez to set the fastest time. Vazquez was the only rider to get anywhere near Vinales, however, the Basque rider just under two tenths off the time of the Avintia BQR rider. Alexis Masbou rounds out the front row, though the Frenchman was over eight tenths slower than Vinales. Championship leader Sandro Cortese heads up a KTM-filled second row, with teammate Danny Kent beside him, and RW Racing's Luis Salom in 6th.

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2012 Silverstone Moto2 FP3 Result: Espargaro Dominates Once Again

Pol Espargaro has dominated the final session of free practice for the Moto2 class at Silverstone, setting a time nearly a second faster than 2nd-place man Scott Redding. Johann Zarco took 3rd, ahead of Bradley Smith and Andrea Iannone, while championship leader Thomas Luthi ended with the 6th fastest time. The session was affected by the weather, which continues to be unstable at Silverstone, rain falling halfway through sending everyone scurrying back into the pits.

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