The press releases from the MotoGP teams after qualifying on Saturday at Silverstone:
Crutchlow to miss home race, heroic Edwards seventh
The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team suffered another cruel injury blow today after it was confirmed Cal Crutchlow will miss his all-important home MotoGP round at Silverstone with a broken left collarbone.
The home crowd favourite was just starting his third lap of this afternoon's qualifying session when he lost control of his Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team YZR-M1 machine on the entry to the second corner.
The rain fell during QP2 for the World Supersport class at Misano, meaning that many riders elected to stay in the pits, as improving their time was not possible. Florian Marino was the fastest of the riders who did go out, but his time was 23 seconds off the best time in the dry.
Combined results of both qualifying sessions:
Results and summary of qualifying for the MotoGP class at Silverstone:
Results of Superpole:
Out after Superpole 1: Michel Fabrizio, Maxime Berger, Ruben Xaus, Leon Camier
Casey Stoner topped the timesheets for the third session running at a dry and sunny Silverstone, but his lead is starting to shrink. San Carlo Gresini's Marco Simonelli has cut the gap to the Repsol Honda man to under a quarter of a second, with Yamaha's Ben Spies another two tenths further back. Jorge Lorenzo was 4th fastest on Saturday morning, the gap to Stoner now a slightly more acceptable six tenths, while Cal Crutchlow continues to impress in 5th, finishing FP3 just ahead of Repsol Honda's Andrea Dovizioso.
Press releases from the MotoGP teams after Friday at Silverstone:
Crutchlow impresses in front of home fans at Silverstone
Cal Crutchlow thrilled an expectant home crowd at the Silverstone circuit today, the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team rider mastering unpredictable weather to finish inside the top six in dry and wet conditions.
This morning's session was held in cool but dry conditions and it didn't take long for Crutchlow to settle into a fast and consistent rhythm, the 25-year-old finishing sixth quickest with a best time of 2.05.007.
Press releases from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams from Friday at Misano:
Lowes fastest on Friday
PARKALGAR HONDA'S Sam Lowes signalled his return to fitness by being fastest in practice before taking provisional pole position in qualifying for Sunday's fifth round of the World Supersport Championship at San Marino's Misano circuit.