2016 Silverstone MotoGP FP4 Result: Honda VS Ducati

With the MotoGP class facing rain for the first time this weekend, the last practice session helped them get a feel in the wet but also gave Honda some more time in the limelight, with Marc Marquez beating the Ducati of Andrea Dovizioso by one hundredth of a second.

The two factories took over the top five, with Cal Crutchlow four tenths ahead of Dani Pedrosa, early leader Andrea Iannone close by in fifth spot.

Valentino Rossi climbed the timesheets up to sixth position, sneaking ahead of his teammate on the last lap, Jorge Lorenzo doing his best to prove the KTM boss wrong with a decent display in the wet.

The rest of the Ducatis were no slouches either, Eugene Laverty finishing eighth, followed by Hector Barbera, with Danilo Petrucci in eleventh showing us some pretty cool rodeo skills with a big save in the last minutes of the session. Despite still struggling with injuries and adding a newly discovered hand issue to that list, Jack Miller grabbed tenth spot. New boy Alex Lowes also impressed in twelfth place, eight tenths ahead of teammate Pol Espargaro.

As predicted, the Suzukis proved to be the most bothered by the rain, Maverick Viñales spending most of the session outside of the top ten, finishing seventeenth, two places ahead of Aleix Espargaro.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 2'17.678    
2 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 2'17.688 0.010 0.010
3 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 2'17.762 0.084 0.074
4 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 2'18.185 0.507 0.423
5 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 2'18.262 0.584 0.077
6 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 2'18.421 0.743 0.159
7 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 2'18.656 0.978 0.235
8 50 Eugene LAVERTY Ducati 2'19.106 1.428 0.450
9 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 2'19.175 1.497 0.069
10 43 Jack MILLER Honda 2'19.186 1.508 0.011
11 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 2'19.228 1.550 0.042
12 22 Alex LOWES Yamaha 2'19.464 1.786 0.236
13 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 2'20.307 2.629 0.843
14 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia 2'20.395 2.717 0.088
15 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 2'20.514 2.836 0.119
16 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 2'20.814 3.136 0.300
17 25 Maverick VIÑALES Suzuki 2'21.674 3.996 0.860
18 6 Stefan BRADL Aprilia 2'21.745 4.067 0.071
19 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Suzuki 2'22.070 4.392 0.325
20 53 Tito RABAT Honda 2'23.652 5.974 1.582
21 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 2'26.333 8.655 2.681

 

Round Number: 
12
2016
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