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Results and summary of qualifying for Moto3:
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.
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.
Bradley Smith finished in 6th, just a few thousandths behind Redding, but ahead of Valentino Rossi, who had spent the session working on his race pace. After a slow Friday, Cal Crutchlow pushed for a quick lap to grab 8th place, finishing ahead of Pol Espargaro and Andrea Iannone.
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.
Jorge Lorenzo has taken charge of the MotoGP class at Silverstone once again, putting in a fast lap early, beating his own fastest lap from this morning by nearly six tenths of a second, then upping the pace at the end. Marc Marquez tried to chase Lorenzo down, but came up just few hundredths short to end in 2nd. Bradley Smith had a very strong session, ending FP2 in 3rd, just under two tenths off the pace of Lorenzo, and threatening Lorenzo's time on his fast lap, before losing out at the end.
Dani Pedrosa was the second Repsol Honda time, hugely improving his time from the morning. Andrea Dovizioso ended the session in 5th, just ahead of Aleix Espargaro, who put in a fast lap at the end to jump into the top 10. Aleix finished ahead of his brother Pol, the Tech 3 Yamaha rider ending in 7th, ahead of the second factory Ducati of Andrea Iannone. Iannone had a small crash towards the end of the session, but walked away unharmed.
Scott Redding ended FP2 in 9th, after a strong start to free practice, while Valentino Rossi sneaked into 10th, the Movistar Yamaha rider only just securing his spot in Q2 by a hundredth of a second.
Romano Fenati topped the afternoon session for the Moto3 class at Silverstone, beating fellow Italian Niccolo Antonelli into 2nd. Alexis Masbou had strong session to take 3rd, while Jorge Navarro ended the session in 4th. After missing the morning session when a stone hit the bike and caused an oil leak, Kent ended FP2 in 6th, three quarters of a second behind Fenati. Enea Bastianini had fast crash during the session, and ended down in 26th.
Johann Zarco has topped the first session of free practice for the Moto2 class at Silverstone. The Frenchman was fast early, but came under sustained attack from Sam Lowes, the British rider swapping top spot with Zarco in the session, and coming up just short of Zarco at the end. Jonas Folger took 3rd spot, ahead of Tito Rabat and Lorenzo Baldassarri.
Marc Marquez has started Silverstone in determined mood, topping the first session of free practice for the MotoGP class from early in the session and never relinquishing his lead. Jorge Lorenzo ended the sesssion in second, but four tenths slower than Marquez, and nearly half a second faster than his teammate Valentino Rossi. A brace of Ducatis followed, Andrea Iannone ahead of his teammate Andrea Dovizioso. Scott Redding had a strong first session, ending FP1 in 6th, less than two tenths behind Rossi in 3rd, and first satellite rider. Bradley Smith put the Tech 3 Yamaha into 7th, ahead of Dani Pedrosa.
With good weather expected this afternoon, and the possibility of rain on Saturday, the FP2 session this afternoon is likely to be crucial, and hard fought. A top 10 spot will be vital in FP2 if riders are to avoid the ignominy of going through Q1.
Jorge Navarro kicked off the British Grand Prix as fastest Moto3 rider, the Estrella Galicia man topping the timesheets on a cold but sunny Silverstone. Navarro put his Honda in front of a gaggle of KTMs, with Brad Binder at the lead, Isaac Viñales - now substituting for Niklas Ajo - and Miguel Oliveira, while Enea Bastianini took 5th slot. The day got off to a bad start for Danny Kent, the British rider suffering a technical problem with his Leopard Racing Honda, oil leaking from the engine, Kent forced to park up and sit out the session.