The Marlboro Ducatis found some speed during the morning warmup for the MotoGP class. Casey Stoner ended the session fastest, with teammate Nicky Hayden in 3rd, and Fiat Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo sandwiched between them in 2nd. The cool temperatures combined with the bumpy track to cause a couple of crashes. Dani Pedrosa lost the front on the way in to Club Corner, and slid off, walking away unhurt. Hiroshi Aoyama was less fortunate, being flicked off in a big highside. His injury status is unknown at this time.
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Results and summary of qualifying practice for the Moto2 class:
Claudio Corti continued his strong showing at Silverstone, the Forward Racing rider taking pole by over four tenths of a second with a couple of minutes left during qualifying. Corti had reasserted himself after a confusing session, with more new names coming to the fore during QP. Corti had led early ahead of MarcVDS rider Scott Redding, the young Briton desperate to make his mark at his home GP, as attested by the fact that Redding had so many laps cancelled after he ran on at Turn 5.
Results and summary of Qualifying Practice from Silverstone:
Jorge Lorenzo will start from pole for the British MotoGP round at Silverstone tomorrow, after the Fiat Yamaha rider held off last-minute challenges to his position from the Hondas of Randy de Puniet and Dani Pedrosa.
Results and summary of 125cc QP:
Marc Marquez put in a last minute dive to take a convincing pole at Silverstone on Saturday, clinching the top spot after the flag had dropped, denying Bancaja Aspar's Bradley Smith a popular home pole. Smith had himself taken over the top spot from Tuenti Derbi's Pol Espargaro with just over a minute to go, but Marquez timed his lap to perfection.
Claudio Corti denied the British fans a second spot of glory during the second session of free practice for the Moto2 class, by setting a blistering lap under 2'10 in the final moments of the session. MarcVDS' Scott Redding had set the fastest time earlier in the morning, with a flying lap that almost ended in disaster as the young Briton crossed the line. Redding ran wide on the exit of the final corner and onto the grass, clinging on to the bike to come across the line in a time of 2'10.731.
Dani Pedrosa ruled the second session of free practice for the MotoGP class at Silverstone. The Repsol Honda waited until the last quarter of FP2 to put in the fastest lap of the weekend so far, and the first man to get under 2'05 at the Silverstone circuit. Pedrosa finished ahead of LCR Honda's Randy de Puniet, the Frenchman determined to make an impression in the UK, and Fiat Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo. Marlboro Ducati's Casey Stoner was 4th quickest, ending the session just ahead of Andrea Dovizioso, the Repsol Honda rider the last of the riders to finish within a second of Pedrosa.
Bradley Smith eased the pain of British fans after yesterday's soccer disaster by setting the fastest time in the morning session for the 125cc class. The Bancaja Aspar rider ended the session ahead of Tuenti Derbi's Pol Espargaro, and yesterday's fastest man Red Bull's Marc Marquez. Efren Vazquez and Nico Terol rounded out the usual top 5, the rest of the field over a second back.
Jorge Lorenzo has topped the timesheets during the first session of free practice for the MotoGP class on their return to Silverstone, taking the lead with a quarter of the session to go. The Fiat Yamaha rider finished a little over a tenth ahead of Marlboro Ducati's Casey Stoner, who, like Lorenzo, took a little while to get up to speed at the track. Andrea Dovizioso ended the session in 3rd, another two tenths behind Stoner.
Marc Marquez has drawn first blood at Silverstone, setting the fastest time of the first session of free practice for the 125cc class. The Red Bull Ajo rider just nicked ahead of Tuenti Derbi's Pol Espargaro in the final moments of the session, after Espargaro had sat comfortably atop the timesheets for nearly all of FP1.
Results and summary of the MotoGP race at Mugello:
Dani Pedrosa took an almost unchallenged win at Mugello, getting his usual excellent start to lead into the first corner, and controlling the race from start to finish. Pedrosa did more than just get a good start though: The Repsol Honda rider laid down a scorching pace, shattering the lap record for lap after lap, running six to seven tenths ahead of the chasing group.
Results and summary of the Moto2 race at Mugello:
Andrea Iannone raised the spirits of the Italian crowd at Mugello by taking a dominant victory in the Moto2 class. The FIMMCO Speed Up rider had the race won just about from the line. Iannone got into the first corner ahead of the pack, and while the rest scrapped over 2nd place, the Italian built up an unassailable lead over the early laps to brng his Speed Up bike - which uses a frame produced by Buckinghamshire manufacturer FTR - home completely unchallenged.
Race and summary of the 125cc race at Mugello: