MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2017 Silverstone Moto3 Qualifying Result: A Risky Gamble Pays Off

With the cloud cover looking less menacing than this morning and the temperatures climbing to more familiar numbers, the lightweight class was up to the challenge from the off.

So eager were they that Bo Bendsneyder cut off some corners to lead briefly before the rapid time was cancelled. That didn’t bother him much and the Dutchman climbed back into top positions while playing around with Aron Canet. The first run ended with Bulega on top by a narrow six thousandths of a second margin but his rivals were unable to put together all the red sectors popping up throughout the second run.

The real fight was set to start in the final minutes on fresh rubber but most riders were feeling brave and risked it on one flying lap, only joining the track with three minutes remaining – a particularly risky game for Romano Fenati who was in eleventh position at the time. The Italian was the last to leave pitlane but he kept his cool and put together a pole-worthy lap one tenth of a second faster that Joan Mir.

The world championship leader was on provisional pole only five second before, Fenati striking close behind him with no slipstreaming help whatsoever. The two title rivals will be joined on the front row of the grid by the recently prolific poleman Gabriel Rodrigo.

John McPhee might have looked a little in trouble throughout practice but when it mattered the Scotsman fired in a lap fast enough for fourth place on the grid. The second row was completed by two other surprising performers given practice results, Niccolo Antonelli in fifth and Andrea Migno in sixth spot.

Bendsneyder looked fast during all three runs but somehow found himself bumped down to the third row of the grid, next to early leader Nicolo Bulega. Jorge Martin aimed for reduced running to aid his recovery and a top ten placement - mission accomplished in ninth spot on the grid.

Juanfran Guevara could not keep the front row run going and only qualified tenth, ahead of Kaito Toba and Fabio di Giannantonio. Aron Canet was one of the few riders who went out early for the final run in order to get some more laps in but the Spaniard dropped back to seventeenth positon once the fast men posted their late times.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 5 Romano FENATI Honda 2'12.846    
2 36 Joan MIR Honda 2'12.962 0.116 0.116
3 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 2'13.049 0.203 0.087
4 17 John MCPHEE Honda 2'13.398 0.552 0.349
5 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 2'13.466 0.620 0.068
6 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 2'13.557 0.711 0.091
7 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 2'13.578 0.732 0.021
8 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 2'13.584 0.738 0.006
9 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 2'13.590 0.744 0.006
10 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 2'13.705 0.859 0.115
11 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 2'13.770 0.924 0.065
12 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 2'13.841 0.995 0.071
13 11 Livio LOI Honda 2'13.919 1.073 0.078
14 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 2'13.973 1.127 0.054
15 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 2'13.982 1.136 0.009
16 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 2'14.121 1.275 0.139
17 44 Aron CANET Honda 2'14.203 1.357 0.082
18 95 Jules DANILO Honda 2'14.207 1.361 0.004
19 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 2'14.216 1.370 0.009
20 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 2'14.234 1.388 0.018
21 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Mahindra 2'14.244 1.398 0.010
22 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 2'14.413 1.567 0.169
23 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 2'14.547 1.701 0.134
24 12 Marco BEZZECCHI Mahindra 2'14.561 1.715 0.014
25 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 2'14.687 1.841 0.126
26 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 2'14.847 2.001 0.160
27 75 Albert ARENAS Mahindra 2'14.932 2.086 0.085
28 15 Jaume MASIA KTM 2'14.957 2.111 0.025
29 96 Manuel PAGLIANI Mahindra 2'15.732 2.886 0.775
30 47 Jake ARCHER KTM 2'15.880 3.034 0.148
31 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Peugeot 2'15.917 3.071 0.037
32 69 Tom BOOTH-AMOS KTM 2'16.312 3.466 0.395
33 4 Patrik PULKKINEN Peugeot 2'16.788 3.942 0.476
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2017 Silverstone Moto2 FP3 Result: Marquez Looking Comfortable

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This morning’s damp track sorted itself out by the time the intermediate class got its turn at FP3, Alex Marquez taking no time to beat his own Friday benchmark by half a second. That early time proved unbeatable, the Spaniard showing consistently good pace at the British track.

Teammate Franco Morbidelli also posted his fastest time of the morning on only his fourth lap, getting as close as three tenths of a second of the leader and keeping close to his Marc VDS colleague’s rhythm.

Mattia Pasini finished the session third, over half a second slower than Marquez, with Tom Luthi fourth, eight tenths down on the leader. Lorenzo Baldassarri made yet another step forward to post the fifth fastest time of the morning, his achievement slightly overshadowed by Remy Gardner popping up in sixth place.

Miguel Oliveira could not replicate Friday’s pace and did not manage to improve on his FP2 time, the Portuguese rider down in seventh position and the final rider within a second of the leader. Takaaki Nakagami, Simone Corsi and Isaac Viñales completed the top ten.

Xavi Vierge only just missed out on a top position, with Pecco Bagnaia progressing slightly into twelfth and managing to anger Marquez in the process. Jorge Navarro remained thirteenth despite a fast yet injury-free crash. FP1 leader Dominique Aegerter had a tough morning, finishing down in sixteenth place.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 2'06.996    
2 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 2'07.364 0.368 0.368
3 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 2'07.567 0.571 0.203
4 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 2'07.840 0.844 0.273
5 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 2'07.910 0.914 0.070
6 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 2'07.917 0.921 0.007
7 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 2'07.927 0.931 0.010
8 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 2'08.028 1.032 0.101
9 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 2'08.193 1.197 0.165
10 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 2'08.202 1.206 0.009
11 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 2'08.236 1.240 0.034
12 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 2'08.441 1.445 0.205
13 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 2'08.481 1.485 0.040
14 49 Axel PONS Kalex 2'08.557 1.561 0.076
15 62 Stefano MANZI Kalex 2'08.559 1.563 0.002
16 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 2'08.597 1.601 0.038
17 41 Brad BINDER KTM 2'08.641 1.645 0.044
18 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 2'08.663 1.667 0.022
19 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 2'08.772 1.776 0.109
20 40 Fabio QUARTARARO Kalex 2'08.849 1.853 0.077
21 11 Sandro CORTESE Suter 2'08.891 1.895 0.042
22 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 2'08.907 1.911 0.016
23 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 2'09.016 2.020 0.109
24 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 2'09.099 2.103 0.083
25 37 Augusto FERNANDEZ Speed Up 2'09.106 2.110 0.007
26 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Kalex 2'09.309 2.313 0.203
27 6 Tarran MACKENZIE Suter 2'09.674 2.678 0.365
28 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 2'09.675 2.679 0.001
29 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 2'09.677 2.681 0.002
30 20 Joe ROBERTS Kalex 2'09.789 2.793 0.112
31 94 Jake DIXON Suter 2'10.805 3.809 1.016
32 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 2'11.752 4.756 0.947
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2017 Silverstone MotoGP FP3 Result: Zarco Times It Right In Tricky Conditions

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After the rain comes the... slowly drying track. Despite the Moto3 session showing that slick tyres were an option on the damp British circuit, the premier class was cautious in the tricky conditions, both slicks and wets getting trialled for an outlap or so, while even more riders decided to just sit it out until the track improved further.

Valentino Rossi, Johann Zarco and Jack Miller decided to be the test dummies on slick tyres in the first ten minutes, with the rest of the grid deciding there was more to lose than win in the given conditions. Just as they pitted, the factory Honda duo picked up the task of entertaining the spectators by doing a run of their own.

Things livened up in the final twenty minutes, most bikes lapping around, and riders got even braver in the final ten minutes, several attempts at a soft slick rear suggesting overly optimistic thoughts of changing the Q2 order. Conditions were definitely improving towards the end of the session, Johann Zarco sneaking in some red sectors on his very last lap to get within a second of Friday’s best time.

Zarco was unconcerned with the conditions – to Herve Poncharal’s discomfort - and put in the most laps in the session to lead FP3. The Frenchman and his teammate, Jonas Folger, where amongst the only three riders (together with Bradley Smith) to improve on their Friday times, although it made no difference to the cast of the upcoming Q2 production.

Maverick Viñales finished second, ahead of Folger – who looked to have recovered from the stomach bug that hindered him on Friday. Andrea Dovizioso only graced us with his presence in the final twenty minutes but showed good speed to go fourth in the session.

Danilo Petrucci got over some of the issues that caused him to have a rather anonymous Friday and ended the session fifth, ahead of still the fastest man of the weekend, Cal Crutchlow. Marc Marquez was another early leader of FP3 but the Spaniard and his medium tyre combination dropped back to seventh position.

Pol Espargaro finished eighth, only two hundredths of a second behind Marquez, with Dani Pedrosa a further tenth behind. Much like on the combined standings, Scott Redding completed the top ten, the British rider followed closely by Rossi. The Italian won’t have to worry about Q1 either, still placing second on the combined standings.

Aleix Espargaro’s karting injury meant that the Spaniard opted to sit out the session in the confidence that his FP2 time was enough to ensure his Q2 spot. And so it was, the Aprilia rider fourth overall, behind Crutchlow, Rossi and Viñales. Behind him in the combined standings were Marquez, Jorge Lorenzo, Zarco, brother Pol, Dovizioso and Redding.

The likes of Andrea Iannone, Alex Rins, Petrucci and Pedrosa were probably most unhappy with the weather, all of them having to go through Q1.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha 2'01.734    
2 25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 2'01.877 0.143 0.143
3 94 Jonas FOLGER Yamaha 2'02.088 0.354 0.211
4 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 2'02.208 0.474 0.120
5 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 2'02.287 0.553 0.079
6 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 2'02.318 0.584 0.031
7 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 2'02.513 0.779 0.195
8 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 2'02.530 0.796 0.017
9 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 2'02.602 0.868 0.072
10 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 2'02.818 1.084 0.216
11 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 2'02.852 1.118 0.034
12 43 Jack MILLER Honda 2'02.871 1.137 0.019
13 99 Jorge LORENZO Ducati 2'02.946 1.212 0.075
14 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 2'02.965 1.231 0.019
15 53 Tito RABAT Honda 2'03.029 1.295 0.064
16 38 Bradley SMITH KTM 2'03.187 1.453 0.158
17 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 2'03.352 1.618 0.165
18 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 2'03.362 1.628 0.010
19 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 2'03.757 2.023 0.395
20 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 2'03.798 2.064 0.041
21 29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 2'03.919 2.185 0.121
22 22 Sam LOWES Aprilia 2'04.242 2.508 0.323
  41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia      

 

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2017 Silverstone Moto3 FP3 Result: Fenati Masters Drying Track

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The forecast might have promised a rare sunny weekend but it wouldn’t have been Britain without a splash of rain to tease us. Rain falling intermittently in the morning dampened the track so the lightweight class went out on wet tyres on a slowly drying cold track – although little surprise that several riders bided their time before joining the action.

Romano Fenati seemed to have enjoyed the tricky conditions the most, the Italian taking an early lead of over a second in the wet. While several fast (but ultimately harmless) crashes were taking over screentime, Juanfran Guevara caught up with him to build a similar gap before Fenati was right back at it and got back his spotlight. Their party was crashed by a late charge from the world championship leader, Joan Mir taking it easy in the beginning before storming into the lead.

While riders were reporting the track was too wet for slicks in some parts and too dry for wets in others, Fenati braved a change to slick tyres in the final five minutes, showing that to be the better option as he went two seconds faster than the rest. He only went to improve that by another second, leaving his rivals to fight for ‘best of the rest’.

Lorenzo Dalla Porta won that particular battle, the Italian timing his final lap on slick tyres well to jump into second position. Jakub Kornfeil was a steady presence in the changing conditions, the Saxoprint rider snatching third spot. Mir dropped back to fourth and half a second ahead of a late charge from John McPhee.

Early leader Guevara was pushed back to sixth position, over four seconds slower than Fenati, while British wildcard duo Tom Booth-Amos and Jake Archer thrived in their wet homeland to finish seventh and ninth, split by another wet-weather enthusiast, Nakarin Atiratphuvapat.

The top ten was completed by Marco Bezzecchi, with fellow Italians Andrea Migno twelfth, Fabio di Giannantonio thirteenth, Nicolo Bulega fourteenth and Enea Bastianini sixteenth. Aron Canet did not have great time on a damp track either, the Spaniard down in twentieth position.

Jorge Martin did not even want to risk going out in tricky conditions on the pain-causing bumps therefore he sat out the session to save his strength for the qualifying session.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 5 Romano FENATI Honda 2'20.880    
2 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Mahindra 2'23.551 2.671 2.671
3 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Peugeot 2'23.990 3.110 0.439
4 36 Joan MIR Honda 2'24.218 3.338 0.228
5 17 John MCPHEE Honda 2'24.706 3.826 0.488
6 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 2'25.185 4.305 0.479
7 69 Tom BOOTH-AMOS KTM 2'25.640 4.760 0.455
8 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 2'26.075 5.195 0.435
9 47 Jake ARCHER KTM 2'26.100 5.220 0.025
10 12 Marco BEZZECCHI Mahindra 2'26.228 5.348 0.128
11 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 2'26.279 5.399 0.051
12 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 2'26.426 5.546 0.147
13 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 2'26.643 5.763 0.217
14 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 2'26.712 5.832 0.069
15 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 2'26.914 6.034 0.202
16 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 2'27.079 6.199 0.165
17 11 Livio LOI Honda 2'27.120 6.240 0.041
18 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 2'27.337 6.457 0.217
19 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 2'27.429 6.549 0.092
20 44 Aron CANET Honda 2'27.451 6.571 0.022
21 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 2'27.452 6.572 0.001
22 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 2'27.472 6.592 0.020
23 95 Jules DANILO Honda 2'27.748 6.868 0.276
24 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 2'27.858 6.978 0.110
25 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 2'27.976 7.096 0.118
26 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 2'28.052 7.172 0.076
27 96 Manuel PAGLIANI Mahindra 2'28.231 7.351 0.179
28 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 2'29.116 8.236 0.885
29 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 2'29.313 8.433 0.197
30 15 Jaume MASIA KTM 2'29.448 8.568 0.135
31 4 Patrik PULKKINEN Peugeot 2'30.006 9.126 0.558
  75 Albert ARENAS Mahindra 2'31.308 10.428 1.302
  88 Jorge MARTIN Honda      

 

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2017 Silverstone Moto2 FP2 Result: Marquez Gets A Minor Revenge

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After leading almost the entirety of FP1 only to see his headline stolen by Dominique Aegerter, Alex Marquez looked determined to pick up where he left off, at the top of the timesheets. Mission accomplished early on and the Spaniard’s early time went unchallenged until the checkered flag came out.  In a deja-vu from this morning, Miguel Oliveira followed him closely to finish second, two tenths down on his rival.

Mattia Pasini was probably keen on the eventfulness of premier class practice and had a little moment of his own behind Takaaki Nakagami, the Italian keeping it upright to go third on the timesheets.

Aegerter left it late once again to post his fastest lap of the day but his timing wasn’t as good as this morning, the Swiss rider only jumping into fourth this time. Behind him, Nakagami scored a fifth position, the Japanese rider seeming to finally be where we expected him at the start of the season.

Tom Luthi made a small step from first practice and climbed into sixth, ahead of his future teammate and present rival, Franco Morbidelli. The Italian also chipped away at his best time while working on race pace and posting the biggest number of laps in the session.

Lorenzo Baldassarri found some consistency and finished eighth on the timesheets, eight tenths down on Marquez. Luca Marini accepted his teammate’s FP1 challenge and improved greatly on his morning performance to go tenth, Simone Corsi sneaking between the Forward Racing riders after Marini finished his afternoon with a harmless crash.

Pecco Bagnaia continued to struggle down in eighteenth position, behind Isaac Viñales and ahead of fellow rookie Jorge Navarro.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 2'07.491    
2 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 2'07.763 0.272 0.272
3 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 2'07.774 0.283 0.011
4 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 2'08.139 0.648 0.365
5 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 2'08.139 0.648  
6 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 2'08.228 0.737 0.089
7 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 2'08.287 0.796 0.059
8 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 2'08.347 0.856 0.060
9 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 2'08.390 0.899 0.043
10 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 2'08.441 0.950 0.051
11 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 2'08.447 0.956 0.006
12 49 Axel PONS Kalex 2'08.535 1.044 0.088
13 62 Stefano MANZI Kalex 2'08.572 1.081 0.037
14 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 2'08.589 1.098 0.017
15 41 Brad BINDER KTM 2'08.600 1.109 0.011
16 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 2'08.649 1.158 0.049
17 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 2'08.712 1.221 0.063
18 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 2'08.792 1.301 0.080
19 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 2'09.069 1.578 0.277
20 37 Augusto FERNANDEZ Speed Up 2'09.226 1.735 0.157
21 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 2'09.290 1.799 0.064
22 20 Joe ROBERTS Kalex 2'09.603 2.112 0.313
23 40 Fabio QUARTARARO Kalex 2'09.634 2.143 0.031
24 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 2'09.733 2.242 0.099
25 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 2'09.804 2.313 0.071
26 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 2'09.832 2.341 0.028
27 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Kalex 2'09.840 2.349 0.008
28 11 Sandro CORTESE Suter 2'09.969 2.478 0.129
29 6 Tarran MACKENZIE Suter 2'10.004 2.513 0.035
30 94 Jake DIXON Suter 2'10.309 2.818 0.305
31 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 2'10.492 3.001 0.183
32 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 2'11.563 4.072 1.071

 

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2017 Silverstone MotoGP FP2 Result: Crutchlow Keen On Home Heroics

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After the morning session offered some insight into the soft and medium rear tyres, it was the hard’s time to shine in FP2. And its time in the sun started with a dramatic high-side for the reigning world champion, Marc Marquez thrown off his Honda in fast turn four, on his first timed lap.

Meanwhile, Cal Crutchlow was the first rider of the day into the 2:01s, on the same hard tyre combination as his factory colleague. After limping away and getting straight aboard his second machine, Marquez gave it another go on a medium rear and only needed two laps to join Crutchlow in the top two. Two more laps and the world champion was into the lead, as if determined to prove to himself he doesn’t scare easily. More to that point, Marquez went out on the final run on the tyres he crashed on, got within a tenth of his best time and then slipped off harmlessly again in the final minute.

Crutchlow was keen on some home headlines by putting on a hard front with a soft rear in the final few minutes and grabbing the lead once again, this time keeping it to the flag.

Back in the Yamaha camp, Valentino Rossi sampled the hard rear option early in the session, while teammate Maverick Viñales opted for the soft, both posting similar times. Both riders stuck to their tyre choices for their second run and while Viñales sneaked ahead of his teammate on the timesheets, Rossi was posting some consistent mid 2:02s. The Italian was eager to ensure a top ten position by putting on a soft rear in the final few minutes and going second, two tenths down on Crutchlow. Viñales finished third, only three hundredths of a second behind his teammate.

Aleix Espargaro was a welcome addition to the top four, despite getting a mid-session doctor’s visit due to a rib injury he mysteriously acquired. Marquez had to settle for fifth place and missed the proposed flag-to-flag procedure practice having crashed both of his bikes.

Ducati proved to be only the fourth fastest factory of the afternoon, the Italian team led by Jorge Lorenzo into sixth spot, seven tenths down on the leader. Pol Espargaro threw a KTM into the top seven mix, nine tenths slower than the LCR Honda rider at the top.

Johann Zarco finally put his beloved soft shoes on and scored a top eight, Andrea Dovizioso and Scott Redding adding two Ducatis to complete the top ten. Suzuki probably had better ideas to celebrate their 1-year win anniversary but Andrea Iannone and Alex Rins made a step from FP1 and finished just outside the top ten, one second down, but faster than Dani Pedrosa, who seemed to struggle in seventeenth position.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 2'00.897    
2 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 2'01.138 0.241 0.241
3 25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 2'01.168 0.271 0.030
4 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 2'01.592 0.695 0.424
5 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 2'01.611 0.714 0.019
6 99 Jorge LORENZO Ducati 2'01.655 0.758 0.044
7 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 2'01.832 0.935 0.177
8 5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha 2'01.885 0.988 0.053
9 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 2'01.893 0.996 0.008
10 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 2'01.933 1.036 0.040
11 29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 2'01.974 1.077 0.041
12 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 2'02.072 1.175 0.098
13 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 2'02.097 1.200 0.025
14 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 2'02.098 1.201 0.001
15 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 2'02.202 1.305 0.104
16 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 2'02.250 1.353 0.048
17 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 2'02.408 1.511 0.158
18 43 Jack MILLER Honda 2'02.507 1.610 0.099
19 94 Jonas FOLGER Yamaha 2'02.580 1.683 0.073
20 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 2'02.735 1.838 0.155
21 53 Tito RABAT Honda 2'02.860 1.963 0.125
22 22 Sam LOWES Aprilia 2'03.475 2.578 0.615
23 38 Bradley SMITH KTM 2'04.429 3.532 0.954

 

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2017 Silverstone Moto3 FP2 Result: Canet Scores A Friday Double

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If sun spoiling us in the morning wasn’t enough, Silverstone turned up the heat even further, the lightweight class not taking long to reach the benchmark from FP1. Romano Fenati did not seem to be particularly affected by missing much of the morning session, the Italian being the first rider to beat the time and he seemed set for top honours until Jorge Martin limped his way to his bike, picked up the pace and went over half a second faster than his rivals. But the winner at the flag was Aron Canet, the FP1 leader snatching another session after barging his way into the fastest lap of the day in the final five minutes.

Fenati fought back but unhelpful traffic meant he had to settle for second, a tenth down on his Spanish rival. Bo Bendsneyder made a late jump into the top three to push Martin down to fourth place, the Gresini rider followed by a much improved performance from his teammate, Fabio di Giannantonio in fifth spot.

Philipp Oettl picked up the pace in sixth place, looking to build up on his podium last time around at the Red Bull Ring. Joan Mir did not seem to enjoy his time in Great Britain as much as Austrian pastures, the Spaniard keeping a low profile outside the top ten for most of the session before popping in softer rubber and jumping into seventh position.

The top ten was completed by Ayumu Sasaki in eighth place, Juanfran Guevara in ninth and Enea Bastianini in tenth, the trio being the last men within a second of the leader.

Gabriel Rodrigo found some three seconds from his time in FP1 and briefly graced the top ten before dropping back to eleventh position, while Nicolo Bulega seemed to have found some speed at the beginning of the session before also heading backwards and into thirteenth spot. Marcos Ramirez and John McPhee completed the top fifteen, with Andrea Migno only twentieth.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 44 Aron CANET Honda 2'13.320    
2 5 Romano FENATI Honda 2'13.421 0.101 0.101
3 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 2'13.523 0.203 0.102
4 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 2'13.783 0.463 0.260
5 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 2'13.828 0.508 0.045
6 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 2'13.840 0.520 0.012
7 36 Joan MIR Honda 2'13.854 0.534 0.014
8 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 2'14.117 0.797 0.263
9 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 2'14.195 0.875 0.078
10 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 2'14.228 0.908 0.033
11 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 2'14.362 1.042 0.134
12 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 2'14.512 1.192 0.150
13 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 2'14.564 1.244 0.052
14 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 2'14.573 1.253 0.009
15 17 John MCPHEE Honda 2'14.671 1.351 0.098
16 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 2'14.691 1.371 0.020
17 11 Livio LOI Honda 2'14.744 1.424 0.053
18 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 2'14.784 1.464 0.040
19 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 2'14.904 1.584 0.120
20 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 2'14.951 1.631 0.047
21 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Mahindra 2'15.083 1.763 0.132
22 12 Marco BEZZECCHI Mahindra 2'15.310 1.990 0.227
23 95 Jules DANILO Honda 2'15.342 2.022 0.032
24 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Peugeot 2'15.535 2.215 0.193
25 15 Jaume MASIA KTM 2'15.573 2.253 0.038
26 75 Albert ARENAS Mahindra 2'15.623 2.303 0.050
27 96 Manuel PAGLIANI Mahindra 2'15.687 2.367 0.064
28 69 Tom BOOTH-AMOS KTM 2'15.911 2.591 0.224
29 47 Jake ARCHER KTM 2'16.074 2.754 0.163
30 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 2'16.109 2.789 0.035
31 4 Patrik PULKKINEN Peugeot 2'16.299 2.979 0.190
32 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 2'16.442 3.122 0.143
33 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 2'17.123 3.803 0.681
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2017 Silverstone Moto2 FP1 Result: Aegerter Steals It From Marquez

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After the topsy-turvy premier class session, the Moto2 boys basked in the sunny twenty degrees and took it steady. Alex Marquez grabbed an early lead in FP1, ahead of the usual suspects, everyone then setting to work and no longer troubling the timesheets until the final ten minutes of the session.

Even with the late improvements reducing the gaps in the top ten, there were few changes in the ranking, Marquez sneaking in some late red sectors but eventually being dethroned by Dominique Aegerter on the softer rear tyre. The EG0,0 Marc VDS rider remained second, almost two tenths down, with Miguel Oliveira only two hundredths of a second behind him.

Lorenzo Baldassarri was a very pleasant surprise, the Italian consistently in the top four and ahead of some usual podium contenders. Case in point, championship leader Franco Morbidelli was fifth, less than a tenth of a second behind his fellow VR46 Academy rider.

Takaaki Nakagami’s newly announced contract with LCR Honda proved motivational, the Japanese rider starting his weekend a little more positively than of late in sixth position. Two hundredths of a second back was Simone Corsi, with future MotoGP graduate Tom Luthi in eighth spot, nearly four tenths down on the leader.

Mattia Pasini was the final rider within half a second of Aegerter, with Isaac Viñales completing the top ten.

Lower down the order, it proved a tricky morning for the likes of Pecco Bagnaia in eighteenth position, Luca Marini in twentieth and still-convalescent Fabio Quartararo in thirtieth spot.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 2'08.191    
2 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 2'08.363 0.172 0.172
3 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 2'08.385 0.194 0.022
4 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 2'08.449 0.258 0.064
5 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 2'08.522 0.331 0.073
6 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 2'08.554 0.363 0.032
7 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 2'08.574 0.383 0.020
8 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 2'08.575 0.384 0.001
9 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 2'08.728 0.537 0.153
10 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 2'08.993 0.802 0.265
11 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 2'09.036 0.845 0.043
12 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 2'09.308 1.117 0.272
13 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 2'09.469 1.278 0.161
14 41 Brad BINDER KTM 2'09.573 1.382 0.104
15 11 Sandro CORTESE Suter 2'09.610 1.419 0.037
16 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 2'09.722 1.531 0.112
17 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 2'09.825 1.634 0.103
18 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 2'09.870 1.679 0.045
19 49 Axel PONS Kalex 2'09.966 1.775 0.096
20 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 2'09.977 1.786 0.011
21 37 Augusto FERNANDEZ Speed Up 2'10.020 1.829 0.043
22 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 2'10.194 2.003 0.174
23 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 2'10.251 2.060 0.057
24 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 2'10.671 2.480 0.420
25 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Kalex 2'10.704 2.513 0.033
26 20 Joe ROBERTS Kalex 2'10.921 2.730 0.217
27 94 Jake DIXON Suter 2'11.022 2.831 0.101
28 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 2'11.083 2.892 0.061
29 6 Tarran MACKENZIE Suter 2'11.104 2.913 0.021
30 40 Fabio QUARTARARO Kalex 2'11.140 2.949 0.036
31 62 Stefano MANZI Kalex 2'11.193 3.002 0.053
32 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 2'13.863 5.672 2.670
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2017 Silverstone MotoGP FP1 Result: Early Victory for Viñales

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As soon as the sun was out in Silverstone, Marc Marquez was out to make a statement on the soft option rear tyre, while his rivals preferred to have a look at the circuit on the medium rear. The world championship leader installed himself at the top of the timesheets right away and waited for his challengers to cut the three tenths of a second gap.

The gorgeous Castrol livery gave Cal Crutchlow a boost, the British rider briefly stealing the lead in the early part of the session. Marquez promptly and unkindly removed him on his next lap, the Spaniard staying out to put in a good 10-lap run on the tyre while his rivals returned to the garages for the usual mid-session lull.

Last year’s victor at the British track, Maverick Viñales, was the next rider to dethrone Marquez with fourteen minutes to go, beating his time by less than a tenth of a second. Both Yamahas seemed to rejoice in the cooler conditions, Valentino Rossi joining his teammate in the top two with ten minute left. The domination did not last long, Crutchlow popping up again to steal some late home glory.

Jorge Lorenzo was one of the few to attempt a last-minute shootout on new soft rear rubber, the Spaniard putting a Ducati in top position for the first time this weekend. Viñales also followed his lead but the Spaniard only left himself one lap to make a difference – and so he did, finding five tenths of a second on the brand new tyre to finally settle the score and top FP1. Lorenzo remained second, with Crutchlow completing the top three.

Honda fiddled with Marquez’s bike after the long first run but eventually let him out on the same set of tyres - he wasn’t to challenge for top honours but the Spaniard climbed into fourth position while posting some decent consistent laps on the used rubber.

Rossi saw several of his laps cancelled but still enjoyed a good morning in fifth spot, ahead of Alvaro Bautista in sixth. Soft-tyre enthusiast Johann Zarco preferred to ride on the medium rear option this morning and finished seventh, the last man within a second of the leader.

Aleix Espargaro, Scott Redding and Spielberg victor Andrea Dovizioso completed the top ten, with Jack Miller performing well close behind, in eleventh place. Suzuki's Alex Rins and KTM's Pol Espargaro also managed to position themselves ahead of Dani Pedrosa, the factory Honda only fourteenth.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 2'02.130    
2 99 Jorge LORENZO Ducati 2'02.649 0.519 0.519
3 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 2'02.769 0.639 0.120
4 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 2'02.857 0.727 0.088
5 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 2'02.995 0.865 0.138
6 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 2'03.025 0.895 0.030
7 5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha 2'03.044 0.914 0.019
8 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 2'03.284 1.154 0.240
9 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 2'03.336 1.206 0.052
10 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 2'03.337 1.207 0.001
11 43 Jack MILLER Honda 2'03.396 1.266 0.059
12 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 2'03.494 1.364 0.098
13 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 2'03.624 1.494 0.130
14 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 2'03.670 1.540 0.046
15 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 2'03.763 1.633 0.093
16 94 Jonas FOLGER Yamaha 2'03.939 1.809 0.176
17 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 2'04.102 1.972 0.163
18 29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 2'04.131 2.001 0.029
19 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 2'04.162 2.032 0.031
20 53 Tito RABAT Honda 2'04.378 2.248 0.216
21 38 Bradley SMITH KTM 2'04.414 2.284 0.036
22 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 2'04.725 2.595 0.311
23 22 Sam LOWES Aprilia 2'05.069 2.939 0.344

 

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2017 Silverstone Moto3 FP1 Result: Canet Blasts Into The Lead

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The Rainy Kingdom decided to surprise us with a decent seventeen degrees and beautiful clear skies for the first practice sessions of the weekend. The temperatures went up as the session progressed and helped the riders find some extra time in their final run on medium tyres.

FP1 looked like Honda territory in the early part of the morning, several riders holding the lead and filling in the top positions. Jorge Martin had another two weeks to recover his injured ankle and heel – that still earned him a podium the last time around – and went into the lead mid-session. That was until Bo Bendsneyder got up to speed on the final run and put in an impressive lap to go eight tenths faster than his rivals.

What appeared to be an unbeatable time went on to be improved by Aron Canet a couple of laps later, the Spaniard going to the top of the timesheets in the final two minutes. Bendsneyder gave it a good go at recovering this minor metaphorical crown but then Canet fired in the first 2:14 time of the weekend to lead the morning session by over eighth tenths of a second and squash his rivals’ late red sector aspirations.

Bendsneyder settled for second, followed by the fellow KTMs of Andrea Migno and Nicolo Bulega, who made some late improvements to jump into third and fourth positions. Enea Bastianini kept close to his teammate in fifth, although over a second slower than the Spaniard. The championship leader, Joan Mir, followed him closely in sixth spot, with teammate Livio Loi in close proximity as well.

Juanfran Guevara, Nicolo Antonelli and Marcos Ramirez completed the top ten, the trio over a second and a half slower than the leader. John McPhee was another early leader that dropped out of the top ten in the final part of the session, the Scotsman eleventh and only a hundredth of a second ahead of Romano Fenati, who was very slow to join the action after some tinkering in the garage.

Early leader Martin fell back to fourteenth, behind Adam Norrodin, while most recent poleman Gabriel Rodrigo struggled in thirty-first position.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 44 Aron CANET Honda 2'14.545    
2 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 2'15.402 0.857 0.857
3 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 2'15.403 0.858 0.001
4 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 2'15.466 0.921 0.063
5 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 2'15.667 1.122 0.201
6 36 Joan MIR Honda 2'16.008 1.463 0.341
7 11 Livio LOI Honda 2'16.101 1.556 0.093
8 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 2'16.120 1.575 0.019
9 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 2'16.177 1.632 0.057
10 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 2'16.207 1.662 0.030
11 17 John MCPHEE Honda 2'16.235 1.690 0.028
12 5 Romano FENATI Honda 2'16.247 1.702 0.012
13 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 2'16.493 1.948 0.246
14 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 2'16.498 1.953 0.005
15 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 2'16.600 2.055 0.102
16 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 2'16.615 2.070 0.015
17 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Mahindra 2'17.015 2.470 0.400
18 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 2'17.023 2.478 0.008
19 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 2'17.205 2.660 0.182
20 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 2'17.266 2.721 0.061
21 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 2'17.328 2.783 0.062
22 96 Manuel PAGLIANI Mahindra 2'17.509 2.964 0.181
23 12 Marco BEZZECCHI Mahindra 2'17.519 2.974 0.010
24 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 2'17.877 3.332 0.358
25 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 2'17.953 3.408 0.076
26 75 Albert ARENAS Mahindra 2'17.954 3.409 0.001
27 95 Jules DANILO Honda 2'18.017 3.472 0.063
28 47 Jake ARCHER KTM 2'18.165 3.620 0.148
29 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Peugeot 2'18.203 3.658 0.038
30 69 Tom BOOTH-AMOS KTM 2'18.284 3.739 0.081
31 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 2'18.339 3.794 0.055
32 4 Patrik PULKKINEN Peugeot 2'18.372 3.827 0.033
33 15 Jaume MASIA KTM 2'18.984 4.439 0.612

 

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