MotoGP – British GP – Qualifying
Time now for the second qualifying session of the day with the MotoGP British GP at Silverstone. The home of motorsport has again the fastest riders on earth who want to become the pole man of the day.
Dani Pedrosa had to make the first session of qualifying, something that we’re not used to, so he was one of the favorites to go to Q2. Both Suzuki were quite fast during the first minutes with Rins and Iannone on the first positions while Petrucci crashed. Folger and Pedrosa improved their time and took the first two positions during the whole sessions but during the final minutes the riders were improving their times. Pedrosa improved again and was now on 1st position, meanwhile Iannone was coming really fast, but at he ran away and lost a lot of time. Chequered flag and Pedrosa and Folger will be the riders who will go to Q2. The lowest part of the grid was compelted with Rins, Bautista, Iannone, Barbera, Miller, Petrucci, Smith, Abraham, Baz, Rabat and Lowes.
Second qualifying session and Cal Crutchlow was one of the favorites for the pole position, something that he achieved last season here. The British rider made an awesome lap, but Marquez improved that time too breaking the record of the track. Folger was a good surprise with a third position, while Viñales improved and took the second position.
After the bike swap on the final minutes Pol Espargaró crashed with his KTM and couldn’t improve his time. So many riders were improving the times on their final lap, it would be the first time that Silverstone breaks the 2 minute time. Marquez makes a 1:59.941, being the first rider to make that time, but Rossi was coming really fast improving the time with a 2.00.025, but wasn’t enough to beat Marquez’s time.
Chequered flag and pole position for Marc Marquez who will be with Valentino Rossi and Cal Crutchlow on first row. The Q2 grid was completed with Viñales, Lorenzo, Dovizioso, Pedrosa, Zarco, Aleix, Folger, Pol and Redding.
Tomorrow Marquez will try to increase his championship advantage, but Rossi won’t let him do it. Crutchlow who wants a new victory will fight against the championship contenders. An exciting race is waiting for us and the Minis will be ready to explain what will happen.