MotoGP – British GP – Qualifying
12th round of the season and we arrive to the circuit of Silverstone, where unfortunately we talk more about the track conditions that the actions of the riders on the track, with poor asphalt conditions, problems started since FP4, where many drivers crashed due the conditions of the track, being Tito Rabat the most affected with apparently a broken femur, tibia and fibula; hopefully he can overcome this injury and get back on tracks soon.
Q1 started 30 minutes late because of delays for unsafe conditions with some interesting track laps at the first minutes of the session, Smith started ahead with 3-seconds gap with the closest rider, eventually the track started to dry up, the lap times started to decrease and the places of the grid changed drastically, Smith maintained his 1st place and a ticket to Q2, but the chase for the 2nd ticket was intense, Pedrosa was 2nd, then Morbidelli get his place, but on the last breath, Rins took the place on Q2; Morbidelli, Redding, Luthi, Pedrosa, Aleix. Esp., Baz, Nakajima, Abraham, Bautista, Simeon and Syanhin completed 13th to 23th respectively.
Q2 had also another 30 minutes delay after the rain showed up again, making it imposible to ride adding the poor track conditions; but eventually the session finally started with a semi-dry track. Miller again showed a strong pace at the first minutes, being chased by Marquez, Miller and Petrucci, then the Aussie from Pramac gained provisional P1 followed by Dovi and his future teammate Petrucci, Lorenzo, Crutchlow and Zarco started to show strong laps on the last minutes of the qualy, But the future Honda rider clinched his 41th carrer pole with his current teammate Dovizioso and Johan Zarco completing first row, second row ended with Crutchlow, Marquez and Petrucci. Iannone Smith and Miller as 7th, 8th and 9th, Rins at P10 and the Yamaha riders ended at 11th and 12th with another forgettable weekend.
With qualify set, tomorrow looks like we will have an interesting race considering the competitive pack that lies ahead and the conditions of the track, but hopefully everyone can end the race without any injury and have a good clean race.