MOTO GP – British GP – Qualyfing
The Championship comes back to Silverstone for this year’s British GP. The longest track of the calendar, where the mistake ratio are bigger and the chances of a fast lap are fewer
Q1 session saw Miguel Oliveira, Johann Zarco, Alex Rins and Iker Lecuona as main contenders for next session. With the Suzuki of Rins getting first on the initial minutes, then the Sky bike of Enea Bastianini went 1nd place, just behind Johann Zarco at 2nd position.
With not much change on the following minutes, it was looking that the classified rider wouldn’t change, but there was some good attempts on track. As Rins eventually hold a great lap on his last attempt. With Zarco improving his previous time, the rider who went short by a couple of tenths was Bastianini, with his teammate Luca Marini behind of him. Zarco and Rins made it to the next session
13. Enea Bastianini /// 14. Luca Marini /// 15. Takaaki Nakagami
16. Danilo Petrucci /// 17. Álex Márquez /// 18. Iker Lecuona
19. Cal Crutchlow /// 20. Miguel Oliveira /// 21. Jake Dixon
Q2 was indeed, an interesting turn of events. It started with Quartararo leading for provisional pole on the first minutes of the session, with Bagnaia and Martin following closely. With a lot of mix between 4th and 12th places.
With the last minutes to go, the front row stated to shake up, as Jorge Martin climbed to pole position, A monumental lap for Pol Espargaro got 2nd place on track and Francesco Bagnaia closed the front row, leaving Quartararo at 4th. But it didn’t ended like that; it turns out that Jorge Martin cut the whole turn 8 on track. Getting his lap invalidated and being demoted to 4th. That means that Pol Espagaro archieves his 3rd career Moto GP pole position.
1. Pol Espargaro /// 2. Francesco Bagnaia /// 3. Fabio Quartararo
4. Jorge Martín /// 5. Marc Márquez ///6. Aleix Espagaró
7. Jack Miller /// 8. Valentino Rossi /// 9. Johann Zarco
10. Álex Rins /// 11. Joan Mir /// 12. Brad Binder
Quite a unexpected ending on a fully exiting qualyfing session. With a Honda that is not from Marc Marquez leading the pack for tomorrow. A big result like in Germany can be granted if they play their cards correctly.