Quartararo tops the second practice of British MotoGP

Quartararo tops the second practice of British MotoGP

Fabio Quartararo was the only driver to lap under 1:58 seconds in Friday’s second practice of the British MotoGP at Silverstone.

In preparation for the lengthy penalty he will have to accept on Sunday for his role in a crash with Aleix Espargaro at Assen six weeks ago, the Yamaha rider spent the majority of the practice session practicing the penalty loop and doing race simulations.

Like most of his competitors, the reigning MotoGP world champion decided to switch to new tyres as the session drew to a close. Quartararo then recorded a time of 1:58.946 seconds to win FP2 and take the lead into Saturday.

Joan Mir had his best Friday in a while, finishing second overall and only 0.154 seconds behind Quartararo. The Spaniard outperformed Suzuki teammate Alex Rins, who had led for much of the race until slipping to eighth as a number of competitors improved.

Maverick Vinales continued his success from Assen by finishing third on the first Aprilia, ahead of FP1 leader Johann Zarco, with Espargaro’s sister RS-GP rounding out the top five.

KTM’s Miguel Oliveira finished sixth ahead of Rins, who struggled to find extra time at the latter end of the test despite having led for the majority of it. Enea Bastianini took eighth place while testing an interesting new set of mini-winglets on the back of his Gresini Ducati.

 Jack Miller recovered from an early collision at Stowe to finish the day in ninth While Marco Bezzecchi was the fastest rookie in tenth place,

Francesco Bagnaia will need to work hard on Saturday after finishing FP2 in 11th place, slightly ahead of Luca Marini of VR46, and Jorge Martin of the other Pramac entry in 13th. In 14th place, Alex Marquez, a fellow RC213-V driver, came in barely ahead of Stefan Bradl and Pol Espargaro.

With over a second behind the leading Quartararo, Andrea Dovizioso and Franco Morbidelli on their respective Yamaha prototypes continued to struggle, finishing 19th and 20th, respectively. Darryn Binder was 23rd on his M1 after losing to Stowe earlier in the practice.


1^3Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)1’58.946s14/15331k
2^6Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.154s15/16333k
3^4Maverick ViñalesSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)+0.177s15/15329k
4˅3Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP22)+0.188s15/15327k
5^1Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)+0.207s14/15329k
6^8Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.217s15/15330k
7˅4Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.300s11/18330k
8^8Enea BastianiniITAGresini Ducati (GP21)+0.412s15/16329k
9^3Jack MillerAUSDucati Lenovo (GP22)+0.418s13/14332k
10^3Marco BezzecchiITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)*+0.432s17/17332k
11˅9Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo (GP22)+0.439s14/15331k
12^7Luca MariniITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)+0.450s15/16334k
13˅4Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP22)+0.711s15/16331k
14^1Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)+0.843s14/16327k
15^7Stefan BradlGERRepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.855s16/16328k
16˅5Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.906s13/14332k
17^6Fabio Di GiannantonioITAGresini Ducati (GP21)*+1.040s15/16327k
18˅13Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+1.057s4/16326k
19^1Andrea DoviziosoITAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)+1.097s15/16328k
20^1Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.192s15/17326k
21˅11Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+1.198s4/10324k
22˅5Remy GardnerAUSKTM Tech3 (RC16)*+1.208s14/15330k
23^1Darryn BinderRSAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)*+2.582s2/10326k
24˅6Raul FernandezSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)*+3.116s7/11329k

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