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Silverstone MotoGP Qualifying Results

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Cal Crutchlow (Honda) continued to display his great skill on a wet track by taking pole for his home race at Silverstone tomorrow. The wet conditions during qualifying saw Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) and Maverick Viñales (Suzuki) take the second and third spots on the grid. As usual, tomorrow’s weather will have a significant impact on the race outsome.  Stay tuned for a report from MD after the race. Here are today’s Q2 results:

Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev.
1 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR LCR Honda Honda 298.8 2’19.265
2 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 295.2 2’20.263 0.998 / 0.998
3 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 302.2 2’20.514 1.249 / 0.251
4 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 281.7 2’20.742 1.477 / 0.228
5 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 292.4 2’20.779 1.514 / 0.037
6 50 Eugene LAVERTY IRL Pull & Bear Aspar Team Ducati 302.5 2’20.821 1.556 / 0.042
7 45 Scott REDDING GBR OCTO Pramac Yakhnich Ducati 292.2 2’21.074 1.809 / 0.253
8 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Ducati Team Ducati 299.3 2’21.446 2.181 / 0.372
9 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 295.4 2’21.687 2.422 / 0.241
10 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 284.2 2’22.420 3.155 / 0.733
11 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 287.1 2’25.285 6.020 / 2.865
12 43 Jack MILLER AUS Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Honda no time recorded

 


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5 Comments

  1. Randy D. says:

    Usually crashing in wet conditions is not near as brutal on the rider’s body than doing it in dry conditions. Wet = a lot more sliding instead of breaking.

  2. redbirds says:

    10% chance of rain there tomorrow, race day.

  3. Provologna says:

    Watched the video replay of Crutchlow’s qualifying lap. His apparent speed and lean angles only fit your images for a dry track. But Cal sprayed gallons of rain water ten feet vertical! It was mind boggling.

    One wonders what would be comparative lap times of a club racer on slicks on a dry track. Rossi’s no slug in the rain. This stat tells the story as well as your eyes watching Crutchlow’s qualifying lap: #2 Rossi’s lap time took .997S longer.

    For the remainder of the season, what average finish position yields MM his third MotoGP Championship? He crashed again! Man, these guys take a beating. I wonder who crashes better, MM or SethA of Seth’s Bike Hacks (in his recent video “how to increase safety while crashing” he crashes on purpose about fifty times without injury).

    • waitman says:

      Sidebar off topic: Thank you Provologna. Seth is not only very talented as a rider, he is an unbelievably skilled videographer, director and editor. Extremely enjoyable videos. Thanks again for the reference!

  4. mickey says:

    Watched it this morning. Very interesting qualifying. Man, Crutchlow was on a terror. Quite a few bit the tarmac riding in those conditions, incl Marquez. Poor Lorenzo although he looked better today, rain is just not his thing. Laverty was putting in a very fast lap until he got spat off. Poor Dovi carted away, hope he is ok…and look at Dani. Holy cow

    Going to be interesting tomorrow!