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MotoGP Silverstone Q1 LIVE: The latest from Aleix Espargaró, Bastianini and Bezzecchi pass, the Hondas pass away

Aleix Espargarò and Aprilia put in the best performance in the third free practice session for the MotoGP class at Silverstone, the track that will host the British Grand Prix tomorrow. This FP3 was hotly contested to seek direct access to Q2 and finally the Spaniard and his RS-GP finished first with a time of 1’58.254.

Behind number 41 of the Venetian house are three Ducati, in order those of jorge martin (Pramac), Jack Miller (official team) and Johann Zarco (Pramac), who crashed on his last attempt when he was able to take the best performance.

Maverick Vinales with the second Aprilia finished fifth 0.321s off the top, just ahead of the world leader’s Yamaha Fabio Quartararothe official Ducati of Pecco Bagnaia. Joan Mir (Suzuki), Luca Marini (Mooney VR46 Racing Team) and Alex Rins (Suzuki) also close the Top Ten and go directly to Q2. Enea Bastianini will therefore be one of the protagonists of this Q1, like the four KTMs.

The best rookie was Marco Bezzecchi (Ducati Mooney VR46 Racing Team) 11th, followed by Fabio Di Giannantonio (Ducati Gresini) 18th, Remy Gardner (KTM Team Tech 3) 21st, Raúl Fernandez (KTM Team Tech 3) 23rd and Darryn Binder (Yamaha With U RNF) 24th.

What will this Q1 have in store for us, with the two fastest drivers going into Q2? Before answering this question, here is the table that summarizes the facts known so far.

Silverstone MotoGP™

2021

2022

FP1

2’00.941 Marc Marquez (See here)

1’59.893 Johann Zarco (See here)

FP2

1’59.317 Fabio Quartararo (See here)

1’58.946 Fabio Quartararo (See here)

FP3

1’59.288 Jack Miller (See here)

1’58.254 Aleix Espargaro (See here)

FP4

2’00.002 Fabio Quartararo (See here)

1’59.005 Johann Zarco

Q1

1’59.288 Johann Zarco (See here)

1’58.609 Enea Bastianini

Q2

1’58.889 Pol Espargaro (See here)

Warm Up

2’00.325 Aleix Espargaro (See here)

Race

Quartararo, Rins, Aleix Espargaro (See here)

Record

1’58.168 Marc Márquez (2019) (See here)

Before the start of hostilities, the big news this afternoon is this:

Aleix Espargaro will be back on track for MotoGP qualifying at Silverstone. He went back to the camper to change his suit. X-rays give negative results, but Aleix Espargaro is very sore. Other surveys are being evaluated. Dr. Angel Charter: “ There is no brain problem, but he has pain in his right leg “.

Aleix made his first outing on the track with the Michelin hardback. It was the first time the Aprilia rider had ridden this compound on his bike, and as he faced his third lap of FP4, the Catalan suffered a terrifying highside at 180 km/h during the layout of turn 12 at Silverstone, violently catapulting from his motorbike.

Espargaró’s impact with the ground was so strong that his suit opened after the fall ; he lay on the ground for several minutes, conscious at all times and watched by stewards at Silverstone. Later he was transferred to a stretcher, and there Aleix limped with the help of two people to a scooter which took him to the medical center. Aleix Espargaro still feels a shooting pain in his foot. Dr. Charter tries to heal him to get him on track for Q2.

Meanwhile Q1 has started. Bastianini and Di Giannantonio are immediately on track for the first round of qualifying.

There is great excitement in the Aprilia garage, Aleix Espargaró has been infiltrated , we are waiting to see if the Spaniard can take to the track for qualifying. On time, Bezzecchi and Morbidelli sign the first references. The latter leads in 1’59.390. Alex Marquez fall.

Meanwhile, we are working on the boot ofAleix Espargaro to allow it a more comfortable fit because his foot swelled up. Bastianini slap one 1’58.804. Oliveira follows.

A decision has not yet been made in the Aprilia garage regarding Aleix Espargaró : the Spaniard feels pain in his heel after the accident in FP4, an infiltration was made and depending on the result, it will be decided whether or not to go on track for Q2.

Meanwhile, it’s explained in the peloton with a common element, Marco Bezzecchi who passes through it. this fall is definitely very tense! Brad Binder second pass. Bastianini puts the mark at 1’58.609.

Under the checkered flag, Bastianini and Bezzecchi pass in front of the two KTM officials. Di Giannantonio closes top 5. No Honda advances to Q2; Pol Espargaro who was on pole last year will start 19th.

MotoGP Silverstone Q1: lap times

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