Silverstone MotoGP: Rossi leads warm-up on damp track

Yamaha's Valentino Rossi was a full six tenths in the clear in the wet-track warm-up session ahead of today's British MotoGP.

With the times improving non-stop throughout the run, Rossi, who had qualified in fourth, managed to start his final lap shortly before the chequered flag and had little trouble eclipsing the benchmark of poleman Marc Marquez with a time of 2m18.660s.

And Marquez, who had led the final minutes of the run, would end up down in third, also beaten by Pramac Ducati rider Danilo Petrucci.

Rossi's teammate and joint championship leader Jorge Lorenzo was fifth, behind the session's top Briton Cal Crutchlow and just ahead of Andrea Dovizioso.

Bradley Smith, Yonny Hernandez and Andrea Iannone followed, while Pol Espargaro, who had topped the timesheets for much of the first half of the running, ended up completing the top ten.

Honda factory rider Dani Pedrosa was 11th, two seconds down on Rossi.

The incident-free session saw riders practice changing bikes in the early minutes in preparation for what is expected to be a mixed-conditions Grand Prix.

Pos Rider Bike Time Gap
Valentino Rossi Yamaha 2'18.660  
Danilo Petrucci Ducati 2'19.269 0.609
Marc Marquez Honda 2'19.361 0.701
Cal Crutchlow Honda 2'19.479 0.819
Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 2'19.788 1.128
Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 2'19.863 1.203
Bradley Smith Yamaha 2'20.023 1.363
Yonny Hernandez Ducati 2'20.062 1.402
Andrea Iannone Ducati 2'20.162 1.502
10  Pol Espargaro Yamaha 2'20.599 1.939
11  Dani Pedrosa Honda 2'20.945 2.285
12  Aleix Espargaro
Suzuki 2'21.118 2.458
13  Stefan Bradl Aprilia 2'21.277 2.617
14  Jack Miller Honda 2'21.562 2.902
15  Nicky Hayden Honda 2'22.016 3.356
16  Mike Di Meglio Ducati 2'22.215 3.555
17  Alex de Angelis ART/Aprilia 2'22.398 3.738
18  Maverick Vinales
Suzuki 2'22.413 3.753
19  Scott Redding Honda 2'23.005 4.345
20  Hector Barbera Ducati 2'23.138 4.478
21  Loris Baz Yamaha Forward 2'23.196 4.536
22  Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 2'23.868 5.208
23  Karel Abraham Honda 2'24.945 6.285
24  Eugene Laverty Honda 2'25.175 6.515
25  Claudio Corti Yamaha Forward 2'25.748 7.088

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Series MotoGP
Event British GP
Sub-event Sunday warm-up
Track Silverstone
Drivers Valentino Rossi , Marc Marquez , Danilo Petrucci
Teams Yamaha Factory Racing
Article type Practice report