Silverstone MotoGP: Vinales fastest in dry morning warm-up

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Silverstone MotoGP: Vinales fastest in dry morning warm-up
Jamie Klein
By: Jamie Klein
Aug 26, 2018, 8:35 AM

Yamaha rider Maverick Vinales set the quickest time in morning warm-up for MotoGP's British Grand Prix, a session run in dry conditions.

Vinales hit the head of the times about halfway through the 20-minute session, which was held 30 minutes early than planned as part of a revised Sunday timetable issued in response to the threat of heavy rain.

The Spaniard, who only qualified 11th in the wet on Saturday, knocked Pramac Ducati man Jack Miller off the top spot with a 2m02.561s, which was then marginally beaten by Marc Marquez's 2m02.550s.

Marquez's P1 reign proved short-lived however as Vinales responded with a 2m02.527s and then finally a 2m01.980s, enough to beat Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso by 0.203s.

Honda rider Marquez slipped to third in the final stages, ahead of poleman Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati) and Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) - who gave compatriot Bradley Smith a lift back to the pits at the end of the session after the KTM man crashed.

Miller eventually slipped to sixth late on, followed by front-row starter Johann Zarco (Tech 3 Yamaha).

Valentino Rossi, 12th on the grid, could manage no better than 10th, 1.094s behind works Yamaha teammate Vinales.

Scott Redding led Aprilia's charge in 12th place, one place ahead of top Suzuki rider Andrea Iannone, while Smith was 17th-fastest after his crash.

Session results:

Pos. # Rider Bike Time Gap
1 25 Spain Maverick Viñales  Yamaha 2'01.980  
2 4 Italy Andrea Dovizioso  Ducati 2'02.183 0.203
3 93 Spain Marc Marquez  Honda 2'02.550 0.570
4 99 Spain Jorge Lorenzo  Ducati 2'02.760 0.780
5 35 United Kingdom Cal Crutchlow  Honda 2'02.786 0.806
6 43 Australia Jack Miller  Ducati 2'02.794 0.814
7 5 France Johann Zarco  Yamaha 2'02.796 0.816
8 19 Spain Alvaro Bautista  Ducati 2'02.818 0.838
9 9 Italy Danilo Petrucci  Ducati 2'03.003 1.023
10 46 Italy Valentino Rossi  Yamaha 2'03.074 1.094
11 30 Japan Takaaki Nakagami  Honda 2'03.284 1.304
12 45 United Kingdom Scott Redding  Aprilia 2'03.492 1.512
13 29 Italy Andrea Iannone  Suzuki 2'03.582 1.602
14 21 Italy Franco Morbidelli  Honda 2'03.652 1.672
15 26 Spain Dani Pedrosa  Honda 2'03.714 1.734
16 55 Malaysia Hafizh Syahrin  Yamaha 2'03.724 1.744
17 38 United Kingdom Bradley Smith  KTM 2'03.769 1.789
18 42 Spain Alex Rins  Suzuki 2'03.865 1.885
19 17 Czech Republic Karel Abraham  Ducati 2'03.926 1.946
20 41 Spain Aleix Espargaro  Aprilia 2'04.538 2.558
21 12 Switzerland Thomas Luthi  Honda 2'04.929 2.949
22 10 Belgium Xavier Simeon  Ducati 2'05.601 3.621
23 76 France Loris Baz  KTM 2'05.659 3.679
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Series MotoGP
Event British GP
Drivers Maverick Viñales Shop Now
Teams Yamaha Factory Racing
Author Jamie Klein
Article type Practice report