MotoGP Silverstone FP3: Jack Miller leads into qualifying
Jack Miller blasts his way to the top of the timesheets in FP3.
Jack Miller blasted his way into P1 in the FP3 MotoGP session after a hotly contested shootout saw many riders go head to head for a Q2 spot, unfortunately for many they were forced to slow down due to a crash from Pol Espargaro and an engine explosion from Danilo Petrucci, this included Valentino Rossi who was on a lap worthy of P2 before he pulled out of it.
Jack Miller arrived on top in FP3 leading the self-proclaimed ‘Top 3 rider in MotoGP’ Aleix Espargaro, kinda proving his point today finishing within the top three only 0.098 seconds behind the Ducati of Jack Miller, we will see how truly good he and the Aprilia are when Maverick Vinales has gotten to grips with his new Aprilia machine in the coming weeks with his Misano test scheduled for next week. In third place 0.010 seconds behind Aleix was Jorge Martin on the Ducati leading Fabio Quartararo who had a monster crash yesterday but doesn’t seem to be struggling too much today.
Francesco Bagnaia’s fifth-place makes him the third Ducati in the top five, his time absolutely identical to Pol Espargaro’s just behind him, the Repsol Honda rider suffering a crash late on into the session but confirming he is feeling good this weekend at the British track, hoping to continue this momentum into the race after securing a Q2 spot.
Valentino Rossi managed to get himself into Q2 with pace for much more as we saw at the end of the session with a red sector one 0.200 under Jack Miller’s best lap time, he’s always loved Silverstone so it will be interesting to see how he gets on, he led Joan Mir and Brad Binder with Marc Marquez occupying the final Q2 spot.
For many riders a tough weekend so far means they need to go via Q1, this includes Johann Zarco, Takaaki Nakagami, Cal Crutchlow who was in Q2 for most of the session, Alex Rins who suffered a crash and Miguel Oliveira down in P18, P20 overall.
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