By Lisa Lewis

Maverick Vinales took his second pole of the season a Silverstone on Saturday, as Moto3 lap times continued to tumble for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

The improved weather had already seen seconds smashed off the previous best laps in practice with the Team Calvo rider setting a new standard of 2m 13.507

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It is just Vinales second pole of the season, his previous pole start giving him his last win of the year, in Le Mans back in May.

The 2012 race winner will also be in a great position to protect his perfect podium performance, already equalling Fausto Gresini's record of ten consecutive appearances from the start of the season.

Second spot went to usual front row suspect Alex Rins for Estrella Galicia ahead of Red Bull rider Luis Salom.

Early session pace-setter Salom spent the final minutes being hounded by a group of riders aiming to get a tow from the Majorcan, slowing his progress.

The front row is once again an all KTM affair with all the riders hailing from Spain.

Once again just narrowly missing out on a front row start was Jack Miller, the top Honda for Caretta technology in fourth.

Jonas Folger took fifth spot on the grid for the Mapfre Aspar team ahead of Alex Marquez who just managed to stay on the second row in sixth despite a big crash with 15 minutes remaining leaving him riding a very wonky looking Estrella Galicia bike back to the pits.

The third row starts with Isaac Vinales for Ongetta Centro-Seta in seventh ahead of Mahindra rider Miguel Oliveira in eighth and Go & Fun Gresini rider Niccolo Antonelli in ninth.

After his front row in Brno, Frenchman Alexis Masbou again had a strong showing, completing the top ten for Ongetta-Rivacold.

Avant Tecno Niklas Ajo fell with 16 minutes remaining, but managed to hold on to eleventh spot.

There was a return to form of sorts for Romano Fenati, pushing his San Carlo Team Italia Honda hard for a twelfth place start, one place shy of his season's best.

On the eve of his 100th GP start Efren Vazquez qualifies 13th for Mahindra.

Best placed British rider was Scot John McPhee who starts from 19th after struggling with pace and set up issues for Caretta Technology-RTG

There is extra British interest this weekend with two wild-card appearances by Racing Steps Foundation riders, Wayne Ryan and Kyle Ryde, who qualified 33rd and 35th respectively on their KRP Hondas.