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MotoGP Silverstone: Rossi leads wet morning warm-up

The morning rain may have handed Valentino Rossi a late reprieve as he leads Danilo Petrucci in a wet MotoGP morning warm-up
Fourth fastest on Saturday and seemingly unable to match the pace of Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo, the weather may have handed Valentino Rossi a reprieve for Sunday's British MotoGP as he led the wet morning warm-up session.

Early morning rain and steady drizzle left the Silverstone circuit soaked for the 20-minute session. Rossi shot to the top of the standings with his final lap, bringing the grandstands to their feet.

Following Rossi at the close of the session, Danilo Petrucci slotted into second in a session which saw lap times some 18 to 20 seconds off those posted in dry conditions on Saturday.

Behind the Italian duo, Marc Marquez looked to have topped the session until Rossi's late time. At that point the pole-sitter was some 0.5s clear of Cal Crutchlow, who eventually dropped to fourth.

Believed to be Marquez's only legitimate challenger in the dry, Lorenzo was another to set impressive times in adverse conditions. The Majorcan eventually ended the session fifth.

1. Valentino Rossi
2. Danilo Petrucci
3. Marc Marquez
4. Cal Crutchlow
5. Jorge Lorenzo
6. Andrea Dovizioso
7. Bradley Smith
8. Yonny Hernandez
9. Andrea Iannone
10. Pol Espargaro
11. Dani Pedrosa
12. Aleix Espargaro
13. Stefan Bradl
14. Jack Miller
15. Nicky Hayden
16. Mike Di Meglio
17. Alex De Angelis
18. Maverick Viñales
19. Scott Redding
20. Hector Barbera
21. Loris Baz
22. Alvaro Bautista
23. Karel Abraham
24. Eugene Laverty
25. Claudio Corti

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