UPDATE:  Fabio Quartararo, Valentino Rossi and Takaaki Nakagami had their best lap times reinstated after the end of the session, putting the French rookie back on top of the FP2 standings from Marquez, Vinales and Rossi, with Crutchlow in fifth. Nakagami moves to eleventh.

Full updated British MotoGP FP2 results from Silverstone

Marc Marquez has secured top spot at the end of Friday practice despite an early crash with a new all-time lap record at Silverstone while both Valentino Rossi and Fabio Quartararo saw their best lap times deleted for exceeding track limits.

The Repsol Honda rider became the long-time leader in FP2 before the qualifying-style runs were completed at the end of the session which turned up pace for a provisional Q2 spot in the top 10.

Marquez’s 1m 59.476s, using hard front and rear tyres, gave him a new lap record to lead the overall times by a quarter of a second from Maverick Vinales.

But both Rossi and Quartararo saw their best laps deleted for exceeding track limits at Turn 6, leaving them further down the order than their assumed positions inside the top five, with the nine-time world champion taking 17th place and the rookie in 11th place at the end of FP2.

Earlier in the session, Marquez appeared to be the rider under pressure as he crashed during his opening run at the Vale, losing the front going into the chicane, before fighting back to lead the times.

With Vinales slotting into second place for Monster Yamaha, home rider Cal Crutchlow impressed to take third place for LCR Honda to see Austrian MotoGP race-winner Andrea Dovizioso pushed into fourth place for Ducati.

While Rossi and Quartararo were pushed down the order, Petronas Yamaha’s Franco Morbidelli duly profited in fifth place with Miguel Oliveira continuing to shine on the Red Bull KTM Tech3 in sixth place.

Jack Miller grabbed seventh place, fresh from signing his Pramac Ducati contract extension, to see Danilo Petrucci edged into eighth with Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia) and Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM) rounding out the top 10 – despite the Aprilia rider suffering a late technical issue forcing him to stop at Brooklands.

With Quartararo outside the provisional Q2 spots in 11th, Johann Zarco claimed a solid 12th place for Red Bull KTM a week on from confirming he would split from the Austrian manufacturer at the end of 2019.

Alex Rins was pushed down to 13th for Suzuki ahead of Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda), Francesco Bagnaia (Pramac Ducati) and Aprilia’s Andrea Iannone.

With Rossi in 17th, Sylvain Guintoli was another to miss out with deleted lap times in 18th place but ahead of Hafizh Syahrin (Tech 3) and Tito Rabat (Avintia Ducati).

Jorge Lorenzo’s difficult comeback from injury continued for Repsol Honda as he could only reach 21st and over three seconds off the pace of the front-running riders, only ahead of Karel Abraham who suffered his second fall of the race weekend in FP2 for Avintia Ducati.



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