Full British MotoGP FP3 results at Silverstone

Fabio Quartararo and Valentino Rossi traded new lap records at Silverstone during FP3 ahead of the British MotoGP with the rookie coming out on top, while Andrea Dovizioso suffered a disaster missing out down in 14th place.

Having regained his all-time lap record from Friday’s FP2 on review after initially losing it to a track limit issue, the Petronas Yamaha rider laid down his marker to beat by becoming the first rider to duck into the 1m 58s.

Not to be outdone by the MotoGP rookie, Rossi produced his own lap record on the factory Yamaha with a 1m 58.693s to take the top spot from Quartararo – only to see the French rider fight back with his final lap of the session with a 1m 58.547s to complete a clean sweep of fastest laps in each practice session so far at Silverstone.

With Rossi having to settle for second place, it left Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez in third place – almost half a second slower than Quartararo – but with one eye on the MotoGP world championship he’ll be pleased to see main title rival Dovizioso missing from the top 10.

The Ducati rider struggled to replicate the lap record pace produced at the sharp end with his best effort leaving him in 14th place and heading into Q1 of qualifying.

With Dovizioso off the pace, Ducati’s efforts were duly led by Jack Miller in fourth place after he recovered from a technical issue with his Pramac Ducati at Stowe to jump on his second GP19 machine to set his fastest lap times.

Danilo Petrucci just missed out to the Australian in fifth place for Ducati, with home hero Cal Crutchlow shuffled down to sixth place late on for LCR Honda.

Maverick Vinales booked his Q2 spot in seventh place for Monster Yamaha directly ahead of Franco Morbidelli on the Petronas Yamaha meaning all four Yamahas will contest Q2.

Takaaki Nakagami pulled out a late fast lap to take ninth place on the older Honda while Aleix Espargaro starred again by grabbing 10th for Aprilia which forced out Alex Rins into Q1 on the Suzuki in 11th.

Miguel Oliveira continued his impressive run of form in 12th place for Tech3, acting as the lead KTM rider, directly in front of Pol Espargaro on the Red Bull KTM.

With Dovizioso 14th, Johann Zarco kept within touching distance of the leading KTM riders in 15th, just over two-tenths off Oliveira.

Francesco Bagnaia led the back-end of the MotoGP field for Pramac Ducati in 16th spot ahead of Tito Rabat (Avintia Ducati), Andrea Iannone (Aprilia) and Sylvain Guintoli (Suzuki) who is standing in for the injured Joan Mir at Silverstone.

With Hafizh Syahrin in 20th, Karel Abraham pushed Jorge Lorenzo back into last position on the times as the Repsol Honda rider continued to struggle on his injury comeback.

The five-time world champion ended FP3 almost four seconds slower than pace-setter Quartararo with Lorenzo still suffering with back pain having sustained fractured vertebrae in a crash at Assen last June.



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