UPDATE: Following warm-up, Aprilia has confirmed that title contender Aleix Espargaro WILL take part in today's British MotoGP: 'The pain is still an issue but we hope it can be managed over race distance'.

British MotoGP, Silverstone - Warm-up Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax
1Maverick ViñalesSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)1'59.227s6/7332k
2Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.210s6/10330k
3Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.266s8/10328k
4Marco BezzecchiITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)*+0.341s7/10332k
5Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.663s5/8329k
6Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)+0.667s9/9333k
7Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP22)+0.677s9/10335k
8Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.708s9/10328k
9Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.790s7/10333k
10Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.813s7/10332k
11Enea BastianiniITAGresini Ducati (GP21)+0.827s4/10338k
12Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo (GP22)+0.881s9/10338k
13Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+1.214s4/8329k
14Stefan BradlGERRepsol Honda (RC213V)+1.285s9/10328k
15Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP22)+1.468s8/10332k
16Luca MariniITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)+1.511s9/10333k
17Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)+1.549s8/9327k
18Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.768s5/10327k
19Fabio Di GiannantonioITAGresini Ducati (GP21)*+1.863s4/8332k
20Jack MillerAUSDucati Lenovo (GP22)+1.972s5/9334k
21Andrea DoviziosoITAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)+2.136s3/10328k
22Raul FernandezSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)*+2.218s5/9329k
23Remy GardnerAUSKTM Tech3 (RC16)*+2.336s6/10328k
24Darryn BinderRSAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)*+3.201s6/100k

* Rookie
Official Silverstone MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 58.168s (2019)
Fastest race lap:
Johann Zarco FRA Ducati 1m 57.767s (2022)

Maverick Vinales leads fellow former Silverstone winner Alex Rins during morning warm-up for the 2022 British MotoGP.

Vinales, chasing his first Aprilia victory after qualifying on the front row for the first time as an RS-GP rider, finished 0.210s clear of Rins, whose Suzuki team-mate Joan Mir completed the top three.

Rins and Mir will need to fight their way through from the fourth row of the grid in the race.

Impressive rookie Marco Bezzecchi was fourth in warm-up for VR46 Ducati, followed by Yamaha's reigning champion Fabio Quartararo, who will need to serve a Long Lap penalty early in the race.

Vinales' team-mate Aleix Espargaro, who will decide on participation in the race depending on the pain levels from his injured right foot in warm-up, completed 9 laps on his way to a competitive sixth and seemed to be nodding his head in encouragement as he finished his fastest lap.

Espargaro has qualified in sixth place, just two places behind title rival Quartararo.

Aleix's younger brother Pol Espargaro walked away from a fast fall at Turn 4, through the Maggots/Becketts curves, this morning.

Pole qualifier Johann Zarco, tipped as having the best race pace after Saturday, was only 15th this morning with front-row starter Jack Miller 20th for the factory Ducati team.

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Fabio Quartararo starts the British MotoGP, the first event after the summer break, with a reduced 21-point lead over Aleix Espargaro after suffering a first DNF of the season at Assen.

Crucially, the French star will also need to serve a Long Lap penalty in Sunday’s Silverstone race as punishment for forcing Espargaro off-track during the misjudged pass, which ended with the Yamaha rider on the ground before a second accident ended his Dutch drama.

Both Quartararo and Espargaro have good memories of Silverstone from last year, when Quartararo won from the Suzuki of Alex Rins and Espargaro held off the Ducati of Jack Miller to claim the RS-GP’s first-ever MotoGP podium.

Espargaro and Aprilia’s spectacular season means, despite the Assen incident and handing away another near-certain rostrum in Barcelona, the Spaniard arrives in the UK seeking a sixth podium and second win of the year.

Pramac Ducati’s Johann Zarco is best of the rest in third, albeit 58 points from Quartararo and still seeking a long overdue premier-class win, with Factory Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia eight points behind after taking three wins and three DNFs in the last six races.

Silverstone will be Bagnaia’s first MotoGP event since his drink-driving incident in Ibiza.

Enea Bastianini (Gresini Ducati) and Jorge Martin (Pramac) remain locked in battle to be Bagnaia’s 2023 team-mate, with Silverstone likely to be their last chance to impress before an end-of-August decision is made.

Triple race winner Bastianini has slipped to fifth in the standings after his early season heroics, with 2021 winner Martin currently eleventh with two second-places.

Just two points separate Brad Binder and future KTM team-mate Miller in the fight for sixth in the championship, with the same slim margin splitting Joan Mir and Alex Rins in their last season as Suzuki team-mates.

While Rins officially confirmed a switch to LCR Honda during the summer break, Mir’s expected move to Repsol Honda in place of Pol Espargaro is still to be confirmed.

With Marc Marquez still recovering from his latest arm surgery, Espargaro – tipped to make a return to KTM and Tech3 next season - is again partnered by HRC test rider Stefan Bradl this weekend.

 

 

2022 British MotoGP, Silverstone - Race weekend schedule (UK time)

 

 

Friday August 5

9am - Moto3 Free Practice 1

9.55am - MotoGP Free Practice 1

10.55am - Moto2 Free Practice 1

1.15pm - Moto3 Free Practice 2

2.10pm - MotoGP Free Practice 2

3.10pm - Moto2 Free Practice 2

 

Saturday August 6

9am - Moto3 Free Practice 3

9.55am - MotoGP Free Practice 3

10.55am - Moto2 Free Practice 2

12.35pm - Moto3 Qualifying 1

1pm - Moto3 Qualifying 2

1.30pm - MotoGP Free Practice 4

2.10pm - MotoGP Qualifying 1

2.35pm - MotoGP Qualifying 2

3.10pm - Moto2 Qualifying 1

3.35pm - Moto2 Qualifying 2

 

Sunday August 7

9.20am - Moto3 warm-up

9.40am - MotoGP warm-up

10.10am - Moto2 warm-up

11.20am - Moto3 race

1pm - MotoGP race

2.30pm - Moto2 race


 

Assen: MotoGP World Championship standings
Pos RiderNatTeamPointsDiff.
1=Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)172 
2=Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)151(-21)
3=Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP22)114(-58)
4^2Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo (GP22)106(-66)
5˅1Enea BastianiniITAGresini Ducati (GP21)105(-67)
6˅1Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)93(-79)
7=Jack MillerAUSDucati Lenovo (GP22)91(-81)
8^1Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)77(-95)
9˅1Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)75(-97)
10=Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)71(-101)
11=Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP22)70(-102)
12^2Maverick ViñalesSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)62(-110)
13˅1Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)60(-112)
14^3Marco BezzecchiITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)*55(-117)
15˅2Luca MariniITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)52(-120)
16=Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)42(-130)
17˅2Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)40(-132)
18=Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)27(-145)
19=Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)25(-147)
20=Fabio di GiannantonioITAGresini Ducati (GP21)*18(-154)
21=Darryn BinderRSAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)*10(-162)
22=Andrea DoviziosoITAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)10(-162)
23=Remy GardnerAUSKTM Tech3 (RC16)*9(-163)
24=Raul FernandezSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)*5(-167)