Smith fastest during a delayed Qualifying 1 session for the British MotoGP, held on a wet but fast-drying Silverstone track.

The top two riders now progress to the Q2 pole position shootout, where they will join the ten fastest riders after third practice.

Tito Rabat, hit by Morbidelli's bike in FP4, missed the session and is feared to have broken his leg.

The others will start, in the following order, from 13th on the grid onwards…

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  1. Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 2m 13.340s [Lap 6/7] 275km/h (Top Speed)
  2. Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 2m 13.713s +0.373s [7/7] 285k
  3. Franco Morbidelli ITA EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 2m 13.945s +0.605s [6/6] 257k
  4. Scott Redding GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 2m 14.171s +0.831s [6/6] 299k
  5. Thomas Luthi SWI EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 2m 14.198s +0.858s [7/7] 272k
  6. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 2m 14.866s +1.526s [5/6] 265k
  7. Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 2m 15.141s +1.801s [6/6] 281k
  8. Loris Baz FRA Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 2m 15.299s +1.959s [6/6] 286k
  9. Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V)* 2m 15.377s +2.037s [7/7] 276k
  10. Karel Abraham CZE Angel Nieto Team (GP16) 2m 15.721s +2.381s [7/7] 248k
  11. Alvaro Bautista ESP Angel Nieto Team (GP17) 2m 16.106s +2.766s [7/7] 272k
  12. Xavier Simeon ESP Reale Avintia (GP16)* 2m 16.451s +3.111s [6/7] 267k
  13. Hafizh Syahrin MAL Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)* 2m 16.483s +3.143s [6/6] 270k
  14. Tito Rabat ESP Reale Avintia (GP17)
  • Fastest Friday time:
    Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati 2m 1.385s

    Official Silverstone MotoGP records:
    Pole Position:
    Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 59.941s (2017)
    Fastest race lap:
    Marc Marquez SPA Honda 2m 1.560s (2017)

    By Peter McLaren

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