Lorenzo takes pole position for the British MotoGP ahead of team-mate Dovizioso, during a delayed qualifying session held on a wet but drying Silverstone track.

Miller gambled on slicks in the closing minutes, but lost too much time in the wet sections.

Rabat missed the session after being hit by Morbidelli's bike as he walked away from an accident in FP4. The Spaniard has suffered multiple leg fractures.

Qualifying 2 was then delayed 'due to safety conditions', while waiting for the medicial helicopter, by which time the rain showers had returned.

Heavy rain is expected tomorrow.

Silverstone has been resurfaced ahead of this year's event, but riders say it is bumpier than ever.

Loris Baz is replacing the injured Pol Espargaro at KTM.

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Qualifying 2:

  1. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (GP18) 2m 10.155s [Lap 7/7] 306km/h (Top Speed)
  2. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP18) 2m 10.314s +0.159s [Lap 6/7] 306k
  3. Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1) 2m 10.439s +0.284s [Lap 7/7] 295k
  4. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 2m 10.615s +0.460s [Lap 7/7] 286k
  5. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 2m 11.083s +0.928s [Lap 7/7] 307k
  6. Danilo Petrucci ITA Pramac Ducati (GP18) 2m 11.317s +1.162s [Lap 6/6] 295k
  7. Andrea Iannone ITA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 2m 11.495s +1.340s [Lap 7/7] 274k
  8. Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 2m 11.514s +1.359s [Lap 5/6] 296k
  9. Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (GP17) 2m 12.173s +2.018s [Lap 3/7] 303k
  10. Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 2m 12.504s +2.349s [Lap 7/7] 292k
  11. Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 2m 12.514s +2.359s [Lap 7/7] 297k
  12. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 2m 13.504s +3.349s [Lap 4/6] 291k

Qualifying 1:

  1. Franco Morbidelli ITA EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 2m 13.945s 257k
  2. Scott Redding GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 2m 14.171s 299k
  3. Thomas Luthi SWI EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 2m 14.198s 272k
  4. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 2m 14.866s 265k
  5. Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 2m 15.141s 281k
  6. Loris Baz FRA Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 2m 15.299s 286k
  7. Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V)* 2m 15.377s 276k
  8. Karel Abraham CZE Angel Nieto Team (GP16) 2m 15.721s 248k
  9. Alvaro Bautista ESP Angel Nieto Team (GP17) 2m 16.106s 272k
  10. Xavier Simeon ESP Reale Avintia (GP16)* 2m 16.451s 267k
  11. Hafizh Syahrin MAL Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)* 2m 16.483s 270k
  12. Tito Rabat ESP Reale Avintia (GP17) No Time


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