Rookie star Quartararo fastest during opening free practice for the British MotoGP at Silverstone.

The track has been resurfaced following last year's rain cancellation, with four different front and rear tyre compounds to chose from this weekend. Quartararo's time was just a fraction from the current pole record.

Lorenzo is making his return from back fractures at Assen, while Mir is still absent after lung damage in the Brno test and is replaced by Suzuki test rider Guintoli.

Vinales and Abraham both fell in separate incidents under braking at the end of Hangar Straight.

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British MotoGP - Free Practice (1) Results
1Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)*1'59.952s15/17316k
2Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.586s16/17325k
3Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.740s13/16318k
4Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+1.027s14/16322k
5Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.050s17/18315k
6Andrea DoviziosoITAMission Winnow Ducati (GP19)+1.053s9/15325k
7Valentino RossiITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.346s17/18320k
8Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)+1.443s14/16325k
9Danilo PetrucciITAMission Winnow Ducati (GP19)+1.486s14/14325k
10Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (GP19)+1.583s14/15325k
11Tito RabatSPAReale Avintia Ducati (GP18)+1.637s17/19321k
12Aleix EspargaroSPAFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+1.706s15/15322k
13Andrea IannoneITAFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+1.858s9/14320k
14Francesco BagnaiaITAPramac Ducati (GP18)*+1.900s16/16320k
15Johann ZarcoFRARed Bull KTM Factory (RC16)+1.908s15/16320k
16Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)*+1.913s11/13319k
17Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM Factory (RC16)+2.076s16/16321k
18Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+2.110s12/17320k
19Karel AbrahamCZEReale Avintia Ducati (GP18)+2.240s11/12320k
20Sylvain GuintoliFRASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+2.605s14/14319k
21Hafizh SyahrinMALRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)+3.106s14/14320k
22Jorge LorenzoSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+4.402s16/16321k

* Rookie.

Official Silverstone MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda1m 59.941s (2017)
Fastest race lap:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda2m 1.560s (2017)

By Peter McLaren



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