Marquez tops final practice, then crashes

Marc Marquez set the fastest time during the third practice session for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, before suffering an accident while on a quicker lap.

Marquez had just posted a time of 2:01.906 and had set two fastest sector times when he lost the front end of his Honda under braking for the left hander at The Loop. Marquez limped away and was able to return to the circuit for the final few moments of the session.

Andrea Dovizioso was second for Ducati, just 0.034s behind Marquez. Dani Pedrosa, who ended Marquez’s run of victories last time out at Brno, was third fastest.

Valentino Rossi was fourth, ahead of Yamaha teammate Jorge Lorenzo, with Pol Espargaro in sixth.

Stefan Bradl ended in seventh despite suffering from a crash during the closing moments of the session, while Bradley Smith, Andrea Iannone and Aleix Espargar¢ rounded out the top 10.

British riders Scott Redding and Cal Crutchlow will have to participate in Q1 after ending third practice in 13th and 15th positions respectively.

Results

Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Time Gap 1st/Prev.
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 2'01.906 0.000 / 0.000
2 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 2'01.940 0.034 / 0.034
3 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 2'02.116 0.210 / 0.176
4 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 2'02.243 0.337 / 0.127
5 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 2'02.359 0.453 / 0.116
6 44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 2'02.368 0.462 / 0.009
7 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 2'02.564 0.658 / 0.196
8 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 2'02.605 0.699 / 0.041
9 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 2'02.726 0.820 / 0.121
10 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 2'02.886 0.980 / 0.160
11 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 2'02.912 1.006 / 0.026
12 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati 2'02.912 1.006
13 45 Scott REDDING GBR GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 2'03.368 1.462 / 0.456
14 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Honda 2'03.845 1.939 / 0.477
15 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Ducati Team Ducati 2'04.319 2.413 / 0.474
16 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN Drive M7 Aspar Honda 2'04.350 2.444 / 0.031
17 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 2'04.655 2.749 / 0.305
18 2 Leon CAMIER GBR Drive M7 Aspar Honda 2'04.735 2.829 / 0.080
19 70 Michael LAVERTY GBR Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 2'05.732 3.826 / 0.997
20 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Octo IodaRacing Team ART 2'06.021 4.115 / 0.289
21 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Avintia Racing Avintia 2'06.053 4.147 / 0.032
22 63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Avintia Racing Avintia 2'06.909 5.003 / 0.856
23 23 Broc PARKES AUS Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 2'07.648 5.742 / 0.739

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