MotoGP: Marquez tops practice 1 at Silverstone

Despite a high-speed crash in Turn 2 on cold tires, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez topped opening practice for the British GP MotoGP race at Silverstone Friday morning.

Marquez set a 2:00.941 in MotoGP™ FP1 to set the pace at the beginning of the Monster Energy British Grand Prix, but the eight-time World Champion suffered a huge Turn 2 crash at the end of the session that brought out the red flags.

The Spaniard thankfully walked away from the 170mph off and is ok, as the number 93 holds a 0.250s advantage over second place Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini). World Championship leader Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) sits P3 after the opening session, 0.3s off Marquez’s pace.

Practice 1 Results

1 Marc Marquez SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V) 2m00.941s
2 Aleix Espargaro SPA Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) +0.250s
3 Fabio Quartararo FRA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) +0.360s
4 Pol Espargaro SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V) +0.395s
5 Jack Miller AUS Ducati Team (GP21) +0.468s
6 Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) +0.481s
7 Alex Rins SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) +0.655s
8 Francesco Bagnaia ITA Ducati Team (GP21) +0.842s
9 Johann Zarco FRA Pramac Ducati (GP21) +0.854s
10 Alex Marquez SPA LCR Honda (RC213V) +0.929s
11 Danilo Petrucci ITA KTM Tech3 (RC16) +1.015s
12 Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) +1.025s
13 Jorge Martin SPA Pramac Ducati (GP21)* +1.161s
14 Brad Binder RSA Red Bull KTM (RC16) +1.170s
15 Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) +1.278s
16 Valentino Rossi ITA Petronas Yamaha (YZR-M1) +1.393s
17 Iker Lecuona SPA KTM Tech3 (RC16) +1.459s
18 Enea Bastianini ITA Avintia Ducati (GP19)* +1.585s
19 Miguel Oliveira POR Red Bull KTM (RC16) +1.679s
20 Luca Marini ITA Sky VR46 Avintia Ducati (GP19)* +2.255s
21 Jake Dixon GBR Petronas Yamaha (YZR-M1) +2.998s
22 Lorenzo Savadori ITA Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)* +6.758s

* Rookie