Zarco heads cold FP3; Crutchlow leads overall into Q2
Johann Zarco was the fastest man at a cold and slight damp Silverstone this morning leading MotoGP free-practice three, although it was Cal Crutchlow’s lap time from yesterday that sees him lead all riders and heading straight into Q2 this afternoon.
Overnight rain meant the track was still damp in parts, and despite the rain stopping before the MotoGP session, a lot of riders didn’t stick slick tyres on until late in the session. Zarco was one of just three riders who improved his time in FP3, catapulting himself into eighth and pushing Andrea Iannone down to eleventh and subsequently into Q1.
Yamaha enjoyed a successful morning with Maverick Viñales second fastest and Zarco’s Tech3 team mate third.
Cal Crutchlow’s blistering lap time from yesterday afternoon was the fastest over the combined three free practice sessions and he will head a strong group filled with the usual suspects directly into Q2, minus Dani Pedrosa.
The Spaniard has been struggling over the bumps on the first day at Silverstone and he will be hoping to navigate his way successfully though Q1 and secure a competitive spot for tomorrow’s race.
No rain is forecast for this afternoon, so riders will be hoping that the track remains dry for this afternoons pole position shoot out.
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