MotoGP leader Marquez fastest in both Friday practices at Silverstone
AUG 29, 2014 11:00a ET
As the premier class riders enjoyed their second Friday practice session at the Hertz British Grand Prix, Marc Marquez was the top man followed by Stefan Bradl and Andrea Dovizioso.
Marquez was fastest in the morning session too with a 2:03.208 to lead by 0.661s and he improved in the afternoon to 2:02.126, again leading the practice by more than half a second. The MotoGP World Champion has a point to prove this weekend at Silverstone having not won at Brno, his first race of the year which has not resulted in victory.
Bradl showed his FP2 pace with a 2:02.635, whilst Dovizioso put in a late best time for third – lapping 0.885s behind Marquez.
Local rider Bradley Smith looked good in fourth and Yonny Hernandez impressed by making it into the top five. Likewise Scott Redding was well up the timesheet in sixth place, striving to please the crowd at his home GP.
Italian Andrea Iannone and Spanish trio Alvaro Bautista, Dani Pedrosa and Aleix Espargaro rounded out the top ten.
Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi will aim to improve on Saturday after lapping 11th and 13th respectively, whilst Cal Crutchlow was down in 14th. Lorenzo (+1.374s) and Rossi (+1.826s) were well off the pace of Marquez.
Leon Camier had a crash with five minutes to go in FP2 and ended up 17th overall.