Quartararo Scorches Silverstone Asphalt


SILVERSTONE, England – Fabio Quartararo established a new lap record during MotoGP practice to lead the practice charts Friday at England’s Silverstone Circuit.

Quartararo put his Petronas Yamaha SRT bike on top with a 1:59.225, though his lap had to be reviewed after practice after it was initially thrown out for exceeding track limits.

Upon review it was determined Quartararo had stayed within the track limits. His time was reinstated, officially making him the fastest man on track Friday and the new track record holder at Silverstone in MotoGP competition.

MotoGP championship leader Marc Marquez was second fastest Friday, sitting .251 seconds behind Quartararo on his Repsol Honda entry despite a crash during the second practice.

Maverick Vinales was third fastest overall aboard his factory Yamaha bike. Valentino Rossi finished fourth, though like Quartararo his time had to be reviewed before it was confirmed after the second practice.

Cal Crutchlow ended the day fifth fastest overall, followed by Andrea Dovizioso, Franco Morbidelli, Miguel Oliveira, Jack Miller and Danilo Petrucci.