MOTOGP - SILVERSTONE
SIXTH AND SEVENTH ROW FOR THE APRILIAS
Qualifying complicated by the rain ended the second day of the Silverstone weekend, the day that decides the starting grid for the race tomorrow. After an FP3 session that showed progress compared with yesterday, Alvaro Bautista (also victim of a fall) and Stefan Bradl had to adjust the settings on their Aprilia RS-GP machines to deal with the foul weather.
Alvaro Bautista showed good progress in FP4, finishing with the 14th best time.
The Aprilia Racing Team Gresini therefore tackled Q1 in wet track conditions, a rather complex situation given how little time there was to find the specific setup. Stefan stopped the clock with a best time of 2'19.115, which earns him the second slot on the sixth row. Bautista, with a best lap of 2'20.299, finished qualifying in nineteenth place.