SCOTT REDDING ON THE FIFTH ROW AND ALEIX ESPARGARÓ ON THE SIXTH AT SILVERSTONE
The well-known instability of the weather at Silverstone played a leading role in the MotoGP qualifiers. The FP4 session, which started on a dry track, ended early due to a series of crashes on asphalt that had been made treacherous by the rain. Even Aleix Espargaró was involved in an off-track excursion, managing to keep the bike upright and returning his Aprilia RS-GP to pit lane.
In qualifying, the English track was divided into two parts: one part was almost dry, in contrast to other sections with wet asphalt, forcing the riders to put on rain tyres. This was a choice that did not reward Aleix Espargaró, who only turned one flying lap in the final moments of the session and was relegated to the sixth row.
Scott Redding, always fast in these conditions, found a good pace and skilfully exploited his feeling on the wettest sections. His spot on the fifth row in fourteenth place and the forecast for rain tomorrow make him optimistic for a good race.