It was in typical British summer conditions that the day started on the Silverstone circuit: gray skies and a temperature of 14 ° C, that of the asphalt remaining under the 20Â ° C bar. This freshness pushed the entire field to take to the track with a soft tire up front and a medium rear, a combination used from start to finish. the session.

Marc Márquez was the first to register his name at the top of the standings. Fabio Quartararo, eagerly awaited on this circuit which could favor the Yamaha, quickly dismissed him but Márquez regained the advantage and then set the first time of the day under the 2’02 bar, in 2’01 “981. Quartararo responded with a 0” 095 faster time.

Johann Zarco led briefly, but the distance duel between Márquez and Quartararo quickly resumed. The Niçois again took the lead before being once again beaten by the strong man from Honda. Márquez improved his benchmark twice after going through his garage, pushing Quartararo back to 0 ”360. Aleix Espargaró came in between the two men.

TO?? two minutes from the end of the session, Márquez lost the lead as he approached Maggots, a curve which opened the series of fast turns in the first sector. The Spaniard rolled over several times on the ground but was not injured. His destroyed motorcycle returned to the track, causing the red flag to come out.

The session was restarted for less than two minutes and the pilots only returned to the track for starting simulations. Marc Márquez therefore retained first place ahead of Aleix Espargaró and Fabio Quartararo. Pol Espargaró posted a reassuring fourth time after two difficult races in Austria, ahead of Jack Miller, Takaaki Nakagami and lex Rins, winner of the last race at Silverstone two years ago . Pecco Bagnaia finished eighth, ahead of Johann Zarco.

Marc Márquez is not the only driver to have faulted in this session. His tenth-time scorer, brother, crashed at high speed on turn 12, while Jorge MartÃn, 13th in the session, fell on turn 11.

Cal Crutchlow, who started on the official Yamaha team for this race following the start of Maverick Vià ± ales, took 12th place. Joan Mir was discreet with the 15th time. The reigning World Champion was making his MotoGP debut at Silverstone as he had to miss the 2019 race, due to his heavy crash in a test in Brno, and the test was over. © canceled last year.

For Jake Dixon, this session saw him make his very first run on a MotoGP machine. The Englishman, 19th in Moto2, replaces a still recovering Franco Morbidelli, a role occupied by Cal Crutchlow in the last two races.

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