Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez bounced back from his first crash since Le Mans to marmalise his own Silverstone MotoGP outright lap record in this afternoon’s second session.
The reigning champion set a 1’59.476 on hard Michelins all round to go half a second under the mark set in 2017 while this morning’s fastest man Fabio Quartararo had a 1’59.2s lap cancelled, and then threw away a similarly-rapid lap in the last sector with a mistake on the brakes.
Monster Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales used a medium/soft combination on his M1 to set the second quickest time of the day, putting in a 1’59.765 with Quartararo’s time of 1’59.952 from this morning was enough to claim third on the combined sheets.
Britain’s Cal Crutchlow used hard/soft Michelins for his 1’59.993 which was enough to put the LCR Honda man in fourth overall with Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso one place further back on a 2’00.110.
Franco Morbidelli found some pace over lunch and stuck in a 2’00.183 while Miguel Oliveira was easily the fastest of the KTM runners, banging in a 2’00.360 for seventh.
Jack Miller climbed from the wrong end of the timesheets to post a 2’00.392 for eighth with Danilo Petrucci in ninth place. Aleix Espargaro suffered a breakdown at the top of the session but manahed a 2’00.497 to claim the last of the provisional qualifying two spots.
Brother Pol put his factory KTM in 11th place with a 2’00.591 with KTM team-mate Johann Zarco next along. Alex Rins was curiously down in 13th with Taka Nakagami in 14th and Pecco Bagnaia 15th.
Valentino Rossi, like Quartararo, had his fastest lap cancelled and means he is languishing down in 17th place. Jorge Lorenzo remained in last and is half a second slower than Hafizh Syahrin.