MotoGP Great Britain 2012: with water, Valentino Rossi, without water, Casey Stoner
MotoGP Great Britain 2012: with water, Valentino Rossi, without water, Casey Stoner

The tifossi rain dance takes effect

The forecasts have been fulfilled. We said that water was expected for the whole weekend at Silverstone and in order not to be disappointed, it has been. Or at least during the first free practice this Friday. With the wet ground, the morning began and the smile appeared again in the Ducati box. Why? Because Valentino Rossi gave himself the pleasure of leading FP1 taking advantage of the downpour that had fallen. It has rained a lot, and never better said, since the number one stuck to the name of the Italian champion was not seen. However, the joy did not last long when, advancing to FP2, the sun shone over England to dry the asphalt and make the sort logical again: Casey Stoner commanding. On Moto2 Pol Espargaró has reappeared after Montmeló as the fastest rider while Sandro Cortese has sent in Moto3.

To the home date Cal Crutchlow was not missing, that when he was leading the classification in water, he went to the ground, missing the very important last minutes. Of course, in the dry, the British lost places until he fell into eighth place. Ben spies and Alvaro Bautista, who both kissed the ground in FP1 after several ear starts, have followed in the wake of the Australian starting the weekend on the right foot.

The truth is that the session was rather short and futile. The Moto3 boys had been in charge of drying the track lane, helping themselves with the absence of water, but shortly after FP2 started the rain was falling again to put an end to the MotoGP teams' plans. Minutes later, when the clouds took a breather, Andrea Dovizioso He ventured to test the English asphalt by showing the rest that it was safe to run again. Although the classification has been somewhat disconcerting We can get several clear ideas, or rather, confirm them: Casey only needs three laps to be among the first, Cal is playing his cards very well and Valentino Rossi can opt for the podium if the rain dance danced by all his fans continues to have the same effect.

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