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MotoGP Great Britain 2012: Maverick Viñales, Álvaro Bautista and Pol Espargaró, today's poles
MotoGP Great Britain 2012: Maverick Viñales, Álvaro Bautista and Pol Espargaró, today's poles

The timed practice sessions for the sixth round of CMotoGP World Championship that was held today in the Silverstone Circuit It has been very complicated. The intermittent rain, the strong wind and the cold asphalt have caused a good number of falls in all three categories, although this has not prevented the times from progressively decreasing.

On Moto3, Maverick Viñales (Blusens Avintia) was the fastest after reaching the top of the timesheets with ten minutes remaining. On MotoGP, a surprising Alvaro Bautista (San Carlo Honda Gresini) has taken his first pole in the premier class while in Moto2 the best time has been for him also Spanish Pol Espargaro (Pons 40 HP Tuenti), which made a triplet of Spanish poles.

Moto3: Maverick Viñales continues to dominate the small class

Maverick Viñales

When the timed practice began, all the pilots had as their objective hit the track and do a fast lap as soon as possible because the chances of rain were quite high. Maverick Viñales got the best time but Efren Vazquez (JHK Laglisse), who was coming to his wheel.

And at the top of the time table was Barakaldo's until there were ten minutes to go. At that moment, Maverick Viñales he had a fastest lap of 2'16.187 before most of the drivers went into the pits to change tires and put on the last game.

From that moment there was a strange situation since nobody threw looking for times. They all waited for each other. The only, Sandro Cortese (Red Bull KTM Ajo) but found several riders running very slow, having to abort the lap and catching a monumental anger with his partner Danny Kent (Red Bull KTM Ajo).

Then yes, with less than two minutes on the scoreboard, everyone jumped to find a time, but no one could lower Maverick Viñales' record. Efrén stayed second while Alexis Masbou (Caretta Technology) closed the first line but at more than eight tenths.

The world leader, Sandro Cortese, was fourth with 2'17.123 followed by Danny Kent and Luis Salo, sixth after more than a second.

MotoGP: Álvaro Bautista gets his first pole

Ben spies

Like the Moto3 riders, the MotoGP riders sought to make a record as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, a Cal Crutchlow Fall (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) in FP3 he left us without seeing the British rider. Another who went to the ground was Stefan bradl (LCR Honda MotoGP), at the same point. If the British came out with a sprained ankle, the German with a blow to a finger, although neither suffered fractures.

If you look at it, the crash occurred at turn 14 and precisely between turn 13 and 14 there is a line painted in black through which they are still lying down and that surely caused the fall of both pilots.

Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha Factory Racing) was the first to top the timesheets with a Hector Barberá (Pramac Racing Team) to his wheel (although some insist on saying otherwise, we will analyze it shortly). When there were 28 minutes to go, Ben spies (Yamaha Factory Racing) had the best time, improving his teammate's time by just over two tenths.

A few minutes before, Valentino rossi (Ducati Team) he destroyed his first motorcycle in a fall after losing the front wheel under braking. Nicky hayden (Ducati Team), a few minutes later and while coming in pole time it also fell, in the same way and at the same point.

Casey stoner

After some good free practice, Álvaro Bautista took off a vueltón and with a time of 2'03.303 he was placed on the provisional pole. He was about to snatch the best time Ben spies but the american stepped on an indoor piano and had to go straight around the next bend.

And nothing else because eight minutes from the end, it started to rain and the times could not be improved, just when everyone had mounted the soft tires to find the best lap. Casey stoner (Repsol Honda Team) closed the first row and made it clear with a resounding "no" that he has no problems with the front tire. At least from the box shutter to the outside. TO Jorge Lorenzo the rain caught him and will leave tomorrow fourth, just ahead of Dani pedrosa and Héctor Barberá, who was not able to improve his starting lap.

The best CRT again it has been that of Aléix Espargaró (Power Electronics Aspar) with a good time since in the longest circuit of the world he has managed to roll less than three seconds of the time achieved by Álvaro Bautista.

Moto2: Pol Espargaró claims himself as the strongest in English territory

Pol Espargaro

The Moto2 timed tests were developed in reverse, with a worse time at the beginning than at the end, although the idea of ​​the riders was the same: to start as quickly as possible. Scott redding (Marc VDS Racing Team) was the first to set a really fast time, and lap after lap his times remained constant and he showed his desire to take pole at home.

But with 13 minutes to go, he appeared Pol Espargaro and improved his time by no more and no less than six tenths (2'08.011), making it clear that the last pole of the day was going to be for him. Although he tried, the British could not and his best lap, the last and that served him for the second place on the grid, was canceled for going outside the limits of the circuit.

Andrea Iannnone (Speed ​​Master) managed to sneak into that second position, almost four tenths behind the Spanish rider. Marc Márquez (Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol) accused the lack of feeling after the crash in the morning practice sessions and his best time, more than eight tenths slower, will make him start from fifth position, just behind another Briton, Bradley smith (Tech 3 Racing), which has had its best training sessions so far this season.

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