Fabio Quartararo’s star is shining again in Silverstone as long as the French rookie made an impressive lap during the first session of free practice being the only rider able to ride under the two minutes. Yamaha Petronas rider went out with fresh tyres during his last run and he used them in the best way possible putting his bike ahead of everyone.
Reigning World Champion Marc Marquez is 2nd with an impressive rhythm; the Spaniard as usual did not use fresh compounds and worked thinking to race pace and he seemed to be ready for Sunday yet. Pretty much the same for Maverick Vinales, despite a little crash that did not compromise his performance.
4th position for Alex Rins, last rider able to run under the 2.01, with Suzuki rider who has a gap of one second from the top, finishing ahead Franco Morbidelli for just 23 thousandths of a second, while only 0.003s separate the Italian from Yamaha from last GP winner Andrea Dovizioso before finding another Italian who is Valentino Rossi in 7th in 2.01.298.
Last top 10 places are taken by home hero Cal Crutchlow, 8th ahead of Danilo Petrucci and Jack Miller, who surely will ride in a different way after the renew of his contract for 2020 following the rumors concerning about his future and Jorge Lorenzo taking his seat. The Spaniard from Honda come back from his injury but seems to feel pain and not be strong enough, with Jorge who ended in 22nd with 4 seconds of a gap from FP1 leader.