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British GP | Dovizioso Tops an Overcast Opening Day

Dovizioso topped the FP2 session of the British GP. Crutchlow followed closely in 2nd position, with Viñales rounding out the top three.

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British GP | Dovizioso Tops an Overcast Opening Day
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After an overcast FP2 session, with a few spots of rain, Dovizioso edged ahead in the uncertain conditions, with a time of 2:01:385. Home hero, Crutchlow set a time of 2:01:390 placing himself 2nd, at the end of day 1. Viñales, who topped FP1, placed 3rd in FP2, with a time of 2:01:446.

Marquez appeared to recover from difficulties in FP1, to place 4th with a time of 2:01:529. Austrian GP race winner, Lorenzo placed 5th, with a time of 2:01:782; an impressive opening day from the Spaniard, despite seeming irritated at the end of session. Miller continued to impress on the opening day, with a time of 2:01:819, placing 6th, this sets Miller in a prime position for qualifying tomorrow, with some solid times to work from. Yamaha compatriots, Zarco and Rossi placed 7th and 8th, closely followed by Iannone, and Bautista, who confirmed his move to World Superbike next year.

Top Rookie overall on the opening day of the British Grand Prix was Nakagami, who placed 11th in FP2, with a time of 2:02:515. Morbidelli appeared to find some pace in FP2, placing himself 14th, with a time of 2:02:759.

Top Aprilia, A. Espargaro continued to make progress on the opening day, placing 16th, with a time of 2:02:938. Redding improved his time by over 1 second, to 2:03:810, however he placed just 20th.

Top KTM, Smith make some positive steps, improving his time to 2:02:974, placing 17th.  Baz, who is replacing the injured P. Espargaro, improved his time by almost 2 seconds, placing 23rd.


Dovizioso is the man to catch after day 1 at the British Grand Prix; can he hold the top spot through qualifying tomorrow, or will someone rain on his parade?

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