SILVERSTONE, United Kingdom: Home rider Cal Crutchlow reeled off the fastest lap in Friday’s (Saturday in Manila) opening two practice sessions ahead of this weekend’s British MotoGP at Silverstone.
Overall leader and three-time world champion Marc Marquez was fifth behind fellow Spaniard Aleix Espargaro, while Andrea Dovizioso, second in the standings, could only manage ninth.
Honda’s Dani Pedrosa suffered a disastrous afternoon as he finished down in 17th.
A third and final practice outing is scheduled for Saturday morning before qualifying begins.
Free practice times after two sessions:
1. Cal Crutchlow (GBR/LCR Honda) 2:00.897, 2. Valentino Rossi (ITA/Yamaha) at 0.241sec, 3. Maverick Vinales (ESP/Yamaha) 0.271, 4. Aleix Espargaro (ESP/Aprilia) 0.695, 5. Marc Marquez (ESP/Honda) 0.714, 6. Jorge Lorenzo (ESP/Ducati) 0.758, 7. Pol Espargaro (ESP/KTM) 0.935, 8. Johann Zarco (FRA/Yamaha Tech3) 0.988, 9. Andrea Dovizioso (ITA/Ducati) 0.996, 10. Scott Redding (GBR/Ducati Pramac) 1.036
17. Dani Pedrosa (ESP/Honda) 1.511