World Champion and championship leader Marc Marquez was back on track after his Brno hiccup to grab his tenth pole position of the season in qualifying for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone this afternoon. In a typical day for the 21 year old Honda rider he slipped off during the morning practice session but was a comfortable recipient of the pole setting Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar watch from Eurosport presenter Matt Roberts.
Joining him on the front row for the 20 lap race round the legendary 5.902 kms circuit which is the longest in the MotoGP calendar, is the Ducati of Andrea Dovizioso for the third grand prix in succession and three times Silverstone winner Jorge Lorenzo. Tissot Ambassador Bradley Smith got pushed off the second row by Valentino Rossi and starts from seventh place. In an eventful day including two practice crashes Stefan Bradl eventually starts on the third row in ninth place. Nicky Hayden hopes to return to the action after his wrist operation at the next round in Misano.
Frenchman Johann Zarco secured his first Moto2 pole position and also brought his local Caterham team their first ever pole. Zarco received his first Tissot T-Race watch and is joined on the front row for the 18 lap race by Mika Kallio and Simone Corsi. Tissot Ambassador Tom Luthi qualified on the second row in sixth place.
Two weeks ago Alex Rins thought he’d won the Moto3 race in Brno when he celebrated victory a lap too early. The Spanish Honda rider made up for his disappointment by receiving his third T-Race Touch Aluminum watch of the season. He is joined on the front row for the 17 lap race by Italian teenager Niccolo Antonelli and Alex Marquez.
Last year he was second at Silverstone behind Luis Salom