Silverstone MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo tops FP3 with late flying lap

Jorge Lorenzo pulled nearly half a second clear of Marc Marquez in MotoGP's Saturday morning British Grand Prix practice session at Silverstone

Silverstone MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo tops FP3 with late flying lap

Marquez had been narrowly ahead going into the closing minutes, but Friday pacesetter Lorenzo produced a 2m01.429s lap on his Yamaha to beat the Honda by 0.459 seconds.

Andrea Dovizioso put Ducati in a close third on his last run, within 0.081s of Marquez and just ahead of the second Honda of Dani Pedrosa.

Valentino Rossi, who admitted after Friday practice that he had yet to fully master his set-up for this weekend, was again slightly off the pace and ended the session in seventh.

It was another very impressive morning for the local riders. Scott Redding thrust his Marc VDS Honda up to fifth late on, just ahead of Bradley Smith's Tech 3 Yamaha, while Cal Crutchlow recovered from a disappointing second practice to go eighth for LCR Honda.

Pol Espargaro and Andrea Iannone completed the top 10 riders going straight through to Q2.

Both Suzukis will have to start off in the first qualifying segment, Maverick Vinales and Aleix Espargaro - who had a crash at Farm - both knocked out of the Q2 places when the likes of Redding surged forward on the last laps.

PRACTICE THREE TIMES:

Pos Rider Team Bike Time Gap Laps
1 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Yamaha 2m01.429s - 14
2 Marc Marquez Honda Honda 2m01.888s 0.459s 16
3 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Ducati 2m01.969s 0.540s 16
4 Dani Pedrosa Honda Honda 2m02.020s 0.591s 17
5 Scott Redding Marc VDS Honda 2m02.119s 0.690s 15
6 Bradley Smith Tech 3 Yamaha 2m02.125s 0.696s 18
7 Valentino Rossi Yamaha Yamaha 2m02.203s 0.774s 17
8 Cal Crutchlow LCR Honda 2m02.341s 0.912s 15
9 Pol Espargaro Tech 3 Yamaha 2m02.346s 0.917s 17
10 Andrea Iannone Ducati Ducati 2m02.443s 1.014s 17
11 Maverick Vinales Suzuki Suzuki 2m02.476s 1.047s 16
12 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki Suzuki 2m02.482s 1.053s 13
13 Danilo Petrucci Pramac Racing Ducati 2m02.842s 1.413s 15
14 Yonny Hernandez Pramac Racing Ducati 2m02.981s 1.552s 16
15 Eugene Laverty Aspar Honda 2m03.120s 1.691s 15
16 Hector Barbera Avintia Racing Ducati 2m03.263s 1.834s 16
17 Loris Baz Forward Racing Yamaha Forward 2m03.363s 1.934s 14
18 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia Gresini Aprilia 2m03.444s 2.015s 16
19 Jack Miller LCR Honda 2m03.626s 2.197s 14
20 Nicky Hayden Aspar Honda 2m03.833s 2.404s 17
21 Mike Di Meglio Avintia Racing Ducati 2m04.030s 2.601s 15
22 Stefan Bradl Aprilia Gresini Aprilia 2m04.152s 2.723s 17
23 Alex de Angelis IodaRacing Project ART/Aprilia 2m04.689s 3.260s 13
24 Karel Abraham AB Motoracing Honda 2m05.203s 3.774s 15
25 Claudio Corti Forward Racing Yamaha Forward 2m05.947s 4.518s 15

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