The well-known instability of the weather at Silverstone played a leading role in the MotoGP qualifiers. The FP4 session, which started on a dry track, ended early due to a series of crashes on asphalt that had been made treacherous by the rain.
In qualifying, the English track was divided into two parts: one part was almost dry, in contrast to other sections with wet asphalt, forcing the riders to put on rain tyres. Scott Redding, always fast in these conditions, found a good pace and skilfully exploited his feeling on the wettest sections. His spot on the fifth row in fourteenth place and the forecast for rain tomorrow make him optimistic for a good race.
“In qualifying, the wet tracked helped us, but the circuit was split into two parts. I was fast on the damp patches but lost a bit on the dry track. In these cases, tyre choice is always a compromise. At Silverstone, situations like today are the norm. I’d say that it is part of the charm of this race. Tomorrow I would prefer to race on a wet track, but in any case I’ll do my best to give the fans a good show.”
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