PETRONAS Yamaha Sepang Racing Team’s Valentino Rossi will start his final BritishGP from the third row of the grid, after ending Qualifying eighth. Jake Dixon will start his debut MotoGP race, and home Grand Prix, from 21st.
A strong performance in FP3 saw Rossi hold onto his top-ten place overall for the majority of the session. Improving his time to 1min 59.553secs, only 0.265secs off the top, the Italian ended FP3 seventh and secured a place in Q2 for the fifth time this season. Valentino continued this good form, posting the fourth fastest time in the early stages of Qualifying. Setting a 1min 59.531secs lap on his final flying lap, Rossi ended Q2 with the eighth fastest time - his second best qualifying result of the year - to secure a third row start for tomorrow’s race.
Dixon had a good start to FP3, immediately lapping within two tenths of his best time from yesterday. Unfortunately a Turn 16 crash kept him off track for 20 minutes of the session. Unable to improve upon his Friday time, Jake ended FP3 21st. The Brit continued to impress in his first MotoGP Qualifying session, reducing his lap time from yesterday around the Silverstone Circuit by nearly two seconds. Ending Q1 with a 2mins 0.869secs lap, Dixon will start his home race from 21st.
Rossi and Dixon will be back out on track for Warm Up tomorrow at 9.30am local time (4.30pm MYT), with lights out for the 20-lap MotoGP race at 1pm local time (8pm MYT).