Sixth and seventh rows for Repsol Honda Team

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Pol Espargaró will start from 18th position and Stefan Bradl from 21st

Sixth and seventh rows for Repsol Honda Team

The battle for pole position at the British GP took place under clear skies and with higher temperatures than usual at Silverstone. This was not, however, an advantage for the Repsol Honda Team riders, who were both unable to make their way out of Q1. In addition, Stefan Bradl was hit with a penalty of three grid places.

In the morning, Pol Espargaró took a step forward compared to Friday, going 16th. In the afternoon, in the final free practice sessions of the weekend, the Spaniard would finish 20th.

In Q1, Espargaró did not make the cut to move into Q2, setting the ninth fastest time of 1:59.367. That lap placed him 19th on the grid, although he will start 18th due to the penalty handed to his teammate.

Bradl used free practice to find a competitive pace for the race. Unlike his teammate, he would go quicker in the afternoon sessions, progressing from 22nd in FP3 to 18th in FP4.

In Q1, Bradl also failed to make it through to Q2, placing eighth with a best time of 1:59.339. He will be relegated from 18th to 21st due to the sanction given to him for impeding another rider during their hot lap.



“It was a really tough day. We had an electrical problem on the first run so I needed to pit and then I almost highsided on the second run. I lost a lot of time and almost everything went wrong, There have been some very big improvements compared to last year, even my pole time would not have been enough to challenge. Our race pace is closer to the others than we were in Qualifying today and there’s potential to make up positions tomorrow and have a consistent race. We need to figure out how to be faster.”


“I am happy with the performance I put on track. Qualifying was a little bit difficult with a lot of traffic. I was able to qualify in 18th which is OK and I am happy with that but then we received a three place penalty for the grid. It’s hard to swallow, but this is the situation and I accept my mistake with Bezzecchi. For tomorrow we have to find some more pace to stay with some of the guys ahead of us.”

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