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Fenati fastest on Friday in Moto3™

 Fenati fastest on Friday in Moto3™

Romano Fenati ends Friday on top of the combined timesheets while championship leader Danny Kent recovers to finish in sixth.

Sky Racing Team VR46’s Romano Fenati ended Friday on top of the combined timesheets while championship leader Danny Kent on the Leopard Racing Honda had to settle for sixth after missing out on FP1 with technical problems.

The weather at Silverstone had improved in the afternoon with track temperatures rising to 28˚C in the sunshine. The last five minutes of the session saw riders improve their times dramatically from FP1 although strong winds meant conditions were not perfect. A number of riders had their lap times cancelled as they exceeded the track limits at Club and Woodcote Corner.

Riders pitted for fresh rubber in the last ten minutes of the session and it was Fenati who would go fastest by setting a 2’14.459, still some way short of Alex Rins’ pole record (2’13.112) from last year. Ongetta-Rivacold's Niccolo Antonelli made it an Italian 1-2 as he finished just 0.110s behind his compatriot. Alexis Masbou (+0.431s) on the SAXOPRINT RTG Honda completed the provisional front row.

Estrella Galicia 0,0’s Jorge Navarro (+0.436s) had earlier topped FP1 but had to settle for fourth with Isaac Viñales (+0.630s), who has permanently replaced Niklas Ajo in the RBA Racing team, in fifth. Danny Kent was forced to miss the whole of FP1 after a technical issue that saw his Honda leaking oil on track. The British rider recovered brilliantly though to set the sixth fastest time overall in FP2 and end the day just 0.740s behind Fenati.

Andrea Migno (Sky Racing Team VR46), Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Ajo), Karel Hanika (Red Bull KTM Ajo) and Francesco Bagnaia (Mapfre Team Mahindra) completed the top ten.

Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing Team Moto3), who is currently second in the standings 47 points behind Kent, crashed out of FP at turn 16 and ended the day down in 18th.

British wildcards Taz Taylor (RS Racing) and Luke Hedger (FPW Racing) finished in 30th and 36th respectively.

Check out the combined results from Moto3™ FP1 & FP2, FP3 is due to start at 9:00am local time on Saturday.

Tags:
Moto3, 2015, OCTO BRITISH GRAND PRIX, FP2, Alexis Masbou, Niccolò Antonelli, Romano Fenati, SKY Racing Team VR46

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