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10 things to know ahead of the British GP

Schedule changes to Sunday's races and much more after a dramatic qualifying day at Silverstone

After a dramatic Saturday at the GoPro British Grand Prix, here are 10 things to know ahead of a different looking Sunday at Silverstone:

1 - NEW SCHEDULE: due to weather concerns, the MotoGP™ race will now take place at 11:30 local time (GMT +1), the Moto3™ race at 13:00 local time and Moto2™ at 14:30.

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Mike Webb talks about Sunday's new race schedule

2 - Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) starts from pole position for the second time this year and the 67th time of his Grand Prix career. This is Lorenzo’s second pole position since joining Ducati in 2017, equalling Andrea Iannone (Team Suzuki Ecstar) in fourth place in the list of Ducati riders with most pole positions in the premier class.

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3 - The winner last year at Silverstone, Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) starts from second on the grid for the second successive time. In addition, this is his third successive front-row start.

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Dovizioso: "We are competitive in the dry"

4 - With Jorge Lorenzo and Dovizioso, this is the first Ducati 1–2 in qualifying since the Italian GP back in 2006 with Sete Gibernau and Loris Capirossi and the fourth overall in the MotoGP™ class.

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Ducati steal the show at Silverstone

5 - The highest placed Yamaha and top Independent Team rider on the grid is Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3), which is his first front-row start since he was on pole position at Le Mans earlier this season.

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Zarco: "Starting from the front row is a big advantage"

6 - Yamaha riders have not won since Assen last year with Valentino Rossi (21 successive races). The last time Yamaha had a winless streak of more than 21 races was the 22-race sequence including the 15 races of 1997 and the opening seven races of 1998.

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Highlights: Rossi takes 115th win in incredible #DutchGP

7 - Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda Castrol) heads the second row as the highest-placed Honda rider, which is his best qualifying result since he was second at the Dutch GP this season. This is the worst qualifying result for the Japanese manufacturer at Silverstone since the track was back in the calendar in 2010.

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British GP MotoGP™ qualifying in slow motion

8 - Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) has qualified in fifth place on the grid, which is the worst qualifying result since he was sixth at Mugello earlier this year. He retired from the race last year at Silverstone after suffering from an engine problem while sitting in third place.

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British GP: MotoGP™ Q2

9 - Danilo Petrucci (Alma Pramac Racing), who stood on the podium for the first time in his Grand Prix career at Silverstone in 2015, completes the second row on the grid. This is the fourth successive time he has qualified on the first two rows on the grid.

10 - Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) has qualified in 12th on the grid, which is the fourth time this year he failed to qualify on the first three rows. He finished on the podium over his last four visits at Silverstone.

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MotoGP™ riders talk about qualifying at the Silverstone Circuit

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