Masia masterclass on Day 1 in Silverstone

The Leopard man starts the second half of the season as he means to go on as he tops Practice ahead of Suzuki and Moreira

It's advantage Jaume Masia (Leopard Racing) as the Monster Energy British Grand Prix gets underway at the iconic Silverstone Circuit. The Spaniard put down a 2:11.403 to keep the field at arm's length, with his teammate Tatsuki Suzuki (Leopard Racing) bagging P2 just 0.113s behind. Diogo Moreira (MT Helmets MSI) was threatening the top spot as well but Leopard teamwork on the circuit worked a treat as the Brazilian was forced to settle for 3rd spot, 0.450s away from Masia. 

Practice 2 saw the riders take big chunks out of their lap times with a late time attack from the field seeing slipstreaming come into full effect at the longest circuit on the Grand Prix calendar. Stefano Nepa (Angeluss MTA Team) and Romano Fenati (Rivacold Snipers Team) put the hammer down to secure 4th and 5th respectively, with Ivan Ortola (Angeluss MTA Team) taking P6 on the combined timings despite topping the P1 session. 

The Red Bull KTM Ajo riders were locked together as Deniz Öncü and Jose Antonio Rueda finished Friday in 7th and 8th respectively. Ayumu Sasaki (Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP) finished in P3 in Practice 1 but crashed very early on in Practice 2, losing the front through Becketts to remount and set the 9th fastest time of the day, with Riccardo Rossi (SIC58 Squadra Corse) rounding out the top 10. 

Moto3™ action continues on Saturday, make sure not to miss any of the action with Practice 3 at 08:40 and qualifying at 12:50 local time (GMT +1). 

Top 10:

1. Jaume Masia (Leopard Racing) - 2:18.817
2. Tatsuki Suzuki (Leopard Racing) +0.010
3. Diogo Moreira (MT Helmets MSI) +0.022
4. Stefano Nepa (Angeluss MTA Team) +0.199
5. Romano Fenati (Rivacold Snipers Team) +0.371
6. Ivan Ortola (Angeluss MTA Team) +0.549
7. Deniz Öncü (Red Bull KTM Tech3) +0.876
8. Daniel Holgado (Red Bull KTM Tech3) +0.879
9. Ayumu Sasaki (Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP) +0.891
10. Riccardo Rossi (SIC58 Squadra Corse) +0.911


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