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Moto3 Silverstone: Danny Kent commands FP1

As expected the weather forecast for this weekend’s Silverstone GP was completely true, wet, cold and windy and in these difficult conditions the fastest rider in the first free practice session was Danny Kent.
The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider lapped 2′37.

401 and he was over six tenths ahead of team mate Arthur Sissis, who is celebrating his birthday today, but suffered a crash in the final minutes.

Third place went to Efren Vázquez (Team LaGlisse) who stopped Moto3 points leader Sandro Cortese (who is suffered a scaphoid injury but seems to be recovering from his injury) from making it a Red Bull KTM Ajo 1-2-3, but he was 1.

236 seconds from the top of the timesheets.
Le Mans wet-race winner Louis Rossi was fifth followed by Jonas Folger, Simone Grotzkyj Giorgi was seventh fastest, in his third race with Suter.
He finished ahead Blusens Avintia’s Maverick Viñales who was in eighth.
Miguel Oliveira and Jasper Iwema rounded out the top ten, with Iwema also suffering a crash in the final minutes.
Due to the tricky conditions, several other riders also crashed, Alexis Masbou and Danny Webb who had led the timesheets for a while.

Romano Fenati also crashed and suffered a hand injury.
Zulfahmi Khairuddin and Niccolò Antonelli also crashed but were able to rejoin the session.
Silverstone also sees two the entry of wildcard riders John McPhee e Fraser Rogers with the KRP M3-01 Honda and the return of Toni Finsterbusch who missed the Catalunya round after breaking his right collarbone at Le Mans.
Moto3 Silverstone FP1 results:01- Danny Kent – Red Bull KTM Ajo Factory Team – KTM M32 – 2’37.
401 02- Arthur Sissis – Red Bull KTM Ajo Factory Team – KTM M32 – + 0.
674 03- Efren Vazquez – JHK T-Shirt LaGlisse – FTR Honda M312 – + 0.
727 04- Sandro Cortese – Red Bull KTM Ajo Factory Team – KTM M32 – + 1.
236 05- Louis Rossi – Racing Team Germany – FTR Honda M312 – + 1.
251 06- Jonas Folger – Iodaracing Project – Ioda TR002 – + 1.
263 07- Simone Grotzkyj Giorgi – Ambrogio NEXT Racing – Suter Honda MMX3 – + 1.
303 08- Maverick Vinales – Blusens Avintia – FTR Honda M312 – + 1.
397 09- Miguel Oliveira – Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 – Suter Honda MMX3 – + 1.
798 10- Jasper Iwema – MOTO FGR – MOTO FGR 3 Honda – + 2.
159 11- Luis Salom – RW Racing GP – KALEX KTM – + 2.
185 12- Adrian Martin – JHK T-Shirt LaGlisse – FTR Honda M312 – + 2.
300 13- John McPhee – KRP Racing Steps Foundation – KRP Honda M3-01 – + 2.
607 14- Hector Faubel – BANKIA Aspar Team – KALEX KTM – + 2.
756 15- Jack Miller – Caretta Technology – Honda NSF250R – + 2.
810 16- Niklas Ajo – TT Motion Events Racing – KTM M32 – + 2.
926 17- Brad Binder – RW Racing GP – KALEX KTM – + 3.
001 18- Niccolò Antonelli – San Carlo Gresini Moto3 – FTR Honda M312 – + 3.
043 19- Alberto Moncayo – BANKIA Aspar Team – KALEX KTM – + 3.
518 20- Jakub Kornfeil – Redox Ongetta Centro Seta – FTR Honda M312 – + 3.
648 21- Alexis Masbou – Caretta Technology – Honda NSF250R – + 4.
035 22- Alessandro Tonucci – Team Italia FMI – FTR Honda M312 – + 4.
962 23- Fraser Rogers – KRP Racing Steps Foundation – KRP Honda M3-01 – + 5.
276 24- Alan Techer – Technomag CIP TSR – TSR3 Honda – + 5.
597 25- Zulfahmi Khairuddin – AirAsia SIC Ajo – KTM M32 – + 5.
606 26- Danny Webb – Mahindra Racing – Mahindra MGP-3O – + 5.
672 27- Isaac Vinales – Ongetta Centro Seta – FTR Honda M312 – + 5.
845 28- Marcel Schrotter – Mahindra Racing – Mahindra MGP-3O – + 5.
895 29- Alex Rins – Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 – Suter Honda MMX3 – + 6.
129 30- Giulian Pedone – Ambrogio NEXT Racing – Suter Honda MMX3 – + 6.
586 31- Luigi Morciano – Ioda Team Italia – Ioda TR002 – + 6.
864 32- Kenta Fujii – Technomag CIP TSR – TSR3 Honda – + 8.
858 33- Romano Fenati – Team Italia FMI – FTR Honda M312 – + 9.
688 34- Toni Finsterbusch – Cresto Guide MZ Racing – Honda NSF250R – + 9.
958 35- Ivan Moreno – Andalucia JHK LaGlisse – FTR Honda M312 – + 12.
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