It was an exciting Saturday at Silverstone. Danilo Petrucci took the direct qualifying to Q2 in an amazing FP3 finished with the second time ahead of Jack Miller (already virtually qualified after Friday’s free practice). In the Q2 – delayed both by bad weather and by Tito Rabat’s accident – the two Alma Pramac Racing riders were incisive in their first time attack. Jack got back on track with slicks tires to try to replicate the masterpiece of Argentina but had to settle for the third row despite the first ideal time. Petrux pushed hard and up to the third sector is in the front row. The rider from Terni made a small mistake but ended with a great P6.
P6 – Danilo Petrucci
“It was a very difficult day. In the FP4 we were very frightened with the track too wet at the end of the second straight. A thought to Tito: I saw his accident and it was really shocking. We start from the second row and to be honest it is a good result”.
P9 – Jack Miller
“I tried to get out with slicks. In the first two laps, I pushed hard taking many risks. Then I figured out what trajectory to take. I’m sure that with another lap I could have done the pole position as in Argentina. However, there is a lot of confidence for tomorrow’s race.