Undaunted by the traffic on the track, Diogo Moreira used it to his advantage to secure his first World Championship pole position ahead of round 12 of the championship, the Moto3 British Grand Prix.

The Brazilian spent much of his time in the same group and as his rivals stumbled, the 18-year-old quietly and patiently sat back to record the biggest slipstream and best lap of 2:10.951. . Silverstone.

This was a session to celebrate the MT Helmets – MSI team as another rider Ryusei Yamanaka climbed from 16th to 3rd on the penultimate lap to earn his first front row start .

The KTM duo will be joined on the front row by Gaviota Gasgas Asper rider Izan Guevara. Although slightly behind in the title fight, the Spaniard ran his own schedule of staying solo once again.

It gives him a big advantage over team-mate and title rival Sergio Garcia.

Championship leader Garcia struggled to find improvement after taking the lead in FP1 on Friday and finished outside the top 15. The Spaniard had to get through his Q1 as his situation did not improve until the end of his FP3.

Coming in second place often led the riders’ train rather than he could get by towing. Car No. 11 qualified 11th.

Ricardo Rossi also had to pass Q1, but he showed his power with the best time. In the SIC58 Squadra Corse, he got off to a front-row start before being overtaken by the mountains, moving up to fourth place and leading Honda on the grid.

Stefano Nepa was a consistent performer in the same group as the Japanese rider, bringing similar times to the Angelus MTA Team rider, pushing him to fifth place.

The last slot in the second row went to Deniz Oncu (Red Bull KTM Tech3), one of several riders who came back to the pits for a tire change after the first lap.

Leopard riders tried to work together to gain an advantage on the track. Dennis Foggia was quicker than Tatsuki Suzuki in 7th and 8th respectively.

Assen poleman and race winner Ayumu Sasaki wasn’t quite able to match that form after the summer gap, but was a solid ninth for Sterilgarda Husqvarna Max Racing.

John McPhee has been leading since Friday ahead of his home race. Traffic was not on the British rider’s side. He completed the top 10 in just one time, with no chance of improvement as other riders gave up on previous laps, as well as dropping out of the final run after passing him in the group. Slower than teammates.

Rookie Daniel Holgado finished 12th in his Red Bull KTM Ajo, while Rivacold Snipers’ Andrea Minho finished 13th.

Taiyo Furusato made it into Q2 for the first time as Honda Team Asia, but finished Q2 in 17th place, more than 1.3 seconds behind the pole time.

What happened in Q1?

Scott Ogden raced this Silverstone configuration in the British Talent Cup spell and would have preferred more on a circuit he was more familiar with. , he finished Q1 10th, 24th on the grid, as Garcia got in the way of his group on the track.

His VisionTrack teammate Joshua Whatley had bike issues at the start of the session that cut him out on multiple occasions. When he finally got back on track, the 16-year-old was successful in his one recovery, moving it up to his 12th place and starting from his 26th place.

Notably, Jaume Macia, who failed to make it to Q2, was forced to start 21st despite Red Bull rider Fernandes helping him slipstream on the track.

Injuries, substitutions, penalties

Despite the five-week summer break, there are still players out of the paddock with long-term injuries.

Matteo Bertel will miss the rest of the season with the QJ Motor Avintia Racing Team after suffering an anterior and posterior cruciate knee injury in a crash at the Sachsenring. His long-term successor is Nicola Carraro (25th).

Joel Kelso will return to Austria, but was replaced by Marc Garcia (30th) in the CIP Green Power at the British Grand Prix after crashing with Adrian Fernandes in the previous race.

Fernandes (24th on the grid at Red Bull KTM Tech3) had a long lap penalty for serving in the race for his role in that incident and David Muñoz (19th on the grid at BOE Motorsport) Sturt) will receive the same penalty for his incident. with Jaume Macia.

Ana Carrasco (29th) was also put under the knife during the break to ease the pain from an old spinal cord injury.


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