Sam Lowes to start from front row at Silverstone

Sam Lowes to start from front row at Silverstone

28.08.2021: Elf Marc VDS Racing Team rider Sam Lowes came within a whisker of taking a sensational home pole position at Silverstone this afternoon, with the Briton qualifying third and Augusto Fernandez starting the 18-lap race from the third row of the grid.

Elf Marc VDS Racing Team rider Sam Lowes came within a whisker of taking a sensational home pole position at Silverstone this afternoon, with the Briton qualifying third and Augusto Fernandez starting the 18-lap race from the third row of the grid.



    A record-breaking Moto2 Q2 session ended with Lowes missing out on a third British Grand Prix pole position by just 0.081s, with Fernandez close to the top six in a session that took place in the hottest conditions of the weekend so far.


    The 18-lap British Grand Prix concludes the World Championship race action tomorrow at 1430pm local time.

 




AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ: 7th, 2:04.588



    After a problematic FP3, the Spaniard launched a brilliant recovery in Q2 and set his best time of the weekend on his last flying lap in the dramatic 15-minute session.


    Despite missing out a top six grid position, Fernandez still firmly believes he can fight for a second British Grand Prix success and extend his stunning podium streak to four in four successive races.



“We’ll try to fight at the front in the race”




“I’m happy with my performance in Q2 and I’m satisfied even though it would obviously be better to start inside the top six. We got a bit lost in FP3 this morning, so it was great in such a short Q2 session to find a good feeling again and be competitive. We made a good step in Q2 but it’s clear we’re still missing something, but we can analyse the data tonight and try and be stronger to fight at the front in the race.”





SAM LOWES: 3rd, 2’04.069



    Inspired by a passionate home crowd, Lowes powered his Kalex machine to a sensational time of 2:04.069 on his third lap in Q2, which set a new all-time lap record around Silverstone’s fast and challenging layout.


    Records continued to tumble and while Marco Bezzecchi delivered a show-stopping pole lap of 2:03.988, Lowes was still able to secure his seventh front row start of 2021.




“I know I will be in the fight at the front”


“I’ve got to be happy because that’s my best Moto2 lap ever here at Silverstone and I know I gave it my all. It would have been brilliant to take another pole position but I’m still happy to be on the front row. I’m looking forward to a good race now. I feel we’ve had good pace all weekend and I’m ready.



I expect a lot of guys to be fast and in the lead group, but I know I will be in the fight at the front. It’s incredible to feel the support of the home crowd and I’m determined to send them home happy tomorrow with a positive result.”

 

 
- Berta Brau, photos Marc VDS

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/sam-lowes-start-front-row-silverstone---228295.html

28.08.2021 / MaP

More News

Moto2 British Grand Prix, qualifying - Bezzecchi ahead of Navarro and Lowes
28.08.2021
MOTOGP BRITISH GRAND PRIXSilverstone CircuitSaturday, August 28th 2021LIVE hereQUALIFYING 2 more >>
MotoGP British Grand Prix, qualifying -Espargaro takes pole ahead of Bagnaia and Quartararo
28.08.2021
MOTOGP BRITISH GRAND PRIXSilverstone CircuitSaturday, August 28th 2021LIVE here more >>
Moto3 British Grand Prix, qualifying- Fenati takes pole ahead of Rodrigo and Rossi
28.08.2021
MOTOGP BRITISH GRAND PRIXSilverstone CircuitSaturday, August 28th 2021LIVE hereQUALIFYING 2 more >>
Moto2 British Grand Prix, Free Practice 3 - Canet ahead of Gardner and Navarro
28.08.2021
MOTOGP BRITISH GRAND PRIXSilverstone CircuitSaturday, August 28th 2021LIVE here1 & more >>
MotoGP British Grand Prix, Free Practice 3 -Miller ahead of Espargaro and Martin
28.08.2021
MOTOGP BRITISH GRAND PRIXSilverstone CircuitSaturday, August 28th 2021LIVE here1 & more >>
Moto3 British Grand Prix, Free Practice 3 - Fenati ahead of Sasaki and Binder
28.08.2021
MOTOGP BRITISH GRAND PRIXSilverstone CircuitSaturday, August 28th 2021LIVE here   1    more >>
Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Show Resilience in Chilly Friday FP Sessions at Silverstone
27.08.2021
Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP's Fabio Quartararo made a strong start to this weekend's Monster Energy British Grand Prix. He wrapped up Day 1 as the fastest rider, 0.512s faster than the rival in second place. Cal Crutchlow used the available track time to get used to the Factory Yamaha bike at the Silverstone Circuit. His fastest time of the day took him up to 16th place in the combined free pr more >>
Strong Start to First BritishGP in Two Years for Rossi
27.08.2021
Free Practice at fan-packed Silverstone ends with Valentino Rossi tenth and Jake Dixon 21st on his MotoGP debutFor the first time since 2019 MotoGP action returned to Silverstone today, where PETRONAS Yamaha Sepang Racing Team’s Valenti more >>
Positive start for the Ducati Lenovo Team riders at Silverstone
27.08.2021
- Miller finishes second while Bagnaia is sixth after the first two free practice sessions of the British Grand Prix At the historic Silverstone Circuit, where the twelfth round of the 2021 MotoGP season, the British GP, takes place this weekend, the more >>
Alex Marquez remains positive after challenging first day at Silverstone
27.08.2021
LCR Honda CASTROL rider Álex Márquez received a harsh welcome to the British Grand Prix at Silverstone in Friday’s first free practice sessions, the first time the Spanish rider has ridden on the track in the premier class of MotoGP. The two-time world champi more >>
Takaaki Nakagami makes encouraging start to Silverstone race
27.08.2021
Takaaki Nakagami made a solid start to the British Grand Prix on Friday, ending the first practice session in sixth position, before slipping back to 15th on combined times after missing out on an outright fast lap in afternoon practice. The LCR Honda IDE more >>
On form Friday for the Repsol Honda Team in Silverstone
27.08.2021
British Grand Prix MotoGP 2021   Round 12 Pol Espargaro and Marc Marquez started the British Grand Prix weekend on the pace and comfortably inside the top five, Marquez recovering well from a red flag inducing fall despite eye troub more >>
Lowes and Fernandez making stunning start in Silverstone
27.08.2021
Elf Marc VDS Racing Team riders fought for top spot in both Free Practice sessions on a cool and cloudy start to the British Grand Prix at Silverstone today.     Cool late summer temperatures of just 17 degrees couldn’t prevent the Elf Marc VDS Rac more >>
Moto2 British Grand Prix, Free Practice 2 - Raul Fernandez ahead of Navarro and Lowes
27.08.2021
MOTOGP BRITISH GRAND PRIXSilverstone CircuitFriday, August 26th  2021LIVE VIDEOPASS  here more >>
MotoGP British Grand Prix, Free Practice 2 -Quartararo ahead of Miller and Martin
27.08.2021
MOTOGP BRITISH GRAND PRIXSilverstone CircuitFriday, August 26th  2021LIVEVIDEOPASS   here more >>
Moto3 British Grand Prix, Free Practice 2 -Fenati ahead of Sasaki and Antonelli
27.08.2021
MOTOGP BRITISH GRAND PRIXSilverstone CircuitFriday, August 26th  2021LIVE VIDEOPASS here more >>
Moto2 British Grand Prix, Free Practice 1 - Navarro leads A. Fernandez and Gardner
27.08.2021
MOTOGP BRITISH GRAND PRIXSilverstone CircuitFriday, August 26th  2021LIVE  VIDEOPASS here   more >>
MotoGP British Grand Prix, Free Practice 1 - Marc Marquez leads Espargaro and Quartararo
27.08.2021
MOTOGP BRITISH GRAND PRIXSilverstone CircuitFriday, August 26th  2021LIVE Videopass here1    9 more >>
Moto3 British Grand Prix, Free Practice 1 - Fenati fastest ahead of Alcoba and Rodrigo
27.08.2021
MOTOGP BRITISH GRAND PRIXSilverstone CircuitFriday, August 26th  2021LIVE Videopass here1  &n more >>
British Grand Prix Silverstone schedule, livestream
27.08.2021
MOTOGP BRITISH GRAND PRIXSilverstone CircuitFriday, August 26th  2021LIVE here LOCAL TIME (GMT +1)  more >>
Maverick Vinales set for two-day Misano test with Aprilia
27.08.2021
The Spaniard will get his first taste of the RS-GP from August 31st to September 1st at the Misano World Circuit Marco SimoncelliMaverick Viñales is set for a two-day test at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli between August 31st more >>
Alex Marquez feeling good ahead of Silverstone return
26.08.2021
Álex Márquez is in upbeat mood for this weekend’s British Grand Prix as Silverstone once again prepares to play host to the MotoGP paddock. With the race missing from last year’s schedule, the premier class will reacquaint themselves with a venue that the LCR Honda CASTROL man feels suits his riding style perfectly. more >>
Takaaki Nakagami thrilled to be back at Silverstone
26.08.2021
LCR Honda IDEMITSU rider Takaaki Nakagami is excited to return to Silverstone this weekend with the British Grand Prix back on the MotoGP calendar having missed out last year. The Japanese star heads to England after encouraging signs in the more >>
Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Tackle British GP With New Line-Up
26.08.2021
The Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team is looking forward to be back on track at this weekend‘s Monster Energy British Grand Prix. Fittingly, Cal Crutchlow will be joining Fabio Quartararo in the pit box for the first time to take part in his home GP on a Factory Yamaha. more >>
Silverstone next on the agenda for PETRONAS Yamaha SRT
26.08.2021
First BritishGP since 2019 for Valentino Rossi and MotoGP debut for Jake Dixon this weekend.This weekend will see the BritishGP make its return to the calendar - after the pandemic caused its cancellation last year - for PETRONAS Yamaha Sepang Ra more >>
Jake Dixon to Make MotoGP Class Debut at Silverstone with Petronas Yamaha SRT
26.08.2021
British rider steps up to premier class at home GP, as stand in for recovering Franco Morbidelli.PETRONAS Yamaha Sepang Racing Team will give Jake Dixon his MotoGP category debut at next weekend‘s British Grand Prix (27-29 August), his home race, as a s more >>
British GP: the Ducati Lenovo Team arrives at Silverstone for the twelfth GP of the 2021 MotoGP season
26.08.2021
MotoGP Round 12 British GP 2021 After the double-header in Austria, the Ducati Lenovo Team is ready to return to the track across the Channel for the third Grand Prix of the 2021 MotoGP World Championship scheduled in August: more >>
Next stop Silverstone for the Repsol Honda Team
24.08.2021
British Grand Prix MotoGP 2021   Round 12 Marc Marquez and Pol Espargaro head north to the historic Silverstone circuit as the MotoGP World Championship prepares for round 12.This weekend marks the return of th more >>
Yamaha and Maverick Vinales End 2021 Agreement with Immediate Effect
20.08.2021
Yamaha and Maverick Viñales have mutually decided to advance their separation and end their previous 2021 agreement with immediate effect.After the Dutch GP (28 June 2021) it was announced that Yamaha and Maverick Viñales would b more >>
Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup 2021 Selection Event Cancelled
19.08.2021
Sadly the ongoing and ever changing Covid 19 situation has forced us to cancel this year's Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup Selection Event. We simply cannot be sure of who would be able to attend the planned event.  more >>
Quartararo Salvages Seventh Place in Manic Mixed Austrian GP
15.08.2021
Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP‘s Fabio Quartararo was on route for a podium place at the Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich, but rain in the last three laps spoiled his plans. Having to swap to his rain bike late on in the race, he fell back to P14 and had to make a quick dash to salvage a brave seventh place, which extends his lead in the championship by 7 points. more >>
Rossi's Slick Tyre Strategy Results in Austrian GP Eighth
15.08.2021
Valentino Rossi ends dramatic race at Spielberg eighth; Cal Crutchlow 17th. PETRONAS Yamaha Sepang Racing Team’s Valentino Rossi braved the wet weather on slick tyres at the close of the AustrianGP to claim eighth - his best resu more >>
Pecco Bagnaia takes second place on the podium at the Austrian GP at the Red Bull Ring
15.08.2021
...in a race made difficult by the rain in the final laps   •    Jorge Martín finishes third with the Ducati Desmosedici GP of the Pramac Racing TeamPecco Bagnaia took an excellent second place at the MotoGP more >>
Brad Binder rolls the dice in Austria and storms to second MotoGP victory
15.08.2021
MotoGP 2021 - Round 11 of 18, Red Bull Ring (AUT) - RaceRed Bull KTM Factory Racing sampled the sweet taste of success at their home Grand Prix as Brad Binder defied a crazy dry/wet Bitci Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich to win for the se more >>
Alex Marquez finishes as top Honda at rainy Red Bull Ring
15.08.2021
Álex Márquez claimed a fine top-10 finish in a thrilling Austrian Grand Prix that was turned on its head by heavy late rainfall at the Red Bull Ring. With only a few drops in the air at the start, a dry race was declared, only for the white flag to be waved on the opening lap. But, despite grey clouds, the rain then held off until the closing stages when the real drama start more >>
Alonso makes it Austrian Red Bull Rookies Cup triple
15.08.2021
Three brilliant race wins in a row for David Alonso gives the Colombian 15-year-old a strong claim to the 2021 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. Right on his tail all the way to the Spielberg finish line was Tatchakorn Buasri, the 20-year-old Thai, with Spanish 17-year-old Ivan Ortolá leading the chasing pack.  more >>
Augusto Fernandez bags third straight podium in Spielberg
15.08.2021
There was double joy for Elf Marc VDS Racing Team as Augusto Fernandez continued his excellent form by riding to a faultless third place at the Austrian Grand Prix, one position ahead of Sam Lowes in fourth.    The stunning Red Bull Ring more >>
Rider,team and manufacturer standings after Austrian Grand Prix
15.08.2021
Austrian MotoGPSpielbergAugust 15th 2021    Rider Standings1    QUARTARARO Fabio     20    FRA    181    Monster Ener more >>
Marc Marquez chases victory in Austria
15.08.2021
Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich MotoGP 2021   Round 11 Marc Marquez and the Honda RC213V showed their speed with an incredible race around the Red Bull Ring that was left ultimately unrewarded.A produc more >>

Kategorien

2001-2021 automobilsport.com full copyright