On Saturday at Silverstone, the rain was decisive in establishing grid positions for the British Grand Prix. A shower halfway through the qualifying session affected the Moto3 riders, and in the final four minutes they went back out on slicks for a last attempt at lowering their times.
The top four were the only quartet to best the time set previously by Fabio di Giannantonio before the interruption, as Jorge Martín took his seventh pole of the season, Jaume Masia placed second and Lorenzo dalla Porta third. Northgate Ángel Nieto Team rider Albert Arenas will take off from fourth. World Championship leader Marco Bezzecchi will start from eleventh, after crashing on his last attempt to set a good time.
Albert Arenas continues to consolidate his great form, and tomorrow he will start from the head of the second row at Silverstone. The Spaniard was able to complete little more than a dozen laps in the morning practice session, and only eight in qualifying.
The last of these was that which took him to fourth, as Arenas clocked a 2:13.443 lap. This result comes after the Northgate Ángel Nieto Team rider placed third on the grid in Austria.
4th Albert Arenas 2:13.443 (8 laps):
“I am very happy. The circuit and conditions are both difficult, but they were the same for everyone. Both the team and I were able to overcome these obstacles and we found a good setup. We missed out on the front row by very little but we come into the race with a good feeling. We are going plan for the race now as if it were going to be dry, and if it rains we will think about what to do with the information we have from previous races.”
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