The British star is 0.4s away from Fernandez after a scintillating FP3 at Silverstone
Dwelling hero Jake Dixon (GASGAS Aspar Group) heads into Monster Power British Grand Prix qualifying with a wholesome benefit over second place Augusto Fernandez (Pink Bull KTM Ajo) after slamming down a 2:04.107 in FP3. Fernandez is 0.401s adrift of Dixon as Aron Canet (Flexbox HP40) closes out the highest three, 0.529s away from high spot.
Dixon dominant to this point on residence turf
Making use of the grippy rubber put down by the MotoGP™ riders, loads of enhancements had been made within the first a part of FP3. Dixon minimize Fernandez’s hole to 0.030s as Ogura climbed as much as P3 to take a seat a few tenths shy, earlier than the Japanese title contender crashed unharmed at Flip 15.
With three minutes to go, Dixon turned up the wick at went quickest by a few tenths. On his subsequent lap, the Briton moved the goalposts additional to take a seat 0.466s away from Fernandez, because the latter improved on his ultimate flying effort – however not by a lot.
Ogura ends Free Follow in fourth place forward of Bo Bendsneyder (Pertamina Mandalika SAG Group), with Alonso Lopez (CAG Pace Up) impressing once more in P6. Albert Arenas (GASGAS Aspar Group) is safely into Q2 in P7, as are Cameron Beaubier (American Racing), his compatriot Joe Roberts (Italtrans Racing Group) and Celestino Vietti (Mooney VR46 Racing Group), who will face a Lengthy Lap penalty in Sunday’s race after failing to observe the right apply begin process in FP2.
Flip 12 caught out Fermin Aldeguer (CAG Pace Up), Marcel Schrötter (Liqui Moly Intact GP) and Sean Dylan Kelly (American Racing) in FP3, whereas Jorge Navarro (Flexbox HP40) headed to the medical centre after a crash at Flip 13.
Tune into Moto2™ qualifying at 15:10 native time (GMT+1) to see if anybody can cease Dixon from securing a dream residence Grand Prix pole place.
Prime 10 mixed:
1. Jake Dixon (GASGAS Aspar Group) – 2:04.107
2. Augusto Fernandez (Pink Bull KTM Ajo) + 0.401
3. Aron Canet (Flexbox HP40) + 0.529
4. Ai Ogura (Idemitsu Honda Group Asia) + 0.712
5. Bo Bendsneyder (Pertamina Mandalika SAG Group) + 0.721
6. Alonso Lopez (CAG Pace Up) + 0.737
7. Albert Arenas (GASGAS Aspar Group) + 0.780
8. Cameron Beaubier (American Racing) + 0.804
9. Joe Roberts (Italtrans Racing Group) + 0.821
10. Celestino Vietti (Mooney VR46 Racing Group) + 0.859