Jorge Navarro, the man who started last year’s British Grand Prix from pole position, has topped the opening day of action at this year’s event in the Moto3 class, holding off championship leader and title rival Brad Binder by over a quarter of a second.
The Estrella Galicia Honda rider was early to the top of the timesheet, joined by Red Bull KTM rider Binder and the rapidly improving Aspar Mahindra of Francesco Bagnaia, who topped this morning’s free practice one session.
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However, despite a slew of fast laps upping the pace in the final moments of the second session – a session that saw every rider on the grid go faster – it was Navarro who came out top ahead of his South African rival.
However, Bagnaia didn’t fare as well, slipping back to sixth behind rookie Fabio Di Giannantonio, Jorge Martin and Enea Bastianini.
It was a return for dry-weather form for Scotsman John McPhee, however, with the winner of the last race in Brno finishing the day in 21st.
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