MotoGP: Bezzecchi On Pole at Silverstone

August 5, 2023Ray Milton

Marco Bezzecchi (Mooney VR46 Racing Team) rode with a purpose Saturday securing pole position for the British Grand Prix. Bezzecchi edged out a flying Jack Miller (KTM Racing) by 0.270 seconds in the session. In unfamiliar fashion Alex Marquez (Gresini Racing MotoGP) returns to the top of the grid after running third fastest 0.412 second behind Bezzecchi. Championship leader Francesco Bagnaia could only reach P4 in the session after crashing out and not being able to return. Luca Marini rounded out the top 5.

Bezzecchi secured pole despite having a crash which ended his session. However, he appeared to escape the crash without major injury and retained pole. The rain played a huge factor in the rider’s ability to be aggressive with lap times. Multiple riders crashed in qualifying making every lap set important.

Full Qualifying Results are below