The rookie sensation managed to get the better of The Doctor with his final flying lap to lead the charge into qualifying

Petronas Yamaha SRT’s Fabio Quartararo continued his dominance at the GoPro British Grand Prix by smashing the outright Silverstone lap record for the second time this weekend to top FP3. But, he was pushed hard by Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi, who clinched second place ahead of Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez.

In a frantic FP3 session, the top six riders all went quicker than Quartararo’s previous best-ever Silverstone lap from FP2 yesterday, with the pace continuing to go further and further into unchartered territory.

With just a few seconds left, it appeared as if Valentino Rossi was going to head into qualifying on top but the rookie sensation still had more in the tank. A 1:58.547 with his final flying lap moved the Frenchman 0.146 seconds clear of The Doctor, who himself was 0.220 ahead of World Championship leader Marquez. All three, incidentally, dipping beneath the 1:59 barrier.

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