Coventry's Cal Crutchlow will start the opening MotoGP race of the 2014 season eighth on the grid.
The 28-year-old clocked a qualifying time of 1min 54.888secs on his Ducati motorcycle for this evening's Grand Prix race in Qatar.
A record crowd of 73,456 was at Silverstone today for the British Moto GP.
The three-day crowd, from Friday to Sunday, reached 159,006 - the highest in almost 20 years.
Coventry-born Cal Crutchlow finished the race in seventh position after crashing three-times during the course of the weekend.
Coventry-born Cal Crutchlow has finished seventh in the British Moto GP at Silverstone.
Cal qualified in third position at the Northamptonshire circuit yesterday.
Jorge Lorenzo won the race in front of Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa.
It is race day at Silverstone today as the Northamptonshire circuit hosts the British Moto GP.
Between 65-70,000 racing fans are expected at today’s race.
Three British riders are competing in this year’s British race weekend – Coventry-born Cal Crutchlow, Bradley Smith and Michael Laverty.
The warm-up begins at 09:30 and the lights for the 20-lap race will go out at 13:00.
Some of the world’s top motorcycle racers will battle it out at Silverstone as qualifying gets underway today for tomorrow’s British Moto GP.
Around 160,000 fans are expected to attend the Northamptonshire circuit over the three-day racing event that began yesterday.
Coventry-born Cal Crutchlow will be looking to impress in front of his home fans. Two other British riders are also competing in this year’s British Grand Prix – Bradley Smith and Michael Laverty.
The two qualifying sessions will take place between 14:10 and 14:50 this afternoon.
Coventry-born Cal Crutchlow says he is 'excited' for the British Moto GP at Silverstone.
Cal is leading the British charge in the Moto GP series, sitting fifth in the championship with 127 points.
After a disappointing last race at Brno, the British rider will be looking for a better result in front of the home fans.
Cal, said: "Brno was not the best preparation for my home race at Silverstone, but I go there knowing I have the pace and that I can be challenging at the front."
"I am really excited for Silverstone and I know the support from the British fans will be incredible, so hopefully I can give them something to cheer about."
Drivers planning to use the M1 and A43 in the East Midlands are being warned to allow extra time as the MotoGP gets underway at Silverstone today.
The Highways Agency are warning that roads on the way to the race circuit will be busy throughout the weekend.
More than 55,000 people are expected on Sunday, the final day of the event.
Drivers planning to use the M1 and A43 in the East Midlands over the next few days are being warned to to plan ahead and allow extra time as the MotoGP gets underway at Silverstone tomorrow.
It will last until Sunday and roads on the approach to the circuit are likely to be busy, the Highways Agency are warning.
55,000 people are expected on Sunday, the final day of the event.