2013 COTA MotoGP FP1 Result: Marquez Leads the Way

Marc Marquez picked up where left he off in testing one month ago by again setting the fast lap on the new Circuit of the Americas track in Texas.  Qatar race winner Jorge Lorenzo finished the session only two-tenths shy of Repsol's wunderkind but the rest of the field has some catching up to do. Third-fastest Dani Pedrosa, 1.6 seconds behind his teammate, still has not found his rhythm on the track. The surprise of the first-ever MotoGP practice at COTA are the factory Ducatis of Andrea Dovizioso (fourth) and Nicky Hayden (sixth) who bracketed a fifth-best Valentino Rossi. Neither Ducati rider had tested at the track before. Top CRT (so far) is Yonny Hernandez in 13th place, 4.3 seconds from leader Marquez.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. Prev.
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 2'08.756    
2 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 2'09.009 0.253 0.253
3 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 2'10.356 1.600 1.347
4 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 2'10.665 1.909 0.309
5 69 Nicky HAYDEN Ducati 2'10.801 2.045 0.136
6 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 2'10.828 2.072 0.027
7 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 2'10.910 2.154 0.082
8 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Yamaha 2'11.232 2.476 0.322
9 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 2'11.929 3.173 0.697
10 11 Ben SPIES Ducati 2'12.813 4.057 0.884
11 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ ART 2'13.058 4.302 0.245
12 71 Claudio CORTI FTR Kawasaki 2'13.321 4.565 0.263
13 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 2'13.339 4.583 0.018
14 5 Colin EDWARDS FTR Kawasaki 2'13.694 4.938 0.355
15 41 Aleix ESPARGARO ART 2'13.970 5.214 0.276
16 14 Randy DE PUNIET ART 2'14.530 5.774 0.560
17 17 Karel ABRAHAM ART 2'14.828 6.072 0.298
18 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 2'14.859 6.103 0.031
19 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ioda-Suter 2'16.465 7.709 1.606
20 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA FTR 2'16.481 7.725 0.016
21 67 Bryan STARING FTR Honda 2'17.441 8.685 0.960
22 8 Hector BARBERA FTR 2'17.685 8.929 0.244
  70 Michael LAVERTY PBM 2'18.338 9.582 0.653
  52 Lukas PESEK Ioda-Suter 2'18.684 9.928 0.346
  79 Blake YOUNG APR 2'19.440 10.684 0.756
  44 Mike BARNES BCL 2'21.530 12.774 2.090

 

Round Number: 
2
2013
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Comments

Surprised to see Val almost 2 sec down on Lorenzo. I wonder what he's testing. The Ducs will find there place once everyone else gets to grips with the gearing needed. Good show for them, but not getting hyped about anything.

Anyone have an idea why the times are so far off what testing times were? Marquez was in the 2'03"s

The rain must have washed it all away.

Even last year, during the F1 weekend, track conditions improved constantly even through the race with the rubber being laid down. I won't be surprised to see the riders reaching their personal bests in the race instead of Q.

The times are slower because it's cold this moning in Tx much like it was Cold during the 'testing' earlier this year. The times will improve markedly this evening around 2pm, just like they did during the 'testing'.

Thanks, I know it is about 30 degrees colder at my place today then during the march test times, didnt realize the test days were so warm in march, mid to upper 70s.