2013 Le Mans MotoGP FP4 Result: Lorenzo Responds In Red-Flagged Session

Jorge Lorenzo responded to Marc Marquez's early domination on Saturday by heading the fourth MotoGP free practice session. In doing so he went about setting the fastest lap of the weekend, which was faster than Dani Pedrosa's race lap record from last year and a tenth quicker than last year's pole position lap time. Marquez finished the session in second place despite a crash on the approach to the Dunlop chicane while Dani Pedrosa finished third ahead of Valentino Rossi, Stefan Bradl and Andrea Dovizioso.

The session was red-flagged for seven minutes in the early stages after Cal Crutchlow, who finished the session in seventh place, had a big high-side whilst pushing on cold tyres. He landed hard on his right side and looked very sore, lying prone on the side of the circuit. He eventually got to his feet and walked away gingerly, perhaps having been seriously winded. There were comical scenes following as Crutchlow rode a push-bike to the medical centre from the pits, after his initial ride on the back of a scooter.

The top ten was completed by Alvaro Bautista, Bradley Smith and American Nicky Hayden aboard the second factory Ducati.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Previous
1 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1'33.508    
2 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'33.817 0.309 0.309
3 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'33.945 0.437 0.128
4 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'34.310 0.802 0.365
5 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'34.461 0.953 0.151
6 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'34.477 0.969 0.016
7 35 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 1'34.817 1.309 0.340
8 19 Alvaro Bautista Honda 1'34.849 1.341 0.032
9 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha 1'34.940 1.432 0.091
10 69 Nicky Hayden Ducati 1'35.077 1.569 0.137
11 29 Andrea Iannone Ducati 1'35.409 1.901 0.332
12 14 Randy de Puniet Aprilia ART 1'35.465 1.957 0.056
13 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia ART 1'35.836 2.328 0.371
14 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1'35.938 2.430 0.102
15 8 Hector Barbera FTR Kawasaki 1'35.971 2.463 0.033
16 7 Hiroshi Aoyama FTR Kawasaki 1'36.394 2.886 0.423
17 17 Karel Abraham Aprilia ART 1'36.568 3.060 0.174
18 9 Danilo Petrucci Suter BMW 1'36.595 3.087 0.027
19 5 Colin Edwards FTR Kawasaki 1'36.847 3.339 0.252
20 70 Michael Laverty PBM 1'36.995 3.487 0.148
21 67 Bryan Staring FTR Honda 1'37.157 3.649 0.162
22 52 Lukas Pesek Suter BMW 1'37.266 3.758 0.109
23 68 Yonny Hernandez Aprilia ART 1'37.472 3.964 0.206
24 71 Claudio Corti FTR Kawasaki 1'37.910 4.402 0.438

 

Round Number: 
4
2013
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Comments

Surprising how fast VR is despite a 2-5 kph disadvantage in top speed. His sector 4 time is just as fast as the others but somehow gives up the top speed at the end of the straight...curious.