2013 Sachsenring MotoGP FP2 Result: Bradl Serves Home Cooking

German fan favorite Stephan Bradl delighted the local crowd with the top time FP2 at the Sachsenring Circuit Friday.  Bradl’s 1’22.030 put him two-tenths clear of second-place Dani Pedrosa and another one-hundreth clear of third-fastest Marc Marquez. Jorge Lorenzo, who crashed hard in the session and retired early, still managed fourth and his teammate Valentino Rossi placed fifth, a position he held for much of practice.

Lorenzo’s Turn 10 spill forced the practice to be red-flagged briefly. The highside crash flipped the World Champion over the bars and directly onto his repaired collarbone. He was taken to medical center, where scans showed that the titanium plate fitted to his collarbone last weekend had been bent in the impact. Lorenzo will require surgery to fix the plate, and will not race at the Sachsenring. 

Immediately after the crash,  the M1 remained in the middle of the track so the marshals briefly halted practice.

Cal Crutchlow, too, finished his day early. After a big crash at turn 11 left his Yamaha scattered across the gravel trap, Crutchlow (19th) returned to the pits with abrasions on his hand. His team reported that he is expected back for FP3 on Saturday.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'22.030    
2 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'22.239 0.209 0.209
3 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'22.251 0.221 0.012
4 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1'22.252 0.222 0.001
5 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'22.395 0.365 0.143
6 69 Nicky Hayden Ducati 1'22.572 0.542 0.177
7 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia ART 1'22.763 0.733 0.191
8 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'22.850 0.820 0.087
9 19 Alvaro Bautista Honda 1'22.976 0.946 0.126
10 29 Andrea Iannone Ducati 1'23.008 0.978 0.032
11 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha 1'23.040 1.010 0.032
12 14 Randy de Puniet Aprilia ART 1'23.255 1.225 0.215
13 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1'23.491 1.461 0.236
14 68 Yonny Hernandez Aprilia ART 1'23.524 1.494 0.033
15 8 Hector Barbera FTR Kawasaki 1'23.627 1.597 0.103
16 70 Michael Laverty PBM 1'23.636 1.606 0.009
17 9 Danilo Petrucci Suter BMW 1'23.866 1.836 0.230
18 5 Colin Edwards FTR Kawasaki 1'23.911 1.881 0.045
19 35 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 1'23.932 1.902 0.021
20 71 Claudio Corti FTR Kawasaki 1'24.078 2.048 0.146
21 7 Hiroshi Aoyama FTR Kawasaki 1'24.647 2.617 0.569
22 67 Bryan Staring FTR Honda 1'24.862 2.832 0.215
23 52 Lukas Pesek Suter BMW 1'25.568 3.538 0.706
NOT QUALIFIED
  17 Karel Abraham Aprilia ART      

 

Round Number: 
8
2013
Tweet Button: 

Back to top

Comments

Whilst I've nothing but admiration for Jorge and his ability to be able to even get on a Moto GP bike with a broken collarbone. Because lets not mess about, that's exactly what it is. I can't help but wonder why he's racing at all. Sure he's put in a herculean effort both here and in Assen. And I am truly in awe of his efforts. But, is winning a world title really THAT important?

Surely doing things like this are going to have a severe effect on his mobility later in life. I seem to recall Schwantz saying that he now regrets coming back to early from some injuries in the past because he'd not given his body time to heal, and it's now "bitten" him..

His decision, his life, not ours. I thought it was ridiculous to race at Assen due to another fall complicating the injury.. That happened just took another race. I hope he hasn't severely limited his career.