2013 Laguna Seca MotoGP FP2 Result: Marquez Heats Up Along With the Weather

Marc Marquez continued showing why he is the exception, not the rule. For FP2, the championship points leader was fastest in only his second practice at the Laguna Seca circuit in Central California with a time of 1’22.040.

Stephan Bradl continued a strong recent run with a second in qualifying and Andrea Dovizioso put his factory Ducati in a surprising third place.  Valetino Rossi couldn’t turn his consistently fast laps into a front-row time and he settled into fourth place.

Cal Crutchlow, who led the morning session when conditions were cool and damp, was relegated to fifth place.  Jorge Lorenzo, one week removed from his second collarbone surgery this season, managed sixth fastest. And Dani Pedrosa, second in the championship race and also nursing collarbone and shoulder injuries, put his Repsol Honda into 11th place.  Both riders initially had said they didn’t plan to ride at Laguna Seca.

Race officials red-flagged the session briefly after Blake Young highsided is Attack Performance Racing bike at Turn 5. Young was fine.

The riders pushed extra hard during FP2 because Saturday’s FP3 – a morning practice – is expected to be cool and damp as is typical at this coastal track. FP3 typically goes a long way toward setting determining the rosters for Q1 and Q2 but the times are trumped by faster FP2 times.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'22.040  
2 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 1'22.269 0.229 / 0.229
3 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'22.284 0.244 / 0.015
4 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'22.346 0.306 / 0.062
5 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Yamaha 1'22.457 0.417 / 0.111
6 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'22.467 0.427 / 0.010
7 41 Aleix ESPARGARO ART 1'22.531 0.491 / 0.064
8 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 1'22.539 0.499 / 0.008
9 69 Nicky HAYDEN Ducati 1'22.733 0.693 / 0.194
10 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'22.767 0.727 / 0.034
11 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'23.129 1.089 / 0.362
12 8 Hector BARBERA FTR 1'23.158 1.118 / 0.029
13 14 Randy DE PUNIET ART 1'23.437 1.397 / 0.279
14 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Ducati 1'23.973 1.933 / 0.536
15 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ioda-Suter 1'24.047 2.007 / 0.074
16 71 Claudio CORTI FTR Kawasaki 1'24.180 2.140 / 0.133
17 5 Colin EDWARDS FTR Kawasaki 1'24.410 2.370 / 0.230
18 17 Karel ABRAHAM ART 1'24.421 2.381 / 0.011
19 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA FTR 1'24.473 2.433 / 0.052
20 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ ART 1'24.555 2.515 / 0.082
21 70 Michael LAVERTY PBM 1'24.727 2.687 / 0.172
22 67 Bryan STARING FTR Honda 1'25.345 3.305 / 0.618
23 79 Blake YOUNG APR 1'25.764 3.724 / 0.419
24 52 Lukas PESEK Ioda-Suter 1'27.173 5.133 / 1.409

 

Round Number: 
9
2013
Tweet Button: 
Total votes: 7

Back to top

Comments

around 7/10 of a second from fastest fp1 still in the 22s lets see what sat brings

Total votes: 75

Thank for the update David.
I was able to watch FP1 live on MotoGP website this morning, but now FP2 is blacked out. I live in California-- went to Laguna race last year so didn't have to watch it on MotoGP website. Is this usual?

Total votes: 78

Pretty sure that was an Attack Kawasaki that Blake yard-saled.

Total votes: 71

My thoughts initially too, given Attack's long relationship with Kawasaki. But the bike is listed as an Aprilia on all of the official papers and on the motogp.com website. We'll double check it with the team. -- Mike Lewis

Total votes: 67

Yeah people are getting it confused. It's showing as APR, which simply means Attack Performance Racing, rather than Aprilia. It is a ZX10 engine in a Stanboli chassis.

Total votes: 68

+1. There is NO love lost between Attack and Kawasaki - that marriage has gone the way of Donald and Ivana. I don't think there's much, if any, ZX-10R left in that engine.

Total votes: 56

Thanks speeddog, johndilinger and morbidelli17. After checking around it appears the APR is not Aprilia but indeed Attack Performance Racing (and a heavily modified ZX-10R slug). I should have listened to my gut but thankfully there are smart readers out there who can recalibrate a flawed post when necessary. Wait...are you now going to tell me that the "M" in M1 isn't for Matchless? -- mike lewis

Total votes: 61

Of course M is for Matchless. Every MotoGP engineer knows that if it wasn't on a Matchless, it's no good ...

Total votes: 74