2013 Sepang MotoGP FP1 Result: Determined Pedrosa On Top

Dani Pedrosa has responded to the controversy that emerged out of the last round in Aragon in perfect fashion by leading MotoGP FP1 in Sepang. The Spaniard's time of 2:01.229 put him a decisive three tenths of a second clear of his partner in contention and team mate Marc Marquez. Jorge Lorenzo cut a frustrated figure during the session, despite finishing in third place and only three hundredths behind Marquez, the World Champion looked unhappy with the setup of his Yamaha and remonstrated regularly with his mechanics.

Alvaro Bautista set the fourth fastest lap time ahead of another frustrated Yamaha rider in Valentino Rossi. Cal Crutchlow ended in sixth, three tenths behind Rossi and underlined the struggles that the Yamaha riders appeared to be having during the weekend's first session. Stefan Bradl, Nicky Hayden, Bradley Smith and Andrea Dovizioso completed the top ten placings. 

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 2'01.229    
2 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 2'01.596 0.367 0.367
3 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 2'01.623 0.394 0.027
4 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 2'01.877 0.648 0.254
5 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 2'02.039 0.810 0.162
6 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Yamaha 2'02.370 1.141 0.331
7 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 2'02.421 1.192 0.051
8 69 Nicky HAYDEN Ducati 2'02.632 1.403 0.211
9 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 2'02.725 1.496 0.093
10 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 2'03.039 1.810 0.314
11 5 Colin EDWARDS FTR Kawasaki 2'03.574 2.345 0.535
12 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 2'03.596 2.367 0.022
13 41 Aleix ESPARGARO ART 2'03.773 2.544 0.177
14 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA FTR 2'04.273 3.044 0.500
15 8 Hector BARBERA FTR 2'04.425 3.196 0.152
16 71 Claudio CORTI FTR Kawasaki 2'04.703 3.474 0.278
17 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 2'04.785 3.556 0.082
18 14 Randy DE PUNIET ART 2'04.902 3.673 0.117
19 70 Michael LAVERTY ART 2'05.319 4.090 0.417
20 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ioda-Suter 2'05.638 4.409 0.319
21 23 Luca SCASSA ART 2'06.355 5.126 0.717
22 67 Bryan STARING FTR Honda 2'06.693 5.464 0.338
23 50 Damian CUDLIN PBM 2'07.642 6.413 0.949
24 52 Lukas PESEK Ioda-Suter 2'08.023 6.794 0.381

 

Round Number: 
15
2013
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Comments

It was completely dry. Light rain fell at the end of the first Moto2 session (as documented) and heavy rain fell during the lunch break.