2013 Valencia MotoGP FP2 Result: Marquez Practices Like A Champion

Marc Marquez again emerged from Valencia's second practice with the top time, leading both teammate Dani Pedrosa and championship challanger Jorge Lorenzo. Marquez set the fastest time of the weekend thus far with a 1'31.220 that put him more than one-tenth ahead of current world champion Lorenzo. Marquez needs only to finish fourth or better (if Lorenzo wins) to claim the championship as a rookie. The Yamahas of Cal Crutchlow and Valentino Rossi rounded out the top five.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'31.220  
2 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'31.286 0.066 / 0.066
3 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'31.378 0.158 / 0.092
4 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Yamaha 1'31.502 0.282 / 0.124
5 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'31.639 0.419 / 0.137
6 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 1'31.858 0.638 / 0.219
7 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 1'31.873 0.653 / 0.015
8 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'31.984 0.764 / 0.111
9 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'32.363 1.143 / 0.379
10 69 Nicky HAYDEN Ducati 1'32.395 1.175 / 0.032
11 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'32.596 1.376 / 0.201
12 51 Michele PIRRO Ducati 1'32.756 1.536 / 0.160
13 41 Aleix ESPARGARO ART 1'32.809 1.589 / 0.053
14 71 Claudio CORTI FTR Kawasaki 1'33.172 1.952 / 0.363
15 5 Colin EDWARDS FTR Kawasaki 1'33.252 2.032 / 0.080
16 8 Hector BARBERA FTR 1'33.270 2.050 / 0.018
17 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ioda-Suter 1'33.304 2.084 / 0.034
18 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'33.487 2.267 / 0.183
19 14 Randy DE PUNIET ART 1'33.727 2.507 / 0.240
20 23 Luca SCASSA ART 1'34.049 2.829 / 0.322
21 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA FTR 1'34.077 2.857 / 0.028
22 70 Michael LAVERTY ART 1'34.132 2.912 / 0.055
23 67 Bryan STARING FTR Honda 1'35.478 4.258 / 1.346
24 50 Damian CUDLIN PBM 1'35.644 4.424 / 0.166
25 45 Martin BAUER S&B Suter 1'35.832 4.612 / 0.188
26 52 Lukas PESEK Ioda-Suter 1'36.353 5.133 / 0.521

 

Round Number: 
18
2013
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Comments

Marc is going after the win and title be damned, Suck it and see. Pressure is clearly something he p****s on . That M1 is bloody good though and George is brutally adept.
Off topic and the Ducati presence. Why the hell are they so slow off the corner and then so slow at the top end? Giving away nigh on 10 km/hr to the Honda's and Yamaha's. Well, I guess they need a re think about this 'user friendly for all' approach. The bike's great strength was its grunt and top end power. As that has been eroded in the interest of useability, the results have eroded likewise.
Sure, a lack of manufacturer/tyre war is a partial culprit.