2014 Brno MotoGP FP1 Result: Marquez And Lorenzo Contest Top Spot

Marc Marquez has topped the timesheets for the first session of free practice for MotoGP at Brno, after a protracted tussle with Jorge Lorenzo. The Repsol Honda and Yamaha men swapped top spot a couple of times, pushing harder to take back the lead each time the other took it away. The difference was small, just under four hundredths of a second.

Dani Pedrosa ended the session in third, and right on the tail of the leaders, Pedrosa finishing just 0.015 behind Lorenzo, and five hundredths behind Marquez. Aleix Espargaro put in a late fast lap to take fourth, two tenths off the pace of Marquez, and dropping Valentino Rossi to fifth. Stefan Bradl took the sixth fastest time, after briefly leading the session. 

A late charge in the last ten minutes saw the second half of the top ten shaken up. A lot of riders pushed for a fast lap on a dry track, with the threat of rain this afternoon and tomorrow morning. Andrea Dovizioso, Yonny Hernandez, Pol Espargaro and Bradley Smith put in time that would provisionally see them through to Q2, at the expense of Michele Pirro, Andrea Iannone, Scott Redding and Cal Crutchlow.

Results:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'56.803    
2 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1'56.840 0.037 0.037
3 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'56.855 0.052 0.015
4 41 Aleix Espargaro Forward Yamaha 1'57.002 0.199 0.147
5 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'57.065 0.262 0.063
6 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'57.084 0.281 0.019
7 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'57.169 0.366 0.085
8 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati 1'57.190 0.387 0.021
9 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha 1'57.634 0.831 0.444
10 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha 1'57.816 1.013 0.182
11 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1'58.040 1.237 0.224
12 29 Andrea Iannone Ducati 1'58.061 1.258 0.021
13 45 Scott Redding Honda 1'58.301 1.498 0.240
14 35 Cal Crutchlow Ducati 1'58.340 1.537 0.039
15 19 Alvaro Bautista Honda 1'58.698 1.895 0.358
16 8 Hector Barbera Avintia 1'58.714 1.911 0.016
17 7 Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 1'58.895 2.092 0.181
18 17 Karel Abraham Honda 1'59.216 2.413 0.321
19 15 Alex De Angelis Forward Yamaha 1'59.959 3.156 0.743
20 63 Mike Di Meglio Avintia 2'00.240 3.437 0.281
21 70 Michael Laverty PBM 2'00.345 3.542 0.105
22 2 Leon Camier Honda 2'00.445 3.642 0.100
23 9 Danilo Petrucci ART 2'00.497 3.694 0.052
24 23 Broc Parkes PBM 2'00.752 3.949 0.255

 

Round Number: 
11
2014
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To see how Camier progresses over the weekend at a track he's actually been to

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I am curious to see if Alex De Angelis can show a bit of the form he sometimes has. Brno is a bit like Mugello, where he had a brilliant MotoGP-race in 2008, so who knows. I can imagine motivation wil be high, being on a decent bike.

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