2014 Silverstone MotoGP FP1: Marquez Streets Ahead Despite Drizzle

Marc Marquez has dominated the opening MotoGP practice session for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, however the cool session was interrupted by light rain and Marquez' lap was some three seconds slower than last year's quickest effort. The Repsol Honda rider was not deterred by the light sprinkle of rain midway through the session and posted a benchmark time of 2:03.208, which was over half a second quicker than Andrea Iannone. Fellow Italian Andrea Dovizioso also put in a strong showing to make it two Ducatis in the top three as he edged out Alvaro Bautista and Aleix Espargaro.

Stefan Bradl posted the sixth quickest lap time to end up ahead of the factory Yamaha pairing of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi who appeared to struggle with the slippery mixed conditions. Yonny Hernandez put in another fine performance to finish in ninth place while Dani Pedrosa completed the top ten.  

Full Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 2'03.208    
2 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 2'03.869 0.661 0.661
3 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 2'04.052 0.844 0.183
4 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 2'04.187 0.979 0.135
5 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Forward Yamaha 2'04.212 1.004 0.025
6 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 2'04.232 1.024 0.020
7 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 2'04.240 1.032 0.008
8 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 2'04.281 1.073 0.041
9 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 2'04.301 1.093 0.020
10 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 2'04.338 1.130 0.037
11 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 2'04.609 1.401 0.271
12 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 2'04.628 1.420 0.019
13 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Ducati 2'05.130 1.922 0.502
14 45 Scott REDDING Honda 2'05.503 2.295 0.373
15 17 Karel ABRAHAM Honda 2'06.085 2.877 0.582
16 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda 2'06.250 3.042 0.165
17 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Forward Yamaha 2'06.333 3.125 0.083
18 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ART 2'07.761 4.553 1.428
19 2 Leon CAMIER Honda 2'07.774 4.566 0.013
20 8 Hector BARBERA Avintia 2'08.358 5.150 0.584
21 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Avintia 2'09.056 5.848 0.698
22 23 Broc PARKES PBM 2'10.042 6.834 0.986
NC 70 Michael LAVERTY PBM 2'11.919 8.711 1.877

 

Round Number: 
12
2014
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