2014 Phillip Island MotoGP FP2: Lorenzo Leads The Way Despite Crash

Jorge Lorenzo has headed the field during the second MotoGP Free Practice session at Phillip Island, the factory Yamaha rider displayed typical metronomic consistency and posted a blistering time of 1:29.602. This was the quickest lap of the weekend and put him a tenth and a half clear of Marc Marquez in second place. Lorenzo's session wasn't completely without drama however as he crashed whilst testing the asymmetric soft front tire option, unique to the Phillip Island circuit, he lost the front at the Honda hairpin late in proceedings but managing to walk away unscathed. 

The Ducati pairing of Andrea Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso took third and fourth places respectively, both riders crashed at MG corner under heavy braking, pushing hard to get close to the top of the time sheets, both managed to walk away. Valentino Rossi completed the top five ahead of the morning's pace setter Aleix Espargaro and Briton Cal Crutchlow. Pol Espargaro recovered from a low-speed crash at the Honda hairpin to post the eighth quickest time while Yonny Hernandez took his satellite Ducati to an impressive ninth. In similar fashion to the majority of this season; Dani Pedrosa had a subdued opening to the weekend and had to be satisfied with tenth spot, six tenths shy of Lorenzo at the front. 

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'29.602    
2 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'29.752 0.150 0.150
3 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'29.803 0.201 0.051
4 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'29.945 0.343 0.142
5 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'29.954 0.352 0.009
6 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Forward Yamaha 1'30.058 0.456 0.104
7 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Ducati 1'30.076 0.474 0.018
8 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'30.103 0.501 0.027
9 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'30.281 0.679 0.178
10 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'30.289 0.687 0.008
11 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'30.313 0.711 0.024
12 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 1'30.678 1.076 0.365
13 69 Nicky HAYDEN Honda 1'31.043 1.441 0.365
14 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Forward Yamaha 1'31.108 1.506 0.065
15 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 1'31.137 1.535 0.029
16 17 Karel ABRAHAM Honda 1'31.219 1.617 0.082
17 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda 1'31.264 1.662 0.045
18 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'31.355 1.753 0.091
19 45 Scott REDDING Honda 1'31.550 1.948 0.195
20 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ART 1'31.916 2.314 0.366
21 23 Broc PARKES PBM 1'32.506 2.904 0.590
22 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Avintia 1'32.598 2.996 0.092
23 70 Michael LAVERTY PBM 1'32.843 3.241 0.245

 

Round Number: 
16
2014
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