2014 Valencia MotoGP FP1: Marquez Leads Spanish Charge On Home Soil

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'31.296    
2 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'31.489 0.193 0.193
3 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Forward Yamaha 1'31.640 0.344 0.151
4 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'31.647 0.351 0.007
5 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'31.767 0.471 0.120
6 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'32.019 0.723 0.252
7 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'32.071 0.775 0.052
8 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'32.153 0.857 0.082
9 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'32.155 0.859 0.002
10 51 Michele PIRRO Ducati 1'32.499 1.203 0.344
11 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 1'32.544 1.248 0.045
12 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'32.698 1.402 0.154
13 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Ducati 1'32.700 1.404 0.002
14 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 1'32.711 1.415 0.011
15 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'32.837 1.541 0.126
16 14 Randy DE PUNIET Suzuki 1'33.345 2.049 0.508
17 45 Scott REDDING Honda 1'33.473 2.177 0.128
18 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Forward Yamaha 1'33.523 2.227 0.050
19 69 Nicky HAYDEN Honda 1'33.533 2.237 0.010
20 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda 1'33.711 2.415 0.178
21 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ART 1'33.820 2.524 0.109
22 17 Karel ABRAHAM Honda 1'33.974 2.678 0.154
23 70 Michael LAVERTY PBM 1'34.393 3.097 0.419
24 23 Broc PARKES PBM 1'35.276 3.980 0.883
25 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Avintia 1'35.607 4.311 0.331

 

Round Number: 
18
2014
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16th on the first session. Close to crutchlow, bautista and iannone and ahead of the pointless hondas, Now lets see if they improve over the weekend.

306.5 km/h was the maximum speed of Suzuki against 324.9 km/h of Iannone. That's a big speed deficit but also shows that the balance is ok. We will see what happens in a second session. I assume that their approach to the weekend is gathering informations not chasing time, so we won't see their real pace until monday when Maverick and Aleix take over, and we know that they are speed maniacs :)

Assuming that bike set-up is at least 'adequate' for him not to be losing too much time out of the final turn, is the GSX-RR down on power (running at similar levels to the proddie Honda), or simply geared too short?

And if it does have a power deficit, is that due to Suzuki struggling with the silly fuel limits or the wick having been turned down for this 'shakedown' session?