2015 Brno MotoGP FP1 Result: Lorenzo Takes The Lead, Marquez Takes A Tumble

Jorge Lorenzo ended the first session of free practice on top of the timesheets. The Movistar Yamaha rider was immediately into his stride, taking over at the top halfway through the session and leading to the end. Marc Marquez ended the session in 2nd, and started off fast. However, Marquez' session was marred by a minor fall. The Repsol Honda rider had trouble getting the bike stopped into Turn 13, ran into the gravel and tried to ride his way through it. He made it most of the way, but not quite out again, tipping over in a low-speed spill which did little harm to the bike and no harm to the rider.

Dani Pedrosa set the 3rd fastest time, just over a tenth of a second behind his teammate, clearly comfortable at a track he loves. Pedrosa was followed by the two Factory Ducatis, both Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone sporting a narrower fairing and a new engine for better power delivery. Valentino Rossi grabbed 6th spot, though Bradley Smith made him fight for it, the pair swapping places in the final moments of the session.

Aleix Espargaro headed up a brace of Suzukis, both he and Maverick Viñales putting in a late charge to ensure a spot in the top ten. With very high temperatures at Brno, and the threat of rain on Saturday, a lot of riders put in a fast lap at the end of the session, in an effort to secure safe passage to Q2. Cal Crutchlow was the last rider to secure that, leaving Yonny Hernandez, Pol Espargaro and Scott Redding out in the cold.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1'56.499    
2 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'56.650 0.151 0.151
3 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'56.784 0.285 0.134
4 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'56.821 0.322 0.037
5 29 Andrea Iannone Ducati 1'56.914 0.415 0.093
6 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'57.038 0.539 0.124
7 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha 1'57.137 0.638 0.099
8 41 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki 1'57.597 1.098 0.460
9 25 Maverick Viñales Suzuki 1'57.753 1.254 0.156
10 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'57.781 1.282 0.028
11 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati 1'57.983 1.484 0.202
12 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha 1'58.195 1.696 0.212
13 45 Scott Redding Honda 1'58.365 1.866 0.170
14 8 Hector Barbera Ducati 1'58.416 1.917 0.051
15 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'58.445 1.946 0.029
16 69 Nicky Hayden Honda 1'58.549 2.050 0.104
17 63 Mike Di Meglio Ducati 1'58.589 2.090 0.040
18 50 Eugene Laverty Honda 1'58.656 2.157 0.067
19 19 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 1'58.669 2.170 0.013
20 76 Loris Baz Yamaha Forward 1'58.720 2.221 0.051
21 6 Stefan Bradl Aprilia 1'59.434 2.935 0.714
22 43 Jack Miller Honda 1'59.559 3.060 0.125
23 71 Claudio Corti Yamaha Forward 2'00.074 3.575 0.515
24 15 Alex De Angelis ART 2'00.122 3.623 0.048
25 17 Karel Abraham Honda 2'01.881 5.382 1.759

 

Round Number: 
11
2015
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Comments

... 0.3 off Lorenzo in FP1, with a new motor is no mean feat I reckon. I wonder is that the first time the factory boys have tried the new engine???