2016 Jerez MotoGP FP1 Result: Lorenzo Takes Top from Barbera and Rossi

Jorge Lorenzo was first in, first out at Jerez. He was the very first bike out of the pits at the start of FP1, and put in a final push in the end to take top spot. The Yamaha man knocked Avintia Ducati's Hector Barbera off the top spot, Barbera having alternated the lead with Valentino Rossi for much of the session. Rossi had led for much of the second half of practice, posting a string of fast laps, but was overtaken towards the end.

The two Repsol Hondas took fourth and fifth spots, Dani Pedrosa just edging his teammate Marc Marquez. Marquez debuted some new, larger winglets on the RC213V, bearing a remarkable resemblance to the items on the Yamaha. With Aprilia set to test winglets in the afternoon, and Suzuki slated to try them at the test on Monday, that will see every MotoGP bike using winglets.

The two Suzukis followed the two Repsol Hondas, Maverick Viñales heading up Aleix Espargaro. The good news for the Suzukis is that they were competitive, Viñales featuring in the top five throughout the session.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1'40.270    
2 8 Hector Barbera Ducati 1'40.527 0.257 0.257
3 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'40.676 0.406 0.149
4 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'40.823 0.553 0.147
5 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'40.838 0.568 0.015
6 25 Maverick Viñales Suzuki 1'40.925 0.655 0.087
7 41 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki 1'40.995 0.725 0.070
8 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati 1'41.208 0.938 0.213
9 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'41.380 1.110 0.172
10 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'41.466 1.196 0.086
11 29 Andrea Iannone Ducati 1'41.648 1.378 0.182
12 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha 1'41.815 1.545 0.167
13 76 Loris Baz Ducati 1'41.947 1.677 0.132
14 45 Scott Redding Ducati 1'42.029 1.759 0.082
15 6 Stefan Bradl Aprilia 1'42.132 1.862 0.103
16 19 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 1'42.140 1.870 0.008
17 50 Eugene Laverty Ducati 1'42.210 1.940 0.070
18 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha 1'42.279 2.009 0.069
19 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1'42.576 2.306 0.297
20 53 Tito Rabat Honda 1'43.050 2.780 0.474
21 43 Jack Miller Honda 1'43.130 2.860 0.080

 

Round Number: 
4
2016
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