2016 Barcelona MotoGP FP1 Result: Viñales Pips Lorenzo

Maverick Viñales has come out with a statement of intent in the first session of free practice for the MotoGP class. The Suzuki rider just pipped Jorge Lorenzo in the final minutes, after Lorenzo had dominated for much of the session. 

Valentino Rossi closed the deficit to his Movistar Yamaha teammate towards the end of the session, cutting the gap from three quarters of a second to just under four tenths. In the preliminary rush for Q2 during the final few minutes, Pol Espargaro leaped up to fourth, ahead of Yonny Hernandez and Andrea Iannone. Marc Marquez did not improve at the end, dropping down the order to seventh, just ahead of Hector Barbera and Aleix Espargaro.

There were a fair few fallers, despite conditions being nigh on perfect. Hector Barbera was the first to go, falling on the out lap, but Jack Miller, Tito Rabat and Danilo Petrucci also went down, all without incident.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 25 Maverick Viñales Suzuki 1'42.065    
2 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1'42.143 0.078 0.078
3 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'42.536 0.471 0.393
4 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha 1'42.709 0.644 0.173
5 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati 1'42.767 0.702 0.058
6 29 Andrea Iannone Ducati 1'42.865 0.800 0.098
7 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'42.886 0.821 0.021
8 8 Hector Barbera Ducati 1'42.926 0.861 0.040
9 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'42.994 0.929 0.068
10 41 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki 1'43.162 1.097 0.168
11 19 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 1'43.180 1.115 0.018
12 45 Scott Redding Ducati 1'43.202 1.137 0.022
13 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'43.214 1.149 0.012
14 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'43.309 1.244 0.095
15 50 Eugene Laverty Ducati 1'43.322 1.257 0.013
16 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha 1'43.470 1.405 0.148
17 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'43.783 1.718 0.313
18 43 Jack Miller Honda 1'43.825 1.760 0.042
19 6 Stefan Bradl Aprilia 1'44.009 1.944 0.184
20 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1'44.262 2.197 0.253
21 53 Tito Rabat Honda 1'45.122 3.057 0.860

 

Round Number: 
7
2016
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