2016 Spielberg MotoGP FP4 Result: Another One For Dovizioso

New session, same old story. Andrea Dovizioso sported a new style of winglets and showcased them nicely all the way to the top of the leaderboard. His teammate had his back, Andrea Iannone a tenth behind Dovizioso. Valentino Rossi led the charge against the Bologna boys, a late lap taking him up to third and three tenths off the leader.

While the story of the morning was the world championship leader’s nasty tumble, Marc Marquez showed once again just how little these incidents affect him, the Spaniard getting back on track to make up for the lost practice time. He was the first Honda in fourth position.

Continuing the slightly injured brigade was Aleix Espargaro in fifth, thee Suzuki rider only registering a handful of laps. Mavrick Viñales was another regular customer in the top six, only three hundreds of a second off his teammate.

The sun shone on Jorge Lorenzo as an early leader, a position he probably missed but did not get to enjoy for too long once Dovizioso took to the track. Eventually he finished seventh and the last rider to be within a second off the lead Ducati. Scott Redding, Eugene Laverty and Dani Pedrosa (gravel trip included) completed the top ten.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'23.796    
2 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'23.932 0.136 0.136
3 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'24.170 0.374 0.238
4 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'24.475 0.679 0.305
5 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Suzuki 1'24.490 0.694 0.015
6 25 Maverick VIÑALES Suzuki 1'24.524 0.728 0.034
7 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'24.528 0.732 0.004
8 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 1'24.822 1.026 0.294
9 50 Eugene LAVERTY Ducati 1'24.951 1.155 0.129
10 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'25.013 1.217 0.062
11 43 Jack MILLER Honda 1'25.045 1.249 0.032
12 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'25.166 1.370 0.121
13 53 Tito RABAT Honda 1'25.214 1.418 0.048
14 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'25.281 1.485 0.067
15 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'25.322 1.526 0.041
16 6 Stefan BRADL Aprilia 1'25.329 1.533 0.007
17 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'25.338 1.542 0.009
18 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia 1'25.369 1.573 0.031
19 51 Michele PIRRO Ducati 1'25.528 1.732 0.159
20 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'25.600 1.804 0.072
21 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'25.845 2.049 0.245
22 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 1'25.846 2.050 0.001

 

Round Number: 
10
2016
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