2017 Austin MotoGP FP4 Result: Marquez Fastest, A Bad Day For Dovi

Marc Marquez has finished the final session of free practice as fastest, the Repsol Honda rider leading an eventful session throughout. Dani Pedrosa ended as second quickest, though Pedrosa then immediately crashed in Turn 1 after setting his best time. Pedrosa was not the only faller: Sam Lowes also crashed in the same spot.

Pedrosa and Lowes were not the only riders left stranded however: Aleix Espargaro found himself stopped at trackside with a mysterious technical issue, which left him furious. But he was not as unlucky as Andrea Dovizioso. The factory Ducati rider had a technical problem with his first bike, quickly got back to the pits to jump aboard his second bike, which then promptly also stopped. 

Maverick Viñales ended the session in third, over half a second off the pace of Marquez, and half a second ahead of another brace of Hondas in fourth and fifth, Jack Miller just ahead of Cal Crutchlow. Johann Zarco ended in sixth, while Andrea Dovizioso finished in seventh, despite his technical issues.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 93 Marc Marquez Honda 2'04.201    
2 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 2'04.658 0.457 0.457
3 25 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 2'04.760 0.559 0.102
4 43 Jack Miller Honda 2'05.213 1.012 0.453
5 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 2'05.368 1.167 0.155
6 5 Johann Zarco Yamaha 2'05.388 1.187 0.020
7 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 2'05.438 1.237 0.050
8 76 Loris Baz Ducati 2'05.698 1.497 0.260
9 45 Scott Redding Ducati 2'05.732 1.531 0.034
10 29 Andrea Iannone Suzuki 2'05.783 1.582 0.051
11 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 2'05.910 1.709 0.127
12 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 2'05.952 1.751 0.042
13 99 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati 2'06.032 1.831 0.080
14 94 Jonas Folger Yamaha 2'06.238 2.037 0.206
15 19 Alvaro Bautista Ducati 2'06.484 2.283 0.246
16 53 Tito Rabat Honda 2'06.518 2.317 0.034
17 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 2'06.521 2.320 0.003
18 44 Pol Espargaro KTM 2'06.541 2.340 0.020
19 8 Hector Barbera Ducati 2'07.238 3.037 0.697
20 17 Karel Abraham Ducati 2'07.565 3.364 0.327
21 22 Sam Lowes Aprilia 2'07.827 3.626 0.262
22 38 Bradley Smith KTM 2'08.797 4.596 0.970

 

Round Number: 
3
2017
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