2017 Misano MotoGP FP4 Result: Dovizioso Challenges Marquez

A beautiful afternoon invited the premier class to some nice long runs, the world champion keen to get right down to business in mid 1:33s on a hard front-medium rear tyre combination. Jorge Lorenzo ran him close right away on the opposite combination but in the end it was the world championship leader to blast them away in the final lap, Andrea Dovizioso ending up leading the session by a tenth of a second.

Marc Marquez settled for second, with title rival Maverick Viñales putting in an impressive nineteen laps on the hard rear and not stopping during the session, the Spaniard showing good pace and speed good enough for third.

Lorenzo looked to favour the hard rear option as well, the Ducati man down in fourth position eventually, and the last man within half a second of the leader. 

Alvaro Bautista scored fifth in the session but he also managed to go down the road in the final minutes. Dani Pedrosa ended up sixth and six tenths down, closely followed by a lightly convalescent Cal Crutchlow.

The final top ten positions went to the Tech 3 duo of Johann Zarco and Jonas Folger, with Danilo Petrucci fading slightly to complete the top ten after a slow start due to a tiny tyre mix-up. Aleix Espargaro in eleventh position was the final rider within a second of Dovizioso.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'33.338    
2 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'33.446 0.108 0.108
3 25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'33.527 0.189 0.081
4 99 Jorge LORENZO Ducati 1'33.555 0.217 0.028
5 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 1'33.934 0.596 0.379
6 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'33.939 0.601 0.005
7 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'34.092 0.754 0.153
8 5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha 1'34.125 0.787 0.033
9 94 Jonas FOLGER Yamaha 1'34.176 0.838 0.051
10 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'34.237 0.899 0.061
11 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 1'34.251 0.913 0.014
12 53 Tito RABAT Honda 1'34.381 1.043 0.130
13 51 Michele PIRRO Ducati 1'34.426 1.088 0.045
14 43 Jack MILLER Honda 1'34.455 1.117 0.029
15 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 1'34.606 1.268 0.151
16 29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 1'34.688 1.350 0.082
17 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 1'34.695 1.357 0.007
18 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 1'34.852 1.514 0.157
19 38 Bradley SMITH KTM 1'35.109 1.771 0.257
20 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 1'35.128 1.790 0.019
21 22 Sam LOWES Aprilia 1'35.149 1.811 0.021
22 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 1'35.150 1.812 0.001
23 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'35.260 1.922 0.110

 

Round Number: 
13
2017
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