2020 Teruel MotoGP FP1 Result: Marquez Fronts Honda Attack

Motorland Aragon welcomed back the premier class with a clearer sky and warmer asphalt than last time out and the Hondas seemed to be thriving in the not-so-early morning. Alex Marquez started the session at the top of the timesheets and after an interruption from colleague Takaaki Nakagami, Marquez reclaimed top spot for the final couple of minutes. That final time attack put him over four tenths ahead of his rivals and the Spaniard looked on course to increase that advantage when the front end gave way at the final turn on his final flying lap. Although not many were tempted by a late time attack, the top four featured three Hondas, Nakagami in second and Stefan Bradl in fourth sandwiching Joan Mir in third. While Bradl was a touch more inconsistent, the top three showed good consistent pace throughout the session.

Franco Morbidelli was the fastest Yamaha in fifth, seven hundredths of a second ahead of Maverick Vinales, while Jack Miller was once again the leading Ducati in seventh position. Alex Espargaro and Pol Espargaro finished within half a tenth of each other and over one second off top spot, while Cal Crutchlow rounded out the top ten despite ending his session on the service road.

Last weeks’ victor Alex Rins finished the morning session in 12th spot, with Andrea Dovizioso 16th and Fabio Quartararo another place back, not being tempted by a late time attack.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'48.184    
2 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'48.622 0.438 0.438
3 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'48.993 0.809 0.371
4 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'49.003 0.819 0.010
5 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'49.100 0.916 0.097
6 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'49.176 0.992 0.076
7 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'49.211 1.027 0.035
8 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'49.305 1.121 0.094
9 44 Pol Espargaro KTM 1'49.346 1.162 0.041
10 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'49.356 1.172 0.010
11 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'49.360 1.176 0.004
12 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'49.372 1.188 0.012
13 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'49.442 1.258 0.070
14 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'49.482 1.298 0.040
15 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'49.501 1.317 0.019
16 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'49.512 1.328 0.011
17 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'49.621 1.437 0.109
18 38 Bradley Smith Aprilia 1'49.727 1.543 0.106
19 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'49.962 1.778 0.235
20 53 Tito Rabat Ducati 1'50.215 2.031 0.253
21 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'50.251 2.067 0.036
Round Number: 
12
2020
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