Latest MotoGP Results
Ducati is not testing at Jerez, having planned a private test at Mugello for 11th and 12th May.
Times at 1:30pm
Andrea Iannone was the fastest MotoGP man during FP4, putting the factory Ducati on top of the leaderboard, ahead of Jorge Lorenzo. Iannone did not have the race pace of Lorenzo, though, the Movistar Yamaha rider hammering out lap after lap in the mid 1'39s. Andrea Dovizioso ended the session in 3rd on the other factory Ducati.
Marc Marquez ended the session in 4th, despite suffering a small crash halfway through the session. Marquez lost the front in Turn 1, but could not catch it, his injured finger perhaps hindering him a fraction. He was completely unhurt in the crash, going out again a little later on his second bike. Cal Crutchlow set the 5th best time, just ahead of an impressive Danilo Petrucci.
A lot of riders spent their time working on tires. The combination which most seemed to be happiest with was the medium rear tire, and the hard front tire. Most of the grid opted for this combination.
Johann Zarco took control of the Moto2 class, the Frenchman topping the FP3 session at the end of a glorious morning at Jerez. Sam Lowes had led early, but with the Speed Up affected more by the lack of grip as temperatures rose, he had a gaggle of Kalexes come past. Tito Rabat led for part of the session, the reigning Moto2 champion back in the swing of it at Jerez, before Zarco and then Tom Luthi got ahead of him.
Jorge Lorenzo has topped the third session of free practice for the MotoGP class, holding off the stampede of fast riders all rushing to secure their place in Q2. The Movistar Yamaha man was fastest for nearly all the session, putting in a soft tire and grinding out an impressive string of laps at race pace. That was the plan for most of the grid, until the final ten minutes when the scramble for qualifying began.
Lorenzo ended the session as fastest, just ahead of Monster Tech 3 Yamaha's Pol Espargaro. Cal Crutchlow ended in top spot, having also posted an impressive string of laps early in the session. Crutchlow had a shot at the fastest time, passing through the third timed sector half a tenth up, before looking up and backing off.
Danny Kent put in a fast lap at the end of the final session of free practice for the Moto3 class at Jerez, exploiting perfect conditions to extract maximum speed. Kent displaced the brilliant young rookie Fabio Quartararo from the top spot, who had in turn knocked his Estrella Galicia teammate Jorge Navarro from the top of the timesheets. Navarro found himself being bumped down to 4th, after an impressive display by Jorge Martin on the Mahindra.