Dani Pedrosa starts on top at Motegi Dani Pedrosa turned the fastest time of the first practice day with 1'46.088 in FP2 where he tested both hard and soft compound Bridgestone rear tires in a perfect day at Motegi, with temperatures reaching 23 degrees C.
Yamaha Factory Racing rider Jorge Lorenzo was second, surpassed by Championship rival Pedrosa towards the end by 0.102 seconds.
DANI PEDROSA 1st 1'46.088
"Today was a perfect day for practice. The track conditions were very good, the warm temperatures helped as did the new surface, so we were able to do the job we wanted. The main target today was to test the tires and we completed some good laps on both hard and soft compounds. The asphalt is new and the grip is quite good, so the lap times are pretty fast from the beginning. We also did some work on the suspension and the mapping to will keep improving on this tomorrow".
Jorge Lorenzo Position 2nd - Time: 1'46.190
“We started in a very good way here, much better than in Aragon where we had issues with the life of the rear tire. We have a very good pace and with a little change in the electronics were able to go a bit faster. We tried with the hard tire, for me it’s not better than the soft although we can go fast on it. For tomorrow I think the soft one will be better. The Hondas are very good here but our bike is also so I think we can fight with them for the victory.”
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