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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.”

Practice Results

Pos Rider Time Nat Bike Team
1 Dani Pedrosa 1'46.088 SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
2 Jorge Lorenzo 1'46.190 SPA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing Team
3 Andrea Dovizioso 1'46.282 ITA YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
4 Stefan Bradl 1'46.428 GER HONDA LCR Honda MotoGP
5 Valentino Rossi 1'46.687 ITA DUCATI Ducati Team
6 Ben Spies 1'46.912 USA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing Team
7 Casey Stoner 1'46.978 AUS HONDA Repsol Honda Team
8 Alvaro Bautista 1'46.983 SPA HONDA San Carlo Honda Gresini
9 Cal Crutchlow 1'46.984 GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
10 Nicky Hayden 1'47.551 USA DUCATI Ducati Team
11 Katsuyuki Nakasuga 1'47.801 JAP YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing Team
12 Hector Barbera 1'48.232 SPA DUCATI Pramac Racing
13 Aleix Espargaro 1'48.470 ESP ART Aspar Team MotoGP
14 Karel Abraham 1'48.757 CZE DUCATI Cardion AB Motoracing
15 Randy De Puniet 1'48.770 FRA ART Aspar Team MotoGP
16 Colin Edwards 1'49.539 USA SUTER NGM Mobile Forward Racing
17 James Ellison 1'49.652 GBR ART Paul Bird Racing
18 Michele Pirro 1'49.770 ITA HONDA San Carlo Honda Gresini
19 Roberto Rolfo 1'50.292 ITA ART Speed Master
20 Yonny Hernandez 1'50.333 COL BQR-FTR BQR
21 Ivan Silva 1'50.924 SPA BQR-FTR BQR
22 Danilo Petrucci 1'51.270 ITA IODA Ioda Racing Project

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