Quartararo vs Marquez is on, Rossi completes top three

Fabio Quartararo
Fabio Quartararo

FP1 at the HJC Helmets Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland saw Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT) beat nine-time Sachsenring winner Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) to P1 after the Frenchman set a 1:21.390 to head the Championship leader by 0.074, with Valentino Rossi (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) 0.574 back in third.

There seems to be no Dutch GP hangover for both Rossi and Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar). The duo both crashed out of contention on Sunday in Assen but they made solid starts to their weekend in Germany, both riders set a 1:21.9 to finish third and fourth. Assen winner Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) completed a top five split by 0.861 on a cloudy morning, with sixth pace Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) and seventh fastest Jack Miller (Pramac Racing) the only other riders to get within a second of Quartararo’s time. Aprilia Racing Team Gresini’s Andrea Iannone led the two injured LCR Honda riders of Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda Idemitsu) and Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda Castrol) to complete the top ten.

Practice 1 Results

Pos. Num. Rider Nation Bike Time Behind Gap
1 20 Fabio QUARTARARO FRA Yamaha 1'21.390 0.000s 0.000s
2 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Honda 1'21.464 0.074 0.074
3 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Yamaha 1'21.964 0.574 0.500
4 42 Alex RINS SPA Suzuki 1'21.967 0.577 0.003
5 12 Maverick VINALES SPA Yamaha 1'22.251 0.861 0.284
6 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati 1'22.282 0.892 0.031
7 43 Jack MILLER AUS Ducati 1'22.365 0.975 0.083
8 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Aprilia 1'22.397 1.007 0.032
9 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN Honda 1'22.415 1.025 0.018
10 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Honda 1'22.439 1.049 0.024
11 44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA KTM 1'22.458 1.068 0.019
12 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Ducati 1'22.487 1.097 0.029
13 21 Franco MORBIDELLI ITA Yamaha 1'22.512 1.122 0.025
14 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Aprilia 1'22.543 1.153 0.031
15 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Ducati 1'22.566 1.176 0.023
16 5 Johann ZARCO FRA KTM 1'22.705 1.315 0.139
17 6 Stefan BRADL GER Honda 1'22.729 1.339 0.024
18 63 Francesco BAGNAIA ITA Ducati 1'22.729 1.339 0.000
19 88 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR KTM 1'22.762 1.372 0.033
20 36 Joan MIR SPA Suzuki 1'22.856 1.466 0.094
21 53 Tito RABAT SPA Ducati 1'22.898 1.508 0.042
22 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN MAL KTM 1'23.957 2.567 1.059

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