MotoGP Assen practice 1 led by Quartararo

Fabio Quartararo
Fabio Quartararo

Fabio Quartararo has continued his starring role in his rookie MotoGP campaign by topping the opening practice at Assen having beaten long-time session leader Maverick Vinales in a return to form for Yamaha, while Jorge Lorenzo suffered a nasty crash late on.

In an eventful session which saw multiple fallers in conditions cooler than expected, including a heavy tumble for Lorenzo in the final few minutes of FP1, Quartararo lined up some late fast laps on fresh soft tyres to produce a 1m 33.909s to beat Vinales by 0.077s who led for the majority of the morning practice.

Practice 1 Results

POS RIDER NAT TEAM TIME/DIFF
1 Fabio Quartararo FRA Petronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)* 1'33.909s
2 Maverick Vinales SPA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) +0.077s
3 Danilo Petrucci ITA Mission Winnow Ducati (GP19) +0.260s
4 Alex Rins SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) +0.514s
5 Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) +0.532s
6 Marc Marquez SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V) +0.613s
7 Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) +0.680s
8 Karel Abraham CZE Reale Avintia Ducati (GP18) +0.687s
9 Pol Espargaro SPA Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) +0.750s
10 Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (GP19) +0.765s
11 Andrea Iannone ITA Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) +0.789s
12 Valentino Rossi ITA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) +0.837s
13 Andrea Dovizioso ITA Mission Winnow Ducati (GP19) +0.847s
14 Aleix Espargaro SPA Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) +1.012s
15 Tito Rabat SPA Reale Avintia Ducati (GP18) +1.079s
16 Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* +1.225s
17 Franco Morbidelli ITA Petronas Yamaha (YZR-M1) +1.591s
18 Jorge Lorenzo SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V) +1.752s
19 Johann Zarco FRA Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) +1.850s
20 Miguel Oliveira POR Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)* +1.860s
21 Francesco Bagnaia ITA Pramac Ducati (GP18)* +2.259s
22 Hafizh Syahrin MAL Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16) +2.412s

* Rookie.

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