Dovizioso fastest for Ducati at Motegi

Dani Pedrosa storms through the Motegi tunnel
Dani Pedrosa storms through the Motegi tunnel

The Japanese Grand Prix got underway today at Twin Ring Motegi in mixed weather conditions, with a dry morning session followed by a wet and damp afternoon stint.

Thanks to his FP1 time, Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso ended Day 1 at the Motul Grand Prix of Japan as the man to beat as Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) set the fastest FP2 time on a drying Twin Ring Motegi, with the likes of Dovi and Championship leader Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) opting to stay in the garage for the second session of the weekend.

Free Practice Combined Classification

Pos. Rider Num Nation Constructor Time Gap
1 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati 1'45.358 0.000s
2 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR Honda 1'45.463 0.105
3 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Yamaha 1'45.483 0.125
4 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Honda 1'45.498 0.140
5 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Yamaha 1'45.640 0.282
6 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Suzuki 1'46.030 0.672
7 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Ducati 1'46.210 0.852
8 Miller Jack 43 AUS Ducati 1'46.265 0.907
9 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Yamaha 1'46.329 0.971
10 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia 1'46.526 1.168
11 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Honda 1'46.568 1.210
12 Redding Scott 45 GBR Aprilia 1'46.854 1.496
13 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN Honda 1'46.856 1.498
14 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA KTM 1'46.859 1.501
15 Nakasuga Katsuyuki 15 JPN Yamaha 1'46.872 1.514
16 Simeon Xavier 10 BEL Ducati 1'46.998 1.640
17 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Ducati 1'47.054 1.696
18 Smith Bradley 38 GBR KTM 1'47.137 1.779
19 Rins Alex 42 SPA Suzuki 1'47.187 1.829
20 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA Honda 1'47.428 2.070
21 Guintoli Sylvain 50 FRA Suzuki 1'47.537 2.179
22 Torres Jordi 81 SPA Ducati 1'47.665 2.307
23 Abraham Karel 17 CZE Ducati 1'47.716 2.358
24 Syahrin Hafizh 55 MAL Yamaha 1'47.726 2.368
25 Luthi Tom 12 SWI Honda 1'47.833 2.475

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