Marquez sets the pace on day one in Germany


It's been a positive first day in Sachsenring for the Repsol Honda Team after reigning World Champion, Marc Marquez, finished fastest in both practice sessions.

With conditions improving from this morning’s cold temperature of 13degrees C to 17 degrees C, all but four of the MotoGP class improved their times this afternoon. The field is incredibly close at this tight and twisty 3.6km circuit with 15 riders within a second of each other.

Bridgestone brought the asymmetric front tire for the first time this season. Marc used it at the end of FP1 and then stayed on it for the whole of FP2 to better understand its behavior. He posted his best time of 1’21.621 (lap 25/25), comfortably under the circuit record lap set by Dani Pedrosa in 2011 (1’21.846).

Marc Marquez 93
1ST 1'21.621
"I think that today has been a positive day. We felt good, and that’s the important thing. It’s true that there was a strong wind that made things tough for everyone. We followed a good working plan but we still have things to improve. I don’t feel completely comfortable, but we can reflect positively on today. The important thing for the moment is that we are going well, but I am aware that tomorrow everyone will get better."

Results Session

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time
1 MARQUEZ Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'21.621
2 SMITH Bradley 38 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'21.740
3 IANNONE Andrea 29 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'21.824
4 LORENZO Jorge 99 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'21.886
5 PEDROSA Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'21.889
6 ESPARGARO Aleix 41 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'22.095
7 ROSSI Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'22.102
8 REDDING Scott 45 GBR Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1'22.167
9 HERNANDEZ Yonny 68 COL Pramac Racing Ducati 1'22.196
10 DOVIZIOSO Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'22.340
11 BARBERA Hector 8 SPA Avintia Racing Ducati 1'22.413
12 CRUTCHLOW Cal 35 GBR CWM LCR Honda Honda 1'22.425
13 ESPARGARO Pol 44 SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'22.436
14 VINALES Maverick 25 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'22.507
15 PETRUCCI Danilo 9 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 1'22.546
16 HAYDEN Nicky 69 USA Aspar MotoGP Team Honda 1'22.935
17 DI MEGLIO Mike 63 FRA Avintia Racing Ducati 1'23.185
18 BAUTISTA Alvaro 19 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'23.286
19 BAZ Loris 76 FRA Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 1'23.344
20 MILLER Jack 43 AUS CWM LCR Honda Honda 1'23.427
21 DE ANGELIS Alex 15 RSM Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 1'23.821
22 AOYAMA Hiroshi 7 JPN AB Motoracing Honda 1'23.925
23 LAVERTY Eugene 50 IRE Aspar MotoGP Team Honda 1'23.952
24 LAVERTY Michael 70 GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'24.446
25 CORTI Claudio 71 ITA Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 1'25.160

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