Marquez remains fastest on first day in Austin

World Champion, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez, has finished the first day in Texas a second faster than his next competitor, with teammate Dani Pedrosa in third.

With air temperatures 7§C warmer than this morning, and the track temperature 20§C hotter, all the riders were able to improve on this morning’s FP1 time.

Marc Marquez "This first day of practice in Austin went really well. Obviously I’m happy with the time I set, and also with the gap of a second between myself and the next quickest rider. However, the most important thing for me is that my leg feels ok – much better than it did in Qatar. The injury was bothering me a little, but I was able to participate in both Free Practice sessions without taking any painkillers. Now I just have to wait for tomorrow and see if things go better or worse for us then; we know that we have a small advantage and we will try to manage it well, but I am aware that the rest of the riders will also make improvements"


Pos. Rider Num. Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marc Marquez 93 ESP Repsol Honda Team HONDA 2'03.490
2 Andrea Dovizioso 4 ITA Ducati Team DUCATI 2'04.495
3 Dani Pedrosa 26 ESP Repsol Honda Team HONDA 2'04.623
4 Andrea Iannone 29 ITA Pramac Racing DUCATI 2'04.669
5 Valentino Rossi 46 ITA Yamaha Factory YAMAHA 2'04.793
6 Aleix Espargaro 41 ESP NGM Mobile Forward Racing YAMAHA 2'04.844
7 Stefan Bradl 6 GER LCR Honda MotoGP HONDA 2'04.870
8 Jorge Lorenzo 99 ESP Yamaha Factory Racing YAMAHA 2'04.976
9 Cal Crutchlow 35 GBR Ducati Team DUCATI 2'04.981
10 Bradley Smith 38 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA 2'05.366
11 Alvaro Bautista 19 ESP Go & Fun Honda Gresini HONDA 2'05.453
12 Pol Espargaro 44 ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA 2'05.672
13 Scott Redding 45 GBR Go & Fun Honda Gresini HONDA 2'05.937
14 Nicky Hayden 69 USA Drive M7 Aspar HONDA 2'06.188
15 Yonny Hernandez 68 COL Pramac Racing DUCATI 2'06.376
16 Colin Edwards 5 USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing YAMAHA 2'06.880
17 Hiroshi Aoyama 7 JPN Drive M7 Aspar HONDA 2'07.034
18 Karel Abraham 17 CZE Cardion AB Motoracing HONDA 2'07.053
19 Hector Barbera 8 ESP Avintia Racing MotoGP FTR-KAWASAKI 2'07.211
20 Danilo Petrucci 9 ITA IodaRacing Project IODA-SUTER 2'08.379
21 Michael Laverty 70 GBR Paul Bird Motorsport ART & PBM 2'08.973
22 Broc Parkes 23 AUS Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 2'09.004
23 Mike Di Meglio 63 FRA Avintia Racing MotoGP FTR-KAWASAKI 2'09.247

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