Lorenzo On Top Down Under

Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo has made a flying start to this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix, completing the first day of free practice as the fastest rider. The defending champion came out fighting in the first morning practice and led the session apart from a brief appearance by rival Marc Marquez at the top of the time sheets mid way through.

A new tarmac surface at the track has vastly improved grip, allowing Lorenzo to drop almost a second under the race record in the morning. The afternoon saw him pick up the pace even further, the only rider to drop.


Pos Rider Bike Nat Time
1 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha ESP 1'28.961
2 Marc Marquez Honda ESP 1'29.255
3 Alvaro Bautista Honda ESP 1'29.438
4 Daniel Pedrosa Honda ESP 1'29.478
5 Valentino Rossi Yamaha ITA 1'29.537
6 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha GBR 1'29.667
7 Bradley Smith Yamaha GBR 1'30.165
8 Randy De Puniet ART FRA 1'30.215
9 Nicky Hayden Ducati USA 1'30.609
10 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati ITA 1'30.754
11 Andrea Iannone Ducati ITA 1'30.792
12 Colin Edwards FTR Kawasaki USA 1'30.917
13 Aleix Espargaro ART ESP 1'31.091
14 Yonny Hernandez ART COL 1'31.134
15 Hector Barbera FTR ESP 1'31.286

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