Repsol Honda duo top time sheets on day one at Red Bull Indianapolis GP

Marc Marquez

With conditions improving from FP1 – track temperature increasing from 26§C to 39§C and air temperature from 18C to 23C, Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa have set the fastest times on day one in Indianapolis, significantly improving on their times set this morning.

Marc completed 21 laps and set the fastest time of 1'39.502 on lap 19, 1.2s faster than this morning. Dani was 2nd with 1'39.582 recorded on lap 9 of 19, just 0.08s off Marc, and a full 2 seconds faster than his best time in FP1.

Marc Marquez 1st 1'39.502
"Today went pretty well. After the break it was important to regain confidence on the bike. The truth is that I felt comfortable almost immediately. I tried to stay calm during the first few laps, as they are the most delicate and I'm happy with how the day went. The track improved a lot in terms of grip from session to session, so tomorrow we will likely see the times come down again. I think we're going in the right direction, so tomorrow we will continue as we have been doing so far"

Dani Pedrosa 2nd 1'39.582
"Today we went on track in both sessions, unlike at Laguna Seca. During the first session I felt a little strange when riding and I was a stiff on the bike, but in the second session I went faster because I loosened up a lot. Let's see if tomorrow we can improve the feel on the bike and take some more off our lap time"

Practice Results

Pos Rider Time Nat Bike Team
1 Marc Marquez 1'39.502 SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
2 Dani Pedrosa 1'39.582 SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
3 Stefan Bradl 1'39.681 GER HONDA LCR Honda MotoGP
4 Jorge Lorenzo 1'39.765 SPA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing
5 Cal Crutchlow 1'39.813 GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
6 Valentino Rossi 1'40.084 ITA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing
7 Alvaro Bautista 1'40.087 SPA HONDA Go & Fun Honda Gresini
8 Bradley Smith 1'40.240 GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
9 Nicky Hayden 1'40.433 USA DUCATI Ducati Team
10 Andrea Dovizioso 1'40.552 ITA DUCATI Ducati Team
11 Aleix Espargaro 1'40.750 SPA ART Power Electronics Aspar
12 Danilo Petrucci 1'41.099 ITA IODA-SUTER Came IodaRacing Project
13 Ben Spies 1'41.145 USA DUCATI Ignite Pramac Racing Team
14 Andrea Iannone 1'41.444 ITA DUCATI Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Team
15 Claudio Corti 1'41.552 ITA FTR-KAWASAKI NGM Mobile Forward Racing
16 Colin Edwards 1'41.588 USA FTR-KAWASAKI NGM Mobile Forward Racing
17 Hector Barbera 1'41.814 SPA FTR Avintia Blusens
18 Randy De Puniet 1'41.956 FRA SUZUKI Suzuki Test Team
19 Yonny Hernandez 1'42.088 COL PBM Paul Bird Motorsport
20 Hiroshi Aoyama 1'42.808 JAP FTR Avintia Blusens
21 Lukas Pesek 1'42.828 CZE IODA-SUTER Came IodaRacing Project
22 Karel Abraham 1'42.927 CZE ART Cardion AB Motoracing
23 Bryan Staring 1'43.253 AUS FTR-HONDA Go & Fun Honda Gresini
24 Michael Laverty 1'43.741 GBR PBM Paul Bird Motorsport
25 Blake Young 1'45.590 USA APR CRT Attack Performance

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