Marquez tops opening practice in Jerez

Marc Marquez
Marc Marquez

In opening practice at Jerez, Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) was fastest with a 1:37.350, but that doesn’t even tell half of the story.

Maverick Vinales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) and Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda Castrol) were less than a tenth behind the reigning World Champion, with the entire field covered by just 1.3 seconds.

World champion Marquez topped long-time pacesetter Jack Miller (Pramac Ducati) with a 1m37.350s that put him temporarily six tenths clear of the field.

But everyone put up late flying laps, and Marquez’s big cushion soon vanished.

Practice 1 Results

POS RIDER TEAM GAP
1 Marc Marquez Honda 1m37.350s
2 Maverick Vinales Yamaha 0.024s
3 Cal Crutchlow LCR Honda 0.088s
4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 0.121s
5 Joan Mir Suzuki 0.131s
6 Jack Miller Pramac Ducati 0.137s
7 Alex Rins Suzuki 0.219s
8 Pol Espargaro KTM 0.362s
9 Iker Lecuona Tech3 KTM 0.364s
10 Brad Binder KTM 0.573s
11 Johann Zarco Avintia Ducati 0.590s
12 Franco Morbidelli Petronas Yamaha 0.632s
13 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 0.768s
14 Takaaki Nakagami LCR Honda 0.779s
15 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 0.859s
16 Alex Marquez Honda 0.862s
17 Fabio Quartararo Petronas Yamaha 0.895s
18 Francesco Bagnaia Pramac Ducati 0.966s
19 Tito Rabat Avintia Ducati 0.987s
20 Miguel Oliveira Tech3 KTM 1.156s
21 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1.157s
22 Bradley Smith Aprilia 1.380s

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