2010 Brno MotoGP FP1 Result - Lorenzo Picks Up Where He Left Off

Jorge Lorenzo picked up at Brno where he left off at Laguna Seca, topping the timesheets in the first session of free practice for the MotoGP class. It was not just his position that was impressive however: the Fiat Yamaha rider bested 2nd place man Dani Pedrosa by over half a second. Lorenzo's teammate Valentino Rossi was a few hundredths behind Pedrosa, while Andrea Dovizioso finished 4th, just over a tenth behind his Repsol Honda teammate.

With the Fiat Yamaha and Repsol Honda teams sharing the top four spots, the Marlboro Ducati team were left to pick up the scraps, with Nicky Hayden setting the 5th fastest time, a second down on Lorenzo, and Casey Stoner only managing 7th, behind Monster Tech 3 Yamaha's Colin Edwards. Marco Simoncelli was the fastest rookie, edging Ben Spies into 9th, with fellow rookie Alvaro Bautista rounding out the top 10.

The session was cut short after spots of rain started falling in the last 10 minutes, but the rain did not take proper hold, and the riders went back out again in the final minutes for a few practice starts. The rain was sufficient to prevent anyone from improving their times, however.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 99 Jorge LORENZO YAMAHA 1'57.215    
2 26 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 1'57.756 0.541 0.541
3 46 Valentino ROSSI YAMAHA 1'57.821 0.606 0.065
4 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO HONDA 1'57.873 0.658 0.052
5 69 Nicky HAYDEN DUCATI 1'58.286 1.071 0.413
6 5 Colin EDWARDS YAMAHA 1'58.497 1.282 0.211
7 27 Casey STONER DUCATI 1'58.532 1.317 0.035
8 58 Marco SIMONCELLI HONDA 1'58.840 1.625 0.308
9 11 Ben SPIES YAMAHA 1'58.970 1.755 0.130
10 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SUZUKI 1'59.204 1.989 0.234
11 65 Loris CAPIROSSI SUZUKI 1'59.216 2.001 0.012
12 41 Aleix ESPARGARO DUCATI 1'59.254 2.039 0.038
13 36 Mika KALLIO DUCATI 1'59.289 2.074 0.035
14 33 Marco MELANDRI HONDA 1'59.510 2.295 0.221
15 40 Hector BARBERA DUCATI 1'59.910 2.695 0.400
16 14 Randy DE PUNIET HONDA 2'00.184 2.969 0.274
17 15 Alex DE ANGELIS HONDA 2'01.098 3.883 0.914
Round Number: 
10
2010
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Comments

Traditionaly one of their better circuits and fighting for scraps.
After tomorrow at this rate,a certain Valentino Rossi may want to do a U-Turn as far as 2011 is concerned and delay any announcement !!!