2013 Assen MotoGP FP2 Result: Marquez Revels In Torrential Conditions

Marc Marquez has topped a torrentially wet second free practice in impressive fashion, leading wily veteran Valentino Rossi by two tenths of a second. There was quite a large gap back to Dani Pedrosa in third place whose lap time put him ahead of fellow Honda rider Stefan Bradl, the Ducati pairing of Dovizioso and Hayden and Cal Crutchlow in seventh. The session was a nice opportunity for CRT riders to show their talents and get their name up in lights as Danilo Petrucci, Yonny Hernandez and Michael Laverty rounded out the top ten positions. 

The big story of the session however was an enormous crash for world champion and in-form man Jorge Lorenzo. The Yamaha rider suffered a scary high side at the fastest corner of the notoriously quick Assen circuit. He was able to walk away gingerly, but appeared to be nursing his left arm in a fashion that would indicate a potential collar bone injury. He was later helped into an ambulance and given an initial assessment. The Spaniard was finally taken to the circuit medical centre for further treatment of a suspected fractured left collar bone, more information regarding the injury will be provided as it's made available. 

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'47.617    
2 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'47.869 0.252 0.252
3 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'48.240 0.623 0.371
4 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 1'48.594 0.977 0.354
5 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'48.682 1.065 0.088
6 69 Nicky HAYDEN Ducati 1'48.682 1.065 0.000
7 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Yamaha 1'48.761 1.144 0.079
8 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ioda-Suter 1'49.031 1.414 0.270
9 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ ART 1'49.129 1.512 0.098
10 70 Michael LAVERTY PBM 1'49.438 1.821 0.309
11 71 Claudio CORTI FTR Kawasaki 1'49.494 1.877 0.056
12 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 1'49.646 2.029 0.152
13 51 Michele PIRRO Ducati 1'49.669 2.052 0.023
14 14 Randy DE PUNIET ART 1'49.965 2.348 0.296
15 17 Karel ABRAHAM ART 1'50.418 2.801 0.453
16 41 Aleix ESPARGARO ART 1'50.980 3.363 0.562
17 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'51.432 3.815 0.452
18 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'51.908 4.291 0.476
19 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'52.155 4.538 0.247
20 22 Ivan SILVA FTR 1'52.347 4.730 0.192
21 52 Lukas PESEK Ioda-Suter 1'52.485 4.868 0.138
22 8 Hector BARBERA FTR 1'53.058 5.441 0.573
23 5 Colin EDWARDS FTR Kawasaki 1'54.274 6.657 1.216
NC 67 Bryan STARING FTR Honda 1'55.761 8.144 1.487

 

Round Number: 
7
2013
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Comments

This is absolutely horrible. We as fans can never just get a break, can we? Each time we have a great championship battle shaping up, someone gets injured.

Wishing Lorenzo all the best, and please let it be dry Saturday.

With all respect, it's harder for Lorenzo than us at the moment. 3rd year in the row he doesn't really get to race in his favourite circuit and most importantly, his title chances done and dusted (although you never know). I wouldn't write Marquez off the championship just yet either. I bet Pedrosa will go for the points on Saturday, might be a good chance for #93 to catch up.

Championships are won just as much on skill as being able to heal quickly... beyond having huge "juevos" to get back on after being bitten, to ride with such pain and be able to focus is amazing to me.

Not a fan of JL at all, but don't want to see him hurt either... here's to a quick recovery.