2013 Silverstone MotoGP FP4 Result: Lorenzo Back On Top In Tight Session

Jorge Lorenzo has displayed phenomenally consistent race pace in the final practice session for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. The Spaniard reeled off a concession of laps within the mid 1:52 bracket and ended up at the top of the time sheets. He was followed closely by a resurgent Dani Pedrosa, who was a mere hundredth behind in second place. Stefan Bradl, Marc Marquez and Cal Crutchlow completed the top five.

Valentino Rossi continued to struggle, 'The Doctor' failed to match the pace of his teammate and finished the 'race simulation' session almost a second slower than Lorenzo. Bradley Smith, Andrea Dovizioso, Alvaro Bautista and Nicky Hayden rounded out the top ten positions. 

Aleix Espargaro had a nasty high side late in the session, he was thumped by his trailing bike and looked to be in some discomfort, but managed to walk away. He was later taken to the medical centre to have an inspection of his neck. Several of the riders were showing impressive pace on the harder option tyre, in particular Lorenzo and Pedrosa.  Tyres choice could play a big part in the outcome of tomorrow's race.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 2'02.049    
2 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 2'02.060 0.011 0.011
3 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 2'02.140 0.091 0.080
4 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 2'02.193 0.144 0.053
5 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Yamaha 2'02.702 0.653 0.509
6 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 2'03.028 0.979 0.326
7 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 2'03.176 1.127 0.148
8 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 2'03.356 1.307 0.180
9 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 2'03.461 1.412 0.105
10 69 Nicky HAYDEN Ducati 2'03.714 1.665 0.253
11 14 Randy DE PUNIET ART 2'04.365 2.316 0.651
12 41 Aleix ESPARGARO ART 2'04.599 2.550 0.234
13 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 2'04.633 2.584 0.034
14 5 Colin EDWARDS FTR Kawasaki 2'04.662 2.613 0.029
15 71 Claudio CORTI FTR Kawasaki 2'05.084 3.035 0.422
16 51 Michele PIRRO Ducati 2'05.290 3.241 0.206
17 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ioda-Suter 2'05.400 3.351 0.110
18 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA FTR 2'05.493 3.444 0.093
19 70 Michael LAVERTY PBM 2'05.831 3.782 0.338
20 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ ART 2'05.859 3.810 0.028
21 8 Hector BARBERA FTR 2'06.395 4.346 0.536
22 67 Bryan STARING FTR Honda 2'07.987 5.938 1.592
23 52 Lukas PESEK Ioda-Suter 2'08.150 6.101 0.163

 

Round Number: 
12
2013
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Comments

This is great stuff, Lorenzo and Pedrosa really are putting all the pressure they can on Marquez. Bradl looks good too, this could be a cracking qualifying and race.

No glory to be had in FP4. Only FP1, 2 and 3 count towards qualifying session.