2013 Misano MotoGP FP1 Result: Yamaha Seamless; Marquez Peerless

Rookie and championship leader Marc Marquez didn't run the consistently fastest pace at the first free practice at Italy's Misano circuit Friday but then he didn't have to. With a fast lap two-tenths of a second clear of his second-place teammate Dani Pedrosa, Marquez top spot wasn't seriously threatened all morning.

Yamaha teammates Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi, using Yamaha's new seamless gearbox, finished third and fourth respectively. Both riders noted that the new gearbox -- an attempt to match technology with the Honda factory effort -- won't necessarily bring faster qualifying and practice times. But it will, they estimate, mean faster and more consistent laps and tire wear over race distance.

Alvaro Bautista finshed just behind Rossi (again) to round out the top five. Tech 3's Cal Crutchlow, typically near the top in practice and qualifying, struggled through the session finishing more than one second off the pace in 11th place.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'34.476    
2 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'34.698 0.222 0.222
3 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1'34.902 0.426 0.204
4 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'34.978 0.502 0.076
5 19 Alvaro Bautista Honda 1'35.269 0.793 0.291
6 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'35.299 0.823 0.030
7 69 Nicky Hayden Ducati 1'35.392 0.916 0.093
8 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'35.504 1.028 0.112
9 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1'35.725 1.249 0.221
10 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia ART 1'35.800 1.324 0.075
11 35 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 1'35.913 1.437 0.113
12 8 Hector Barbera FTR Kawasaki 1'36.198 1.722 0.285
13 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha 3 YAMAHA 20 1.722
14 5 Colin Edwards FTR Kawasaki 1'36.652 2.176 0.454
15 7 Hiroshi Aoyama FTR Kawasaki 1'36.661 2.185 0.009
16 14 Randy de Puniet Aprilia ART 1'36.764 2.288 0.103
17 29 Andrea Iannone Ducati 1'36.839 2.363 0.075
18 9 Danilo Petrucci Suter BMW 1'36.943 2.467 0.104
19 71 Claudio Corti FTR Kawasaki 1'37.252 2.776 0.309
20 68 Yonny Hernandez Aprilia ART 1'37.329 2.853 0.077
21 17 Karel Abraham Aprilia ART 1'37.688 3.212 0.359
22 70 Michael Laverty PBM 1'38.872 4.396 1.184
23 67 Bryan Staring FTR Honda 1'39.024 4.548 0.152
24 52 Lukas Pesek Suter BMW 1'39.705 5.229 0.681

 

Round Number: 
13
2013
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