2013 Valencia MotoGP FP1 Result: Marquez Pips Lorenzo, Inches Closer

MotoGP rookie and championship points leader Marc Marquez pounced at the end of FP1 at the Valencia circuit Friday to set a fast lap of 1'31.557, a mere 18-thousanths faster than second-fastest rider Jorge Lorenzo. In this case, that .018 must feel like an hour for Lorenzo who sits second in the championship and needs to finish Sunday's final race of the 2013 season several places in front of his Spanish rival if he is to win the championship. Dani Pedrosa's 1'31.581 took third fastest, another six-thousandths behind Lorenzo.

The surprise of the session was an improving Bradley Smith who put his Tech 3 Yamaha into the fourth slot, a little more than one-tenth of a second faster than Valentino Rossi, in fifth.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev. 
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'31.557  
2 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'31.575 0.018 / 0.018
3 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'31.581 0.024 / 0.006
4 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'32.086 0.529 / 0.505
5 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'32.237 0.680 / 0.151
6 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 1'32.382 0.825 / 0.145
7 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Yamaha 1'32.434 0.877 / 0.052
8 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 1'32.501 0.944 / 0.067
9 69 Nicky HAYDEN Ducati 1'32.520 0.963 / 0.019
10 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'32.538 0.981 / 0.018
11 41 Aleix ESPARGARO ART 1'32.858 1.301 / 0.320
12 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'33.372 1.815 / 0.514
13 14 Randy DE PUNIET ART 1'33.570 2.013 / 0.198
14 51 Michele PIRRO Ducati 1'33.665 2.108 / 0.095
15 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'33.712 2.155 / 0.047
16 71 Claudio CORTI FTR Kawasaki 1'33.801 2.244 / 0.089
17 8 Hector BARBERA FTR 1'33.880 2.323 / 0.079
18 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ioda-Suter 1'34.025 2.468 / 0.145
19 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA FTR 1'34.425 2.868 / 0.400
20 70 Michael LAVERTY ART 1'34.444 2.887 / 0.019
21 5 Colin EDWARDS FTR Kawasaki 1'34.872 3.315 / 0.428
22 23 Luca SCASSA ART 1'35.043 3.486 / 0.171
23 67 Bryan STARING FTR Honda 1'35.530 3.973 / 0.487
24 50 Damian CUDLIN PBM 1'35.953 4.396 / 0.423
25 52 Lukas PESEK Ioda-Suter 1'36.452 4.895 / 0.499
26 45 Martin BAUER S&B Suter 1'37.177 5.620 / 0.725

 

Round Number: 
18
2013
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