2015 Sachsenring MotoGP FP2 Result: Marquez Leads From Smith And Iannone

Marc Marquez has shown that the improvements made at Assen are working here at the Sachsenring, the Repsol Honda rider topping the timesheet in the second session of practice as well as the first. The two Repsol Hondas led for most of the session, but as the riders put in soft tires to chase a quick lap ahead of qualifying, Dani Pedrosa slipped down the standings, going from 2nd to 5th. Bradley Smith made clever use of Andrea Iannone's slipstream, the former Moto2 rivals catapulting themselves into 2nd and 3rd place respectively, and ahead of Jorge Lorenzo. The top five were close, though, less than a quarter of a second separating Marquez in 1st from Pedrosa in 5th.

Aleix Espargaro put the Suzuki into 6th fastest, just under half a second behind Marquez, and ahead of Valentino Rossi, who ended the day in 7th. Scott Redding held on to the improvement he found this morning, bagging a provisional slot in Q2 by taking 8th spot, and finishing ahead of Yonny Hernandez on the Pramac Ducati and Andrea Dovizioso on the factory Ducati. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'21.621    
2 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha 1'21.740 0.119 0.119
3 29 Andrea Iannone Ducati 1'21.824 0.203 0.084
4 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1'21.886 0.265 0.062
5 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'21.889 0.268 0.003
6 41 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki 1'22.095 0.474 0.206
7 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'22.159 0.538 0.064
8 45 Scott Redding Honda 1'22.170 0.549 0.011
9 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati 1'22.196 0.575 0.026
10 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'22.340 0.719 0.144
11 8 Hector Barbera Ducati 1'22.413 0.792 0.073
12 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'22.425 0.804 0.012
13 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha 1'22.436 0.815 0.011
14 25 Maverick Viñales Suzuki 1'22.507 0.886 0.071
15 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'22.546 0.925 0.039
16 69 Nicky Hayden Honda 1'23.008 1.387 0.462
17 63 Mike Di Meglio Ducati 1'23.185 1.564 0.177
18 19 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 1'23.286 1.665 0.101
19 76 Loris Baz Yamaha Forward 1'23.344 1.723 0.058
20 43 Jack Miller Honda 1'23.427 1.806 0.083
21 15 Alex De Angelis ART 1'23.821 2.200 0.394
22 7 Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 1'23.925 2.304 0.104
23 50 Eugene Laverty Honda 1'23.952 2.331 0.027
24 70 Michael Laverty Aprilia 1'24.594 2.973 0.642
25 71 Claudio Corti Yamaha Forward 1'25.160 3.539 0.566

 

Round Number: 
9
2015
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Comments

At work so can't watch timing, but just curious if the Hondas are indeed losing time through T11 as thought given instability during breaking.

So far Pol's A bike is the only one doing breaking at T11 but the weekend is still young.
;)
(Couldn't pass up a funny)
I am curious about Suzuki in sector 2 to 3 as well.