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Dovizioso snatches FP1 from Marquez at #AmericasGP

Dovizioso snatches FP1 from Marquez at #AmericasGP

Andrea Dovizioso finished on top after the first MotoGP™ Free Practice session at the Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas.

The first MotoGP™ practice session of the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas was declared wet, and with more rain forecast over the entire weekend, it looks like it might have been a good indication of the conditions riders will face in the race come Sunday.

The session was red-flagged with 33 minutes to go due to a stray dog. The dog actually managed to make its way on to the track before being caught, luckily without any incident, and the session was able to resume after a 20 minute delay.

It didn't take long for Marc Marquez, who has never lost in a MotoGP™ race at CoTA, to stamp his authority on proceedings in Austin as he led for most of the session, before being pipped right at the end by Dovizioso who set a 2’19.402.

Marquez (+0.462s) finished in 2nd, ahead of the leading Satellite Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Racing Honda of Scott Redding (+1.085s) and Valentino Rossi (+1.191s) on the Factory Movistar Yamaha. Danilo Petrucci's (+1.263) Pramac Racing Ducati was in 5th, with the Monster Tech 3 Yamaha of Bradley Smith (+1.549s) rounding out the top 6.

Maverick Viñales crashed out at turn 2 but was unhurt, with Alvaro Bautista (+2.616s) giving the Aprilia Racing Team Gresini a reason to smile by finishing as the top Open class rider in 11th.

Click here for the full MotoGP™ FP1 results, FP2 is scheduled to begin at 14:15 local time in Austin.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2015, RED BULL GRAND PRIX OF THE AMERICAS, FP1, Scott Redding, Andrea Dovizioso, Marc Marquez

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