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Jorge Lorenzo tops the timesheets in FP1, as Marquez returns to the track for the first time since his injury.
Movistar Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo bounced back from his poor start to the season to set the quickest time in FP1 in Jerez. The Spaniard set a 1’39.174 early on in the session and it was only the Team Suzuki Ecstar GSX-RR of Aleix Espargaro(+0.049s), utilising the softer tyre option, that could get within half a second of him.
Cal Crutchlow (+0.5673s) on the CWM LCR Honda completed the provisional front row in third, with the Ducati Team GP15 of Andrea Dovizioso (+0.568s) in fourth.
The satellite Monster Yamaha Tech 3 machine of Pol Espargaro (+0.697s) was in fifth ahead of the current Championship leader Valentino Rossi, who could only set a time good enough for 6th, 0.698s behind his teammate.
Maverick Viñales ended the session in 7th place ahead of reigning MotoGP™ Champion Marquez, who was on track for the first time since fracturing his little finger on his left hand. Marquez managed to complete 17 laps and finished 0.740s behind Lorenzo in 8th. Hector Barbera and Scott Redding rounded out the top ten, while Stefan Bradl (11th), Loris Baz (13th) and Eugene Laverty (14th) also impressed on their respective Open class bikes, despite Baz crashing out earlier in the session.
Check out the full results from the session, MotoGP™ FP2 kicks off at 14:05 local time in Jerez.
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