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27 days ago
By motogp.com

Marquez fastest in damp FP1

Reigning Champion quickest as Rossi gets back on track for eight laps despite the weather

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) went quickest in FP1 at MotorLand Aragon by almost half a second, ahead of teammate Dani Pedrosa and rookie sensation Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3). With rain coming down soon after the start of the session, running was more limited – with most heading back into pitlane before the action picked up again in the latter half.

Most eyes were on Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP), as the nine-time World Champion got back on the M1 for the first time since breaking his leg. Despite the damp conditions, the ‘Doctor’ managed 8 laps and was P18 on the timesheets – two ahead of teammate Maverick Viñales.

Jack Miller (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) was fourth, ahead of wildcard Mika Kallio (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) in another stunner for the Finnish rider. Five-time World Champion Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) took sixth, ahead of Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda), Danilo Petrucci (Octo Pramac Racing), Andrea Iannone (Team Suzuki Ecstar) and Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team).

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