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Marquez moves ahead in final stages of morning practice

Marquez moves ahead in final stages of morning practice

MotoGP™ World Champion Marc Marquez moved to the top of the Valencia FP1 timesheet with a rapid 1’31.296 lap in the final seconds, to put him ahead of Jorge Lorenzo and Aleix Espargaro.

Repsol Honda rider Marquez goes in search of a record 13th premier class win in a single season this weekend and he started the final round of the season in good shape as he dislodged Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) from P1 by 0.193s at the end of the session. Espargaro (NGM Forward Racing) trailed Marquez by 0.344s in third.

Also inside the Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana FP1 top five were Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) and Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP), both within half a second of Marquez’s best time.

Bradley Smith (Monster Yamaha Tech3), Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team), Hector Barbera (Avintia Racing), Pol Espargaro (Monster Yamaha Tech3) and Ducati wild card Michele Pirro were all in the top ten.

Andrea Iannone (Pramac Racing) was 15th on his return from injury and wild card Randy de Puniet (Team Suzuki MotoGP) was 16th as he debuted the GSX-RR, just over two seconds off the pace.

For full MotoGP FP1 results from Valencia click here.




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