A great performance from Ioda's Danilo Petrucci!
Andrea Iannone, who fell heavily in Free Practice 4, did not return for Qualifying 1 after dislocating his right shoulder.
Gresini's Bryan Staring was thrown into a complete 360 degree flip by a highside during the session, which he crawled away from.
The top two riders in Q1 now progress to the Q2 pole position shootout, where they will join the ten fastest riders after third practice. The others will start, in the following order, from 13th on the grid onwards.
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1. Danilo Petrucci
ITA Came IodaRacing Project (Suter-BMW CRT)* 1m 23.100s
2. Claudio Corti
ITA NGM Forward Racing (FTR-Kawasaki CRT)* 1m 23.148s
3. Randy De Puniet
FRA Power Electronics Aspar (ART CRT) 1m 23.152s
4. Hector Barbera
ESP Avintia Blusens (FTR-Kawasaki CRT)* 1m 23.333s
5. Michele Pirro
ITA Ignite Pramac Racing (GP13) 1m 23.349s
6. Michael Laverty
GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM-ART CRT)* 1m 23.549s
7. Yonny Hernandez
COL Paul Bird Motorsport (ART CRT) 1m 23.565s
8. Colin Edwards
USA NGM Forward Racing (FTR-Kawasaki CRT)* 1m 23.631s
9. Karel Abraham
CZE Cardion AB Motoracing (ART CRT) 1m 23.752s
10. Hiroshi Aoyama
JPN Avintia Blusens (FTR-Kawasaki CRT)* 1m 23.820s
11. Lukas Pesek
CZE Came IodaRacing Project (Suter-BMW CRT)* 1m 24.395s
12. Bryan Staring
AUS Go&Fun Honda Gresini (FTR-Honda CRT) 1m 27.273s
13. Andrea Iannone
ITA Energy T.I. Pramac Racing (GP13) No Time
* Standard ECU.
Fastest practice time:
SPA Honda 1m 21.903s
Official Sachsenring MotoGP records:
AUS Honda 1m 21.067s
Fastest race lap:
ESP Honda 1m 21.846s
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