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French MotoGP, Le Mans - Free Practice (2) Results

Free Practice (2) results from the 2014 French MotoGP at Le Mans, round 5 of 18.
Danilo Petrucci is absent due to a broken wrist at Jerez, with his planned Ioda replacement Luca Scassa then breaking a femur in testing at Mugello...

1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 33.452s [Lap 14/20] 305km/h (Top Speed)
2. Andrea Iannone ITA Pramac Racing (Desmosedici) 1m 33.459s +0.007s [17/22] 306km/h
3. Alvaro Bautista ESP Go&Fun Honda Gresini (RC213V) 1m 33.668s +0.216s [17/21] 308km/h
4. Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 33.920s +0.468s [17/20] 306km/h
5. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 33.942s +0.490s [17/22] 307km/h
6. Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda MotoGP (RC213V) 1m 34.040s +0.588s [20/21] 308km/h
7. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 34.054s +0.602s [7/21] 307km/h
8. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici) 1m 34.117s +0.665s [6/19] 306km/h
9. Aleix Espargaro ESP NGM Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha) 1m 34.134s +0.682s [16/16] 300km/h
10. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 34.498s +1.046s [21/21] 304km/h
11. Pol Espargaro ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 34.506s +1.054s [22/23] 306km/h
12. Yonny Hernandez COL Pramac Racing (Desmosedici) 1m 34.877s +1.425s [15/18] 299km/h
13. Cal Crutchlow GBR Ducati Team (Desmosedici) 1m 34.907s +1.455s [7/19] 306km/h
14. Nicky Hayden USA Drive M7 Aspar (RCV1000R) 1m 34.961s +1.509s [7/19] 291km/h
15. Colin Edwards USA NGM Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha) 1m 35.089s +1.637s [17/17] 298km/h
16. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Drive M7 Aspar (RCV1000R) 1m 35.229s +1.777s [7/19] 297km/h
17. Scott Redding GBR Go&Fun Honda Gresini (RCV1000R)* 1m 35.424s +1.972s [11/18] 290km/h
18. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing (RCV1000R) 1m 35.818s +2.366s [19/19] 295km/h
19. Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Racing (Avintia) 1m 36.418s +2.966s [13/20] 294km/h
20. Mike Di Meglio FRA Avintia Racing (Avintia)* 1m 36.612s +3.160s [16/18] 292km/h
21. Michael Laverty GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM-ART) 1m 36.742s +3.290s [16/19] 293km/h
22. Broc Parkes AUS Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM-ART)* 1m 37.136s +3.684s [11/11] 285km/h

Blue Name = Factory - Control ECU hardware, unique manufacturer software.
20 litres of race fuel, 5 engine changes for the season. All engines identical throughout the year within the same team (development freeze).
Black Name = Factory (with concessions) - Control ECU hardware, unique manufacturer software.
Applicable to Factory entries by a manufacturer that did not achieve a dry win in 2013 (only Ducati) plus any new MotoGP manufacturers.
Same 24 litres of race fuel, 12 engine changes, softer rear tyre, no engine development freeze and extra testing opportunities as the Open Category. Fuel to be reduced to 22 litres should Ducati achieve a race win, two second places or three (dry) podiums. If Ducati claims three wins they will also lose the softer rear tyre. All other concessions confirmed until start of single ECU era in 2016.
Red Name = Open - Full control ECU system, hardware and software.
24 litres of race fuel, 12 engine changes, softer rear tyre, no engine development freeze and greater testing opportunities relative to Factory.
* Rookie

Fastest FP1 time:
Marc Marquez ESP Honda 1m 34.328s

Official Le Mans MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Dani Pedrosa ESP Honda 1m 32.647s (2008)
Fastest race lap:
Dani Pedrosa ESP Honda 1m 33.617s (2011)

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Garcia

May 16, 2014 3:26 PM

Laterrus: Rossi Fanboy #1: I swear, what more does Rossi have to do to earn the respect of these critics? The dude is old by MotoGP standards and is STILL the top Yamaha in the standings and is STILL fast on race days! He has one bad practice session and BOOM, he's done for forever according to most posters.
What are you taking about? most comments here are sympathetic towards Rossi, no one has said he's 'done forever' or even suggested he may not do well on Sunday. Who are you refering to??

Stellar

May 16, 2014 3:39 PM

Crazy Joe can trouble MM. What? Do you guys even watch the session or just look at the times and frame judgment from them. Iannone is doing a good job but on his best lap he towed Pedrosa all the way who was also on his best lap. MM is untouchable with that Honda combination. There are only three riders on the grid who can potentially trouble him. 1 has gotten closest on the opener but has fallen since, the other has had multiple brain explosions already and doesn't look bothered at times and the last one who has the best chance being on equal machinery cannot take the measure of MM because he's too good. So ladies and gentleman, win number 5 coming for MM. Only a formality if its a dry race, a wet race would add drama but I doubt outcome will change.



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