Bradley Smith and then MotoGP champion Marc Marquez fell in separate incident during the opening minutes of the session. Smith was unhurt in his turn 10 spill, while Marquez suffered some neck pain after a fall at the long turn 2 corner.
Marquez nonetheless returned to the track on his spare bike just before the halfway stage. Smith meanwhile fell again at the end of the session.
Aleix Espargaro moved from fourth to first using the Open class soft rear tyre at the end of the session...
1. Aleix Espargaro
ESP NGM Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha) 1m 22.170s [Lap 20/21] 285km/h
2. Jorge Lorenzo
ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 22.423s +0.253s [10/21] 288km/h
3. Valentino Rossi
ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 22.466s +0.296s [25/25] 290km/h
4. Pol Espargaro
ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 22.599s +0.429s [25/25] 291km/h
5. Alvaro Bautista
ESP Go&Fun Honda Gresini (RC213V) 1m 22.631s +0.461s [18/21] 291km/h
6. Marc Marquez
ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 22.767s +0.597s [11/17] 289km/h
7. Stefan Bradl
GER LCR Honda MotoGP (RC213V) 1m 22.802s +0.632s [10/24] 292km/h
8. Dani Pedrosa
ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 22.848s +0.678s [21/22] 291km/h
9. Andrea Iannone
ITA Pramac Racing (Desmosedici) 1m 22.874s +0.704s [17/23] 290km/h
10. Yonny Hernandez
COL Pramac Racing (Desmosedici) 1m 22.896s +0.726s [19/23] 289km/h
11. Andrea Dovizioso
ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici) 1m 22.908s +0.738s [20/20] 293km/h
12. Bradley Smith
GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 23.150s +0.980s [12/14] 290km/h
13. Cal Crutchlow
GBR Ducati Team (Desmosedici) 1m 23.229s +1.059s [20/21] 289km/h
14. Nicky Hayden
USA Drive M7 Aspar (RCV1000R) 1m 23.372s +1.202s [20/21] 277km/h
15. Scott Redding
GBR Go&Fun Honda Gresini (RCV1000R)* 1m 23.420s +1.250s [14/19] 277km/h
16. Hector Barbera
ESP Avintia Racing (Avintia) 1m 23.428s +1.258s [19/22] 278km/h
17. Karel Abraham
CZE Cardion AB Motoracing (RCV1000R) 1m 23.432s +1.262s [18/19] 279km/h
18. Colin Edwards
USA NGM Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha) 1m 23.699s +1.529s [16/21] 285km/h
19. Hiroshi Aoyama
JPN Drive M7 Aspar (RCV1000R) 1m 23.825s +1.655s [22/23] 282km/h
20. Michael Laverty
GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM-ART) 1m 23.925s +1.755s [21/22] 279km/h
21. Mike Di Meglio
FRA Avintia Racing (Avintia)* 1m 24.131s +1.961s [19/23] 277km/h
22. Broc Parkes
AUS Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM-ART)* 1m 24.974s +2.804s [19/19] 274km/h
23. Danilo Petrucci
ITA IodaRacing Project (ART) 1m 25.219s +3.049s [17/18] 272km/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.
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Official Sachsenring MotoGP records:
AUS Ducati 1m 21.067s
Fastest race lap:
ESP Honda 1m 21.846s