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German MotoGP - Free Practice (1) Results

Free Practice (1) results from the 2014 German MotoGP at Sachsenring, round 9 of 18.
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 (Top Speed)
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:
Best lap:
Casey Stoner AUS Ducati 1m 21.067s (2008)
Fastest race lap:
Dani Pedrosa ESP Honda 1m 21.846s (2011)

Tagged as: Yamaha , Espargaro

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July 11, 2014 11:07 AM

I didnt see fp1 but looking at the result it looks very poor for cal and bradley again ,i think brad is going to lose his ride to esparago ,the guy deffo deserves to b on a top bike every session he is up there with the top guys i think the top four would be getting a lot more trouble from the tech3 with aleix riding it,and cal is getting beat every race by dovi just like he did when they were at tech3 and now the other ducs are beating him ,im sur ducati cant wait for his contract to end and sign a top rider


July 11, 2014 10:55 AM

Yearby23: First session I know and they're a way off pole last year so I reckon Marquez will up the anti come the next sessions and tomorrow but it's good to see all the Yamaha's up there at the sharp end...aside from Smith who seems to be way off at the minute. It'll be interesting to see if Stoner's 2008 'best lap' of 1'21.067 can be broken! It's about time it was.
Now there's a benchmark for Dovi to aim at!
And for everyone else to aim at, a 6 year old record on an 800cc bike with 'front end' issues! Haha.
Don't forget about special rubber for qualification that year.

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