Rookie Quartararo continues his stellar form by leading Free Practice 1 for the German MotoGP.

The Petronas Yamaha rider knocked Marquez from the top spot, with new soft front and medium rear tyres, in the final minutes.

Marquez, who has the new Honda frame with carbon-fibre bracing available this weekend and used the same medium rear tyre throughout FP1, is seeking his tenth successive pole and race victory at the Sachsenring.

Team-mate  Jorge Lorenzo is absent after fractures to his vertebrae last weekend at Assen and is being replaced by HRC test and wild-card rider Bradl.

LCR riders Nakagami and Crutchlow are both carrying leg injuries, the Japanese from Assen and the Englishman from a bicycle accident.

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German MotoGP - Free Practice (1) Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax
1Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)*1'21.390s21/22289k
2Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.074s7/24294k
3Valentino RossiITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.574s21/24289k
4Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.577s5/25291k
5Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.861s12/24291k
6Andrea DoviziosoITAMission Winnow Ducati (GP19)+0.892s7/18294k
7Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (GP19)+0.975s6/23295k
8Andrea IannoneITAFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+1.007s14/22289k
9Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+1.025s16/20288k
10Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)+1.049s6/20293k
11Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM Factory (RC16)+1.068s7/20292k
12Karel AbrahamCZEReale Avintia Ducati (GP18)+1.097s22/22288k
13Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.122s21/27288k
14Aleix EspargaroSPAFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+1.153s5/20293k
15Danilo PetrucciITAMission Winnow Ducati (GP19)+1.176s9/22290k
16Johann ZarcoFRARed Bull KTM Factory (RC16)+1.315s8/23290k
17Stefan BradlGERRepsol Honda (RC213V)+1.339s5/24293k
18Francesco BagnaiaITAPramac Ducati (GP18)*+1.339s8/16292k
19Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)*+1.372s7/24289k
20Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)*+1.466s12/25292k
21Tito RabatSPAReale Avintia Ducati (GP18)+1.508s8/29291k
22Hafizh SyahrinMALRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)+2.567s4/22287k

* Rookie.

Official Sachsenring MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda1m 20.270s (2018)
Fastest race lap:
Jonas Folger GER Yamaha1m 21.442s (2017)

By Peter McLaren

 

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