On Friday morning started the MotoGP in Jerez finally, in the season 2020. In the case of blue skies and sunshine, the MotoGP riders took on time at 9:55 p.m. the first Free practice session of the year in attack.
Honda Pilot Marc Marquez ended the FT1 as the front-runner. Just behind Maverick Vinales (Yamaha) and Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) followed. Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) finished the first Training outside of the Top 10.
To be alternated at the beginning of the FT1 world champion Marc Marquez, Jack Miller (Pramac Ducati) and Maverick Vinales at the top. Miller led the standings after the first Stint with a 1:37.942 he round. Miller, Vinales and Marquez were within 0,145 seconds.
After the first exchange of blows KTM rider Pol Espargaro claimed on Position four. His brand colleagues confirmed the strong KTM-shape: Rookie Brad Binder was on Position seven, Miguel Oliveira was tenth. Valentino Rossi started the behavior in the FT1, and was outside the Top 10.
Petronas Yamaha rider Fabio Quartararo began after 20 minutes in the FT1. The Frenchman trained in the Coronavirus-forced break with a Superbike, the unauthorized tuning parts were installed. Therefore, Quartararo had to forgo the first 20 minutes. Already in the first Stint Quartararo pushed himself into the Top 10 of the standings.
Five minutes before the clock Run down went to all the riders on the track. Marc Marquez pushed with a 1:37.350, he round to the top and lowered Miller's time by almost six tenths of a second.
Marquez failed to 0.005 seconds in his own best time. The best time of the title holder could not be offered one time. Maverick Vinales came up to 0.024 seconds and had to settle for Position two. Crutchlow was forced out to Position three.
Andrea Dovizioso was Fourth best Ducati rider. Joan brought Me a Suzuki in the Top 5. Jack Miller, who led the FT1 for a long time, slipped back in the closing stages, up to the sixth Position. Alex Rins (Suzuki), Pol Espargaro (KTM), Iker Lecuona (Tech-3-KTM) and Brad Binder (KTM) completed the Top 10. Thus, the three KTM riders made it into the Top 10.
Valentino Rossi finished the FT1 on the 13. Position, and was thus the third best Yamaha rider. The veteran had 0,768 seconds behind. Also disappointing is the FT1 for brand-mate Fabio Quartararo, 17 ran. significantly behind the expectations gap. Nearly nine-tenths of a second of the Sensations-the Rookie last season were.
The distances in the FT1 were extremely tight. The Top 19 were within a second. The Top 10 were separated by only 0,573 seconds of each other.
This article was written by Sebastian Fränzschky
*The article "MotoGP Jerez FT1: Marquez at the front, three KTMs in the Top 10, Rossi's only 13." published by Motorsport-Total.com. Contact with the executives here.Motorsport-Total.com Updated Date: 17 July 2020, 05:26