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Marquez begins Valencia title-charge ahead of Lorenzo 9 November, 2013

Posted by Taufik in motogp.
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As the MotoGP™ action on the first day of Free Practice at the GP Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana concluded it was Marc Marquez who set the pace with his teammate Dani Pedrosa only 0.066s behind him, and title rival Jorge Lorenzo 0.158s off the pace in third.


Despite the windy conditions in the afternoon’s FP2 at the Valencia track, Marquez stepped up the pace in the second half of the session, with his best time of 1’31.220 not far off Pedrosa’s pole record of 1’30.844 from last year. Pedrosa was very close to his Repsol Honda colleague, with both of them still looking for more grip – using both the softer and harder option rear tyres.

Lorenzo improved late on in the session on his regular number-one machine, having spent time before on his number-two bike with holes in the front bubble to cope with the windy conditions. Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Cal Crutchlow had a great day as he ended up fourth overall despite a late low-side crash, from which he escaped unhurt. The Englishman rides in his last GP for the team this weekend before departing for Ducati.

Yamaha Factory Racing’s Valentino Rossi, who is working with Crew Chief Jeremy Burgess for the last time this weekend, was fifth fastest on Friday, 0.4s off the pace. After his statements that he needs to get quicker for next year, he will hope for a strong push in tomorrow’s practice.

The top ten was rounded out by Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda), Alvaro Bautista (GO&FUN Honda Gresini), Bradley Smith (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) and Ducati Team pair Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden. Bradl is keen to resolve front-end grip issues, whilst Batista is working with a new Showa rear shock provided for this weekend.

Power Electronics Aspar’s Aleix Espargaro was unhurt after he crashed his ART machine, which was the new bike him and his team are testing this weekend for the Italian outfit. Despite switching bikes on Monday, Team Manager Gino Borsoi said that the team is pleased to help Aprilia until that day, hence why Espargaro is giving feedback on the new bike featuring a different frame, swingarm and engine. He ended the day 13th on the timesheet.



1. jleb - 9 November, 2013

Hi Ayusha..

2. jleb - 9 November, 2013

Mr. Taufik, do u have any idea how to solve the “redirecting” problem.. i have cleaned the cache, re-install Chrome..the problem still appears…

The same problem also occured at Mr. Iwan’s blog…

3. orong-orong - 9 November, 2013
4. Farras - 10 November, 2013

1. 1994 Michael Doohan ——-Honda
2. 1995 Michael Doohan ——-Honda
3. 1996 Michael Doohan ——-Honda
4. 1997 Michael Doohan ——-Honda
5. 1998 Michael Doohan ——-Honda
6. 1999 Alex Criville ——-Honda
7. 2000 Kenny Roberts JR——-Suzuki
8. 2001 Valentino Rosi ——-Honda
9. 2002 Valentino Rosi ——-Honda
10. 2003 Valentino Rosi ——-Honda
11. 2004 Valentino Rosi ——-Yamaha
12. 2005 Valentino Rosi ——-Yamaha
13. 2006 Nicky Hayden ——-Honda
14. 2007 Casey Stoner ——-Ducati
15. 2008 Valentino Rosi ——-Yamaha
16. 2009 Valentino Rosi ——-Yamaha
17. 2010 Jorge Lorenzo ——-Yamaha
18. 2011 Casey Stoner ——-Honda
19. 2012 Jorge Lorenzo ——-Yamaha
20. 2013 Marc Marquez ——-Honda
Suzuki ——- 1 kali menang
Ducati ——- 1 kali menang
Yamaha ——- 6 kali menang
Honda ——- 12kali menang

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