Archive - Race Or Practice Result
April 26th, 2013
As the track was wetter than this morning, the pace was even slower than it was in World Supersport. Tom Sykes was over twenty seconds off qualifying pace as conditions led the events. Several riders were brought down by the conditions, including Leon Camier, who was only medically cleared to race yesterday, and Leon Haslam who went to hospital with an injured leg. Most riders nipped out, saw how wet it was and popped back in the pits, recording fewer than a dozen laps.
A wet morning in Holland put the dampers on fast laps. Christian Iddon on the MV Augusta dominated the morning session, although towards the end, the top spot was taken off him briefly by Andrea Antonelli and Sam Lowes. Iddon ended the session with a 1'50.434, a full ten seconds slower than last year's FP1 time.
Race Results and summary for MotoGP:
Race Results and summary for Moto2:
Race Results and summary for Moto3:
Dani Pedrosa set the quickest time in morning warm up with pole-sitting teammate Marc Marquez fourth fastest. Tech 3's Cal Crutchlow's lapped second-quickest and Jorge Lorenzo put his Yamaha into third place. Pedrosa's 2'04.341 would have been good for fifth in yesterday's qualifying. Valentino Rossi lapped two-tenths quicker than he did in qualifying. Note: Karel Abraham won't be racing today after suffering a broken collarbone in a crash in QP1.
Results and summary of qualifying for Moto2:
Results and summary of qualifying for MotoGP:
Dani Pedrosa's place at the top of the timesheets was short-lived as teammate Marc Marquez dropped into the 2'03s and rose to the top of the timesheets, making it appear as if it Sunday will be a race for second. Pedrosa was four-tenths back of his teammate and a very unhappy World Champion Jorge Lorenzo was another five-tenths back -- nearly a full second off Marquez's time heading into QP2.
Results and summary of qualifying for Moto3:
Pol Espargaro found his line and his confidence in FP3 moving up six places from the previous session and taking the top spot away from Scott Redding -- but not by much. Espargaro shaved a full two seconds from his prior practice time and it was barely enough to clip Redding by eight-hundreths of a second. Takaai Nakagami rounded out the top three at another three-tenths back.
Dani Pedrosa sent a clear message to his talented, younger teammate at the end of FP3 with a blistering lap nearly four-tenths quicker than Marc Marquez's best time. Marquez, who had dominated every practice and every test thus far at the new Circuit of the Americas track, didn't have much of a chance to answer as Pedrosa timed his quickest lap perfectly, leaving only 18 seconds on the clock for a response.
And none was coming in the final free practice in warm but breezy conditions. Marquez, who crashed heavily early in the practice session -- reportedly because of cold tires on an out lap -- will get another chance to better his time in the second qualifying practice. Jorge Lorenzo, who improved his lap times from FP2, pipped an increasingly quick Cal Crutchlow at the end of FP3 to grab the third slot.
In all, every factory bike appears likely to earn a spot in QP2 under the new MotoGP qualifying format, leaving CRT rider Aleix Espargaro (11th) and Bradley Smith (12th) and Andrea Iannone (13th) as the three riders who will lead the battle in QP1 in an effort to get into the second and final qualifying round later today.
Spaniard Alex Rins dropped the hammer on his competition in FP3 with a 2'17.062 that was nearly a full second quicker than the second fastest rider, Luis Salom. Maverick Vinales rounded out the top three slots but was almost two seconds behind Rins. Rins was the only Moto3 rider to drop into the 2'17s and he did it early in the morning qualifying session and then again toward the end of practice.