2014 Le Mans MotoGP FP1 Results: Marquez Quickest Early

Marc Marquez led the pack at the first free practice Friday at the Le Mans circuit in France. Marquez's time of 1'34.328 was a mere one-tenth better than second-fastest Dani Pedrosa and two-tenths faster than Valentino Rossi (3rd). Jorge Lorenzo (4th) and Alvaro Bautista (5th) rounded out the top five in the morning session under a clear sky at the circuit which is entering its 14th consecutive year of Grand Prix motorcycle racing.

Marquez's first practice time not only is tantalizingly close to his pursuers, it is only three-tenths faster than last year's FP1 time set by Jorge Lorenzo. Even so, Marquez was fast most of the 45-minute session and Pedrosa, Rossi and Lorenzo all set their fast times at the session's end.

Result:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'34.328  
2 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'34.517 0.189 / 0.189
3 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'34.581 0.253 / 0.064
4 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'34.598 0.270 / 0.017
5 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 1'34.653 0.325 / 0.055
6 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 1'34.734 0.406 / 0.081
7 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'34.875 0.547 / 0.141
8 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'34.929 0.601 / 0.054
9 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'34.933 0.605 / 0.004
10 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Forward Yamaha 1'35.073 0.745 / 0.140
11 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'35.431 1.103 / 0.358
12 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Ducati 1'35.438 1.110 / 0.007
13 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda 1'35.638 1.310 / 0.200
14 69 Nicky HAYDEN Honda 1'35.762 1.434 / 0.124
15 5 Colin EDWARDS Forward Yamaha 1'36.149 1.821 / 0.387
16 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'36.458 2.130 / 0.309
17 45 Scott REDDING Honda 1'36.663 2.335 / 0.205
18 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Avintia 1'37.026 2.698 / 0.363
19 17 Karel ABRAHAM Honda 1'37.120 2.792 / 0.094
20 8 Hector BARBERA Avintia 1'37.404 3.076 / 0.284
21 23 Broc PARKES PBM 1'38.933 4.605 / 1.529
22 70 Michael LAVERTY PBM 1'39.055 4.727 / 0.122

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
5
2014

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