2014 Assen MotoGP FP2: Aleix Espargaro Sets Record Pace

Aleix Espargaro has posted the fastest ever lap time by a motorcycle rider at the Assen circuit and topped MotoGP FP2 under glorious sunny conditions. The Forward Racing rider extracted every inch of performance from his super-soft tyre to set a time of 1:33.653, which was just under a tenth quicker than Casey Stoner's long standing circuit record and put him two tenths clear of Marc Marquez in second place.

Fellow Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa was a further two tenths behind in third followed by Jorge Lorenzo and another beneficiary of super-soft rubber Andrea Iannone. Bradley Smith and Valentino Rossi set identical lap times ahead of morning pace setter Pol Espargaro who made it five Yamaha's in the top eight while Stefan Bradl and Andrea Dovizioso completed the top ten.

The make-up of the top ten could prove crucial if tomorrow's forecast rain appears as the quickest times from this session could end up being used to determine the automatic Q2 participants.  

Full Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Forward Yamaha 1'33.653    
2 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'33.864 0.211 0.211
3 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'34.069 0.416 0.205
4 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'34.148 0.495 0.079
5 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'34.277 0.624 0.129
6 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'34.286 0.633 0.009
7 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'34.286 0.633 0.000
8 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'34.408 0.755 0.122
9 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 1'34.457 0.804 0.049
10 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'34.460 0.807 0.003
11 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 1'34.466 0.813 0.006
12 45 Scott REDDING Honda 1'35.445 1.792 0.979
13 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Ducati 1'35.469 1.816 0.024
14 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'35.537 1.884 0.068
15 5 Colin EDWARDS Forward Yamaha 1'35.590 1.937 0.053
16 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda 1'35.787 2.134 0.197
17 69 Nicky HAYDEN Honda 1'35.891 2.238 0.104
18 17 Karel ABRAHAM Honda 1'35.925 2.272 0.034
19 23 Broc PARKES PBM 1'36.046 2.393 0.121
20 8 Hector BARBERA Avintia 1'36.270 2.617 0.224
21 70 Michael LAVERTY PBM 1'36.280 2.627 0.010
22 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ART 1'36.657 3.004 0.377
23 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Avintia 1'36.724 3.071 0.067

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
8
2014

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Wow

Terrific work from AE!

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