A fair and sunny day welcomed Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa as the Red Bull GP of Spain got underway today in Jerez de la Frontera, the first European race of the season.
After realizing that the base setup he had started with in FP1 needed some adjustments to work as well as it had in the first three races, Marquez and his crew were quickly able to make the right choices to improve their pace in FP2, and to set the second-fastest time of the day, using the same set of tyres for the whole session.
Pedrosa had a more difficult day as he struggled to improve on the encouraging fourth-best lap time he had set in FP1, and he looks forward to the remaining sessions to take a step forward at a track he especially likes.
FP3 will commence tomorrow at 9:55 a.m. local time
|1||Lorenzo Jorge||99||SPA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1'39.555|
|2||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||0.345|
|3||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||0.538|
|4||Barbera Hector||8||SPA||Avintia Racing||Ducati||0.674|
|5||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||0.727|
|6||Vinales Maverick||25||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||0.893|
|7||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||1.182|
|8||Redding Scott||45||GBR||Octo Pramac Yakhnich||Ducati||1.305|
|9||Pedrosa Dani||26||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1.370|
|10||Laverty Eugene||50||IRE||Aspar Team||Ducati||1.370|
|11||Iannone Andrea||29||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||1.462|
|12||Hernandez Yonny||68||COL||Aspar Team||Ducati||1.473|
|13||Crutchlow Cal||35||GBR||LCR Honda||Honda||1.557|
|14||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||1.612|
|15||Bradl Stefan||6||GER||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||1.623|
|16||Smith Bradley||38||GBR||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||1.732|
|17||Baz Loris||76||FRA||Avintia Racing||Ducati||1.765|
|18||Bautista Alvaro||19||SPA||Aspar Team||Ducati||2.018|
|19||Pirro Michele||51||ITA||Ducati Test Team||Ducati||2.286|
|20||Miller Jack||43||AUS||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||Honda||2.349|
|21||Rabat Tito||53||SPA||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||Honda||2.675|
Built in 1986 and hosting its first Grand Prix one year later, the circuit of Jerez is now one of the most popular MotoGP venues and the focal point for a city fanatical about sport. Set in a slight valley in the south of Spain, Jerez is blessed with consistently… read more.
|Length||4.423 kilometres / 2.748 miles|
|Longest straight||0.607 kilometres / 0.377 miles|
Circuito de Jerez, Jerez, Spain - View in Google Maps
|Pole Position||1m 37.910s (162.2km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2015)|
|Race Lap||1m 38.735s (161.2km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2015)|
|Race Time||44m 57.246s (159.300km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2015)|
|2017 Race Winner||Dani Pedrosa (Honda)|