The Red Bull Spanish GP got off to a brilliant start for Dani Pedrosa, who led both the wet FP1 and the dry FP2 sessions. At the end of the day, the Repsol Honda rider was quickest by more than half a second over Jack Miller and by more than six tenths of a second over Cal Crutchlow, who completed an all-Honda provisional front row at the Andalusian track.

Dani and Jack were the only two riders today who were able to dip under the 1’40” barrier.

Reigning World Champion Marc Marquez set the fifth-fastest time in the morning and was 14th in the afternoon, choosing to end the session on the same set of medium tyres that he had used for the entire session, in order to take advantage of every minute of dry time available by continuing to work on his race pace.

The weather forecasts for the rest of the weekend are good.

Dani Pedrosa

1st 1'39.420

“Today we had a good day, positive both in the wet and in the dry. We tried to do as much work as possible, even if the track conditions changed quite a lot during the day. In the afternoon there were still damp patches here and there, but I tried to be fast early because quickly finding a good pace was important. We had two different bike setups and we managed to try both of them, so for tomorrow we’ll be able to be more focused on choosing the best tyres. For sure the air and track temperatures will increase a lot, so tomorrow we’ll concentrate on that and on further improving the feeling on the bike, although it was already very good today.”

Marc Marquez

14th 1'40.915

“Today we focused particularly on working for the race. Of course if you look at the position, we’re far away, but in reality there are already many positives we can count on. This afternoon we spent the whole session on the same tyres and in the end we decided not to go for a time attack because we were concentrating on trying two very different setups and it was important to decide on one of them. We chose one that has many positive aspects and some that we want to improve, so tomorrow we’ll concentrate on finding the best compromise to get better and better before Sunday.”

MotoGP 2017
Practice Round 4   Spain

Friday Free Practice

Track Temp
Air Temp
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'39.420
2 Miller Jack 43 AUS Marc VDS Racing Team Honda 0.544
3 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 0.625
4 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 0.871
5 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 0.958
6 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.959
7 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati 0.972
8 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 1.008
9 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Aprilia 1.059
10 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Yamaha 1.153
11 Redding Scott 45 GBR Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 1.219
12 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1.278
13 Folger Jonas 94 GER Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1.353
14 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1.495
15 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1.599
16 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1.745
17 Rabat Tito 53 SPA Marc VDS Racing Team Honda 1.745
18 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 2.012
19 Tsuda Takuya 85 JPN Suzuki Test Team Suzuki 2.467
20 Lowes Sam 22 GBR Aprilia Racing Aprilia 2.485
21 Abraham Karel 17 CZE Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati 2.489
22 Baz Loris 76 FRA Esponsorama Racing Ducati 3.095
23 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Esponsorama Racing Ducati 3.210
Location Information

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
Width 11 metres
Left corners 5
Right corners 8
Longest straight 0.607 kilometres / 0.377 miles
Constructed 1986
Modified 2002
Resurfacing Complete resurfacing before 2018 round

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Pole Position 1m 36.170s (165.5km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2022)
Race Lap 1m 37.669s (163.0km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2022)
Race Time 41m 00.554s (161.7km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2022)
2022 Race Winner Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati)