The opening day of the German GP at the Sachsenring was marked by a range of weather conditions spanning from cold but completely dry in the morning, to full wet in the afternoon.
Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez started the weekend well, securing top-10 places in the combined classification, which would grant them direct passage to Q2 should rain affect tomorrow’s FP3 session.
Dani set the third-fastest time in the dry FP1 session and the third-best in wet FP2, with Marc in sixth and second, respectively. Both riders have been consistently fast throughout the two sessions and look forward to continuing to improve their pace and their bike setup.
As previously decided in case of rain today, a new schedule has been issued for tomorrow, providing for 10 minutes of extra time in the FP3 session.
FP2 Combined Free Practice Times
|1||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||1'21.599|
|2||Vinales Maverick||25||SPA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||0.038|
|3||Pedrosa Dani||26||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||0.190|
|4||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||0.233|
|5||Bautista Alvaro||19||SPA||Pull&Bear Aspar Team||Ducati||0.241|
|6||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||0.299|
|7||Zarco Johann||5||FRA||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||0.374|
|8||Petrucci Danilo||9||ITA||Octo Pramac Racing||Ducati||0.393|
|9||Miller Jack||43||AUS||Marc VDS Racing Team||Honda||0.469|
|10||Redding Scott||45||GBR||Octo Pramac Racing||Ducati||0.476|
|11||Folger Jonas||94||GER||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||0.576|
|12||Lorenzo Jorge||99||SPA||Ducati Team||Ducati||0.610|
|13||Crutchlow Cal||35||GBR||LCR Honda||Honda||0.641|
|14||Barbera Hector||8||SPA||Reale Avintia Racing||Ducati||0.737|
|15||Lowes Sam||22||GBR||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||0.866|
|16||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||0.936|
|17||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||Yamaha||0.994|
|18||Abraham Karel||17||CZE||Pull&Bear Aspar Team||Ducati||1.013|
|19||Rins Alex||42||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||1.043|
|20||Rabat Tito||53||SPA||Marc VDS Racing Team||Honda||1.146|
|21||Smith Bradley||38||GBR||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||1.289|
|22||Baz Loris||76||FRA||Reale Avintia Racing||Ducati||1.390|
|23||Kallio Mika||36||FIN||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||1.619|
|24||Iannone Andrea||29||ITA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||1.700|
Car and bike races have been held on closed public roads in the area around the town of Chemnitz, Germany since the 1920s and were still taking place until as recently as 1990. It was decided, however, that the five mile course through such a densely populated area was no… read more.
|Length||3.671 kilometres / 2.281 miles|
|Longest straight||0.700 kilometres / 0.435 miles|
|Modified||2001 (resurfaced in 2017)|
Lerchenstraße, 09337 Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany - View in Google Maps
|Pole Position||1m 20.336s (164.5km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)|
|Race Lap||1m21.442s (162.2km/h) Jonas Folger (Yamaha, 2017)|
|Race Time||41m 01.087s (161km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)|
|2017 Race Winner||Marc Marquez (Honda)|