Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo well inside the top ten after a strong opening day on home soil.

Strong sun throughout Friday practice at the Spanish GP highlighted the new Jerez tarmac as the Repsol Honda Team made the most of every moment on the familiar track.

Only challenged for the top spot in Free Practice 1 by his teammate, reigning MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez continued his form into FP2. Remaining fast, Marquez ultimately ended Free Practice 2 in fourth with a 1’38.147 – less than a third of a second splitting the top four. Marquez’s morning time has him second on the combined times, 0.012s behind Petrucci and one of only two riders to set a 1’37.

Jorge Lorenzo experienced his strongest Friday as a Repsol Honda Team rider, finishing FP1 in second. Working on the setting of his Honda RC213V, a red flag late session left Lorenzo with less than three minutes to set a fast lap. A 1’38.445 on his final run moved Lorenzo to ninth in FP2. Thanks to his FP1 time of 1’38.045, Lorenzo concludes the opening day of practice fourth overall.

The two Repsol Honda Team riders led the Honda charge on the combined time sheets, Honda riders filling five of the top nine spots.

Free Practice 3 at 09:55 tomorrow, Saturday May 04, will host the second and final battle for direct passage to Q2.

Marc Marquez

2nd 1'37.921

“Basically today was a normal Friday, trying to be consistent and working mostly for the race and on our overall pace. I feel good from the beginning and we kept improving. I’m happy but of course we have to keep working, we’ve started well. The new tarmac has great grip. When we came here with the old tarmac there was one setup and now it’s another setup. We started with a good pace so are trying some things and we don’t have the same problems we had in Austin which is helping me to ride constant and exactly like I want. There are many riders who are quick so we have to be careful!”

Jorge Lorenzo

4th 1'38.045

“This morning we were very strong and I was able to ride how I want and show the potential we have. I was very comfortable and able to make consistent lap times quite easily. In the afternoon we tried a setting on the other bike which wasn’t in the correct direction so we weren’t able to be as fast and it was hotter, which did not help. But we have been able to make good progress already at a track which I like and we are ready for tomorrow.”

MotoGP 2019
Practice Round 4   Spain

Spanish Grand Prix Combined Free Practice Classification

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 1'37.909
2 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.012
3 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 0.097
4 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.136
5 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team Yamaha 0.195
6 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.203
7 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda 0.225
8 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 0.300
9 Bradl Stefan 6 GER HRC Test Team Honda 0.464
10 Miller Jack 43 AUS Pramac Racing Ducati 0.555
11 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 0.569
12 Rins Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.625
13 Bagnaia Francesco 63 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 0.684
14 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.726
15 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Aprilia Racing Aprilia 0.767
16 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.772
17 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Aprilia 0.812
18 Mir Joan 36 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.880
19 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.988
20 Rabat Tito 53 SPA Esponsorama Racing Ducati 1.201
21 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Aprilia Racing Test Team Aprilia 1.501
22 Abraham Karel 17 CZE Esponsorama Racing Ducati 1.623
23 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing KTM 1.865
24 Syahrin Hafizh 55 MAL Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing KTM 2.985
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)