MotoGP CoTA Friday Results 2014

April 11, 2014
Byron Wilson
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Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez set the pace through both MotoGP Free Practice sessions at Circuit of the Americas, posting his fastest lap in FP2 more than one second ahead of his closest competition. Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso finished second-fastest thanks to a late session push in FP2 with the softer option tire, followed by Marquez’s teammate, Dani Pedrosa, in third.

Riders enjoyed an ideal day to start Round 2 of 2014, with cooler temperatures in the morning followed by low 80-degree conditions in the afternoon. All 23 competitors on the grid were able to improve lap times during the second session.

Pramac Racing’s Andrea Iannone posted the fourth-fastest time, getting bumped from a top-three spot during the final laps as Pedrosa moved ahead. Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi finished fifth followed by Forward Racing’s Aleix Espargaro in sixth and LCR Honda MotoGP’s Stefan Bradl in seventh. Rossi’s teammate, Jorge Lorenzo, struggled through the day to set a competitive lap time, with his best effort placing him eighth, one and a half seconds behind Marquez.

MotoGP CoTA FP2 Results 2014
1. Marc Marquez (Honda) 2’03.490
2. Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) 2’04.495
3. Dani Pedrosa (Honda) 2’04.623
4. Andrea Iannone (Ducati) 2’04.669
5. Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) 2’04.793
6. Aleix Espargaro (Forward Yamaha) 2’04.844
7. Stefan Bradl (Honda) 2’04.870
8. Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) 2’04.976
9. Cal Crutchlow (Ducati) 2’04.981
10. Bradley Smith (Yamaha) 2’05.366
11. Alvaro Bautista (Honda) 2’05.453
12. Pol Espargaro (Yamaha) 2’05.672
13. Scott Redding (Honda) 2.05.937
14. Nicky Hayden (Honda) 2’06.188
15. Yonny Hernandez (Ducati) 2’06.376
16. Colin Edwards (Forward Yamaha) 2’06.880
17. Hiroshi Aoyama (Honda) 2’07.034
18. Karel Abraham (Honda) 2’07.053
19. Hector Barbera (Avintia) 2’07.211
20. Danilo Petrucci (ART) 2’08.379
21. Michael Laverty (PBM) 2’08.973
22. Broc Parkes (PBM) 2’09.004
23. Mike di Meglio (Avintia) 2’09.247

MotoGP CoTA FP1 2014
1. Marc Marquez (Honda) 2’04.704
2. Aleix Espargaro (Forward Yamaha) 2’05.591
3. Dani Pedrosa (Honda) 2’05.676
4. Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) 2’05.972
5. Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) 2’06.279
6. Bradley Smith (Yamaha) 2’06.336
7. Cal Crutchlow (Ducati) 2’06.433
8. Stefan Bradl (Honda) 2’06.537
9. Andrea Iannone (Ducati) 2’06.602
10. Alvaro Bautista (Honda) 2’06.633
11. Pol Espargaro (Yamaha) 2’06.680
12. Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) 2’06.771
13. Nicky Hayden (Honda) 2’07.450
14. Colin Edwards (Forward Yamaha) 2’07.644
15. Yonny Hernandez (Ducati) 2’07.689
16. Karel Abraham (Honda) 2’07.702
17. Hector Barbera (Avintia) 2’08.150
18. Hiroshi Aoyama (Honda) 2’08.455
19. Scott Redding (Honda) 2’08.588
20. Danilo Petrucci (ART) 2’09.646
21. Michael Laverty (PBM) 2’10.206
22. Broc Parkes (PBM) 2’10.493
23. Mike di Meglio (Avintia) 2’11.100

 

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