World champ Marquez fastest in Australian FP1

Nhà vô địch thế giới Marquez về đầu phiên đua thử Australian MotoGP

Marc Marquez’s dominance continued in FP1 of the Australian MotoGP after the world champion topped the session.

The Spaniard held the advantage at Phillip Island from the off after he only needed a handful of laps to post his first sub-1’30 time.

Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone were both hot on the heels of Marquez in the early running, but in ideal conditions, the session didn’t really intensify until the final seven minutes as teams tried to make a statement.

Dovizioso continued to push Marquez, but the Honda man responded by going even faster and posted a session-topping time of 1’29.602.

In the closing stages, Dovizioso was then pushed down into fourth after Johann Zarco put his soft rear tyre to good use by getting within a tenth of a second of Marquez.

Jack Miller then moved into third place on his home track after the Marc VDS rider just edged out Dovizioso with a 1’29.724.

Maverick Vinales was three hundredths of a second behind fourth placed Dovizioso, while Iannone and Pol Espargaro also went below the 1’30 mark.

Jorge Lorenzo, Bradley Smith and Carl Crutchlow completed the top 10, while recent podium finisher Danilo Petrucci finished down in 16th.

Australian MotoGP FP1 Times:

1. Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1’29.602
2. Johann ZARCO Yamaha 1’29.695
3. Jack MILLER Honda 1’29.724
4. Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1’29.753
5. Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1’29.781
6. Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 1’29.857
7. Pol ESPARGARO KTM 1’29.878
8. Jorge LORENZO Ducati 1’30.059
9. Bradley SMITH KTM 1’30.279
10. Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1’30.384
11. Dani PEDROSA Honda 1’30.400
12. Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 1’30.494
13. Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1’30.553
14. Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 1’30.879
15. Scott REDDING Ducati 1’31.001
16. Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1’31.174
17. Alex RINS Suzuki 1’31.329
18. Hector BARBERA Ducati 1’31.457
19. Tito RABAT Honda 1’31.599
20. Loris BAZ Ducati 1’31.614
21. Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 1’31.994
22. Sam LOWES Aprilia 1’32.426
23. Broc PARKES Yamaha 1’33.054