Rossi tops FP1, Iannone falls

Ahead of the San Marino GP, local star Valentino Rossi topped the times during the first practice session at Misano while Ducati rider Andrea Iannone suffered an early fall and never returned back to the track.

Following his crash, Iannone was sent for X-Rays at the local medical centre. He only managed to complete four laps and posted a fastest time of 1m 34.699s, which was 1.248s slower than Rossi’s quickest time.

The closest rival to Rossi during the morning session was Spanish rider Pol Espargaro, who recorded a lap time of 1m 33.587s, which completed a Yamaha one-two late into the session.

Last week’s Silverstone winner Maverick Vinales finished the morning session third fastest behind his countryman, while his Suzuki Ecstar team-mate Aleix Espargaro finished just outside the top ten.

Honda’s Marc Marquez and Rossi’s team-mate Jorge Lorenzo completed the top five.

FP1 Times at San Marino:

1.Valentino Rossi Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 33.451s (Top Speed)
2. Pol Espargaro Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 0.136s
3. Maverick Viñales Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 0.262s
4. Marc Marquez  Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 0.278s
5. Jorge Lorenzo  Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 0.323s
6. Dani Pedrosa  Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 0.335s
7. Andrea Dovizioso  Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP) 0.412s
8. Hector Barbera  Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 0.431s
9. Cal Crutchlow  LCR Honda (RC213V) 0.469s
10. Scott Redding  Octo Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15) 0.583s
11. Aleix Espargaro  Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 0.621s
12. Stefan Bradl  Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 0.675s 9/20]
13. Jack Miller  Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 0.692s
14. Michele Pirro  Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP) 0.783s
15. Danilo Petrucci  Octo Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15) 0.961s
16. Alvaro Bautista  Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1.045s
17. Andrea Iannone  Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP) 1.248s [4/4]
18. Alex Lowes  Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1.472s
19. Yonny Hernandez  Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1.474s
20. Eugene Laverty  Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1.829s
21. Tito Rabat  Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 1.851s
22. Javier Fores  Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 3.639s