Valencian GP Practice Results

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Maverick Viñales closes first day in Valencia as fastest rider

Valencian GP Practice Results

The Circuit Ricardo Tormo hosts the last event of the MotoGP season this weekend Maverick Viñales (Aprilia) set the best time on the Friday in the afternoon, with a 1:29.142. Jorge Martín and Johann Zarco closed the Top 3 of the first day in Valencia.

The rest of the riders who completed the Top 10, moving into Q2 tomorrow, were Fabio Di Giannantonio, Marco Bezzecchi, Brad Binder, Marc Márquez, Raúl Fernández, Jack Miller and Aleix Espargaró.

Tomorrow the action for the premier class riders will begin at 10:10am with FP2, and will continue with qualifying at 10:50am. The last sprint race of the season will take place at 3pm, in which the fight for the world title could be decided.

Strong seventh position for Marc Márquez

Kicking off a very special weekend, Marc Márquez had a good feeling from the morning onwards, placing first at one point and finally finishing in seventh.

During the afternoon, the Repsol Honda Team rider confirmed his good performance and remained in the Top 5 for most of the session. Again leading the timesheets for several moments, he placed seventh once more. With this result, he goes straight into Q2.

Joan Mir did not start Friday in the best way. The Repsol Honda Team rider suffered a heavy crash that took him out of morning session. After being taken to hospital and confirming that he had no fractures, he sat out FP2. The Spaniard will be checked first thing on Saturday morning to decide on his participation in the rest of the Valencian Grand Prix.

Valencian GP Practice Results

1. Maverick ViñalesAPRILIA1:29.142
2. Jorge MartínDUCATI+0.147
3. Johann ZarcoDUCATI+0.154
4. Fabio Di GiannantonioDUCATI+0.253
5. Marco BezzecchiDUCATI+0.254
6. Brad BinderKTM+0.260
7. Marc MárquezREPSOL HONDA+0.317
8. Raúl FermándezAPRILIA+0.328
9. Jack MillerKTM+0.339
10. Aleix EspargaróAPRILIA+0.429


Marc Márquez

“Today I felt good on the bike, and I decided to take some extra risks. Even in the morning I was quite convinced of my possibilities, and I changed my mentality a bit to take a lot more risks, but I feel it’s the way to do it this weekend. My concentration is 100% on riding to the best of my abilities on the Repsol Honda Team RC213V. I was able to do the time attack alone, which is something that has been quite complicated this season. Tomorrow, we aim to follow the same plan, we will see what possibilities we have after Qualifying because it’s always very tricky to overtake here.”

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