MotoGP: TT Assen Free Practice Timesheets

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MotoGP

Jorge Lorenzo started at Assen as he left off at Silverstone, by topping the timesheet during today’s opening free practice session at the historic Circuit van Drenthe.

The current championship leader quickly got to grips with the changes made to the Ramshoek corner since he finished second in the race here two years ago, to set a time of 1’35.169s and lead the session from Ducati’s Casey Stoner.

Stoner, still searching for his first podium of the season, got his Assen weekend off to a solid start by posting a time just 11-thousandths of a second outside that of Lorenzo to claim second place on the timesheet.

A further half-second back was the Australian’s teammate Nicky Hayden. The American ran off the track without incident towards the end of the hour-long session, but was still fast enough to claim third place aboard the second Ducati Desmosedici.

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider Colin Edwards was next up in the order, just 0.013s off the time set by fellow countryman Hayden, while the two Repsol Hondas of Andrea Dovizioso and Dani Pedrosa were separated by just five-hundredths of a second, with the Italian coming out on top this time around.

Aleix Espargaró continues to improve, with the Pramac Ducati rider finishing today’s opening free practice session seventh fastest, despite a brief off track excursion. Ben Spies also took a trip off track on the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 M1, but completed the highest number of laps of the session with 29 to finish in eighth position. Marco Simoncelli and Marco Melandri completed the top ten on their San Carlo Honda Gresini RC212V machines.

Riding in place of the injured Hiroshi Aoyama for the Interwetten Honda MotoGP Team, Kousuke Akiyoshi was 16th fastest, 6.163s off Lorenzo’s time.

Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev.
1 99 Jorge
LORENZO
SPA Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha 290.6 1’35.169
2 27 Casey
STONER
AUS Ducati Team Ducati 297.3 1’35.180 0.011 / 0.011
3 69 Nicky
HAYDEN
USA Ducati Team Ducati 297.9 1’35.686 0.517 / 0.506
4 5 Colin
EDWARDS
USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 283.9 1’35.699 0.530 / 0.013
5 4 Andrea
DOVIZIOSO
ITA Repsol Honda Team Honda 290.5 1’35.868 0.699 / 0.169
6 26 Dani
PEDROSA
SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 292.0 1’35.922 0.753 / 0.054
7 41 Aleix
ESPARGARO
SPA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 299.7 1’35.927 0.758 / 0.005
8 11 Ben SPIES USA Monster
Yamaha Tech 3
Yamaha 296.1 1’35.942 0.773 /
0.015
9 58 Marco
SIMONCELLI
ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 278.1 1’36.002 0.833 / 0.060
10 33 Marco
MELANDRI
ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 302.1 1’36.269 1.100 / 0.267
11 14 Randy DE
PUNIET
FRA LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 298.8 1’36.294 1.125 / 0.025
12 40 Hector
BARBERA
SPA Paginas Amarillas Aspar Ducati 283.6 1’36.735 1.566 / 0.441
13 65 Loris
CAPIROSSI
ITA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 281.8 1’36.786 1.617 / 0.051
14 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Pramac
Racing Team
Ducati 297.1 1’37.261 2.092 /
0.475
15 19 Alvaro
BAUTISTA
SPA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 281.8 1’37.384 2.215 / 0.123
16 64 Kousuke
AKIYOSHI
JPN Interwetten Honda MotoGP Honda 271.3 1’41.332 6.163 / 3.948

Moto2

Andrea Iannone, the winner of the Moto2 race at Mugello, led the way during this afternoon’s hour-long free practice session at Assen. The Italian rider staked his claim to the top spot early on in the proceedings, but was forced to improve his lap time throughout the session to counter the threat from a number of hard charging rivals.

Current championship leader, Toni Elias, was the only other rider to break into the 1’39s bracket as he secured second place on the timesheet, just two-tenths of a second behind Iannone and three-tenths of a second ahead of Rathapark Wilairot. Shoya Tomizawa who currently sits second in the overall standings, was fourth on his Technomag CIP Suter MMX machine.

Forward Racing rider Jules Cluzel, flying high after his first World Championship win last time out at Silverstone, was fifth, but ended the hour with a crash that he walked away from uninjured. Cluzel’s teammate, Claudio Corti, was just over a tenth off the Frenchman’s time in sixth.

Alex Debón, Karel Abraham, Gabor Talmacsi and Sergio Gadea rounded out the top ten in the Moto2 class.

Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev.
1 29 Andrea
IANNONE
ITA Fimmco Speed Up Speed Up 253.6 1’39.573
2 24 Toni ELIAS SPA Gresini
Racing Moto2
Moriwaki 251.2 1’39.795 0.222 /
0.222
3 14 Ratthapark
WILAIROT
THA Thai Honda PTT Singha SAG Bimota 248.8 1’40.172 0.599 / 0.377
4 48 Shoya
TOMIZAWA
JPN Technomag-CIP Suter 250.1 1’40.218 0.645 / 0.046
5 16 Jules
CLUZEL
FRA Forward Racing Suter 250.8 1’40.307 0.734 / 0.089
6 71 Claudio
CORTI
ITA Forward Racing Suter 248.3 1’40.421 0.848 / 0.114
7 6 Alex DEBON SPA Aeroport
de Castello – Ajo
FTR 252.6 1’40.538 0.965 /
0.117
8 17 Karel
ABRAHAM
CZE Cardion AB Motoracing FTR 250.6 1’40.573 1.000 / 0.035
9 2 Gabor
TALMACSI
HUN Fimmco Speed Up Speed Up 251.6 1’40.574 1.001 / 0.001
10 40 Sergio
GADEA
SPA Tenerife 40 Pons Pons Kalex 250.9 1’40.578 1.005 / 0.004
11 44 Roberto
ROLFO
ITA Italtrans S.T.R. Suter 246.4 1’40.599 1.026 / 0.021
12 3 Simone
CORSI
ITA JIR Moto2 Motobi 252.1 1’40.606 1.033 / 0.007
13 10 Fonsi NIETO SPA Holiday
Gym G22
Moriwaki 247.5 1’40.606 1.033
14 60 Julian
SIMON
SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Suter 248.8 1’40.626 1.053 / 0.020
15 8 Anthony
WEST
AUS MZ Racing Team MZ-RE Honda 245.3 1’40.710 1.137 / 0.084
16 75 Mattia
PASINI
ITA JIR Moto2 Motobi 253.5 1’40.850 1.277 / 0.140
17 63 Mike DI
MEGLIO
FRA Mapfre Aspar Team Suter 252.7 1’40.854 1.281 / 0.004
18 77 Dominique
AEGERTER
SWI Technomag-CIP Suter 252.3 1’40.973 1.400 / 0.119
19 12 Thomas
LUTHI
SWI Interwetten Moriwaki Moto2 Moriwaki 249.4 1’41.028 1.455 / 0.055
20 52 Lukas PESEK CZE Matteoni
CP Racing
Moriwaki 249.4 1’41.043 1.470 /
0.015
21 68 Yonny
HERNANDEZ
COL Blusens-STX BQR-Moto2 248.6 1’41.069 1.496 / 0.026
22 65 Stefan
BRADL
GER Viessmann Kiefer Racing Suter 248.6 1’41.180 1.607 / 0.111
23 80 Axel PONS SPA Tenerife
40 Pons
Pons Kalex 254.1 1’41.190 1.617 /
0.010
24 45 Scott
REDDING
GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Suter 249.4 1’41.208 1.635 / 0.018
25 15 Alex DE
ANGELIS
RSM RSM Team Scot Force GP210 247.4 1’41.227 1.654 / 0.019
26 25 Alex
BALDOLINI
ITA Caretta Technology Race Dept I.C.P. 247.9 1’41.239 1.666 / 0.012
27 41 Arne TODE GER Racing
Team Germany
Suter 247.1 1’41.240 1.667 /
0.001
28 35 Raffaele
DE ROSA
ITA Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 248.4 1’41.286 1.713 / 0.046
29 9 Kenny NOYES USA Jack
& Jones by A.Banderas
Promoharris 244.9 1’41.411 1.838 / 0.125
30 55 Hector
FAUBEL
SPA Marc VDS Racing Team Suter 250.2 1’41.581 2.008 / 0.170
31 19 Xavier
SIMEON
BEL Holiday Gym G22 Moriwaki 245.6 1’41.589 2.016 / 0.008
32 72 Yuki
TAKAHASHI
JPN Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 251.7 1’41.673 2.100 / 0.084
33 59 Niccolo
CANEPA
ITA RSM Team Scot Force GP210 245.7 1’41.772 2.199 / 0.099
34 61 Vladimir
IVANOV
UKR Gresini Racing Moto2 Moriwaki 248.3 1’41.776 2.203 / 0.004
35 53 Valentin
DEBISE
FRA WTR San Marino Team ADV 246.2 1’41.823 2.250 / 0.047
36 5 Joan OLIVE SPA Jack
& Jones by A.Banderas
Promoharris 249.8 1’42.456 2.883 / 0.633
37 39 Robertino
PIETRI
VEN Italtrans S.T.R. Suter 249.0 1’42.607 3.034 / 0.151
38 21 Vladimir
LEONOV
RUS Vector Kiefer Racing Suter 242.4 1’42.648 3.075 / 0.041
39 76 Bernat
MARTINEZ
SPA Maquinza-SAG Team Bimota 242.8 1’42.920 3.347 / 0.272
40 95 Mashel
AL NAIMI
QAT Blusens-STX BQR-Moto2 247.0 1’43.260 3.687 / 0.340

125cc GP

The 125cc riders got the TIM TT Assen underway on Thursday and it was Nico Terol who went fastest in the first practice session on the modified Dutch track. The Bancaja Aspar rider set a time of 1’43.208s as he laid down the challenge to his title rivals at round six of the 2010 campaign.

Marc Márquez, who this weekend is going for a third consecutive win, and current championship leader, Pol Espargaró, followed in second and third positions respectively, and were the final two riders to join Terol under the 1’44s barrier.

Bradley Smith, fresh off the back of his first podium of the season last weekend at Silverstone, was fourth fastest at just over eight-tenths off his team-mate’s time, while Sandro Cortese completed the top five in the hour-long session.

Esteve Rabat, Efrén Vázquez, and Randy Krummenacher were all inside the top ten, which was completed by Danny Webb and Johan Zarco.

Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev.
1 40 Nicolas
TEROL
SPA Bancaja Aspar Team Aprilia 215.1 1’43.208
2 93 Marc
MARQUEZ
SPA Red Bull Ajo Motorsport Derbi 211.7 1’43.403 0.195 / 0.195
3 44 Pol
ESPARGARO
SPA Tuenti Racing Derbi 211.2 1’43.684 0.476 / 0.281
4 38 Bradley
SMITH
GBR Bancaja Aspar Team Aprilia 213.6 1’44.037 0.829 / 0.353
5 11 Sandro
CORTESE
GER Avant Mitsubishi Ajo Derbi 208.8 1’44.224 1.016 / 0.187
6 12 Esteve
RABAT
SPA Blusens-STX Aprilia 214.1 1’44.360 1.152 / 0.136
7 7 Efren
VAZQUEZ
SPA Tuenti Racing Derbi 213.0 1’44.713 1.505 / 0.353
8 35 Randy
KRUMMENACHER
SWI Stipa-Molenaar Racing GP Aprilia 208.5 1’44.779 1.571 / 0.066
9 99 Danny WEBB GBR Andalucia
Cajasol
Aprilia 214.2 1’45.201 1.993 /
0.422
10 14 Johann
ZARCO
FRA WTR San Marino Team Aprilia 213.2 1’45.244 2.036 / 0.043
11 39 Luis SALOM SPA Stipa-Molenaar
Racing GP
Aprilia 211.2 1’45.298 2.090 /
0.054
12 71 Tomoyoshi
KOYAMA
JPN Racing Team Germany Aprilia 208.8 1’45.436 2.228 / 0.138
13 53 Jasper
IWEMA
NED CBC Corse Aprilia 209.7 1’45.500 2.292 / 0.064
14 15 Simone
GROTZKYJ
ITA Fontana Racing Aprilia 204.8 1’45.514 2.306 / 0.014
15 94 Jonas
FOLGER
GER Ongetta Team Aprilia 207.7 1’45.614 2.406 / 0.100
16 23 Alberto
MONCAYO
SPA Andalucia Cajasol Aprilia 208.5 1’45.934 2.726 / 0.320
17 50 Sturla
FAGERHAUG
NOR AirAsia – Sepang Int. Circuit Aprilia 203.2 1’46.174 2.966 / 0.240
18 5 Alexis
MASBOU
FRA Ongetta Team Aprilia 205.0 1’46.219 3.011 / 0.045
19 78 Marcel
SCHROTTER
GER Interwetten Honda 125 Honda 212.9 1’46.224 3.016 / 0.005
20 26 Adrian
MARTIN
SPA Aeroport de Castello – Ajo Aprilia 210.9 1’46.241 3.033 / 0.017
21 84 Jakub
KORNFEIL
CZE Racing Team Germany Aprilia 206.7 1’46.457 3.249 / 0.216
22 69 Louis ROSSI FRA CBC
Corse
Aprilia 203.9 1’46.621 3.413 /
0.164
23 63 Zulfahmi
KHAIRUDDIN
MAL AirAsia – Sepang Int. Circuit Aprilia 204.0 1’47.026 3.818 / 0.405
24 87 Luca
MARCONI
ITA Ongetta Team Aprilia 206.6 1’47.481 4.273 / 0.455
25 68 Toni
FINSTERBUSCH
GER Freudenberg Racing Team KTM 205.6 1’47.671 4.463 / 0.190
26 32 Lorenzo
SAVADORI
ITA Matteoni CP Racing Aprilia 200.8 1’47.671 4.463
27 60 Michael
VAN DER MARK
NED Lambretta Reparto Corse Lambretta 1’48.203 4.995 / 0.532
28 67 Jerry
VAN DE BUNT
NED Jerrys Racing Honda 199.7 1’48.532 5.324 / 0.329
29 64 Ernst
DUBBINK
NED RV Racing Honda 201.7 1’49.361 6.153 / 0.829
30 65 Roy POUW NED Team
Holland Mototechnic
Aprilia 197.5 1’50.083 6.875 /
0.722
31 72 Marco
RAVAIOLI
ITA Lambretta Reparto Corse Lambretta 201.4 1’50.136 6.928 / 0.053
66 Pepijn
BIJSTERBOSCH
NED RacingTeam Bijsterbosch Honda 201.5 1’50.597 7.389 / 0.46