MotoGP: TT Assen Free Practice Timesheets

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.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTimeGap 1st/Prev.
199Jorge

LORENZO
SPAFiat Yamaha TeamYamaha290.61’35.169
227Casey

STONER
AUSDucati TeamDucati297.31’35.1800.011 / 0.011
369Nicky

HAYDEN
USADucati TeamDucati297.91’35.6860.517 / 0.506
45Colin

EDWARDS
USAMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha283.91’35.6990.530 / 0.013
54Andrea

DOVIZIOSO
ITARepsol Honda TeamHonda290.51’35.8680.699 / 0.169
626Dani

PEDROSA
SPARepsol Honda TeamHonda292.01’35.9220.753 / 0.054
741Aleix

ESPARGARO
SPAPramac Racing TeamDucati299.71’35.9270.758 / 0.005
811Ben SPIESUSAMonster

Yamaha Tech 3
Yamaha296.11’35.9420.773 /

0.015
958Marco

SIMONCELLI
ITASan Carlo Honda GresiniHonda278.11’36.0020.833 / 0.060
1033Marco

MELANDRI
ITASan Carlo Honda GresiniHonda302.11’36.2691.100 / 0.267
1114Randy DE

PUNIET
FRALCR Honda MotoGPHonda298.81’36.2941.125 / 0.025
1240Hector

BARBERA
SPAPaginas Amarillas AsparDucati283.61’36.7351.566 / 0.441
1365Loris

CAPIROSSI
ITARizla Suzuki MotoGPSuzuki281.81’36.7861.617 / 0.051
1436Mika KALLIOFINPramac

Racing Team
Ducati297.11’37.2612.092 /

0.475
1519Alvaro

BAUTISTA
SPARizla Suzuki MotoGPSuzuki281.81’37.3842.215 / 0.123
1664Kousuke

AKIYOSHI
JPNInterwetten Honda MotoGPHonda271.31’41.3326.163 / 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.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTimeGap 1st/Prev.
129Andrea

IANNONE
ITAFimmco Speed UpSpeed Up253.61’39.573
224Toni ELIASSPAGresini

Racing Moto2
Moriwaki251.21’39.7950.222 /

0.222
314Ratthapark

WILAIROT
THAThai Honda PTT Singha SAGBimota248.81’40.1720.599 / 0.377
448Shoya

TOMIZAWA
JPNTechnomag-CIPSuter250.11’40.2180.645 / 0.046
516Jules

CLUZEL
FRAForward RacingSuter250.81’40.3070.734 / 0.089
671Claudio

CORTI
ITAForward RacingSuter248.31’40.4210.848 / 0.114
76Alex DEBONSPAAeroport

de Castello – Ajo
FTR252.61’40.5380.965 /

0.117
817Karel

ABRAHAM
CZECardion AB MotoracingFTR250.61’40.5731.000 / 0.035
92Gabor

TALMACSI
HUNFimmco Speed UpSpeed Up251.61’40.5741.001 / 0.001
1040Sergio

GADEA
SPATenerife 40 PonsPons Kalex250.91’40.5781.005 / 0.004
1144Roberto

ROLFO
ITAItaltrans S.T.R.Suter246.41’40.5991.026 / 0.021
123Simone

CORSI
ITAJIR Moto2Motobi252.11’40.6061.033 / 0.007
1310Fonsi NIETOSPAHoliday

Gym G22
Moriwaki247.51’40.6061.033
1460Julian

SIMON
SPAMapfre Aspar TeamSuter248.81’40.6261.053 / 0.020
158Anthony

WEST
AUSMZ Racing TeamMZ-RE Honda245.31’40.7101.137 / 0.084
1675Mattia

PASINI
ITAJIR Moto2Motobi253.51’40.8501.277 / 0.140
1763Mike DI

MEGLIO
FRAMapfre Aspar TeamSuter252.71’40.8541.281 / 0.004
1877Dominique

AEGERTER
SWITechnomag-CIPSuter252.31’40.9731.400 / 0.119
1912Thomas

LUTHI
SWIInterwetten Moriwaki Moto2Moriwaki249.41’41.0281.455 / 0.055
2052Lukas PESEKCZEMatteoni

CP Racing
Moriwaki249.41’41.0431.470 /

0.015
2168Yonny

HERNANDEZ
COLBlusens-STXBQR-Moto2248.61’41.0691.496 / 0.026
2265Stefan

BRADL
GERViessmann Kiefer RacingSuter248.61’41.1801.607 / 0.111
2380Axel PONSSPATenerife

40 Pons
Pons Kalex254.11’41.1901.617 /

0.010
2445Scott

REDDING
GBRMarc VDS Racing TeamSuter249.41’41.2081.635 / 0.018
2515Alex DE

ANGELIS
RSMRSM Team ScotForce GP210247.41’41.2271.654 / 0.019
2625Alex

BALDOLINI
ITACaretta Technology Race DeptI.C.P.247.91’41.2391.666 / 0.012
2741Arne TODEGERRacing

Team Germany
Suter247.11’41.2401.667 /

0.001
2835Raffaele

DE ROSA
ITATech 3 RacingTech 3248.41’41.2861.713 / 0.046
299Kenny NOYESUSAJack

& Jones by A.Banderas
Promoharris244.91’41.4111.838 / 0.125
3055Hector

FAUBEL
SPAMarc VDS Racing TeamSuter250.21’41.5812.008 / 0.170
3119Xavier

SIMEON
BELHoliday Gym G22Moriwaki245.61’41.5892.016 / 0.008
3272Yuki

TAKAHASHI
JPNTech 3 RacingTech 3251.71’41.6732.100 / 0.084
3359Niccolo

CANEPA
ITARSM Team ScotForce GP210245.71’41.7722.199 / 0.099
3461Vladimir

IVANOV
UKRGresini Racing Moto2Moriwaki248.31’41.7762.203 / 0.004
3553Valentin

DEBISE
FRAWTR San Marino TeamADV246.21’41.8232.250 / 0.047
365Joan OLIVESPAJack

& Jones by A.Banderas
Promoharris249.81’42.4562.883 / 0.633
3739Robertino

PIETRI
VENItaltrans S.T.R.Suter249.01’42.6073.034 / 0.151
3821Vladimir

LEONOV
RUSVector Kiefer RacingSuter242.41’42.6483.075 / 0.041
3976Bernat

MARTINEZ
SPAMaquinza-SAG TeamBimota242.81’42.9203.347 / 0.272
4095Mashel

AL NAIMI
QATBlusens-STXBQR-Moto2247.01’43.2603.687 / 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.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTimeGap 1st/Prev.
140Nicolas

TEROL
SPABancaja Aspar TeamAprilia215.11’43.208
293Marc

MARQUEZ
SPARed Bull Ajo MotorsportDerbi211.71’43.4030.195 / 0.195
344Pol

ESPARGARO
SPATuenti RacingDerbi211.21’43.6840.476 / 0.281
438Bradley

SMITH
GBRBancaja Aspar TeamAprilia213.61’44.0370.829 / 0.353
511Sandro

CORTESE
GERAvant Mitsubishi AjoDerbi208.81’44.2241.016 / 0.187
612Esteve

RABAT
SPABlusens-STXAprilia214.11’44.3601.152 / 0.136
77Efren

VAZQUEZ
SPATuenti RacingDerbi213.01’44.7131.505 / 0.353
835Randy

KRUMMENACHER
SWIStipa-Molenaar Racing GPAprilia208.51’44.7791.571 / 0.066
999Danny WEBBGBRAndalucia

Cajasol
Aprilia214.21’45.2011.993 /

0.422
1014Johann

ZARCO
FRAWTR San Marino TeamAprilia213.21’45.2442.036 / 0.043
1139Luis SALOMSPAStipa-Molenaar

Racing GP
Aprilia211.21’45.2982.090 /

0.054
1271Tomoyoshi

KOYAMA
JPNRacing Team GermanyAprilia208.81’45.4362.228 / 0.138
1353Jasper

IWEMA
NEDCBC CorseAprilia209.71’45.5002.292 / 0.064
1415Simone

GROTZKYJ
ITAFontana RacingAprilia204.81’45.5142.306 / 0.014
1594Jonas

FOLGER
GEROngetta TeamAprilia207.71’45.6142.406 / 0.100
1623Alberto

MONCAYO
SPAAndalucia CajasolAprilia208.51’45.9342.726 / 0.320
1750Sturla

FAGERHAUG
NORAirAsia – Sepang Int. CircuitAprilia203.21’46.1742.966 / 0.240
185Alexis

MASBOU
FRAOngetta TeamAprilia205.01’46.2193.011 / 0.045
1978Marcel

SCHROTTER
GERInterwetten Honda 125Honda212.91’46.2243.016 / 0.005
2026Adrian

MARTIN
SPAAeroport de Castello – AjoAprilia210.91’46.2413.033 / 0.017
2184Jakub

KORNFEIL
CZERacing Team GermanyAprilia206.71’46.4573.249 / 0.216
2269Louis ROSSIFRACBC

Corse
Aprilia203.91’46.6213.413 /

0.164
2363Zulfahmi

KHAIRUDDIN
MALAirAsia – Sepang Int. CircuitAprilia204.01’47.0263.818 / 0.405
2487Luca

MARCONI
ITAOngetta TeamAprilia206.61’47.4814.273 / 0.455
2568Toni

FINSTERBUSCH
GERFreudenberg Racing TeamKTM205.61’47.6714.463 / 0.190
2632Lorenzo

SAVADORI
ITAMatteoni CP RacingAprilia200.81’47.6714.463
2760Michael

VAN DER MARK
NEDLambretta Reparto CorseLambretta1’48.2034.995 / 0.532
2867Jerry

VAN DE BUNT
NEDJerrys RacingHonda199.71’48.5325.324 / 0.329
2964Ernst

DUBBINK
NEDRV RacingHonda201.71’49.3616.153 / 0.829
3065Roy POUWNEDTeam

Holland Mototechnic
Aprilia197.51’50.0836.875 /

0.722
3172Marco

RAVAIOLI
ITALambretta Reparto CorseLambretta201.41’50.1366.928 / 0.053
66Pepijn

BIJSTERBOSCH
NEDRacingTeam BijsterboschHonda201.51’50.5977.389 / 0.46