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.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