Sachsenring MotoGP Free Practice One ResultsTwo weeks ago at Assen, Jorge Lorenzo broke his collarbone during a high-side at practice. But 38 hours after surgery, Lorenzo was cleared to ride. The Yamaha Factory Racing rider put in a superhuman effort, finishing fifth at Assen behind the winner, teammate Valentino Rossi.
And when the Sachsenring MotoGP round begin Friday with the first of two free practice sessions, Lorenzo was the quickest rider. Though in pain, Lorenzo ran a smooth session, which was strewn with crashes.Lorenzo lead FP1 ahead of the man he trails by seven points in the MotoGP Championship, leader Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda) and Rossi. Suffering some huge crashes in the practice was Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso, Pramac Ducati’s Andrea Iannone, and Assen’s pole sitter, Monster Tech 3 Yamaha’s Cal Crutchlow.Lorenzo’s set the pace for Sachsenring with a 1:22.047 aboard his YZR-M1. Pedrosa trailed by 0.174 of a second, with Rossi a further 0.194 back.Fourth went to Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez, who was 0.350 of a second, with home favorite Stefan Bradl placing his LCR Honda RC213V in fifth, 0.413 of a second back.Despite his crash at Turn one, Crutchlow was sixth quickest. The Brit was followed by the top CRT rider in ever round so far, Power Electronics Aspar’s Aleix Espargaro, and the top Ducati rider, Nicky Hayden.The riders will be back on the track Friday afternoon for Free Practice 2 of round eight at Sachsenring.2013 Sachsenring MotoGP Free Practice 1 Results:
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