2017 Jerez MotoGP Friday Practice ResultsFor the first time in 2017 MotoGP, a rider other than Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Maverick Vinales or Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez topped practice.When Friday’s two free practices were complete for this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez, Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa was quickest.
The RC213V pilot Pedrosa, who finished third two weeks ago at Austin MotoGP, topped the first wet free practice, and was untouchable during the second dry free practice. When the 45-minute FP2 session finished, Pedrosa posted a best lap time of 1:30.420.Following 0.544 of a second back was Estrella Galicia 0,0 VDS Honda’s Jack Miller; the Australian was the only other rider to post under the 1:39 mark. Claiming third quickest was yet another Honda RC213V—the LCR Honda ridden by Cal Crutchlow; the Brit finished 0.625 of a second behind Pedrosa.“Today we had a good day, positive both in the wet and in the dry,” Pedrosa said. “We tried to do as much work as possible, even if the track conditions changed quite a lot during the day. In the afternoon there were still damp patches here and there, but I tried to be fast early because quickly finding a good pace was important.“We had two different bike setups and we managed to try both of them, so for tomorrow we’ll be able to be more focused on choosing the best tyres. For sure the air and track temperatures will increase a lot, so tomorrow we’ll concentrate on that and on further improving the feeling on the bike, although it was already very good today.”
2017 Jerez MotoGP Friday Practice Results