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© Motorsport Images Unlearned: Marc Marquez is at the top in test session 1
#MotoGPisBack: This week's hashtag is on the Circuito de Jerez . The premier class is back on the track for the first time since the pre-season test in Qatar in early March. Before starting the first practice session for the Spanish Grand Prix on Friday, will be tested this Wednesday .
For the MotoGP , the first session started at 10 a.m. Central European summer time in the best weather. The track was dry and the asphalt was 38 degrees. MotoE and Moto3 had already had one session at a time. All classes take turns on this test day. The MotoGP runs twice for 90 minutes each.
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For pilots and teams it is primarily about getting familiar with the conditions on site and getting a feel for the machines again after the long break. In the context of private tests, only teams with concessions (KTM and Aprilia) were previously allowed to test with their regular drivers.
Dovizioso with a bad shoulder back
All 22 MotoGP riders are now taking part in this official test day. Aprilia test driver Bradley Smith will start for Andrea Iannone, who is still suspended. Ducati driver Andrea Dovizioso was declared fit a few weeks ago despite a broken collarbone and can therefore also compete.
However, the Italian had to settle for 19th place after 22 laps. The session fastest Marc Marquez (Honda) was 1.260 seconds behind. The world champion topped the classification with a best time of 1: 37.941 minutes, remaining the only driver under 1:38 minutes.
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Suzuki MotoGP rider Alex Rins suffered a fracture and dislocation to his right shoulder in his crash during Spanish Grand Prix qualifying, with his participation in the race in doubt. © Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images Alex Rins, Team Suzuki MotoGP Rins was heading through the fast Turn 11 right-hander towards the end of the lap at Jerez in the closing stages of Q2 when he lost the front of his bike and was forced to check up. Sent into the gravel at high speed, Rins crashed and rolled violently.
Thanks to a strong final phase, Alex Rins (Suzuki / + 0.252 seconds) and Valentino Rossi (Yamaha / + 0.281) finished second and third. Both drove their best times on their last fast lap. The entire session was strong through Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia / + 0.344), who finished fourth.
Clearer picture for the afternoon awaits
The top 5 was completed by Fabio Quartararo (Petronas-Yamaha / + 0.371), followed by Cal Crutchlow (LCR-Honda / + 0.372) and Jack Miller (Pramac-Ducati / + 0.407). Miguel Oliveira finished eighth (+0.485) best KTM driver. Franco Morbidelli (Petronas / + 0.792) and Francesco Bagnaia (Pramac / + 0.851) rounded off the top 10.
A total of 14 drivers were within one second. How representative these times are will only become clear in the afternoon. Davati Tardozzi from Ducati, for example, emphasized: "We asked Dovizioso and Petrucci to take it easy. The tests in the afternoon will be more realistic in terms of temperatures and tires."
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© Motorsport Images The right arm is bandaged: Marquez will try to drive in Jerez That Marc Marquez only four days after his serious crash in Jerez and only two Many days came as a surprise to many days after the operation on the upper arm received the start permit for this MotoGP weekend . Honda team manager Alberto Puig also admits: "Nobody expected to see him here." "When the accident happened, we were very worried. We had to travel to Barcelona, to have the operation performed, .
The second session of MotoGP continues at 2 p.m.
Result of the MotoGP test session 10-11: 30 a.m .:
01. Marc Marquez (Honda) - 1: 37.941 (27/31 laps)
02. Alex Rins (Suzuki) + 0.252 seconds (31/33)
03. Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) +0.281 (31/32)
04. Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia) +0.344 (22/23)
05. Fabio Quartararo (Petronas-Yamaha) +0.371 (29/30)
06. Cal Crutchlow ( LCR-Honda) +0.372 (29/31)
07. Jack Miller (Pramac-Ducati) +0.407 (16/22)
08.Miguel Oliveira (Tech-3-KTM) +0.485 (30/31)
09. Franco Morbidelli (Petronas-Yamaha) +0.792 (19/30)
10. Francesco Bagnaia (Pramac-Ducati) +0.851 (25/27)
11. Joan Mir (Suzuki) +0.882 (21/28)
12.pol Espargaro (KTM) +0.903 (24/31)
13.Maverick Vinales (Yamaha) +0.922 (21/29)
14.Takaaki Nakagami (LCR-Honda) +0.932 (27/28)
15. Bradley Smith (Aprilia ) +1.001 (20/22)
16th Iker Lecuona (Tech-3-KTM) +1.148 (24/26)
17th Johann Zarco (Avintia-Ducati) +1.198 (28/33)
18th Alex Marquez ( Honda) +1,210 (31/33)
19.Andrea Dovizoso (Ducati) +1.260 (21 / 22)
20th Danilo Petrucci (Ducati) +1,308 (15/21)
21st Brad Binder (KTM) +1,341 (21/29)
22nd Tito Rabat (Avintia-Ducati) +1,618 (26/26)
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