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Sachsenring MotoGP Quote Machine Qualifying
Saturday, July 12, 2014

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Repsol Honda

Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa run the show in Sachsenring qualifying

Seventh pole for World Championship leader, with Dani Pedrosa second on the grid.

The Repsol Honda Team again showed its great potential on the second day of practice for the German Grand Prix, with both Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa performing impressively. Marquez took his seventh pole position of the year, from nine races. He was seconded by Pedrosa, who was fighting for pole when he crashed on his final hot lap attempt.

In the morning session, both Repsol Honda Team riders continued working on the setup of their Honda bikes with Sunday's race in mind. Marquez completed 23 laps and was third fastest in the practice session, in which teammate Pedrosa, was seventh - 0.505s behind.

In the fourth practice session, the World Championship leader was again fastest, this time with Pedrosa second quickest. Marquez was gunning for pole position throughout the 15 minute qualifying session, which Pedrosa initially led with a 1'21.233 lap.

Marquez went out with his second soft tyre to beat that lap, and did so with the fastest ever time clocked at the Sachsenring -breaking Casey Stoner's previous record from 2008. An unbeatable time of 1'20.937 was enough to give him pole. Trying to best that time, Pedrosa used his second soft option and went out for a final stint, but fell at Turn 1 on the brakes. Fortunately the crash was only a light one, and both Repsol Honda riders will be able to lead the starting grid at the German Grand Prix.

Marc Marquez 1st 1:20.937 42 laps 154 km

"The weekend has been affected by the crash I suffered yesterday, but I kept my nerve and little by little we've been getting better. I felt good yesterday afternoon and I was much better this morning. In the few laps I did in FP4, I could see that we had a good pace and a chance to fight for pole position. With the first tyre I didn't feel entirely comfortable, but with the second one I had a good feeling and could see that there was good grip - so I decided to push a little more and put in a strong lap. Starting from the front is important for the race tomorrow, because this is a circuit where it is difficult to overtake. We will try and keep up the pace from practice, which I think has been good".

Dani Pedrosa 2nd 1:21.233 36 laps 132 km

"It was a good qualifying session and we had a good pace, despite the crash which was my fault when I think I hit a bump under braking but luckily I'm fine. I'm very grateful to my mechanics for the work they did yesterday to get the bike back running again after my crash in FP2. Tomorrow we will try to do our best, position ourselves well from the start, make a good tyre choice and hope the weather is kind to us! Our setup is definitely good, so I hope to have a good race".

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Aspar Honda

Nicky Hayden best in Q1, eventually qualifying twelfth

DRIVE M7 Aspar rider rounds out fourth row, 1.7 seconds off pole time. Teammate Hiroshi Aoyama will start from sixteenth


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Qualifying for the German GP took place today at the Sachsenring, with the Q1 session in particular providing plenty of excitement. Rain at the end of the Moto3 session meant that the track would be slightly dirty, but the MotoGP riders pushed very hard this afternoon. The man of the day was undoubtedly Marc Márquez, who took a seventh pole position from a possible nine this season. He will do so ahead of teammate Dani Pedrosa and home rider Stefan Bradl, after setting a new pole record of 1:21.067 -beating Casey Stoner's time from 2008.

Argentina and Jerez were previously where DRIVE M7 Aspar rider Nicky Hayden had managed to go through to the second qualifying session. Today he did it again in Germany, brilliantly leading Q1. It was one of the tightest qualifying sessions of the year, in which the four fastest men were separated by less than a tenth of a second. Hayden had already anticipated before the trip to the Sachsenring that the circuit would be well suited to the characteristics of his Honda, and also predicted that the situation for most riders would be even. That proved to be the case, as the American placed just 1.7 seconds off the pole position time in Q2 and rounded out the fourth row of the grid.

Two rows behind will be Hiroshi Aoyama, who finished sixteenth and heads row six. The Japanese DRIVE M7 Aspar rider was very combative at the start of the first qualifying session, placing very close to the top. But at the end he made a slight mistake which deprived him of accompanying Hayden in Q2. He was pleased with his progress today, and is confident of a positive result at the German GP.

12th Nicky Hayden 1.22.647: "Our main goal today was to qualify for Q2. It is clear that once you get through to that, you are in another league and you have to keep pushing even harder. I'm happy because our times were quite positive, we rode faster than we had during the rest of the weekend, but everyone else also lowered their times. It would have been interesting to have an extra tyre to try to improve our best time a little more still. Nevertheless, I am satisfied; today we have had our best qualifying session for a long time. I want to thank the team for their work this weekend; we have taken a step forward. It's nothing massive, but the competition is so fierce in this class that any significant development is very small. Now we have to continue to concentrate and try to keep it up for the race. We know it will be hard, but we will try to have as much fun as possible."

16th Hiroshi Aoyama 1.22.659: "Before qualifying the conditions were critical, because it rained at the end of Moto3. Looking at the state of the asphalt we decided to use the soft front tyre, and I think we made the right decision because I felt more comfortable than during the practice sessions. This allowed me to ride three tenths faster than before. At the end of the session I tried to push a little to get into the top places, but I made a small mistake on the last corner. Finally we qualified in sixteenth position, which is not a bad result considering that today we found some improvements. I hope the improvements allow us to be more consistent during the race tomorrow. At this circuit the differences to other riders are minimal, so it gives us more chance of achieving a good result."

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Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Secure Second Row Start at Sachsenring

Time
14:35 Local time GMT+2 Sunny Sunny Temperature Air 19°C
Track 28°C Temperature Humidity 70%

Qualifying

Sachsenring (Germany), 12th July 2014


Movistar Yamaha MotoGP riders Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi will start tomorrow's Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland from the second row of the grid having taken fifth and sixth respectively in today's qualifying session.

Both riders had a good start to the sunny 15-minute qualifying heat, Lorenzo initially taking second and Rossi taking fifth place with their first flying laps. The M1-riders had multiple hot runs to determine their starting position, improving their times by more than 0.3 of a second from this morning's free practice. Both then unfortunately suffered from a lack of grip with their second qualifying tyres, restricting their ability to make a further attack towards the end of qualifying.

Lorenzo had a late start to the qualification session in order to get a flying lap in without any traffic. With eleven minutes to go the Spaniard showed his consistency as he rode a sequence of laps into the 1.21's and clocked a 1'21.526. With six minutes left of the session he came in for a fresh set of tyres to have another go at putting his name at the top of the leading board. Two minutes later he was back on track and able to improve on his time by 0.350 of a second, delivering a session best of 1'21.508 to finish in fifth place.

Teammate Rossi had the opposite approach to the qualifying session. The Italian was one of the first riders to get out on track, but soon returned to the pits after two laps. With eleven minutes remaining he was back on his way and immediately shot up to fifth in the standings with a hot lap of 1'26.651 seconds. With five minutes remaining Rossi had another return to the pit box, before quickly heading out for another hot run. The Doctor wasn't able to improve on his time during his third stint, and will start tomorrow's race next to his teammate in sixth place on the grid.

Jorge Lorenzo
99 Jorge Lorenzo
5th / 1'21.508 / 10 laps

"Fifth is definitely not what we expected from today's qualifying session, especially because we have a good pace and because we've always been in the top three during the weekend. In the qualifying we couldn't take profit from the new tyres and the second tyre didn't have the same traction, I don't know why, it was spinning a lot and felt like a different tyre. The maximum we could do would have been third or fourth at this track. It's going to be a very long race, the first lap will be important because it's difficult to overtake here but we will try to get another podium. We are not so bad in pace so let's see if we can stay with the front guys."

46 Valentino Rossi
6th / 1'21.651 / 10 laps

"Fortunately I did quite a good lap with the first tyre. Usually you can go faster with the second tyre by two or three tenths, but there was something wrong with the second one. It didn't have any grip and it was also very difficult to get the bike back to the box. There was something wrong, so unfortunately I couldn't push. I'm on the second row and the second row is the limit for a good race. Today we worked well on the bike, we're not so bad, but for tomorrow it will be hard. Our competitors are very fast so we have to improve."

Massimo Meregalli

"So far we've done a good job with both riders starting from the second row. Unfortunately we weren't able to improve on the lap time in qualifying with the second tyre as for some reason the grip provided by it was not at the same level as the first, making it almost impossible for the riders to improve. It's going to be a long race and both riders have a good pace so we are confident they can make a strong challenge from the second row. Tomorrow's warm up will be important as we will try something different with the set up based on the data to try and make another step."

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Tech 3

Optimism high after eventful Q2 for Tech3

Pol Espargaro today accomplished a successful qualifying campaign to clinch 8th position on the grid for tomorrow's 30-lap eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland at the famous Sachsenring circuit. The young Spanish rider began the day by running competitively in the morning session and consistently improving his lap times until an unfortunate fall at the rapid turn 11 close to the end of the practice. However his lap of 1'22.101 was strong enough to seal 8th place in the combined standings which saw him progress through to Q2. The unpredictable weather this week in Saxony struck again as rain fell just before FP4, yet the sun shone through for the dry qualifying session. During the 15 minute shootout, the premier class rookie battled onwards to produce a best lap time of 1'21.771, which was merely four tenths of a second from the front row and leaves the reigning Moto2 World Champion confident of challenging some of the Factory MotoGP riders tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Bradley Smith produced a spirited display today to seize 9th position on the grid, which will see him contest the race from the third row. The British rider bounced back impeccably from a fall in FP3 to set a best lap time of 1'22,001, seizing 5th and promoting him straight through to Q2. He continued to stride forward to set a best time of 1'21.794 before an unlucky late fall, preventing him from ascending any higher up the grid. Nevertheless, the lap by the 23 year old British star was only 0.3 behind the fastest Yamaha Factory rider and Smith remains primed for what will be a closely fought grand prix tomorrow where he confidently intends to finish with a top tier result at round 9 of the 2014 MotoGP world championship.

Pol Espargaro Pol Espargaro

Position : 8th
Time : 1'21.771 Laps : 9

Espargaro - Mugello - 2014"Of course 8th is not where we wanted to finish but I think we were close to our maximum with this performance, I was just two tenths away from the fastest Factory Yamaha which shows how tricky things are. Plus I had a big fall this morning where I made a mistake in turn ten and then lost the front of the bike in the following corner, but luckily no injuries were caused. Aside from this, I am happy because we improved the braking stability from yesterday and this is where we gain a lot of time, however there is still some work to be done to make the acceleration better as this is where we are struggling at the moment. For sure tomorrow will be a challenging race due to the narrow, twisting nature of the circuit so a strong start is vital to success here and I would be really happy if we scored a top six finish."


Bradley Smith Bradley Smith
Position : 9th Time : 1'21.794 Laps : 6

Smith - Mugello - 2014"Today was another eventful day and in all honesty, I'm a little frustrated as we had the potential to easily qualify on the second row. I had a fall this morning which could have been much worse, but I managed to save it as best as I could. However during the incident, the foot peg went into the front of my leg and I needed stiches, so of course this was a far from perfect start. Still, I did my best and this afternoon the Yamaha felt really good. Unfortunately, I pushed a little bit too hard too early on turn 3 and 4 where we have been fast all weekend but the limit was reached that time. It's a pity especially as the start is really important at this narrow track. Now I need to get a good rest to be in the best possible condition and I still remain confident that we will be able to fight for a strong result tomorrow afternoon.

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Marlboro Ducati


Tough German GP qualifying session for Ducati Team at Sachsenring

Today the Ducati Team faced up to a difficult qualifying session at the Sachsenring circuit in Germany, where the ninth round of the MotoGP World Championship will be taking place tomorrow.

Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow first had to tackle the Q1 session after failing to get through directly into the Top 10 following the three combined free practice runs. After setting two excellent split times on his fast lap, Crutchlow was pushing hard when he lost the front of his GP14 at the notorious Turn 11, a fast downhill right-hander, but he emerged unscathed from the crash. Cal was unable to conclude the session and he will start from fifteenth place on the grid for tomorrow's race.

Dovizioso on the other hand managed to get through Q1 with second-quickest time, but then in Q2 he never found the right feeling with his Desmosedici and had to settle for eleventh place, which means the Italian will start from row 4.

Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team #04) - 11th (1'22.120)
"It was a bit of a strange qualifying session for us, because I also had to do Q1. For me it was difficult to set a good time and I was unable to get the best out of the bike. I didn't have the right feeling to be able to do a perfect lap on my own. It's a pity about my grid position, because on this track it's important to start close to the front. As for race pace, we're actually not that bad but it will be important to make up some positions at the start because the track is very narrow and it becomes difficult to pass."

Cal Crutchlow (Ducati Team #35) - 15th (1'22.529)
"It was obviously a tough day, and I'm disappointed with how the qualifying went. I was doing a good lap and it looked like we were going through to Q2 but unfortunately I crashed at Turn 11 and didn't make it. We always knew the risk with our setting, but I never had enough heat in the front tyre because we were going too slow the previous lap with other riders on the line. For the race I think we can be in a better position than what we are, but it seems that all the Ducati riders are struggling on this track, so as a team we look to progress in tomorrow morning's warm-up."

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LCR

SPECTACULAR FRONT ROW FOR BRADL IN FRONT OF HIS HOME CROWD

Sachsenring, 12 July: the home fans were very excited today with local hero Stefan Bradl qualifying on front row ahead tomorrow's 30-lap race at Sachsenring circuit. The German displayed good form since yesterday's first outing at the 3.671Km racetrack increasing his confidence session by session and culminating with an excellent 3rd position (1'21.340) behind Pedrosa and Marquez. This front row gives Bradl an extra advantage as the German circuit is very tight and overtaking maneuvers are pretty difficult.

Stefan: "It's simply fantastic for me to get the front row in front of my home crowd. I could see my fans waving and clapping their hands when I was on track and this is an incredible feeling. I think we have done a good job so far especially this morning when we have found further improvements and it's easier for me to turn the bike now. Tomorrow, depending on the weather, it will be very important to choose the right front tyre because this track is very demanding for the front rubber. Actually the pressure is high now because everybody is expecting me to climb the podium but I keep my feet on the ground because it's important to score points".

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Redding rues qualifying tyre choice at the Sachsenring

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Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany - 12 July 2014: Scott Redding will start tomorrow's German Grand Prix from 14th position on the grid, after narrowly missing out on progressing into Qualifying 2 at the Sachsenring this afternoon.

Redding opted to go with the soft front tyre for Qualifying 1, but lost valuable time switching to the harder option when this proved unsuitable for the conditions. The 21-year-old Briton pushed hard in the closing stages of the 15-minute session, only to miss out on progressing to Qualifying 2 for the first time this season by just 0.032s.

Redding's commitment and determination aboard the Honda RCV1000R today brought praise from Team Principal, Fausto Gresini.

Scott Redding // 14th // 1'22.436
"Today we had a good opportunity to go into Qualifying 2 for the first time, but I made the wrong tyre choice for the start of Qualifying 1 and that cost me dear. I opted to go with the soft option front, but there was a lot of movement so I had to come back into the pits and change to the harder option. That lost me precious time in what is already a short session. It's disappointing because my ideal time was three-tenths faster but, as it was, I lost too much time in sector one on my fastest lap. Although tomorrow will be a long and demanding race, we're confident we can go with the soft rear tyre, although we won't make a decision on the front until we've had a chance to check the conditions tomorrow."

Fausto Gresini
"Scott Redding did a great job today, posting very interesting lap times. Too bad that he just missed the Qualifying 2 for a few thousandths of a second: it would have been the first time for him. In any case, the important thing is that Scott is putting in a lot of determination and commitment."

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Pramac Ducati


Seventh place for Iannone

Another positive day for Andrea Iannone at the Sachsenring circuit, in which the young Pramac Racing rider one again is the first of the Ducati. His teammate Yonny Hernandez for a split of a second doesn't get access to qualifying two. The whole team is doing its best to find the right set-up for the bike, in a circuit that seems to not help the Desmosedici.

The morning starts with an exciting free practice session, where Andrea Iannone, manages to improve constantly, but not enough to get into the top ten. The tension inside the garage goes up till a minute to the end, when the young rider finally is able to get access QP2. Andrea in the second qualifying session proves once again his talent by gaining the seventh starting position for tomorrow's race and finishing the day with his best time in 1'21.679.

Yonny Hernandez successfully finishes the third free practice session. It is a good day for the Colombian rider that manages to pull out all his talent, during the last lap of the session unluckily he is excluded from the top-ten for just two-tenths of a second. Even more intense of the FP3, was the first qualifying session in which the EnergyT.I. rider initially managed to get the first position. Yonny's team takes on the fifteen minutes of qualifying with there teeth clenched, but once again on the last lap, this time, for only 7 thousandths of a second he loses access to QP2. Yonny Hernandez in tomorrow's race will start from the thirteenth position, gained with a time of 1'22 .411.

Andrea Iannone (Pramac Racing)

"I am very glad I was able to get the seventh position, since the beginning of the weekend that they are the first Ducati, but the result that counts is tomorrow's. This is one of the hardest tracks we faced and it is very difficult to keep a small gap from the first, even if the track is so short. The team is working well, the weekend is going in the right direction and I honestly did not expect to be able to do a similar time, so I'm very happy with what we managed to do!

Yonny Hernandez (EnergyT.I. Pramac Racing)

"For a hair i could have accessed to QP2, in spite of this I am very happy with how it today. Lap after lap I was able to improve more and more. I was able to race in lap times not too distant from the official Ducati bikes. Tomorrow I hope to do well in the race, I really enjoy this circuit although it is not at all simple. "

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Yamaha

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Secure Second Row Start at Sachsenring

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP riders Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi will start tomorrow's Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland from the second row of the grid having taken fifth and sixth respectively in today's qualifying session.



Both riders had a good start to the sunny 15-minute qualifying heat, Lorenzo initially taking second and Rossi taking fifth place with their first flying laps. The M1-riders had multiple hot runs to determine their starting position, improving their times by more than 0.3 of a second from this morning's free practice. Both then unfortunately suffered from a lack of grip with their second qualifying tyres, restricting their ability to make a further attack towards the end of qualifying.



Lorenzo had a late start to the qualification session in order to get a flying lap in without any traffic. With eleven minutes to go the Spaniard showed his consistency as he rode a sequence of laps into the 1.21's and clocked a 1'21.526. With six minutes left of the session he came in for a fresh set of tyres to have another go at putting his name at the top of the leading board. Two minutes later he was back on track and able to improve on his time by 0.350 of a second, delivering a session best of 1'21.508 to finish in fifth place.



Teammate Rossi had the opposite approach to the qualifying session. The Italian was one of the first riders to get out on track, but soon returned to the pits after two laps. With eleven minutes remaining he was back on his way and immediately shot up to fifth in the standings with a hot lap of 1'26.651 seconds. With five minutes remaining Rossi had another return to the pit box, before quickly heading out for another hot run. The Doctor wasn't able to improve on his time during his third stint, and will start tomorrow's race next to his teammate in sixth place on the grid.

Jorge Lorenzo
5th / 1'21.508 / 10 laps
Fifth is definitely not what we expected from today's qualifying session, especially because we have a good pace and because we've always been in the top three during the weekend. In the qualifying we couldn't take profit from the new tyres and the second tyre didn't have the same traction, I don't know why, it was spinning a lot and felt like a different tyre. The maximum we could do would have been third or fourth at this track. It's going to be a very long race, the first lap will be important because it's difficult to overtake here but we will try to get another podium. We are not so bad in pace so let's see if we can stay with the front guys."

Valentino Rossi
6th / 1'21.651 / 10 laps

"Fortunately I did quite a good lap with the first tyre. Usually you can go faster with the second tyre by two or three tenths, but there was something wrong with the second one. It didn't have any grip and it was also very difficult to get the bike back to the box. There was something wrong, so unfortunately I couldn't push. I'm on the second row and the second row is the limit for a good race. Today we worked well on the bike, we're not so bad, but for tomorrow it will be hard. Our competitors are very fast so we have to improve."

Massimo Meregalli - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team Director
So far we've done a good job with both riders starting from the second row. Unfortunately we weren't able to improve on the lap time in qualifying with the second tyre as for some reason the grip provided by it was not at the same level as the first, making it almost impossible for the riders to improve. It's going to be a long race and both riders have a good pace so we are confident they can make a strong challenge from the second row. Tomorrow's warm up will be important as we will try something different with the set up based on the data to try and make another step."
Optimism high after eventful Q2 for Tech3

Pol Espargaro today accomplished a successful qualifying campaign to clinch 8th position on the grid for tomorrow's 30-lap race at the famous Sachsenring circuit. The young Spanish rider began the day by running competitively in the morning session and consistently improving his lap times until an unfortunate fall at the rapid turn 11 close to the end of the practice. However his lap of 1'22.101 was strong enough to seal eighth place in the combined standings which saw him progress through to Q2. The unpredictable weather this week in Saxony struck again as rain fell just before FP4, yet the sun shone through for the dry qualifying session. During the 15 minute shootout, the premier class rookie battled onwards to produce a best lap time of 1'21.771, which was merely four tenths of a second from the front row and leaves the reigning Moto2 World Champion confident of challenging some of the Factory MotoGP riders tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Bradley Smith produced a spirited display today to seize ninth position on the grid, which will see him contest the race from the third row. The British rider bounced back impeccably from a fall in FP3 to set a best lap time of 1'22,001, seizing 5th and promoting him straight through to Q2. He continued to stride forward to set a best time of 1'21.794 before an unlucky late fall, preventing him from ascending any higher up the grid. Nevertheless, the lap by the 23 year old British star was only 0.3 behind the fastest Yamaha Factory rider and Smith remains primed for what will be a closely fought grand prix tomorrow where he confidently intends to finish with a top tier result at round 9 of the 2014 MotoGP world championship.

Pol Espargaro
8th / 1'21.771 / 9 laps
"Of course 8th is not where we wanted to finish but I think we were close to our maximum with this performance, I was just two tenths away from the fastest Factory Yamaha which shows how tricky things are. Plus I had a big fall this morning where I made a mistake in turn ten and then lost the front of the bike in the following corner, but luckily no injuries were caused. Aside from this, I am happy because we improved the braking stability from yesterday and this is where we gain a lot of time, however there is still some work to be done to make the acceleration better as this is where we are struggling at the moment. For sure tomorrow will be a challenging race due to the narrow, twisting nature of the circuit so a strong start is vital to success here and I would be really happy if we scored a top six finish."

Bradley Smith
9th / 1'21.794 / 6 laps
"Today was another eventful day and in all honesty, I'm a little frustrated as we had the potential to easily qualify on the second row. I had a fall this morning which could have been much worse, but I managed to save it as best as I could. However during the incident, the foot peg went into the front of my leg and I needed stiches, so of course this was a far from perfect start. Still, I did my best and this afternoon the Yamaha felt really good. Unfortunately, I pushed a little bit too hard too early on turn 3 and 4 where we have been fast all weekend but the limit was reached that time. It's a pity especially as the start is really important at this narrow track. Now I need to get a good rest to be in the best possible condition and I still remain confident that we will be able to fight for a strong result tomorrow afternoon."

A well deserved 4th place for Espargaro at Sachsenring

Tomorrow the NGM Forward Racing rider Aleix Espargaro will take the start of the German GP from the first spot of the second row. The Spaniard set a very good lap time of 1'21.376, missing the front row for just 0.036 and one tenth from Dani Pedrosa, second behind pole man Marc Marquez.

In a day, complicated by the changeable weather conditions, Espargaro rode with a very good pace, using both soft and hard tyre but he hasn't decided yet which tyre he will use for the race. He will take this decision tomorrow according to the temperature and the weather conditions, as this will be a key element for the race.

Teammate Colin Edwards continued to work on the bike set up. At the end of the afternoon session he was able to improve a bit the feeling with front and he is confident that he can make soon another step forward. Colin finished 19th, setting a lap time of 1'22.888 and tomorrow he will take the start from the 7th row.

Aleix Espargaro
4th / 1'21.376 / 9 laps
"It's a pity that we miss the front row for just 0.036, but in the second run I lot some time in the first corner, compromising a "perfect lap". Anyway I'm 1 tenth from Dani Pedrosa and I'm confident for the race as we have a good pace. The race will be long (30 laps) so the choice of the tyres will be crucial. I haven't decided yet, today in fact we used both soft and hard tyre with a good feeling. Tomorrow we will try to maintain the contact with the front guys and fighting for the best possible result. After a 6th place in Barcelona and a 4th place in Assen, I aim at finishing in the top 5."

Colin Edwards
19th / 1'22.888 / 9 laps
"Today we continued to work on the bike set up, playing with the front spring and at the end of the session we could improve a bit the feeling with the front. We understand what we have been struggling for this season and I look forward to make another step forward."

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