Table of contents:
- Moto3: Sandro Cortese leads the KTM squad
- MotoGP: Casey Stoner proves that not having him is a mistake
- Moto2: pole and crash for Marc Márquez
The timed workouts of the Dutch Grand Prix celebrated today have been celebrated with an unstable time that was around the Assen circuit Although in the end, it has been respected and only a few slight drops during the last minutes of MotoGP have increased the nervousness of the riders but it has not been reflected in the times.
On Moto3, without a clear dominator on Friday, Sandro Cortese (Red Bull KTM Ajo) has been the fastest while in MotoGP, a Casey stoner (Repsol Honda Team), who had almost given up after the morning session and the first minutes of the QP, have taken some magnificent laps and with them pole. Finally, in Moto2 the battle between Pons and Garriga Marc Márquez (Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol) and Pol Espargaró (Pons 40 HP Tuenti) have opted in favor of the former.
Moto3: Sandro Cortese leads the KTM squad
The French Louis Rossi (Racing Team Germany) and the Portuguese Miguel Oliveira (Estrella Galicia 0, 0) were two of the riders who led the Moto3 time table for several minutes. With eight minutes remaining in practice, the official KTM team did just that, as a team and Danny Kent (Red Bull KTM Ajo) and Sandro Cortese they rolled together looking for a better time.
English did it first and immediately after Sandro Cortese, lowering the time that was at that time by more than three tenths. In the final minutes, he still improved it, finally setting the time at 1'43.645, more than two tenths faster than his teammate who was getting into the front row for the first time just like the Italian. Niccoló Antonelli (San Carlo Gresini Moto3), slightly more than three tenths slower.
Hector Faubel (Bankia Aspar Team) took the fourth fastest time with the third KTM (in this case the propeller) and another KTM, that of Niklas Ajo (TT Motion Events Racing) was fifth, just ahead of Maverick Viñales (Blusens Avintia) who could not go as fast as in the morning and stayed at five tenths.
Efren Vazquez (JHK Laglisse) had a terrible Friday: in the morning he could hardly ride with problems in his FTR and in the afternoon, a fall in the chicane at the finish line made him miss almost half a session and he classified in 24th position.
MotoGP: Casey Stoner proves that not having him is a mistake
Let's get back in the background: FP3, it starts to rain and Casey stoner find one of the curves of the wet circuit. It goes to the ground and bruised, he walks back to the box to leave with the second motorcycle. He finished in sixth position and without showing any signs of confidence in the bike.
Start the QP with Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha Factory Racing) first and Dani pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) then they are the fastest. All the riders are preparing the bike for race day while Casey Stoner does not get fast times.
It starts to rain with twelve minutes to go in qualifying and five minutes later all the riders start again as the asphalt was barely soaked in water. Immediately Casey stoner He claps three consecutive laps in which he successively decreases the time until leaving a time of 1'33.713, one tenth faster than Dani pedrosa and almost three better than the time of Jorge Lorenzo, who even recognized that the Australian had marked a time and that the rain had broken their rhythm.
Stefan bradl (LCR Honda MotoGP), Cal Crutchlow (Monster Yamaha Tech 3), Ben Spies (Yamaha Factory Racing) and Andrea Dovizioso (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) complete the top seven positions. Alvaro Bautista (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) went to the ground in the final minutes and will start eighth over a second. Randy de Puniet (Power Electronics Aspar) was the best CT at just over two seconds ahead.
Moto2: pole and crash for Marc Márquez
Finally in Moto2, Marc Márquez he took pole with a time of 1'37.133 achieved in addition in a surprising way: with a triple overtaking before entering the chicane that almost gave him wings at the end of the lap. It must be recognized that the riders facilitated the overtaking but Marc Márquez's movement was carried out with a great decision. Later and after saving an incredible fall, he ended up going to the ground although without apparent consequences (he complained a little about his shoulders).
Pol Espargaro this time he couldn't and was almost half a second behind Márquez. Andrea Iannnone will come third (Speed Master) and it is surprising that in a category in which the differences are minimal, the fourth is already more than a second away.
We have to go to eleventh position to find the third Spaniard, Pol Espargaró's partner, Tito Rabat (Pons 40 HP Tuenti) at 1.3. And it is that if ahead the differences are bulky, from the fourth to the twentieth they are all in a second.
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