Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda) is again the reference of the MotoGP group at the start of the Grand Prix after dominating both the free morning session and FP2. Pedrosa, Rossi and Lorenzo less than half a second behind the leader. Aleix Espargaró surprised signing the fifth fastest time.
Marc Márquez finished the day on Friday as the fastest of the MotoGP contingent and makes it clear that in Misano he will be the man to beat again. The leader of the queen category has set the reference of the day at 1.34.200, still one second behind the absolute record of the track (1.33.138, Casey Stoner, 2011).
His teammate Dani Pedrosa has supported the performance of Lleida with a time just 33 thousandths slower. All a declaration of intentions on the part of the pilots of Honda, that today had to see in track the possible advances of his rivals of Yamaha, that premiere in a Great Prize his new change seamless. Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo have not gone far, 4th and 5th respectively and separated from each other by a few thousandths and both less than 3 tenths of the driver from Cervera.
Behind the quartet, blow of effect of Aleix Espargaró (Power Electronics Aspar) that has started with unprecedented thrust the 13th round of the championship. The Aspar driver has placed his ART in fifth position, half a second behind the leader and ahead of a good group of riders with official mounts.
At her back, Michelle Pirro (Ignite Pramac Racing) was 7th and the first driver on a Ducati, ahead of Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team). Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda MotoGP), who has gone to the ground in the sixth curve of the track, and a blurred Cal Crutchlow (Monster Yamaha Tech3) have completed the top 10 on Friday. Bradley Smith, teammate of Crutchlow, has led a fall mediated the session and has finished in 14th position.