Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo well inside the top ten after a strong opening day on home soil.

Strong sun throughout Friday practice at the Spanish GP highlighted the new Jerez tarmac as the Repsol Honda Team made the most of every moment on the familiar track.

Only challenged for the top spot in Free Practice 1 by his teammate, reigning MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez continued his form into FP2. Remaining fast, Marquez ultimately ended Free Practice 2 in fourth with a 1’38.147 – less than a third of a second splitting the top four. Marquez’s morning time has him second on the combined times, 0.012s behind Petrucci and one of only two riders to set a 1’37.

Jorge Lorenzo experienced his strongest Friday as a Repsol Honda Team rider, finishing FP1 in second. Working on the setting of his Honda RC213V, a red flag late session left Lorenzo with less than three minutes to set a fast lap. A 1’38.445 on his final run moved Lorenzo to ninth in FP2. Thanks to his FP1 time of 1’38.045, Lorenzo concludes the opening day of practice fourth overall.

The two Repsol Honda Team riders led the Honda charge on the combined time sheets, Honda riders filling five of the top nine spots.

Free Practice 3 at 09:55 tomorrow, Saturday May 04, will host the second and final battle for direct passage to Q2.

Marc Marquez

Marc Marquez 93

Basically today was a normal Friday, trying to be consistent and working mostly for the race and on our overall pace. I feel good from the beginning and we kept improving. I’m happy but of course we have to keep working, we’ve started well. The new tarmac has great grip. When we came here with the old tarmac there was one setup and now it’s another setup. We started with a good pace so are trying some things and we don’t have the same problems we had in Austin which is helping me to ride constant and exactly like I want. There are many riders who are quick so we have to be careful!

Repsol Honda Team
Jorge Lorenzo

Jorge Lorenzo 99

This morning we were very strong and I was able to ride how I want and show the potential we have. I was very comfortable and able to make consistent lap times quite easily. In the afternoon we tried a setting on the other bike which wasn’t in the correct direction so we weren’t able to be as fast and it was hotter, which did not help. But we have been able to make good progress already at a track which I like and we are ready for tomorrow.

Repsol Honda Team
Gran Premio Red Bull de España

Circuito de Jerez, Spain

MotoGP 2019, Round 4

Sunny / 25
Friday 3 May 2019, 15:56 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 25°C
  • Humidity: 51%
  • Ground Temp: 46°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Danilo Petrucci 9 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'37.909
2 Marc Marquez 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda +0.012
3 Andrea Dovizioso 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati +0.097
4 Jorge Lorenzo 99 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda +0.136
5 Cal Crutchlow 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda +0.195
6 Maverick Viñales 12 SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha +0.203
7 Takaaki Nakagami 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda +0.225
8 Fabio Quartararo 20 FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha +0.300
9 Stefan Bradl 6 GER HRC Test Team Honda +0.464
10 Jack Miller 43 AUS Alma Pramac Racing Ducati +0.555
11 Franco Morbidelli 21 ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha +0.569
12 Alex Rins 42 SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki +0.625
13 Francesco Bagnaia 63 ITA Alma Pramac Racing Ducati +0.684
14 Pol Espargaro 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +0.726
15 Andrea Iannone 29 ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +0.767
16 Valentino Rossi 46 ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha +0.772
17 Aleix Espargaro 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +0.812
18 Joan Mir 36 SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki +0.880
19 Johann Zarco 5 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +0.988
20 Tito Rabat 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati +1.201
21 Bradley Smith 38 GBR Aprilia Racing Test Team Aprilia +1.501
22 Karel Abraham 17 CZE Reale Avintia Racing Ducati +1.623
23 Miguel Oliveira 88 POR KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM +1.865
24 Hafizh Syahrin 55 THA KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM +2.985
Rider Standings
Sunday, 14 Apr 2019 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Andrea DOVIZIOSO 4 ITA 54 Ducati Team Ducati
2 Valentino ROSSI 46 ITA 51 Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha
3 Alex RINS 42 SPA 49 Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki
4 Marc MARQUEZ 93 SPA 45 Repsol Honda Team Honda
5 Danilo PETRUCCI 9 ITA 30 Ducati Team Ducati
6 Jack MILLER 43 AUS 29 Alma Pramac Racing Ducati
7 Takaaki NAKAGAMI 30 JPN 22 LCR Honda Honda
8 Cal CRUTCHLOW 35 GBR 19 LCR Honda Honda
9 Pol ESPARGARO 44 SPA 18 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
10 Fabio QUARTARARO 20 FRA 17 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha
11 Franco MORBIDELLI 21 ITA 16 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha
12 Maverick VIñALES 12 SPA 14 Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha
13 Aleix ESPARGARO 41 SPA 13 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia
14 Francesco BAGNAIA 63 ITA 9 Alma Pramac Racing Ducati
15 Joan MIR 36 SPA 8 Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki
16 Miguel OLIVEIRA 88 POR 7 KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM
17 Jorge LORENZO 99 SPA 7 Repsol Honda Team Honda
18 Andrea IANNONE 29 ITA 6 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia
19 Johann ZARCO 5 FRA 5 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
20 Tito RABAT 53 SPA 1 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati