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Sport Emilia Romagna MotoGP: Quartararo leads Petronas SRT 1-2 in opening practice

21:35  18 september  2020
21:35  18 september  2020 Source:   autosport.com

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Fabio Quartararo led a Petronas SRT 1 - 2 in a tight first practice session for the inaugural MotoGP Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Misano. San Marino GP race winner Franco Morbidelli set the early pace on his Petronas SRT Yamaha with a 1m33.194s, before KTM's Pol Espargaro moved into top

Fabio Quartararo led a Petronas SRT 1 - 2 in a tight first practice session for the inaugural MotoGP Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Misano. San Marino GP race winner Franco Morbidelli set the early pace on his Petronas SRT Yamaha with a 1m33.194s, before KTM's Pol Espargaro moved into top

a man riding a motorcycle down the road: Quartararo leads Petronas SRT 1-2 in opening practice © LAT Images Quartararo leads Petronas SRT 1-2 in opening practice

Fabio Quartararo led a Petronas SRT 1-2 in a tight first practice session for the inaugural MotoGP Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Misano.

For the third time this season, MotoGP returns to the same circuit for a second grand prix, which also follows on from a one-day test on Tuesday.

San Marino GP race winner Franco Morbidelli set the early pace on his Petronas SRT Yamaha with a 1m33.194s, before KTM's Pol Espargaro moved into top spot with a 1m32.390s.

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Championship leader Fabio Quartararo led a Petronas SRT 1 - 2 ahead of Franco Morbidelli in second practice for the MotoGP San Marino Grand Prix at FP1 pacesetter, Yamaha rider Maverick Vinales, continued his work on the hard rear tyre he ended the opening session on, and shot to the top of the

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Morbidelli - who was absent from Tuesday's test due to a stomach upset - returned to the top of the pile with just under 15 minutes gone with a 1m32.365s,

He would better this in the final 15 minutes to a 1m32.224s, with Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso deposing him with six minutes to go on a soft tyre time attack.

Dovizioso, who struggled throughout the San Marino weekend but made a breakthrough in set-up in the test, went fastest with a 1m32.152s.

This stood as the benchmark very briefly, as Joan Mir guided his Suzuki to the first sub 1m32s lap of the day with a 1m31.926s.

a man racing a motorcycle on a track: Quartararo leads Petronas SRT 1-2 in opening practice © LAT Images Quartararo leads Petronas SRT 1-2 in opening practice

Quartararo, who branded the Suzuki "perfect" on Thursday, edged ahead of the GSX-RR on his Yamaha with a 1m31.889s and ended the session with a 1m31.721s.

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Morbidelli opted for a hard tyre at the end of the session, and ended up just 0.090 seconds adrift of his team-mate, with Pol Espargaro - who held top spot briefly in the closing stages - completing the top three on the KTM.

Mir was pushed back to fourth at the chequered flag ahead of Tech3's Miguel Oliveira and LCR's Takaaki Nakagami.

Dovizioso's 1m31.152s left him in seventh in the end, fellow Ducati rider Johann Zarco - riding with an updated chassis on his Avintia bike - trailing him in eighth ahead of Aleix Espargaro on the Aprilia and Pramac's Francesco Bagnaia.

San Marino GP poleman Maverick Vinales didn't go for a time attack at the end and was 13th, with Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi 1.1s off the pace in 17th having also not gone for a flying lap late on.

Alex Rins had a near-highside at Turn 5 midway through the session, and ended up crashing around 10 minutes later at the Quercia corner at Turn 8.

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Fabio Quartararo and the Petronas Sepang Racing Team had led the early MotoGP standings, after the 21-year-old Frenchman scored two victories in the first two races, while Lewis Hamilton is well on course to Emilia Romagna MotoGP : Quartararo leads Petronas SRT 1 - 2 in opening practice .

He was 16th in FP1 as a result behind Pramac's Jack Miller and KTM's Brad Binder.

Emilia Romagna MotoGP - FP1 results

PosRiderTeamGap
1Fabio QuartararoPetronas Yamaha1m31.721s
2Franco MorbidelliPetronas Yamaha0.090s
3Pol EspargaroKTM0.120s
4Joan MirSuzuki0.205s
5Miguel OliveiraTech3 KTM0.244s
6Takaaki NakagamiLCR Honda0.381s
7Andrea DoviziosoDucati0.431s
8Johann ZarcoAvintia Ducati0.449s
9Aleix EspargaroAprilia0.464s
10Francesco BagnaiaPramac Ducati0.689s
11Danilo PetrucciDucati0.714s
12Alex MarquezHonda0.716s
13Maverick VinalesYamaha0.868s
14Brad BinderKTM0.890s
15Jack MillerPramac Ducati0.906s
16Alex RinsSuzuki0.913s
17Valentino RossiYamaha1.111s
18Bradley SmithAprilia1.380s
19Iker LecuonaTech3 KTM1.462s
20Stefan BradlHonda1.663s
21Tito RabatAvintia Ducati1.775s

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