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Sport KTM's Espargaro tops opening practice in Austria

14:06  14 august  2020
14:06  14 august  2020 Source:   msn.com

Werder one day earlier to the training camp in Austria

 Werder one day earlier to the training camp in Austria

Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) is the quickest rider after FP1 at the myWorld Austrian Grand Prix after setting a 1:24.193 on Friday morning. 2019 winner Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) sits 0.044 off the number 44 in second place, with Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda Idemitsu) third on

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Pol Espargaro on a KTM posted the quickest time in opening practice on Friday for this weekend's Austrian MotoGP.

a close up of a motorcycle: Espargaro in form for KTM in opening practice © JOE KLAMAR Espargaro in form for KTM in opening practice

KTM are on a roll after Espargaro's South African teammate Brad Binder posted their breakthrough win in the elite division at the Czech MotoGP last Sunday.

And the Austrian outfit are hoping to capitalise on home advantage for this fourth leg of the coronavirus-curtailed championship.

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In overcast but dry conditions Espargaro topped the time sheets ahead of last year's winner Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) and Takaaki Nakagami (Honda-LCR).

Binder was down in 16th as he looks to double up after his maiden MotoGP success in only his third race in his rookie season.

Fabio Quartararo, who leads the world championship standings after winning the first two races, came in 10th on his SRT Yamaha satellite bike.

Defending six-time champion Marc Marquez has yet to score a point this season after crashing in the opening race at Jerez and missing the next two races after surgery on a broken arm.

He will be absent again on Sunday but hopes to return for the fifth leg of the season back at the same Spielberg circuit next week.

Austrian MotoGP first free practice times

Nakagami fastest in tight opening Czech MotoGP practice

  Nakagami fastest in tight opening Czech MotoGP practice Japanese rider Takaaki Nakagami was fastest on Friday in a competitive opening practice session at the Czech MotoGP. In a session in which the 15 fastest riders were all within half a second of each other, Takaaki, who rides for the Honda satellite team LCR was just 0.011sec faster than Joan Mir of Suzuki with another Spaniard Pol Espargaro of KTM 0.039 back. Frenchman Johann Zarco, still adjusting to the handling of his Ducati-Avintia, took an unexpected fourth place with a third Spaniard, Maverick Vinales of Yamaha, next, despite crashing during the session. That meant five different manufacturers were represented in the top five .

Pol Espargaro will miss KTM ' s home MotoGP race in Austria despite his collarbone injury proving less serious than first feared. The Spanish rider crashed in the warm-up at the Czech Republic Grand Prix on Sunday and consequently sat out the race in Brno. Espargaro will not require surgery despite a

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1. Pol Espargaro (ESP/KTM): 1min 24:193sec, 2. Andrea Dovizioso (ITA/Ducati) at 0.044s, 3. Takaaki Nakagami (JPN/Honda-LCR) 0.185, 4. Alex Rins (ESP/Suzuki) 0.380, 5. Franco Morbidelli (ITA/Yamaha-SRT) 0.395, 6. Johann Zarco (FRA/Ducati-Avintia) 0.462, 7. Miguel Oliveira (POR/KTM-Tech3) 0.525, 8. Jack Miller (AUS/Ducati-Pramac) 0.531, 9. Joan Mir (ESP/Suzuki) 0.550, 10. Fabio Quartararo (FRA/Yamaha-SRT) 0.560

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