At Valencia, Marc Marquez leads the risky free practice in wet weather. However, the game was suspended soon enough during half way by showing a red flag as the weather turned bad and unsafe for the continuation at Circuit Ricardo Tormo.
The ruling World Champion of Moto GP was in the lead of most of the game of wet weather which lead to set a 1m 39.767s at the top of the time sheet followed by Danilo Petrucci and Jack Miller, the duo of Pramac Ducati.
The game was then halted for about half an hour due to heavy rains which resulted in track conditions turning unsafe to continue the game. Later, after the rain stopped, the game continued on a still wet track.
The reigning champion had a remarkable game towards the end of FP1 and kept his position at the top still when Jack Miller crashed and got trapped under his Ducati GP17. The Australian was later helped out of it and he walked away without being hurt.
Followed by Miller is Petrucci in the third spot, with Pramac Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso clinching the fourth position before Dani Pedrosa. Pedrosa will contest for the final time this weekend before retiring.
Suzuki’s Andrea Ionnone bags the sixth spot who gave a tough fight to the winner Marquez. Michele Pirro, a Ducati wildcard rider bagged the eighth place before Pol Espargaro of Red Bull KTM, while Alex Rins of Suzuki finishes at top 10.
While the 11th spot was claimed by Aleix Espargaro of Aprilia, duo of Yamaha Valentino Rossi and Johann Zarco followed them. After backing out from the Moto GP in Malaysia due to an injury on his left wrist, Jorge Lorenzo of Ducati made an impact comeback clinching 19th place finishing 15 laps.
Source 1: www.motogp.com
Source 2: www.motorsportweek.com
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