Lorenzo tops first Aragón practice
27 September 2013 – Reigning champion Jorge Lorenzo set the standard during Friday morning’s first practice session for the Aragónian Grand Prix, posting a 1:49.753 to move just 0.008s ahead of Marc Márquez, with Dani Pedrosa in third.
Márquez had led for much of the session, but with his final lap Lorenzo ousted his title rival, the Yamaha man clearly determined not to let the 20 year-old gain any psychological advantage early in the weekend.
Alvaro Bautista impressively led Valentino Rossi to take fourth, the pair 0.466s and 0.746s down on Lorenzo’s benchmark time respectively.
Further back, Stefan Bradl finished sixth, ahead of Tech 3’s Cal Crutchlow and the Ducati duo of Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden. British rider Bradley Smith rounded out the top ten.
Friday’s second practice session at Aragón gets underway at 14:05pm local time (GMT +2)