MotoGP: Lorenzo on top and under lap record

Published: 11 November 2016

Jorge Lorenzo opened proceedings for the final round of the 2016 MotoGP season with dominant pace in first practice at Valencia.

Preparing for his last race as a Yamaha rider, Lorenzo was 0.4 seconds clear of team-mate Valentino Rossi to top the session with a time under his own race lap record.

Marc Marquez held second until the session’s dying moments when Valentino Rossi moved ahead in what was a mixed session for the Italian, who pulled off track during his first out lap with a mechanical problem.

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Andrea Dovizioso was fourth quickest ahead of Pol Espargaro and Suzuki duo Maverick Vinales and Aleix Espargaro, while Jack Miller, Scott Redding and Andrea Iannone rounded out the top ten.  

Returning from his Motegi injury, Dani Pedrosa was 12th with Crutchlow, also riding injured, placed P14.

Making it’s official MotoGP debut, KTM’s RC16 was just 2.9 seconds off the pace with Mika Kallio on board. 

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