Brno MotoGP: GP bound Jorge Lorenzo goest fastest in 250 free practice

Published: 17 August 2007

New Yamaha MotoGP signing Jorge Lorenzo was the fastest man in the first 250 practice this morning.

The Spaniard recorded a best lap of 2:03.283 on his Aprilia just minutes before the end of the session to knock Hector Barbera off the top spot.

Barbera had led the session early on initially setting a 2:09.623 from the pits. He was soon to beat this immediately to knock almost two seconds off this with a 2:07.743.

Jorge Lorenzo first shot to the top of the timesheets after 25 minutes with a 2:05.389 before Hector Barbera came back with a 2:04.928 before Alex De Angelis beat this within seconds with a 2:04.799.

As the times continued to fall Barbera looked like being fastest from the session with his 2:03.729. but this was only to be good enough for third in the end with Lorenzo’s last gasp attempt and Andrea Dovizioso recording a 2:03.610 on his Honda.

Britain’s Dan Linfoot was 24th fastest with a best lap of 2:09.513 while Ireland’s Euguene Laverty’s best lap was a 2:13.255 in 26th.

Brno MotoGP 250 free practice one results:

1 Jorge LORENZO SPA APRILIA 2'03.283
2 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA HONDA 2'03.610
3 Hector BARBERA SPA APRILIA 2'03.729
4 Mika KALLIO FIN KTM 2'03.761
6 Alex DEBON SPA APRILIA 2'04.510
7 Julian SIMON SPA HONDA 2'04.558
8 Shuhei AOYAMA JPN HONDA 2'04.711
9 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN KTM 2'04.717
10 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA APRILIA 2'04.808
11 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN HONDA 2'05.270
12 Dirk HEIDOLF GER APRILIA 2'05.418
14 Thomas LUTHI SWI APRILIA 2'05.860
15 Roberto LOCATELLI ITA GILERA 2'06.670
17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE APRILIA 2'07.137
18 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA HONDA 2'07.230
19 Imre TOTH HUN APRILIA 2'07.232
22 Fabrizio LAI ITA APRILIA 2'07.970
23 Jules CLUZEL FRA APRILIA 2'08.884
25 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA APRILIA 2'11.309
26 Eugene LAVERTY IRL HONDA 2'13.255
27 Jiri MAYER CZE HONDA 2'14.250
28 Zhu WANG CHN APRILIA 2'14.313
29 Ho Wan CHOW CHN APRILIA 2'15.502