Always at ease when it comes to operating a “extra-soft” tire, Andrea Dovizioso placed his Ducati in the first position of the timesheets for the first day of testing in Japan, with nearly half a second ahead of Jorge Lorenzo.
His only pole position in MotoGP, Andrea Dovizioso had a Motegi won in 2010 if the Italian was evolving at the time at Honda and knows that it will be difficult to repeat such a performance Saturday, he did anyway not hesitate to highlight from the free practice grabbing by far the best time. Jorge Lorenzo, winner in Aragon, realizes his side the second time at a surprising Stefan Bradl and Dani Pedrosa. Valentino Rossi takes the fifth time of the day, ahead of Marc Marquez a less flamboyant than usual. After both pilots Tech 3 while Katsuyuki Nakasuga, wild-card weekend, taking 15th place in the combined classification.
Moto2 has it been dominated by Esteve Rabat who wants a little more drive the point home this weekend and chained fast laps in FP2. The Marc VDS driver ahead by more than three tenths of a Johann Zarcodéfinitivement in the game the last few races and the winner of Aragon Maverick Viñales. Dominique Aegerter, Julian Simon and Tom Luthi form the provisional second row before a Mika Kallio pushed back nearly a second while teammate Louis Rossi is a promising 13th in the combined standings.
In Moto3, Danny Kent was very comfortable in Japan by taking the fastest time of the two practice sessions to finish the first day just before Alex Rins with already one second ahead of his own record circuit. Miguel Oliveira took third place on the timesheets in a few hundredths of Husqvarna rider and one second ahead of Mahindra Brad Binder and young Italian Niccolo Antonelli and Enea Bastianini. The new championship leader Alex Marquez is seventh in qualifying while Alexis Masbou takes the twelfth time in front of Jack Miller and Romano Fenati.