Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi were back on track today at the historic Le Mans circuit in France.
While Andrea Dovizioso managed to be competitive, Cal Crutchlow struggled to find a good feeling with his Desmosedici GP14.
Marquez ended the day just 0.007 seconds ahead of Pramac Racing’s Andrea Iannone.
Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow took advantage of good track conditions and favourable weather to search for an ideal set-up for the race.
Despite the less than ideal track conditions in the afternoon sessions, Marc Marquez was able to set a new Circuit Best Lap record time for Jerez.
Scott Redding: "...my rhythm was not so bad until the tyre started to drop off and the rear started spinning up a lot."
The next round of the MotoGP World Championship is scheduled for May 18 at the historic French circuit of Le Mans.
Crutchlow and Pirro retire after just a few laps.
Marc Marquez’s flawless start to the season gives him a twenty-eight point lead in the MotoGP™ championship standings over teammate Dani Pedrosa.
Andrea Dovizioso's second run powered him to sixth place, one second away from the top slot.
Marc Marquez’s tactic to do three stints in QP2 using a new soft compound rear slick each time paid dividends.
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP riders Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi were both quick to find a very competitive pace.
Aleix Espargaro topped the charts in free practice at Jerez today.
The MotoGP paddock will move directly to Spain now for the first European round of the season at Jerez next weekend.
Andrea Dovizioso and Michele Pirro concluded the third GP of the season at the new Termas de Rio Hondo circuit respectively in ninth and seventeenth place.
Marc Marquez won the race by 1.837 seconds from teammate Dani Pedrosa.
Track conditions improved today with more rubber and less dust on the asphalt providing a slight increase in grip compared to yesterday.
Cal Crutchlow, still convalescent after Austin crash, to be replaced by Michele Pirro.
Q&A with Masao Azuma – Chief Engineer, Bridgestone Motorsport Tyre Development Department.
Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso made it onto the podium at the COTA Sunday while Cal Crutchlow had a very rough go of it.
British rider and his Italian team-mate will start Sunday’s race respectively from rows 3 and 4.
The second event in the 2014 MotoGP championship season will be taking place this weekend at the ultra-modern Circuit of the Americas.
Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow, finished the Qatar GP at Losail in fifth and sixth place respectively.
Thanks to the good results of Espargaro and Edwards, the NGM Forward Racing team leaves Qatar in third position of the Constructor Championship.
Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez emerged victorious from a closely-fought contest with Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi.