Crutchlow sets the pace at Laguna Seca

 

Cal Crutchlow

Cal Crutchlow

Cal Crutchlow has topped the opening practice session at the US MotoGP at Laguna Seca.

Riding the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 machine Crutchlow clocked 1:22.757s to edge out Yamaha Factory Racing ace Valentino Rossi by less than .10s.

Young Marc Marquez, having his first at the northern California circuit, was third.

Jorge Lorenzo was cleared to race shortly before the session as he posted the 11th fastest time. Lorenzo remained cautious, feeling his way back after twice damaging his left shoulder in recent weeks.

Dani Pedrosa was also cleared however he did not appear in FP1.

LCR Honda rider Stefan Bradl was fourth fastest ahead of Alvaro Bautista.

See below for full Practice 1 results

 1 Cal Crutchlow Tech 3 Yamaha 1:22.757s
 2 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1:22.848 +0.091s
 3 Marc Marquez Honda 1:22.980 +0.223
 4 Stefan Bradl LCR Honda 1:23.033 +0.276
 5 Alvaro Bautista Gresini Honda 1:23.255 +0.498
 6 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1:23.380 +0.623
 7 Aleix Espargaro Aspar Aprilia 1:23.905 +1.148
 8 Nicky Hayden Ducati 1:23.927 +1.170
 9 Bradley Smith Tech 3 Yamaha 1:24.287 +1.530
10 Randy de Puniet Aspar Aprilia 1:24.363 +1.606
11 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1:24.441 +1.684
12 Hector Barbera Avintia FTR-Kawasaki 1:24.467 +1.710
13 Alex de Angelis Pramac Ducati 1:25.133 +2.376
14 Yonny Hernandez PBM Aprilia 1:25.309 +2.552
15 Karel Abraham Cardion Aprilia 1:25.394 +2.637
16 Hiroshi Aoyama Avintia FTR-Kawasaki 1:25.451 +2.694
17 Danilo Petrucci Ioda-Suter-BMW 1:25.594 +2.837
18 Colin Edwards Forward FTR-Kawasaki 1:25.664 +2.907
19 Claudio Corti Forward FTR-Kawasaki 1:25.770 +3.013
20 Michael Laverty PBM-Aprilia 1:26.659 +3.902
21 Blake Young Attack APR-Kawasaki 1:26.668 +3.911
22 Bryan Staring Gresini FTR-Honda 1:26.753 +3.996
23 Lukas Pesek Ioda-Suter-BMW 1:27.825 +5.068

 

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