MotoGP Dutch GP: Bezzecchi tops FP1, Marquez 21st

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MotoGP Dutch GP: Bezzecchi Leads FP1, Marquez Finishes 21st

One year after achieving his first MotoGP podium at the Dutch circuit, Bezzecchi started the Assen weekend strong by setting the pace in FP1. He quickly took control of the session and established a lead of 0.314 seconds over the rest of the field.

Bezzecchi’s initial fastest lap of 1m33.961s put him in the top position, and he continued to improve his time with a series of quick laps, eventually reaching 1m33.289s. With 16 minutes remaining, he further lowered his time to an impressive 1m32.725s. In the final moments of the session, Bezzecchi fitted a fresh soft rear tire and managed to extract even more speed, ending the morning with a time of 1m32.246s.

Maverick Vinales of Aprilia emerged as Bezzecchi’s closest competitor, securing the second position with a time of 1m32.560s. Alex Marquez on the Gresini Ducati completed the top three, followed by Johann Zarco of Pramac in fourth place, despite suffering a high-speed crash at Turn 15 with 16 minutes remaining.

Fabio Quartararo, the Yamaha rider, finished in fifth place despite carrying an injury to his left foot. He broke his big toe in a recent incident while in Amsterdam. Quartararo was 0.558 seconds behind the leading time. Luca Marini of VR46 Ducati trailed him in sixth place.

Takaaki Nakagami, riding the LCR-run RC213V, was the top Honda rider in seventh place, followed by Jorge Martin of Pramac Ducati in eighth. Jack Miller secured ninth place on the first of the KTMs, with Aleix Espargaro on Aprilia splitting him from his teammate Brad Binder on the second factory team RC16.

Championship leader Francesco Bagnaia, who had a challenging session, finished in 12th place on his factory Ducati. He experienced several moments throughout the session, including a fast headshake at Turn 13 that left him visibly frustrated.

Marc Marquez, who had a difficult weekend at Sachsenring with multiple crashes, approached Assen with a more cautious strategy. He could only manage a time of 1m34.111s on his Honda, putting him in 21st place in FP1, ahead of only Iker Lecuiona, who is substituting for the injured Joan Mir.

Here are the results for MotoGP Dutch GP FP1:

  1. Marco Bezzecchi (Ducati) – 1’32.246
  2. Maverick Viñales (Aprilia) – 1’32.560 (+0.314)
  3. Alex Marquez (Ducati) – 1’32.614 (+0.368)
  4. Johann Zarco (Ducati) – 1’32.762 (+0.516)
  5. Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) – 1’32.804 (+0.558)
  6. Luca Marini (Ducati) – 1’32.881 (+0.635)
  7. Takaaki Nakagami (Honda) – 1’32.981 (+0.735)
  8. Jorge Martin (Ducati) – 1’33.067 (+0.821)
  9. Jack Miller (KTM) – 1’33.087 (+0.841)
  10. Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia) – 1’33.421 (+1.175)
  11. Brad Binder (KTM) – 1’33.486 (+1.240)
  12. Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati) – 1’33.498 (+1.252)
  13. Augusto Fernandez (KTM) – 1’33.588 (+1.342)
  14. Fabio Di Giannantonio (Ducati) – 1’33.633 (+1.387)
  15. Miguel Oliveira (Aprilia) – 1’33.673 (+1.427)
  16. Franco Morbidelli (Yamaha) – 1’33.893 (+1.647)
  17. Enea Bastianini (Ducati) – 1’33.902 (+1.656)
  18. Raúl Fernández (Aprilia) – 1’33.941 (+1.695)
  19. Stefan Bradl (Honda) – 1’33.989 (+1.743)
  20. Lorenzo Savadori (Aprilia) – 1’34.055 (+1.809)
  21. Marc Marquez (Honda) – 1’34.111 (+1.865)
  22. Iker Lecuona (Honda) – 1’34.363 (+2.117)
  23. Jonas Folger (KTM) – 1’34.741 (+2.495)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about MotoGP Dutch GP FP1: Bezzecchi shines, Marquez struggles

Q: Who topped the FP1 session at the MotoGP Dutch GP?

A: Marco Bezzecchi topped the FP1 session at the MotoGP Dutch GP, setting the fastest lap time of 1m32.246s.

Q: How much was Bezzecchi ahead of the nearest competitor?

A: Bezzecchi had a lead of 0.314 seconds over Maverick Vinales, who finished in the second position.

Q: Which rider suffered a high-speed crash during FP1?

A: Johann Zarco suffered a high-speed crash while going through Turn 15 during FP1.

Q: Did Fabio Quartararo participate in the FP1 session?

A: Yes, Fabio Quartararo participated in the FP1 session despite carrying an injury to his left foot. He finished in fifth place.

Q: How did Marc Marquez perform in FP1?

A: Marc Marquez had a challenging FP1 session, finishing in 21st place with a time of 1m34.111s.

Q: Who is leading the championship standings?

A: Francesco Bagnaia is leading the championship standings, although he had a difficult FP1 session and finished in 12th place.

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TwoWheelThunder June 23, 2023 - 11:31 am

bezzecchi’s speed was insane, he left everyone in the dust. vinales gave a good fight, but not enough to catch up. marquez needs to find his groove, fp1 was a struggle for him. the dutch gp promises to be full of excitement!

MotoGPFan88 June 23, 2023 - 7:54 pm

wow, bezzecchi totally dominated the fp1 session! he was super fast and took control right from the start. marquez really struggled, what happened to him? can’t wait to see how the rest of the dutch gp unfolds!

SpeedDemon7 June 23, 2023 - 8:31 pm

zarco’s crash was scary, but glad he could rejoin the session. quartararo is a tough rider, injured but still managed to finish fifth. the championship battle is intense, bagnaia needs to step it up after a rough fp1. can’t wait for the race!

RacingEnthusiast99 June 24, 2023 - 8:50 am

bezzecchi’s time was impressive, he was way ahead of the others. marquez had a tough time, finishing 21st, not his best performance. hope he can bounce back in the next sessions. exciting start to the dutch gp!


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