Laguna Seca: Bautista starts U.S. weekend on right foot with 5th in FP1

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_TI89176_620xAlvaro Bautista made a promising start to the USGP this morning, the Spanish rider finding a good set-up for his RC213V machine around the demanding Laguna Seca circuit and lapping consistently amongst the fastest riders on track.

Alvaro’s pace in the first free practice session was three tenths quicker than his best effort at this stage of the weekend last year and he is confident of making more improvements to his bike and his pace alongside the team in this afternoon’s second session, which is set to take place in much improved conditions after a misty start to the day.

Results FP1

Pos. Rider Team Bike Time Gap 1st/Prev.
1 Cal CRUTCHLOW Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1’22.757
2 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 1’22.848 0.091 / 0.091
3 Marc MARQUEZ Repsol Honda Team Honda 1’22.980 0.223 / 0.132
4 Stefan BRADL LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 1’23.033 0.276 / 0.053
5 Alvaro BAUTISTA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 1’23.255 0.498 / 0.222
6 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati Team Ducati 1’23.380 0.623 / 0.125
7 Aleix ESPARGARO Power Electronics Aspar ART 1’23.905 1.148 / 0.525
8 Nicky HAYDEN Ducati Team Ducati 1’23.927 1.170 / 0.022
9 Bradley SMITH Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1’24.287 1.530 / 0.360
10 Randy DE PUNIET Power Electronics Aspar ART 1’24.363 1.606 / 0.076
11 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 1’24.441 1.684 / 0.078
12 Hector BARBERA Avintia Blusens FTR 1’24.467 1.710 / 0.026
13 Alex DE ANGELIS Ignite Pramac Racing Ducati 1’25.133 2.376 / 0.666
14 Yonny HERNANDEZ Paul Bird Motorsport ART 1’25.309 2.552 / 0.176
15 Karel ABRAHAM Cardion AB Motoracing ART 1’25.394 2.637 / 0.085
16 Hiroshi AOYAMA Avintia Blusens FTR 1’25.451 2.694 / 0.057
17 Danilo PETRUCCI Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 1’25.594 2.837 / 0.143
18 Colin EDWARDS NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki 1’25.664 2.907 / 0.070
19 Claudio CORTI NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki 1’25.770 3.013 / 0.106
20 Michael LAVERTY Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 1’26.659 3.902 / 0.889
21 Blake YOUNG Attack Performance Racing APR 1’26.668 3.911 / 0.009
22 Bryan STARING GO&FUN Honda Gresini FTR Honda 1’26.753 3.996 / 0.085
23 Lukas PESEK Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 1’27.825 5.068 / 1.072
Dani PEDROSA Repsol Honda Team Honda

Source: Gresini Racing

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