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2013-05-03 20:22

JORGE LORENZO: Jorge Lorenzo, 2012 MotoGP champion, was fastest in practice ahead of the 2013 Spanish race scheduled for Sunday. Image: AFP

 
JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, Spain - Jorge Lorenzo of Spain (Yamaha) was fastest here after the first two free practice sessions on Friday for Sunday's Spanish MotoGP.

Lorenzo, the reigning World champion, was 0.142sec ahead of fellow Spaniard Dani Pedrosa (Honda) and 0.171sec faster than Cal Crutchlow of Britain (also Yamaha).

Rookie Marc Marquez, the reigning Moto2 champion and current MotoGP championship leader, alongside Lorenzo, following his victory at the GP of the Americas in Austin, Texas, two weeks earlier.

Motorcyling World championship points ahead of Sunday's Spanish MotoGP meeting
MotoGP
1 Marc Marquez (ESP/Honda) 41 (leading as the most recent winner)
2 Jorge Lorenzo (ESP/Yamaha) 41
3 Dani Pedrosa (ESP/Honda) 33
4 Valentino Rossi (ITA/Yamaha) 30
5 Cal Crutchlow (GBR/Yamaha) 24
6 Alvaro Bautista (ESP/Honda) 18
7 Andrea Dovizioso (ITA/Ducati) 18
8 Nicky Hayden (USA/Ducati) 15
9 Andrea Iannone (ITA/Ducati) 13
10 Stefan Bradl (GER/Honda) 11

Moto2
1 Scott Redding (GBR/Kalex) 31
2 Nicolas Terol (ESP/Suter) 27
3 Esteve Rabat (ESP/Kalex) 27
4 Mika Kallio (FIN/Kalex) 27
5 Dominique Aegerter (SUI/Suter) 26

Moto3
1 Alex Rins (ESP/KTM) 41
2 Luis Salom (ESP/KTM) 41
3 Maverick Vinales (ESP/KTM) 40
4 Jonas Folger (GER/Kalex KTM) 24
5 Miguel Oliveira (POR/Mahindra) 20

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