Moto Gp : Yamaha Lorenzo Quickest In Opening Qatar Practice

Moto GP : Yamaha Lorenzo quickest in opening Qatar practiceWorld Champion Jorge Lorenzo led the way as Free Practice 1 opened the 2013 MotoGP™ season under lights at the Losail International Circuit on Thursday.

Prior to Sunday’s Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar, the Yamaha Factory Racing rider finished ahead of Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Cal Crutchlow and Factory teammate Valentino Rossi. Marc Márquez headed Repsol Honda Team’s charge from fourth.

Thursday’s sole practice period for MotoGP not only launched the 2013 campaign, but also helped to mark the tenth weekend for the sport in Qatar. For the first time ever, the session had a direct bearing on qualifying; the combined top ten from across the opening three practices will go on to make up the Q2 qualifying line-up on Saturday.