Aleix Espargaro Sets Jerez Pace


JEREZ, Spain – Aleix Espargaro topped the time sheets after a pair of MotoGP practice sessions Friday at Circuito de Jerez.

Espargaro’s best lap of 1:39.357 for NGM Forward Racing on his Open Yamaha came in the first practice session on the extra soft tire. He was followed by Yamaha factory rider Jorge Lorenzo and Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez in the first practice session.

Marquez topped the charts in the second practice session with his best lap of 1:39.757. Espargaro was second fastest, trailing Marquez by .216 of a second. Ducati factory rider Andrea Dovizioso was third in practice two.

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