Johann Zarco in the Pramac Ducati Racing Box – the Frenchman was in the top ten after FP1 like his compatriot Fabio Quartararo and in the end there were three Honda’s in the top four.

After 20 minutes, 2 Hondas were leading on the narrow Sachsenring!

After the first free practice Sachsenring of MotoGP, the air is thin for countless journalists and other storytellers. After twenty minutes, Marc Marquez was leading Takaaki Nagakami. A quarter of an hour before the end, three Hondas were among the top four together with Pol Espargaró and only Fabio Quartararo played the troublemaker on P2 at this point. The Honda RC213V, which is far too often wrongly described as almost impassable, experienced a true rebirth, of all places, on the narrow and angular, and above all the shortest route in the calendar. But you can also see it the other way around and state that the allegations about the alleged problems of this bike and its alleged “inability to ride” were as good as nothing true.

The top ten after MotoGP FP1

Three Honda’s, two Ducati’s, two Yamaha’s and Suzukis and one Aprilia, that is the surprising composition after MotoGP FP1. The distribution is therefore great, and only the three Honda’s in the first four have belied some stubborn fairy tale tellers of late. Unsurprisingly, Johann Zarco was also better than one of the two Ducati works riders with Pecco Bagnaia.

193M. MARQUEZ1:21.660
220F. QUARTARARO+0.168
330T. NAKAGAMI+0.276
444P. ESPARGARO+0.350
541A. ESPARGARO+0.380
643J. MILLER+0.391
742A. RINS+0.416
85J. ZARCO+0.488
936J. MIR+0.512
1012M. VIÑALES+0.593

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