MotoGP: Stefan Bradl Sets Fastest Time At Indy

Andrea Wilson | August 9, 2014
Stefan Bradl set fastest time at Indy in MotoGPs FP3 session. Photography By Gold   Goose

Photography By Gold & Goose

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, AUG. 8 – LCR Honda’s Stefan Bradl topped the MotoGP time sheets in what was a hotly contested FP3 session at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The top 10 that advance to the second qualifying session were all within a second of Bradl’s 1:32.522.

Missing that top spot by just 0.016 of a second was Movistar Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi. Rossi’s teammate Jorge Lorenzo was third and also just short of Bradl by 0.084 of a second. Andrea Dovisioso led the factory Ducati effort in fourth ahead of Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Pol Espargaro.

Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez dropped down to sixth, 0.340 of a second behind Bradl.  In seventh was Pramac Ducati’s Andrea Iannone followed by Bradley Smith on the other Monster Yamaha Tech 3 bike.

Rounding out the top 10 was Marquez’s teammate Dani Pedrosa and NGM Forward Racing’s Aleix Espargaro.

Dovisioso’s teammate Cal Crutchlow was unable to better his time from yesterday’s afternoon session and finished 13th. Joining Crutchlow in having to advance through Qualifying 1 was Go & Fun Honda Gresini’s Alvaro Bautista who suffered a vicious high side near the end of the session.

2014 Indianapolis Motor Speedway

MotoGP FP3 Combined Results

1. Stefan Bradl (Honda) 1:32.522

2. Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) 1:32.538

3. Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) 1:32.606

4. Andrea Dovisioso (Ducati) 1:32.767

5. Pol Espargaro (Yamaha) 1:32.797

6. Marc Marquez (Honda) 1:32.862

7. Andrea Iannone (Ducati) 1:33.015

8. Bradley Smith (Yamaha) 1:33.202

9. Dani Pedrosa (Repsol) 1:33.220

10. Aleix Espargaro (Yamaha) 1:33.453 

Andrea Wilson | Associate Editor / Website Coordinator

Andrea has been shooting everything from flat track to road racing in her job as a professional freelance photographer, but she's made the move to a full-time staff position at Cycle News where her love of all things motorcycling will translate well. Wilson has proven her worth as more than a photographer as she migrates to the written word with everything from race coverage to interviews.