"title": "Dovizioso on top as Ducati dominate FP1",
    "image": "https:\/\/images.supersport.com\/2018\/8\/Andrea-Dovizioso-Bend-180602G-1050x560.jpg",
    "body": "<p>\r\nThe first free practice session for the Austrian MotoGP ended with the Ducatis of Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo topping the timesheet.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nDovizioso finished just two tenths ahead of teammate Lorenzo in a dry FP1 in Spielberg.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nWith rain forecast for the weekend, the riders were eager to make the most of the conditions and secure a Top 10 spot.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nRepsol Honda\u2019s Marc Marquez initially led the charge, but it soon became a tale of two Ducatis, with Dovizioso going quickest before being pipped by Lorenzo, only for the Italian to snatch top spot again with his final lap of 1m 23.830s.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nPramac Ducati\u2019s Danilo Petrucci also improved late to snatch third place ahead of Marquez in fourth.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nSuzuki\u2019s Andrea Iannone achieved an impressive fifth place with his final lap, just ahead Dani Pedrosa on the other Repsol Honda.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nPedrosa relegated Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) to seventh by just 0.017s.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nTito Rabat produced another solid performance to move up to eighth place for Avintia Ducati.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nJohann Zarco finished in ninth for Monster Yamaha Tech3, with Maverick Vinales snatching the final provisional Q2 spot as the leading Yamaha.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nThat meant no Top 10 spot for fellow Movistar Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi, who finished in 11th place 0.049s off teammate Vinales.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nRossi's session was hampered by a broken rear sprocket right at the start of proceedings, though he was able to return to action on his second bike to produce a late flurry of laps.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\n<b>FP1 TIMES<\/b><\/p>\r\n<p>\r\n1. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP18) 1m 23.830s [Lap 22\/22] 312km\/h <br>\r\n2. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (GP18) 1m 24.045s +0.215s [18\/19] 310k<br>\r\n3. Danilo Petrucci ITA Pramac Ducati (GP18) 1m 24.320s +0.490s [22\/22] 308k<br>\r\n4. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 24.411s +0.581s [6\/22] 308k<br>\r\n5. Andrea Iannone ITA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 24.436s +0.606s [23\/23] 303k<br>\r\n6. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 24.474s +0.644s [23\/23] 311k<br>\r\n7. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 24.491s +0.661s [22\/22] 310k<br>\r\n8. Tito Rabat ESP Reale Avintia (GP17) 1m 24.676s +0.846s [25\/25] 311k<br>\r\n9. Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1) 1m 24.767s +0.937s [20\/22] 306k<br>\r\n10. Maverick Vi\u00f1ales ESP Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 24.835s +1.005s [18\/19] 306k<br>\r\n11. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 24.884s +1.054s [17\/20] 306k<br>\r\n12. Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 24.904s +1.074s [18\/22] 303k<br>\r\n13. Alvaro Bautista ESP Angel Nieto Team (GP17) 1m 24.938s +1.108s [19\/23] 308k<br>\r\n14. Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 24.939s +1.109s [20\/22] 307k<br>\r\n15. Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 24.973s +1.143s [21\/23] 305k<br>\r\n16. Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V)* 1m 25.011s +1.181s [23\/23] 304k<br>\r\n17. Franco Morbidelli ITA EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 1m 25.107s +1.277s [20\/24] 306k<br>\r\n18. Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (GP17) 1m 25.184s +1.354s [19\/21] 305k<br>\r\n19. Scott Redding GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 25.354s +1.524s [20\/21] 303k<br>\r\n20. Karel Abraham CZE Angel Nieto Team (GP16) 1m 25.541s +1.711s [19\/20] 308k<br>\r\n21. Hafizh Syahrin MAL Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 25.594s +1.764s [20\/21] 301k<br>\r\n22. Xavier Simeon ESP Reale Avintia (GP16)* 1m 25.752s +1.922s [20\/21] 302k<br>\r\n23. Thomas Luthi SWI EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 1m 25.979s +2.149s [14\/23] 304k<\/p>",
    "blurb": "The first free practice session for the Austrian MotoGP ended with the Ducatis of Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo topping the timesheet.",
    "date": "2018-08-10T12:05:51",
    "author": "",
    "credit": "Planet Sport",
    "img_credit": "Andrea Dovizioso \u00a9 Gallo Images",
    "category": "MotoGP",
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