Binder shines; Márquez, ninth

It cost Márquez more than expected to be among the best throughout the day and if in the morning he occupied the fifth position, in the afternoon session he "fell" to the ninth.


The South African Brad Binder (KTM) managed to climb to the top of the timesheets to shine with his own light at the end of the first day of practice of the Grand Prix of the Netherlands on the TT circuit of Assen, with the world leader , the Spaniard Alex Márquez (Estrella Galicia 0'0 Kalex) in the ninth place.

A Márquez cost him more than expected to be among the best throughout the day and if in the morning he occupied the fifth position, in the afternoon session "fell" to the ninth, although the time difference was much lower than its classification at the end of 466 thousandths of a second of the South African testifies.

The best time of the category was for the KTM rider with a time of 1: 37.398, which was below the circuit record - set in the race -, but almost one second behind the fastest lap of the category, held by Frenchman Johann Zarco (Kalex ) from 2015 with 1: 36.346.

Tras Binder finished the Australian Remy Gardner (Kalex), with the British Sam Lowes (Kalex), best time of the morning, in the third position less than two tenths of a second from the South African.

The best of the Spaniards of the category in a day that only saw the serious accident of the Indonesian Dimas Ekky Pratama (Kalex) in the morning, which will be low for the race in the Netherlands, was Jorge Navarro, seventh in the morning session but that in the evening he ascended to fifth place, just ahead of the Swiss Thomas Luthi (Kalex), who is second in the provisional classification of the world championship.

with Alex Márquez ninth, just behind who until Barcelona had been leader of the category , the Italian Lorenzo Baldasarri (Kalex), ended Jorge Martin, world champion of Moto3 in 2018, who placed his KTM in the tenth place, with Augusto Fernández (Kalex), twelfth .

Xavier Vierge (Estrella Galicia 0'0 Kalex) had to settle for the sixteenth position, better than in the morning, when he finished twentieth, and with Iker Lecuona (KTM), twenty-first.



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