MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2022 Buriram MotoGP FP2 Result: Zarco Leads Bagnaia As Bastianini And Aleix Espargaro Miss Out Of Q2

Johann Zarco ends the session fastest, ahead of Pecco Bagnaia, with a lot of yellow flags at the end of the session. That meant a number of riders could not improve their times, including Marc Marquez, Fabio Quartararo, Jack Miller, Alex Rins, and Franco Morbidelli.

Enea Bastianini and Aleix Espargaro missed out on a spot in provisional Q2. They will be hoping for dry weather on Saturday morning, and a chance to improve.

Combined times:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1:30.281    
2 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1:30.299 0.018 0.018
3 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1:30.471 0.190 0.172
4 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1:30.523 0.242 0.052
5 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1:30.555 0.274 0.032
6 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1:30.588 0.307 0.033
7 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1:30.594 0.313 0.006
8 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1:30.608 0.327 0.014
9 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1:30.641 0.360 0.033
10 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1:30.765 0.484 0.124
11 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1:30.790 0.509 0.025
12 35 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 1:30.881 0.600 0.091
13 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1:30.892 0.611 0.011
14 72 Marco Bezzecchi Ducati 1:30.964 0.683 0.072
15 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia 1:30.996 0.715 0.032
16 49 Fabio Di Giannantonio Ducati 1:31.004 0.723 0.008
17 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1:31.007 0.726 0.003
18 33 Brad Binder KTM 1:31.059 0.778 0.052
19 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1:31.113 0.832 0.054
20 87 Remy Gardner KTM 1:31.325 1.044 0.212
21 40 Darryn Binder Yamaha 1:31.367 1.086 0.042
22 25 Raul Fernandez KTM 1:31.390 1.109 0.023
23 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Honda 1:31.927 1.646 0.537
24 9 Danilo Petrucci Suzuki 1:32.706 2.425 0.779

Results of FP2 alone:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1:30.281    
2 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1:30.299 0.018 0.018
3 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1:30.471 0.190 0.172
4 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1:30.594 0.313 0.123
5 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1:30.608 0.327 0.014
6 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1:30.714 0.433 0.106
7 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1:30.892 0.611 0.178
8 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1:30.961 0.680 0.069
9 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1:30.963 0.682 0.002
10 72 Marco Bezzecchi Ducati 1:30.964 0.683 0.001
11 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia 1:30.996 0.715 0.032
12 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1:31.088 0.807 0.092
13 33 Brad Binder KTM 1:31.102 0.821 0.014
14 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1:31.113 0.832 0.011
15 49 Fabio Di Giannantonio Ducati 1:31.155 0.874 0.042
16 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1:31.177 0.896 0.022
17 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1:31.308 1.027 0.131
18 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1:31.330 1.049 0.022
19 40 Darryn Binder Yamaha 1:31.367 1.086 0.037
20 25 Raul Fernandez KTM 1:31.390 1.109 0.023
21 35 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 1:31.651 1.370 0.261
22 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Honda 1:31.927 1.646 0.276
23 87 Remy Gardner KTM 1:31.966 1.685 0.039
24 9 Danilo Petrucci Suzuki 1:32.890 2.609 0.924
Round Number: 
17
2022
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2022 Buriram Moto2 FP2 Result: Dixon Leads First Day Of Practice

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1:36.280    
2 21 Alonso Lopez Boscoscuro 1:36.453 0.173 0.173
3 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1:36.564 0.284 0.111
4 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1:36.597 0.317 0.033
5 51 Pedro Acosta Kalex 1:36.643 0.363 0.046
6 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1:36.681 0.401 0.038
7 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1:36.725 0.445 0.044
8 9 Jorge Navarro Kalex 1:36.789 0.509 0.064
9 52 Jeremy Alcoba Kalex 1:37.025 0.745 0.236
10 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 1:37.041 0.761 0.016
11 12 Filip Salac Kalex 1:37.094 0.814 0.053
12 75 Albert Arenas Kalex 1:37.168 0.888 0.074
13 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1:37.181 0.901 0.013
14 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1:37.230 0.950 0.049
15 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1:37.234 0.954 0.004
16 40 Aron Canet Kalex 1:37.251 0.971 0.017
17 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1:37.322 1.042 0.071
18 18 Manuel Gonzalez Kalex 1:37.325 1.045 0.003
19 28 Niccolò Antonelli Kalex 1:37.380 1.100 0.055
20 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1:37.395 1.115 0.015
21 84 Zonta Van Den Goorbergh Kalex 1:37.432 1.152 0.037
22 81 Keminth Kubo Kalex 1:37.465 1.185 0.033
23 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1:37.473 1.193 0.008
24 29 Taiga Hada Kalex 1:37.604 1.324 0.131
25 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1:37.620 1.340 0.016
26 7 Barry Baltus Kalex 1:37.803 1.523 0.183
27 42 Marcos Ramirez MV Agusta 1:38.131 1.851 0.328
28 61 Alessandro Zaccone Kalex 1:38.132 1.852 0.001
29 4 Sean Dylan Kelly Kalex 1:38.503 2.223 0.371
Not Classified
  24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta   0.000 0.000
Round Number: 
17
2022
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2022 Buriram Moto3 FP2 Result: Sasaki Leads Suzuki On A Drying Track

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 71 Ayumu Sasaki Husqvarna 1:43.503    
2 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1:43.694 0.191 0.191
3 54 Riccardo Rossi Honda 1:44.330 0.827 0.636
4 96 Daniel Holgado KTM 1:44.393 0.890 0.063
5 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1:44.423 0.920 0.030
6 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1:44.465 0.962 0.042
7 28 Izan Guevara GasGas 1:44.570 1.067 0.105
8 48 Ivan Ortola KTM 1:44.605 1.102 0.035
9 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1:44.684 1.181 0.079
10 19 Scott Ogden Honda 1:44.747 1.244 0.063
11 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1:44.761 1.258 0.014
12 16 Andrea Migno Honda 1:44.784 1.281 0.023
13 11 Sergio Garcia GasGas 1:44.906 1.403 0.122
14 43 Xavier Artigas CFMoto 1:44.910 1.407 0.004
15 10 Diogo Moreira KTM 1:44.917 1.414 0.007
16 17 John McPhee Husqvarna 1:45.047 1.544 0.130
17 66 Joel Kelso KTM 1:45.186 1.683 0.139
18 44 David Muñoz KTM 1:45.233 1.730 0.047
19 99 Carlos Tatay CFMoto 1:45.261 1.758 0.028
20 21 Vicente Perez Honda 1:45.373 1.870 0.112
21 64 Mario Suryo Aji Honda 1:45.513 2.010 0.140
22 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 1:45.555 2.052 0.042
23 70 Joshua Whatley Honda 1:46.134 2.631 0.579
24 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1:46.153 2.650 0.019
25 22 Ana Carrasco KTM 1:46.243 2.740 0.090
26 72 Taiyo Furusato Honda 1:46.408 2.905 0.165
27 23 Elia Bartolini KTM 1:46.774 3.271 0.366
28 9 Nicola Carraro KTM 1:46.796 3.293 0.022
29 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 1:46.838 3.335 0.042
Not qualified (Out 105%)
  31 Adrian Fernandez KTM 1:51.662 8.159 4.824
Round Number: 
17
2022
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2022 Buriram MotoGP FP1 Result: Marc Marquez Fastest After Early Crash

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1:30.523    
2 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1:30.555 0.032 0.032
3 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1:30.588 0.065 0.033
4 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1:30.621 0.098 0.033
5 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1:30.641 0.118 0.020
6 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1:30.746 0.223 0.105
7 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1:30.756 0.233 0.010
8 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1:30.765 0.242 0.009
9 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1:30.790 0.267 0.025
10 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1:30.842 0.319 0.052
11 35 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 1:30.881 0.358 0.039
12 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1:30.985 0.462 0.104
13 49 Fabio Di Giannantonio Ducati 1:31.004 0.481 0.019
14 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1:31.007 0.484 0.003
15 33 Brad Binder KTM 1:31.059 0.536 0.052
16 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1:31.087 0.564 0.028
17 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia 1:31.160 0.637 0.073
18 72 Marco Bezzecchi Ducati 1:31.230 0.707 0.070
19 87 Remy Gardner KTM 1:31.325 0.802 0.095
20 25 Raul Fernandez KTM 1:31.551 1.028 0.226
21 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1:31.655 1.132 0.104
22 9 Danilo Petrucci Suzuki 1:32.706 2.183 1.051
23 40 Darryn Binder Yamaha 1:32.949 2.426 0.243
24 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Honda 1:33.073 2.550 0.124
Round Number: 
17
2022
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2022 Buriram Moto2 FP1 Result: Fernandez Leads Chantra As Track Dries

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1:36.806    
2 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1:36.838 0.032 0.032
3 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1:36.875 0.069 0.037
4 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1:37.083 0.277 0.208
5 12 Filip Salac Kalex 1:37.233 0.427 0.150
6 75 Albert Arenas Kalex 1:37.234 0.428 0.001
7 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1:37.274 0.468 0.040
8 51 Pedro Acosta Kalex 1:37.280 0.474 0.006
9 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1:37.327 0.521 0.047
10 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1:37.437 0.631 0.110
11 9 Jorge Navarro Kalex 1:37.496 0.690 0.059
12 52 Jeremy Alcoba Kalex 1:37.498 0.692 0.002
13 18 Manuel Gonzalez Kalex 1:37.658 0.852 0.160
14 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1:37.711 0.905 0.053
15 7 Barry Baltus Kalex 1:37.730 0.924 0.019
16 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1:37.886 1.080 0.156
17 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1:37.928 1.122 0.042
18 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 1:37.943 1.137 0.015
19 29 Taiga Hada Kalex 1:38.120 1.314 0.177
20 84 Zonta Van Den Goorbergh Kalex 1:38.163 1.357 0.043
21 21 Alonso Lopez Boscoscuro 1:38.204 1.398 0.041
22 81 Keminth Kubo Kalex 1:38.211 1.405 0.007
23 28 Niccolò Antonelli Kalex 1:38.329 1.523 0.118
24 40 Aron Canet Kalex 1:38.333 1.527 0.004
25 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1:38.407 1.601 0.074
26 61 Alessandro Zaccone Kalex 1:38.425 1.619 0.018
27 42 Marcos Ramirez MV Agusta 1:38.479 1.673 0.054
28 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1:38.792 1.986 0.313
29 4 Sean Dylan Kelly Kalex 1:38.803 1.997 0.011
30 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1:40.694 3.888 1.891
Round Number: 
17
2022
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2022 Buriram Moto3 FP1 Result: Suzuki Fastest As Thai GP Off To A Wet Start

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1:51.520    
2 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1:51.798 0.278 0.278
3 16 Andrea Migno Honda 1:52.068 0.548 0.270
4 54 Riccardo Rossi Honda 1:52.069 0.549 0.001
5 10 Diogo Moreira KTM 1:52.213 0.693 0.144
6 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1:52.257 0.737 0.044
7 11 Sergio Garcia GasGas 1:52.268 0.748 0.011
8 31 Adrian Fernandez KTM 1:52.503 0.983 0.235
9 99 Carlos Tatay CFMoto 1:52.543 1.023 0.040
10 96 Daniel Holgado KTM 1:52.628 1.108 0.085
11 23 Elia Bartolini KTM 1:52.775 1.255 0.147
12 17 John McPhee Husqvarna 1:52.785 1.265 0.010
13 44 David Muñoz KTM 1:52.793 1.273 0.008
14 71 Ayumu Sasaki Husqvarna 1:52.817 1.297 0.024
15 28 Izan Guevara GasGas 1:52.906 1.386 0.089
16 66 Joel Kelso KTM 1:52.964 1.444 0.058
17 64 Mario Suryo Aji Honda 1:52.996 1.476 0.032
18 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 1:53.050 1.530 0.054
19 21 Vicente Perez Honda 1:53.059 1.539 0.009
20 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1:53.123 1.603 0.064
21 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 1:53.147 1.627 0.024
22 19 Scott Ogden Honda 1:53.339 1.819 0.192
23 43 Xavier Artigas CFMoto 1:53.387 1.867 0.048
24 48 Ivan Ortola KTM 1:53.404 1.884 0.017
25 70 Joshua Whatley Honda 1:53.448 1.928 0.044
26 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1:53.502 1.982 0.054
27 72 Taiyo Furusato Honda 1:53.638 2.118 0.136
28 22 Ana Carrasco KTM 1:53.738 2.218 0.100
29 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1:53.758 2.238 0.020
30 9 Nicola Carraro KTM 1:54.832 3.312 1.074
Round Number: 
17
2022
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2022 Catalunya World Superbike Race Two Result: Settled Before The End

World Superbike's last race of the weekend once again avoided the rain. The temperature was climbing and would once again punish the tyres.

Alvaro Bautista got the lead into turn one from pole position, ahead of Michael Ruben Rinaldi and Jonathan Rea who overtook Toprak Razgatlioglu around the outside into turn two. Alex Lowes, showing solid pace all weekend, crashed out at turn ten as Jonathan Rea stared at his front tyre. Scott Redding crashed at the last corner of the first lap.

Lap two, Bautista led Rinaldi, Rea and Razgatlioglu. Behind them, Axel Bassani held off Xavi Vierge, Andrea Locatelli and Iker Lecuona. Lap two, Iker Lecuona set a fastest lap of 1'42.357 in eighth place as Alvaro Bautista had a lead of over a second from his teammate Rinaldi. Axel Bassani faced his way past Razgatlioglu and took third off Rea in turn ten, but at turn eleven, Rea struck back, taking second place at the start of lap three but Rinaldi's drive out of turn three and into turn four put him back ahead of Rea.

Andrea Locatelli crashed out at turn ten as Alvaro Bautista set a 1'42.357 fastest lap. Bassani wedged under Rea top take third place to put three Ducatis in front of the six-time world champion. 

At the start of lap six, after Bautista set another fastest lap - a 1'42.181, Bautista had a lead over two seconds over Rinaldi and Bassani. Behind the Ducatis, Rea led Razgatliolgu with Vierge over a second behind them. Bassani tried some tight passes on Rinaldi, but Rinaldi made himself difficult to pass. Bassani finally got past at the hairpin to lead the group of Rinaldi, Rea and Razgatlioglu, three and a half seconds behind Bautista. Eight laps in. Rea probed for a way past Rinaldi, all over the back of Hin into corners, but Rinaldi had the jump out of corners. 

Jonathan Rea stuck a pass under Michael Ruben Rinaldi at turn ten, but Rinaldi powered past Rea down the finish straight. Rinaldi build on his pace to briefly hold second place five seconds behind Bautista at the turn ten hairpin and took it back down the straight. Rea got sucked in to outbrake himself into turn one and went wide, letting Razgatlioglu take fourth place from him. 

At half race distance, Bautista led Rinaldi and Bassani by over five seconds, with Razgatlioglu and Rea behind the three Ducatis. Almost three seconds off Rea, the Hondas of Xavi Vierge and Iker Lecuona. Garrett Gerloff walked away from a turn two crash.

Lap thirteen and Bautista led by over six seconds, with the four-rider group behind him covered by under a second. Every lap he was the fastest man on track, increasing his lead every lap. Axel Bassani made a mistake into turn twelve and Razgatlioglu went underneath the wide bike, and Rea followed as Bassani had to stick to a wider line. Down the straight, Rea pulled alongside Razgatlioglu and Bassani and snuck underneath both of them into turn one to take third place behind Rinaldi.

Rea and Razgatlioglu started to break away from Bassani whose tyre looked like it was starting to go away from him. Rea and Razgatlioglu were also closing on second-placed Rinaldi as they put over a second between them and Bassani. Razgatlioglu and Bassani both took advantage of Rea making a mistake going wide into turn seven to both pass him, but Rea took fourth back off Bassani down the straight to start lap seventeen. 

With two laps left, Alvaro Bautista led Michael Ruben Rinaldi and Toprak Razgatlioglu by over nine seconds with Jonathan Rea almost two seconds further back, having left Axel Bassani over two seconds behind him. A lap later, the gaps extended with Bautista leading by almost ten seconds at the front and Rinaldi almost a second clear of Razgatlioglu. 

Alvaro Bautista won by eight seconds after he took a few seconds to celebrate his first triple win of the season down the straight, dancing over the finish line. Michael Ruben Rinaldi finished second, the first one-two of the season, after a processional handful of last laps, with Toprak Razgatlioglu taking the last step of the podium a second ahead of Jonathan Rea. Axel Bassani was over five seconds behind Rea and four seconds from Xavi Vierge.

Alvaro Bautista predictably extended his lead over Toprak Razgatlioglu to fifty nine points with Michael Ruben Rinaldi's second place holding off Bautista's title rivals. Razgatlioglu's podium increased his lead over Jonathan Rea to eight points.

Results: 

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 19 A. BAUTISTA Ducati Panigale V4R  
2 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4R 8.103
3 1 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 0.987
4 65 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 10.210
5 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4R 15.677
6 97 X. VIERGE Honda CBR1000 RR-R 20.320
7 5 P. OETTL Ducati Panigale V4R 33.622
8 7 I. LECUONA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 35.008
9 76 L. BAZ BMW M1000RR 35.092
10 2 R. TAMBURINI Yamaha YZF R1 40.108
11 29 L. BERNARDI Ducati Panigale V4R 42.746
12 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 43.165
13 60 M. VAN DER MARK BMW M1000RR 46.197
14 50 E. LAVERTY BMW M1000RR 46.420
15 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 48.365
16 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 2.620
17 36 L. MERCADO Honda CBR1000 RR-R 54.132
18 52 O. KONIG Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'12.447
RET 99 O. GUTIERREZ Kawasaki ZX-10RR 13
RET 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 11
RET 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 4
RET 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR  
RET 45 S. REDDING BMW M1000RR  
Round Number: 
8
2022
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2022 Catalunya World Supersport Race Two Result: Full Race Distance

World Supersport race two started under warm conditions with Dominique Aegerter and Lorenzo Baldassarri lining up on the same softer SCX tyre with everyone else on a harder tyre.

Federico Caricasulo got the holeshot ahead of Can Oncu and Nicolo Bulega. On the exit of turn four, Can Oncu took the lead from Caricasulo. Dominique Aegerter led Lorenzo Baldassarri in fifth and sixth place. At the start of lap three Caricasulo took the lead into turn one and Yari Montella took second place off him into turn five. Stefano Manzi set the fastest lap, a 1'46.321 climbing to eighth place. Federico Caricasulo got pushed aside into turn one and riders took their turns to pass him as he tried to recover, slower than everyone else throughout the first turns. Glenn van Straalen crashed out from the pack as the leading twenty riders remained in a group.

Can Oncu led Lorenzo Baldassari, Yari Montella, Adrian Huertas, Dominique Aegerter and fifteen others as Can Oncu set the fastest lap of 1'45.746. The leading sixteen riders were squeezed into three seconds. Five laps completed, Domonique Aegerter set the fastest lap in fourth place, a 1'45.386, as a gap started to form between Aegerter and fifth-placed Stefano Manzi. Aegerter climbed to third place, passing Montella to catch Oncu and Baldassarri.

Lap seven and Baldassarri took the lead into turn one, passing Oncu outside down the straight. Manzi jumped the gap from fifth place to catch Montella, leaving Federico Caricasulo to lead the second pack in sixth place.

At the lead of the five-rider leading group, Oncu took the lead back into turn one, followed by Aegerter to push Baldassarri into third place, ahead of Manzi and Montella. 

At half race distance, Can Oncu led Lorenzo Baldassarri, Dominique Aegerter and Stefano Manzi with Federico Caricasulo over a second behind, heading the second group. Aegerter took second place cleanly into turn one. The fight for fifth place was Caricasulo, Niki Tuuli, Yari Montella and Bahattin Sofuoglu. 

Aegerter led over the line to start lap eleven, but Baldassarri used the slipstream to pass the two bikes in front of him, but Oncu went round both of them to take the lead. Baldassarri passed Oncu a few turns later. Lap twelve and the leading four were covered by well under two tenths of a second as Aegerter overshot turn one to lose a second to Baldassarri, Oncu and Manzi in front of him. Can Oncu took the lead from Baldassarri as Aegerter closed up on Manzi at the back of the leading trip, closing a sixth of a second in one sector.

Lap fourteen and the leading four bikes were covered by just half a second, and Oncu nearly locked his front wheel, causing Manzi to dodge, but the group didn't lose any time. Manzi took second place and tried to make a pass on Baldassarri, but couldn't take the lead. Lap fifteen and Aegerter slipstreamed down the straight to leapfrog to third place, only outbraved by Can Oncu in the lead. Aegerter passed Oncu at turn four and started to push for a break. 

Down the straight to start lap sixteen, Aegerter was only a third of a second clear of Oncu's Kawasaki, Manzi's Triumph and Baldassarri's Yamaha, but a lap later, Aegerter pulled a further third of a second on his rivals. Baldassarri looked like he couldn't keep up with Oncu and Manzi ahead of him, dropping to a second off the leading trio by lap seventeen. Manzi and Oncu swapped back and forth as Aegerter started the lap over a second clear of Manzi and Oncu as Baldassarri's tyre gave up over a second further back.

Can Oncu tried several times to pass Stefano Manzi but he couldn't make a pass work; Manzi however touched the green paint wide exiting turn nine, potentially giving Oncu second place on paper, but not on track.

Dominique Aegerter won by two seconds ahead of Can Oncu and Stefano Manzi, the track limit excursion dropping Manzi to third place. Lorenzo Baldassarri was two further seconds in a lonely fourth place, four and a half seconds from Federico Caricasulo and Niki Tuuli. Caricasulo was also penalised for a green paint infraction, giving fifth place to Tuuli.

Dominique Aegerter's twelfth win extended his lead over Lorenzo Baldassarri to thirty six points with Baldassarri's fourth place. Can Oncu's second place lifted him to third place in the championship, overtaking Nicolo Bulega who could only manage fourteenth place. Stefano Manzi remains in fifth place in the championship, thirty seven points off fourth place and thirty points clear of Yari Montella's sixth place.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 77 D. AEGERTER Yamaha YZF R6  
2 61 C. ONCU Kawasaki ZX-6R 2.014
3 P 62 S. MANZI Triumph Street Triple RS 0.086
4 7 L. BALDASSARRI Yamaha YZF R6 4.218
5 66 N. TUULI MV Agusta F3 800 RR 8.863
6P 64 F. CARICASULO Ducati Panigale V2 0.037
7 54 B. SOFUOGLU MV Agusta F3 800 RR 9.848
8 55 Y. MONTELLA Kawasaki ZX-6R 0.001
9 24 L. TACCINI Yamaha YZF R6 11.544
10 99 A. HUERTAS Kawasaki ZX-6R 11.584
11 25 M. BRENNER Yamaha YZF R6 11.888
12 9 S. JESPERSEN Yamaha YZF R6 12.768
13 38 H. SOOMER Triumph Street Triple RS 13.618
14 11 N. BULEGA Ducati Panigale V2 1.116
15 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 16.608
16 94 A. VERDOIA Yamaha YZF R6 16.658
17 52 P. HOBELSBERGER Yamaha YZF R6 3.584
18 50 O. VOSTATEK Yamaha YZF R6 20.845
19 76 J. GIRAL Ducati Panigale V2 1.012
20 56 P. SEBESTYEN Yamaha YZF R6 0.355
21 22 F. FULIGNI Ducati Panigale V2 5.609
22 81 A. VIU Yamaha YZF R6 29.599
23 23 I. VINALES Ducati Panigale V2 0.580
24 69 T. BOOTH-AMOS Kawasaki ZX-6R 4.991
25 73 M. KOFLER Ducati Panigale V2 1.542
26 6 J. BUIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 4.395
27 70 M. ALCOBA Yamaha YZF R6 44.966
RET 32 O. BAYLISS Ducati Panigale V2 6 Laps
RET 3 R. DE ROSA Ducati Panigale V2 7 Laps
RET 21 B. CURRIE Kawasaki ZX-6R 7 Laps
RET 10 U. ORRADRE Yamaha YZF R6 8 Laps
RET 28 G. VAN STRAALEN Yamaha YZF R6 11 Laps
Round Number: 
8
2022
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2022 Catalunya World Superbike Superpole Race Result: Spend All Your Tyres

The World Superbike Superpole race would be ten mostly dry, cool laps with a lot less tyre management required. Michael van der Mark had a long lap penalty from yesterday's incident with Luca Bernardi.

Ominously, Alvaro Bautista led Jonathan Rea into turn one with Toprak Razgatlioglu in eleventh place. Alex Lowes passed Andrea Locatelli for third place then Rea for second. Iker Lecuona slipped under Locatelli and the pair crashed out on lap one. 

Bautista led Lowes and Rea after the first lap, a second ahead of Michael Ruben Rinaldi and a hard-charging Razgatlioglu. Bautista set a 1'41.135 on lap two with Lowes lapping within five hundredths of a second.

At the start of lap four, Xavi Vierge held off Philipp Oettl, Axel Bassani and Scott Redding in sixth place behind the Rinaldi and Razgatlioglu scrap. On lap five, Razgatlioglu was close enough down the straight to outbrake Rinaldi to take fourth place from him, over two seconds behind Bautista, Lowes and Rea. 

At half race distance, Vierge still led Oettl and Redding in the fight for sixth. At the front, Bautista started to tease out a lead over Lowes and Rea and Razgatlioglu broke free of Rinaldi in fourth place.

Eight laps in, Bautista's lead was over a second over Lowes and Rea with Razgatlioglu and Rinaldi almost three seconds further back. At the start of the last lap, Jonathan Rea passed Alex Lowes into turn one to take second place remarkably easily from his teammate. Toprak Razgatlioglu was over three seconds further back with Rinaldi almost four seconds further back. 

Alvaro Bautista won the race having led all ten laps from a second row start, putting himself on pole position for this afternoon's race, alongside Jonathan Rea and Alex Lowes, but the podium was briefly declared provisional only to be confirmed a minute later. Toprak Razgatlioglu headed the second row with Michael Ruben Rinaldi and Philipp Oettl. Xavi Vierge led Scott Redding and Loris Baz on the third row, but a crash put Vierge's teammate, pole sitter Iker Lecuona, off the front three rows.

Alvaro Bautista stretched his lead a few points more over Toprak Razgatlioglu as Jonathan Rea closed up again, with Bautista fifty points over Razgatlioglu and fifty five over Rea.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 19 A. BAUTISTA Ducati Panigale V4R  
2 65 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1.185
3 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1.377
4 1 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 3.711
5 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4R 3.928
6 5 P. OETTL Ducati Panigale V4R 10.506
7 97 X. VIERGE Honda CBR1000 RR-R 10.637
8 45 S. REDDING BMW M1000RR 10.947
9 76 L. BAZ BMW M1000RR 14.575
10 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 14.601
11 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 17.326
12 29 L. BERNARDI Ducati Panigale V4R 17.644
13 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 19.942
14 50 E. LAVERTY BMW M1000RR 20.672
15 2 R. TAMBURINI Yamaha YZF R1 20.723
16 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4R 20.886
17 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 23.918
18 99 O. GUTIERREZ Kawasaki ZX-10RR 25.744
19 36 L. MERCADO Honda CBR1000 RR-R 25.759
20 52 O. KONIG Kawasaki ZX-10RR 37.666
21 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 7.704
RET 60 M. VAN DER MARK BMW M1000RR 2 Laps
RET 7 I. LECUONA Honda CBR1000 RR-R  
Round Number: 
8
2022
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2022 Motegi MotoGP Race Result: Remarkable Returns To The Rostrum, With A Hint Of Title Drama

A surprisingly bright Motegi greeted the premier class on Sunday but the 24-lap race wasn’t shaping up to be a lazy lie-down in the sun, with the rebellious outsiders on the front row and the title contenders spread throughout the pack by the heavy rain on Saturday. In the end the drama didn’t quite unfold in the way we expected, but Jack Miller won’t have minded for a second, the Australian making a fast start and soon dominating proceedings to secure an impeccable first victory of the season. The Ducati man became the sixth different winner in 2022, which unfortunately also meant the return of the dreaded shoey. Brad Binder did his first front row start justice with a last lap attack for second, which returned him to the podium for the first time since the opening night in Qatar. Jorge Martin added another Ducati to the podium, in another bittersweet Sunday for the Italian factory – but more on that later.

As a taster of things to come, the warm-up lap saw Aleix Espargaro shaking his head in disbelief and entering pitlane instead of taking his spot on the grid. There was little time to clear the confusion as the lights went off and Brad Binder’s lightning start stole the show, the South African taking the lead from poleman Marc Marquez into the first corner. A cautions Marquez allowed Martin to get past at turn two and the Pramac man went on to lead the way by the end of the opening lap, while Marquez continued his early struggles, encouraging Miller and Miguel Oliveira to sweep past as well. Marquez wasn’t the only rider losing ground early on, as fellow front row starter Johann Zarco dropped to seventh after a poor start, behind Maverick Viñales. Meanwhile, amongst the title contenders, Fabio Quartararo held station in eighth position, ahead of Pol Espargaro and Luca Marini, with Pecco Bagnaia climbing into 11th, ahead of a fast-starting Alex Rins and with Enea Bastianini also making up some places early on. The replays also soon clarified that an electronic problem had prompted Aleix Espargaro’s impromptu trip through pitlane to change bikes, the Aprilia man joining the race at the back of the field, eight seconds behind the leader.

Back at the front, Martin was untroubled early on, but Miller was making fast progress and was up to second by the third lap, attacking Martin just one lap later to take the lead. The two Ducatis had a slight advantage ahead of the factory KTMs and the Honda of Marquez, while Viñales dropped almost a second behind the four leaders in the early stages, holding back a sizeable group. The group included most of the title contenders, but outside of the top eight, with Quartararo unable to fend off Marini, while Bagnaia was under pressure from Bastianini in the early battle for 11th position.

By lap six, a rampant Miller had quickly extended a half second advantage over Martin, who in turn had almost two seconds on Oliveira, Binder and Marquez. Marquez’s soft rear gamble didn’t seem to pay off early on, the Honda man losing tenths here and there on the KTMs, but was under little threat from behind, where Viñales was struggling to close the 1.5 seconds gap to his compatriot and focused on fending off the Ducati of Marini. A tough lap eight for Zarco dropped the Frenchman down to 14th position, after running wide on a couple of occasions, allowing Quartararo to get back 8th place, but the world champion was at the helm of a feisty group including Pol Espargaro, Bagnaia, Bastianini and Marco Bezzecchi. Meanwhile, Aleix Espargaro was still outside the top 20 but not unrealistically far from point-scoring positions.

Back at the front, Miller kept the fastest laps rolling, building a buffer of over a second and a half over Martin by lap 10, which suddenly doubled one lap later, helped by a mistake from the Spaniard. However, Martin also had a two-second advantage over the friendly fire between Binder and Oliveira, with Marquez biding his time behind the familiarly orange machines. If there were few changes at the top end early on, the halfway point saw Marini overhaul Viñales to claim sixth position, while Quartararo was also closing in on the Spaniard and Bastianini and Bagnaia had joined the top 10 not too far back.

The next few laps weren’t particularly eventful at the front, with the top three men separated by significant gaps and Marquez sniffing around Oliveira but struggling to find a gap and presumably starting to struggle with his fitness as well. On the other hand, it was quite eventful for the Suzuki squad, with Takuya Tsuda’s machine catching fire on lap 12 and Rins retiring three laps later with some yet-mysterious tech issues – an unfortunate farewell on home soil.

With five laps remaining, it looked like we might finally get some more action in the battle for second, where Martin seemed to suffer and was dropping back towards Binder, as well as the fight for seventh, where Viñales was reeled in by Quartararo, and a familiar squabble for ninth, between Bagnaia and Bastianini, rising the tension in the Ducati garage once more. However, the first move came from Marquez, the Spaniard finally attacking Oliveira at turn nine to claim fourth with three laps to go, showing some surprisingly solid late pace to fend off Oliveira and Marini in the closing stages. Binder soon followed his example to demote Martin at turn one, at the start of the final lap, giving the Spaniard no chance to retaliate.

Miller was long gone by this point and the three podium men took the chequered flag with no more drama. Marquez secured fourth, some three and a half seconds later, while Oliveira and Marini traded blows throughout the final lap, with the KTM man eventually taking fifth. Viñales resisted late pressure from Quartararo to keep seventh position, although things were close to ending in disaster for the Frenchman, when Bagnaia saw a gap at turn nine and lost control very close to the Yamaha’s rear tyre. Bagnaia's last lap crash allowed Bastianini to inherit ninth place, with Bezzecchi rounding out the top 10. Although Espargaro benefitted from his rival’s late misfortune to climb into 16th place, he was over six seconds behind the final point-scoring position.

Although the title contenders had nothing to do with the fight for victory this time around, Quartararo’s lowkey race to eighth place allowed him to extend his lead in the championship to 18 points over Bagnaia, with Espargaro dropping 25 points back. Bastianini conceded only one point, but with a deficit of 49 points, he is running out of time to mount a proper challenge.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time/Diff
1 43 Jack Miller Ducati 42:29.1740
2 33 Brad Binder KTM 3.409
3 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 4.136
4 93 Marc Marquez Honda 7.784
5 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 8.185
6 10 Luca Marini Ducati 8.348
7 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia 9.879
8 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 10.193
9 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 10.318
10 72 Marco Bezzecchi Ducati 16.419
11 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 16.586
12 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 17.456
13 73 Alex Marquez Honda 18.219
14 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 19.012
15 35 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 19.201
16 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 25.473
17 49 Fabio Di Giannantonio Ducati 27.006
18 25 Raul Fernandez KTM 29.374
19 87 Remy Gardner KTM 29.469
20 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 43.294
Not Classified
  63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 40:52.9860
  40 Darryn Binder Yamaha 25:54.5960
  42 Alex Rins Suzuki 25:09.1440
    Takuya Tsuda   20:03.4460
    Tetsuta Nagashima   16:14.4690
Round Number: 
16
2022
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