MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2022 Barcelona MotoGP FP2 Result: Aleix Espargaro Thrives On Home Soil

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1:39.402    
2 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia 1:39.705 0.303 0.303
3 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1:39.890 0.488 0.185
4 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1:39.950 0.548 0.060
5 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1:39.989 0.587 0.039
6 33 Brad Binder KTM 1:40.083 0.681 0.094
7 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1:40.095 0.693 0.012
8 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1:40.123 0.721 0.028
9 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1:40.126 0.724 0.003
10 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1:40.204 0.802 0.078
11 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1:40.237 0.835 0.033
12 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1:40.256 0.854 0.019
13 49 Fabio Di Giannantonio Ducati 1:40.346 0.944 0.090
14 72 Marco Bezzecchi Ducati 1:40.428 1.026 0.082
15 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1:40.448 1.046 0.020
16 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1:40.650 1.248 0.202
17 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1:40.752 1.350 0.102
18 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1:40.785 1.383 0.033
19 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1:40.821 1.419 0.036
20 40 Darryn Binder Yamaha 1:40.871 1.469 0.050
21 4 Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha 1:40.943 1.541 0.072
22 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1:41.051 1.649 0.108
23 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1:41.074 1.672 0.023
24 25 Raul Fernandez KTM 1:42.074 2.672 1.000
25 87 Remy Gardner KTM 1:42.286 2.884 0.212
Round Number: 
9
2022
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2022 Barcelona Moto3 FP2 Result: Guevara Gets Quicker

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 28 Izan Guevara GasGas 1:48.979    
2 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1:49.002 0.023 0.023
3 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1:49.067 0.088 0.065
4 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 1:49.159 0.180 0.092
5 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1:49.330 0.351 0.171
6 11 Sergio Garcia GasGas 1:49.362 0.383 0.032
7 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1:49.373 0.394 0.011
8 48 Ivan Ortola KTM 1:49.405 0.426 0.032
9 16 Andrea Migno Honda 1:49.486 0.507 0.081
10 54 Riccardo Rossi Honda 1:49.496 0.517 0.010
11 19 Scott Ogden Honda 1:49.664 0.685 0.168
12 44 David Muñoz KTM 1:49.676 0.697 0.012
13 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 1:49.680 0.701 0.004
14 99 Carlos Tatay CFMoto 1:49.737 0.758 0.057
15 66 Joel Kelso KTM 1:49.756 0.777 0.019
16 18 Matteo Bertelle KTM 1:49.771 0.792 0.015
17 17 John McPhee Husqvarna 1:49.854 0.875 0.083
18 96 Daniel Holgado KTM 1:49.888 0.909 0.034
19 23 Elia Bartolini KTM 1:50.076 1.097 0.188
20 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1:50.244 1.265 0.168
21 38 David Salvador Husqvarna 1:50.442 1.463 0.198
22 43 Xavier Artigas CFMoto 1:50.485 1.506 0.043
23 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1:50.635 1.656 0.150
24 64 Mario Suryo Aji Honda 1:50.943 1.964 0.308
25 63 Syarifuddin Azman Honda 1:51.094 2.115 0.151
26 31 Adrian Fernandez KTM 1:51.113 2.134 0.019
27 72 Taiyo Furusato Honda 1:51.209 2.230 0.096
28 22 Ana Carrasco KTM 1:51.692 2.713 0.483
29 70 Joshua Whatley Honda 1:52.038 3.059 0.346
30 89 Marcos Uriarte Honda 1:52.593 3.614 0.555
Not Classified
  10 Diogo Moreira KTM   0.000 0.000
Round Number: 
9
2022
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2022 Barcelona Moto2 FP1 Result: Canet Returns To The Top

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 40 Aron Canet Kalex 1:44.450    
2 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1:44.474 0.024 0.024
3 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1:44.529 0.079 0.055
4 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1:44.575 0.125 0.046
5 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1:44.732 0.282 0.157
6 75 Albert Arenas Kalex 1:44.741 0.291 0.009
7 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1:44.745 0.295 0.004
8 51 Pedro Acosta Kalex 1:44.828 0.378 0.083
9 21 Alonso Lopez Boscoscuro 1:44.862 0.412 0.034
10 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1:44.919 0.469 0.057
11 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1:44.962 0.512 0.043
12 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1:44.971 0.521 0.009
13 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1:45.159 0.709 0.188
14 12 Filip Salac Kalex 1:45.286 0.836 0.127
15 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1:45.372 0.922 0.086
16 18 Manuel Gonzalez Kalex 1:45.395 0.945 0.023
17 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 1:45.408 0.958 0.013
18 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1:45.424 0.974 0.016
19 9 Jorge Navarro Kalex 1:45.505 1.055 0.081
20 7 Barry Baltus Kalex 1:45.605 1.155 0.100
21 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1:45.878 1.428 0.273
22 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1:45.918 1.468 0.040
23 61 Alessandro Zaccone Kalex 1:46.162 1.712 0.244
24 52 Jeremy Alcoba Kalex 1:46.209 1.759 0.047
25 28 Niccolň Antonelli Kalex 1:46.338 1.888 0.129
26 42 Marcos Ramirez MV Agusta 1:46.374 1.924 0.036
27 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1:46.745 2.295 0.371
28 55 Alex Toledo Kalex 1:46.883 2.433 0.138
29 84 Zonta Van Den Goorbergh Kalex 1:46.931 2.481 0.048
30 4 Sean Dylan Kelly Kalex 1:47.008 2.558 0.077
31   Piotr Biesiekirski   1:47.667 3.217 0.659
Round Number: 
9
2022
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2022 Barcelona MotoGP FP1 Result: Rins On The Rise

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1:40.101    
2 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia 1:40.296 0.195 0.195
3 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1:40.695 0.594 0.399
4 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1:40.708 0.607 0.013
5 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1:40.733 0.632 0.025
6 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1:40.868 0.767 0.135
7 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1:40.872 0.771 0.004
8 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1:40.901 0.800 0.029
9 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1:40.907 0.806 0.006
10 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1:41.031 0.930 0.124
11 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1:41.049 0.948 0.018
12 25 Raul Fernandez KTM 1:41.083 0.982 0.034
13 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1:41.104 1.003 0.021
14 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1:41.105 1.004 0.001
15 33 Brad Binder KTM 1:41.157 1.056 0.052
16 72 Marco Bezzecchi Ducati 1:41.214 1.113 0.057
17 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1:41.243 1.142 0.029
18 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1:41.280 1.179 0.037
19 49 Fabio Di Giannantonio Ducati 1:41.313 1.212 0.033
20 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1:41.320 1.219 0.007
21 87 Remy Gardner KTM 1:41.330 1.229 0.010
22 4 Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha 1:41.458 1.357 0.128
23 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1:41.882 1.781 0.424
24 40 Darryn Binder Yamaha 1:41.934 1.833 0.052
25 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1:41.980 1.879 0.046
Round Number: 
9
2022
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2022 Barcelona Moto3 FP1 Result: Guevara Starts Strong

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 28 Izan Guevara GasGas 1:48.675    
2 96 Daniel Holgado KTM 1:48.870 0.195 0.195
3 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1:48.962 0.287 0.092
4 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1:48.978 0.303 0.016
5 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1:49.081 0.406 0.103
6 16 Andrea Migno Honda 1:49.188 0.513 0.107
7 11 Sergio Garcia GasGas 1:49.392 0.717 0.204
8 99 Carlos Tatay CFMoto 1:49.451 0.776 0.059
9 44 David Muñoz KTM 1:49.468 0.793 0.017
10 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1:49.516 0.841 0.048
11 54 Riccardo Rossi Honda 1:49.573 0.898 0.057
12 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 1:49.595 0.920 0.022
13 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 1:49.611 0.936 0.016
14 66 Joel Kelso KTM 1:49.704 1.029 0.093
15 38 David Salvador Husqvarna 1:49.757 1.082 0.053
16 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1:49.919 1.244 0.162
17 48 Ivan Ortola KTM 1:49.949 1.274 0.030
18 64 Mario Suryo Aji Honda 1:50.126 1.451 0.177
19 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1:50.259 1.584 0.133
20 17 John McPhee Husqvarna 1:50.386 1.711 0.127
21 31 Adrian Fernandez KTM 1:50.399 1.724 0.013
22 19 Scott Ogden Honda 1:50.443 1.768 0.044
23 72 Taiyo Furusato Honda 1:50.578 1.903 0.135
24 43 Xavier Artigas CFMoto 1:50.832 2.157 0.254
25 63 Syarifuddin Azman Honda 1:50.858 2.183 0.026
26 18 Matteo Bertelle KTM 1:51.188 2.513 0.330
27 23 Elia Bartolini KTM 1:51.560 2.885 0.372
28 70 Joshua Whatley Honda 1:51.729 3.054 0.169
29 10 Diogo Moreira KTM 1:52.301 3.626 0.572
30 22 Ana Carrasco KTM 1:53.057 4.382 0.756
31 89 Marcos Uriarte Honda 1:53.873 5.198 0.816
Round Number: 
9
2022
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2022 Mugello MotoE Race 2 Result: More Joy For The Locals

The final performance of the day in Mugello was another MotoE sprint, ending with a home favourite taking the win, a video finish for second and a sprinkle of chaos throughout. In a repeat from Race 1, Kevin Zannoni made the best start to lead into San Donato ahead of poleman Dominique Aegerter and Matteo Ferrari, while Miquel Pons cruised through the pack to go from ninth on the grid to third by lap two. Eric Granado made another sluggish start down in 6th position but quickly found rival Aegerter pushed into his clutches by the close battles ahead. Meanwhile, title contender Mattia Casadei did not make it past the exit of turn 1, taking a tumble in the grass and a bit of a blow in the cup standings.

Ferrari attacked Zannoni at the start of lap three, when a group of eight stretched a gap at the front, also including Marc Alcoba, Pons, Niccolo Canepa, Granado, Aegerter and Andrea Mantovani. Although Zannoni tried to resume control next time around turn one, Ferrari held onto top spot, while Granado and Aegerter were engaged in direct battle for 6th position at that stage. However, the rest of the group seemed to be biding their time for a podium-worthy attack.

The action got livelier with two laps remaining, when Pons’s attack on Zannoni gave Ferrari some breathing space at the front, the leader starting the final lap of the race half a second ahead of his rivals. Having started that last lap in fourth position, the distance to the leader was too much for Aegerter to make up, but the Swiss rider attacked Pons at the final corner and then waited for the video finish to award him second over Alcoba. Because the two were inseparable on the timesheets, Aegerter kept second place due to posting the fastest lap of the race, while Alcoba settled for third, in his first MotoE podium. Pons got well and truly robbed on the final lap, dropping from second to fourth, with Canepa joining the top five ahead of Mantovani, Granado and Zannoni.

Aegerter’s late recovery helps him extend his lead in the cup standings to 28 points over Granado, while Ferrari’s first victory of the season brings him within 30 points of the leader, Casadei dropping 49 points back.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 11 Matteo Ferrari Energica      
2 77 Dominique Aegerter Energica   0.529  
3 70 Marc Alcoba Energica   0.529  
4 77 Miquel Pons MV Agusta   0.566  
5 7 Niccolo Canepa Energica   0.739  
6 9 Andrea Mantovani Energica   1.621  
7 51 Eric Granado Energica   1.678  
8 21 Kevin Zannoni Energica   1.726  
9 34 Kevin Manfredi Energica   2.636  
10 4 Hector Garzo Energica   4.586  
11   Massimo Roccoli     10.091  
12 12 Xavi Fores Energica   10.547  
13 17 Alex Escrig Energica   10.764  
14 72 Alessio Finello Energica   12.165  
15 6 Maria Herrera Energica   17.117  
  78 Hikari Okubo Energica   0.000  
  27 Mattia Casadei Energica   0.000  
Round Number: 
6
2022
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2022 Mugello MotoGP Race Result: Inevitable But Still Impressive

An overcast Mugello with more modest attendance that we’re used to did not deter the fleet of Italians and Ducatis crowding the first rows of the grid and it was Pecco Bagnaia who got to enjoy a dream race on home soil, recovering from a subdued start to take a first victory in Mugello and second of the season. Fabio Quartararo continues to magically repel the power of (most) Ducatis and the world champion kept within a second of victory contention for the entire race before settling for second. Equally impressive was Aleix Espargaro, who snatched a home podium for Aprilia from the clutches of three feisty Bologna bullets.

Although he faded somewhat throughout the race, Fabio Di Giannantonio made a good start from pole, but soon allowed Luca Marini to get some time in the limelight on the opening lap. Quartararo and Espargaro also had a great launch off the line, getting ahead of some of the Ducatis, demoting Johann Zarco to sixth position and Bagnaia to ninth, with a fast-starting Brad Binder and Takaaki Nakagami separating the two. After a good start – the last for quite a while – Marc Marquez dropped to the bottom of the top 10, holding off Miguel Oliveira and Enea Bastianini in the early stages. Meanwhile, the Suzukis were knocking on the doors of the top 15, Alex Rins more successful than Joan Mir, despite starting further back on the grid.

Back at the front, Bezzecchi took his turn in the spotlight by breezing past his teammate into San Donato at the start of lap two, while the poleman was under attack from the reigning world champion – the two trading places several times over the next couple of laps, but the rookie and his superior top speed not making it easy for Quartararo. Meanwhile, Bagnaia was recovering ground and was up to fifth, demoting Espargaro, Zarco and Binder, while Marquez was keeping Bastianini at arm’s length.

Bezzecchi kept top spot warm in the early stages, but trouble started brewing when he lost wingman Marini to an overtake from Quartararo on lap four. The trio briefly managed to extend a half second gap while Di Giannantonio proved to be a bit of a handful for Bagnaia, but the factory Ducati man settled that battle by lap five, promptly caught up with the leaders and breezed past both Marini and Quartararo into turn one. Espargaro tried to keep up with the Ducatis surrounding him and although a wide take at turn one dropped him to seventh position, he was quick to recover, getting past Zarco and Di Giannantonio within a couple of laps.

By lap seven, Bezzecchi, Bagnaia, Quartararo and Marini had stretched an advantage of almost one second, the Yamaha intruder admirably keeping up with the Ducatis while Aleix Espargaro was pushing to join that elite group. Bagnaia inevitably took the lead at turn one with 15 laps remaining, just as Espargaro made it a five-man leading group, with Zarco heading the pursuit 1.5 seconds back, in a group including Bastianini and Binder, but with Di Giannantonio, Oliveira, Marquez and Nakagami not too far back. Meanwhile, both Suzukis abandoned the fight on lap eight, crashing out in quick succession from outside the top 10.

Presumably afraid of Bagnaia attempting a breakaway, Quartararo attacked Bezzecchi a couple laps later, but the rookie’s rapid retaliation dropped them one second behind the leader at the halfway point of the race. Quartararo eventually got a bit of a breather as the Mooney VR46 teammates engaged in battle, with Espargaro unable to get involved just yet but with a new threat coming from behind, where a resurgent Bastianini was brining himself and Zarco back into contention. Despite the Italian’s pace promising fireworks, Bastianini’s race ended in the gravel at turn four with 10 laps remaining.

Back at the front, Bagnaia was still juggling a one-second advantage over Quartararo, who kept that gap steady but was not really closing in. The gap briefly ticked under the one second mark as the race entered the final six laps but the Italian’s advantage on the straight quickly remedied that and it looked like the podium was pretty much decided, with Espargaro getting past Bezzecchi & Co and steadily shaking off the gaggle of Ducatis over the final handful of laps.

Bagnaia started the final lap with a second’s advantage over Quartararo and managed that gap to the chequered flag, while Espargaro crossed the finish line another second later to score a fourth consecutive podium. Zarco attacked Bezzecchi heading into the final lap to take 4th, while Binder sniffed around Marini over the last couple of laps, but it was too late to try a move and the South African settled for a solid seventh. Nakagami was the top Honda in eighth place, coming under some late pressure from Miguel Oliveira, while Marc Marquez bids goodbye to the 2022 season (for now) with a top 10 result. A video finish awarded Di Giannantonio the best result of his rookie season yet with 11th position, one thousandth of a second keeping him ahead of Maverick Viñales.

Quartararo’s spirited fight on enemy territory extends his advantage in the world championship to eight points over Espargaro, while Bastianini drops to a 28-point deficit and Bagnaia climbs three positions to trail the Frenchman by 41 points.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time/Diff
1 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 41:18.9230
2 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 0.635
3 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1.983
4 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 2.590
5 72 Marco Bezzecchi Ducati 3.067
6 10 Luca Marini Ducati 3.875
7 33 Brad Binder KTM 4.067
8 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 10.944
9 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 11.256
10 93 Marc Marquez Honda 11.800
11 49 Fabio Di Giannantonio Ducati 12.916
12 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia 12.917
13 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 17.240
14 73 Alex Marquez Honda 17.568
15 43 Jack Miller Ducati 17.687
16 40 Darryn Binder Yamaha 20.265
17 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 20.296
18 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 21.305
19 87 Remy Gardner KTM 30.548
20 4 Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha 31.011
21 25 Raul Fernandez KTM 42.723
22 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 0.000
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  23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 23:24.0940
  36 Joan Mir Suzuki 12:44.7980
  42 Alex Rins Suzuki 12:41.6070
  44 Pol Espargaro Honda 07:21.0900
Round Number: 
8
2022
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2022 Mugello Moto2 Race Result: A Prophecy Fulfilled

The sun was back out in Mugello and the celestial spotlight was firmly on Pedro Acosta, the rookie back to his spectacular self after a quiet start to his season and a blip in Le Mans. An impeccable 21 laps rewarded Acosta with a precious belated birthday present, the youngster’s dominant display turning him into the youngest race winner in the intermediate class at only 18 years and four days. Acosta took the chequered flag four seconds ahead of his closest rival, Joe Roberts resisting pressure from the new joint championship leaders to take a well-deserved second position. Late drama for Celestino Vietti handed the final podium place to rival Ai Ogura, leaving the two riders tied on points in the championship battle.

Acosta had made a perfect start to challenge poleman Aron Canet into San Donato, who immediately found himself in a Marc VDS sandwich. A great launch for Roberts allowed him to attack Tony Arbolino for fourth by the end of the opening lap, while Vietti lost ground early on, dropping to the back of the top 10.

A shaky moment for Acosta over the kerbs coming out of Arrabbiata 2 was the rookie’s only mistake, briefly allowing Canet another go at the front, but Acosta breezed past his compatriot the next time they reached the main straight. Despite some friendly fire between Arbolino and Sam Lowes, the duo kept in touch with the Spaniards ahead, while the chasing group kept dropping a few tenths behind, led by Ogura and Roberts and with Mattia Pasini, Vietti, Jorge Navarro, Cameron Beaubier, Jake Dixon and Alonso Lopez still hanging on. Meanwhile, French GP victor Augusto Fernandez was struggling to recover from his lowly grid position and even poorer start and was at the bottom of the top 20 after the first couple of laps. 

Acosta and Canet seemed to stretch a sliver of a gap over the next few laps, while the Marc VDS duo were joined by Ogura and Roberts in the battle for third and Vietti dropped a full second back by lap eight. At the halfway point of the race, Ogura started stealing the spotlight in the chasing group, the Japanese rider attacking both Marc VDS teammates, but his exchanges with Arbolino allowed the two leaders some breathing room. However, there was an added threat from behind, with Vietti catching up with the chasing group for the final 10 laps. Some solid progress was also being made by Fernandez, who was up to 13th position by that stage and showing similar pace to the leaders.

Just as the leaders extended a decent advantage at the front, the pole curse hit again and Canet crashed out quite dramatically at the final corner with nine laps to go. That left Acosta as the sole leader by nearly two seconds, while the balance of power in the chasing group changed in favour of Roberts, Vietti and Ogura, while Arbolino and Lowes dropped to the back of that group and steadily lost touch with the men ahead.

Given Acosta’s untouchable pace at the front, his rivals stood no chance of closing the gap and had to settle for podium crumbs. Despite Roberts and Vietti being inseparable on the timesheets, the championship leader bided his time for an attack and the attack never came as the Italian’s machine gave up the ghost with three laps remaining. Ogura, who had dropped a couple seconds back by that point, suddenly found himself in the final podium position and with no challengers around. Lowes and Arbolino provided the entertainment in the final handful of laps, until the Italian tagged his teammate at turn two with three laps left, forcing him into a crash and scoring himself a long lap penalty in the process.

Acosta started the final lap with an advantage of almost four seconds, with significant gaps between Roberts and Ogura behind him. Arbolino’s penalty dropped him into the clutches of Fernandez, who had steadily worked his way into top five contention and the duo traded places all the way to the chequered flag, Arbolino finishing one hundredth of a second ahead of Fernandez. Dixon, Beaubier, Lopez, Marcel Schrotter and Albert Arenas rounded out the top 10 positions.

Vietti’s misfortune means he’s heading to Catalunya tied on points with Ogura in the world championship standings, while Canet drops 19 points back and Roberts climbs up the standings to fourth, with a 22-point deficit.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time/Diff
1 51 Pedro Acosta Kalex 39:35.9300
2 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 4.051
3 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 6.749
4 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 12.312
5 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 12.327
6 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 12.513
7 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 12.849
8 21 Alonso Lopez Boscoscuro 13.314
9 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 14.703
10 75 Albert Arenas Kalex 14.748
11 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 15.141
12 9 Jorge Navarro Kalex 15.425
13 12 Filip Salac Kalex 17.254
14 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 18.069
15   Mattia Pasini   18.750
16 7 Barry Baltus Kalex 23.969
17 52 Jeremy Alcoba Kalex 27.648
18 28 Niccolň Antonelli Kalex 29.286
19 61 Alessandro Zaccone Kalex 30.221
20 18 Manuel Gonzalez Kalex 35.200
21 84 Zonta Van Den Goorbergh Kalex 35.223
22 81 Keminth Kubo Kalex 49.777
23 4 Sean Dylan Kelly Kalex 49.897
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  24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 38:10.1080
  22 Sam Lowes Kalex 34:01.6740
  13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 33:58.5560
  40 Aron Canet Kalex 22:39.3530
  19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 20:53.2570
  42 Marcos Ramirez MV Agusta 19:08.0210
  35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 07:41.4260
Round Number: 
8
2022
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2022 Mugello Moto3 Race Result: Another Family Affair

Race day in Mugello started with a mix of damp patches and patches of blue sky but weather was thankfully not a factor in the usual shenanigans of Moto3. The race followed the usual script of frequent exchanges at the front, with the added drama of some high-profile crashes, a top three taking separated by only three hundredths of a second and a post-race penalty deciding the victor. The big trophy stayed in the Aspar family, after a penalty for exceeding track limits on the final lap demoted Izan Guevara to second and handed the victory to teammate Sergio Garcia – the two Spaniards stealing the scene on the final lap. Tatsuki Suzuki was the intruder on the podium, coming from 11th on the grid, taking a long lap penalty and still finding his way into the victory battle on the final lap, looking quite disappointed to be only third.

The tale had a very narrative at the start of the 20-lap race, when poleman Deniz Öncü made a perfect start to lead ahead of rookie Diogo Moreira and Guevara, the trio quickly extending a one second gap ahead of the chasers led by Dennis Foggia, Garcia and Daniel Holgado. Great starts for the likes of Suzuki and Andrea Migno quickly put them in the mix for the top five, despite being quite far back on the grid, and once Migno got into the lead of the chase, the gap to the three feisty leaders quickly started coming down. Meanwhile, Jaume Masia had a nightmare opening lap, dropping him back to 17th position, followed by a trip through the gravel a couple laps later, while avoiding an incident for Stefano Nepa, which pushed him further back to 27th position. Although the Spaniard’s pace helped him to recover positions straight away, he was over 15 seconds behind the leaders after the first handful of laps.  

Meanwhile, the battle for victory had compacted into a sizeable group of around 20 riders and Foggia promptly picked up the lead on home soil by lap five. Teammate Suzuki and Guevara were his main challengers over the next couple of laps, but Foggia kept finding a way back into the lead, while poleman Öncü and championship leader Garcia kept close behind the trio and started lining up some moves soon after.

Despite the shiver of sharks slightly behind him, Foggia continued to control the race from the front and the leading group finally started to break by lap 10, with 12 men sticking around for the podium battle. However, that was followed by a lap of pure chaos, starting with Öncü crashing out at San Donato after contact with Suzuki, then Foggia finding himself in the gravel after losing the rear out of Casanova – his runaway machine forcing Carlos Tatay wide and ending with Holgado climbing over John McPhee’s machine after the Scotsman crashed right in front of him at turn 14.

While the replays tried to clear the confusion, Migno took advantage to take control of a leading pack reduced to only six riders. After Suzuki served a long lap penalty for the incident with Öncü, he dropped two seconds behind the leading six but luckily for him, the frequent exchanges at the front allowed him to close back that gap with five laps remaining. Garcia hit the front for the first time as the race entered those final five laps but the Japanese rider promptly retrieved top spot into San Donato and the duo continued to trade places over the next couple of laps.

Riccardo Rossi and Moreira made brief appearances in top spot in those final laps but it was Guevara who started the final lap in the lead. Having dropped back a few possessions in the slipstream bonanza on the main straight, teammate Garcia immediately stepped it up and took both Migno and Suzuki in successive corners to trail his leading teammate. Garcia made his attack at the final corner but it was Guevara who ended up on top in the photo finish at the line. However, Guevara was soon penalised with a one position drop for exceeding track limits on the final lap, handing back victory to teammate Garcia. With Guevara and Suzuki completing the podium, Migno was best of the rest in fourth, ahead of Yamanaka, while Rossi had to settle for sixth following a late tangle with Moreira, when the rookie lost control and crashed out at the final corner. Despite the early tumble, Öncü managed to rejoin and take one point from 15th position, while Masia struggled to do any better than 17th.

Garcia’s inherited victory came with a bonus in the championship standings as well, the Spaniard now 28 points ahead of his teammate and with Masia and Foggia tied on a 42-point deficit.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time/Diff
1 11 Sergio Garcia GasGas 39:43.2140
2 28 Izan Guevara GasGas 0.000
3 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 0.012
4 16 Andrea Migno Honda 0.137
5 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 0.234
6 54 Riccardo Rossi Honda 0.999
7 48 Ivan Ortola KTM 5.387
8 23 Elia Bartolini KTM 5.477
9 18 Matteo Bertelle KTM 5.480
10 31 Adrian Fernandez KTM 5.747
11 44 David Muñoz KTM 5.751
12 66 Joel Kelso KTM 5.989
13 64 Mario Suryo Aji Honda 6.109
14 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 12.643
15 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 16.689
16 27 Kaito Toba KTM 16.738
17 5 Jaume Masia KTM 16.789
18 72 Taiyo Furusato Honda 19.449
19 99 Carlos Tatay CFMoto 32.404
20 43 Xavier Artigas CFMoto 33.421
21 70 Joshua Whatley Honda 41.412
22 22 Ana Carrasco KTM 74.077
Not Classified
  10 Diogo Moreira KTM 37:44.3140
  96 Daniel Holgado KTM 19:50.5940
  17 John McPhee Husqvarna 19:50.3870
  7 Dennis Foggia Honda 19:48.9100
  82 Stefano Nepa KTM 06:04.9590
  19 Scott Ogden Honda  
Round Number: 
8
2022
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2022 Mugello MotoGP Warm Up Result: Espargaro Leads Aprilia Charge

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1:46.976    
2 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia 1:47.116 0.140 0.140
3 72 Marco Bezzecchi Ducati 1:47.233 0.257 0.117
4 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1:47.246 0.270 0.013
5 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1:47.414 0.438 0.168
6 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1:47.460 0.484 0.046
7 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1:47.482 0.506 0.022
8 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1:47.502 0.526 0.020
9 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1:47.560 0.584 0.058
10 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1:47.629 0.653 0.069
11 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1:47.686 0.710 0.057
12 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1:47.719 0.743 0.033
13 33 Brad Binder KTM 1:47.731 0.755 0.012
14 49 Fabio Di Giannantonio Ducati 1:47.749 0.773 0.018
15 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1:47.761 0.785 0.012
16 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1:47.773 0.797 0.012
17 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1:47.787 0.811 0.014
18 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1:47.864 0.888 0.077
19 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1:47.903 0.927 0.039
20 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1:47.920 0.944 0.017
21 87 Remy Gardner KTM 1:48.124 1.148 0.204
22 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1:48.357 1.381 0.233
23 40 Darryn Binder Yamaha 1:48.367 1.391 0.010
24 4 Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha 1:48.390 1.414 0.023
25 25 Raul Fernandez KTM 1:48.997 2.021 0.607
26 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1:49.633 2.657 0.636
Round Number: 
8
2022
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