2021 Emilia-Romagna MotoGP FP1 Result: Zarco Flies Through The Storm

Rain welcomed the premier class back to Misano and it led to a bit of a mid-session lull as the downpour intensified, but Johann Zarco was soon back out, demoting his Ducati colleagues and increasing his advantage with every lap. The Frenchman’s final flying lap put him almost a second and a half ahead of the closest challenger, a role taken up by Marc Marquez in the closing stages of FP1. After leading the way early on, Jack Miller dropped to third, with Jorge Martin making a late jump to fourth. Franco Morbidelli in fifth was the lead Yamaha, courtesy of a fine final lap, while Pecco Bagnaia dropped to sixth after an uncharacteristic tumble at turn 8.

The KTM trio of Miguel Oliveira, Danilo Petrucci and Iker Lecuona finished FP1 in close proximity on the timesheets, although the Spaniard was two seconds slower than the leader. Joan Mir rounded out the top 10 positions, while teammate Alex Rins ended the morning in 16th place. A grumpy Fabio Quartararo returned to his garage with 18th position on the timesheets, three seconds behind his leading compatriot and not enjoying the challenging conditions.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'42.374    
2 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'43.791 1.417 1.417
3 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'43.999 1.625 0.208
4 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1'44.041 1.667 0.042
5 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'44.054 1.680 0.013
6 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'44.183 1.809 0.129
7 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'44.243 1.869 0.060
8 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'44.324 1.950 0.081
9 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'44.405 2.031 0.081
10 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'44.513 2.139 0.108
11 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'44.575 2.201 0.062
12 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'44.751 2.377 0.176
13 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1'44.888 2.514 0.137
14 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'45.011 2.637 0.123
15 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'45.204 2.830 0.193
16 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'45.221 2.847 0.017
17 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia 1'45.445 3.071 0.224
18 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'45.477 3.103 0.032
19 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'45.656 3.282 0.179
20 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'45.853 3.479 0.197
21 4 Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha 1'45.881 3.507 0.028
22 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'46.046 3.672 0.165
23 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'46.152 3.778 0.106
24 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'46.966 4.592 0.814
Round Number: 
16
2021
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