2021 Jerez MotoGP Test Combined Times: Bagnaia Fastest, Nakagami Second

Pecco Bagnaia is fastest rider over the two days of the Jerez test. The factory Ducati rider was four tenths of a second faster than Takaaki Nakagami, the LCR Honda rider having set his fastest time on Thursday. Fabio Quartararo was third fastest, his best time on Friday better than Johann Zarco's time on Thursday, putting him ahead of the Pramac Ducati rider. Enea Bastianini was fifth quickest with his time from Thursday, while Alex Rins was sixth.

Combined times for both days of the Jerez test:

Pos No Rider Bike Thursday Friday Best Diff Prev
1 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati GP22 1:37.415 1:36.872 1:36.872    
2 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda RC213V 1:37.313 1:37.672 1:37.313 0.441 0.441
3 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha M1 1:38.020 1:37.324 1:37.324 0.452 0.011
4 5 Johann Zarco Ducati GP22 1:37.356 1:38.160 1:37.356 0.484 0.032
5 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati GP21 1:37.402 1:37.698 1:37.402 0.530 0.046
6 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:37.810 1:37.423 1:37.423 0.551 0.021
7 44 Pol Espargaro Honda RC213V 1:38.165 1:37.496 1:37.496 0.624 0.073
8 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia RS-GP 1:37.674 1:37.622 1:37.622 0.750 0.126
9 36 Joan Mir Suzuki GSX-RR 1:38.194 1:37.634 1:37.634 0.762 0.012
10 43 Jack Miller Ducati GP22 1:38.002 1:37.717 1:37.717 0.845 0.083
11 73 Alex Márquez Honda RC213V 1:38.288 1:37.760 1:37.760 0.888 0.043
12 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha M1 1:37.884 1:38.100 1:37.884 1.012 0.124
13 33 Brad Binder KTM RC16 1:38.086 1:37.942 1:37.942 1.070 0.058
14 10 Luca Marini Ducati GP22 1:38.149 1:38.025 1:38.025 1.153 0.083
15 4 Andrea Dovizoso Yamaha M1 1:38.598 1:38.029 1:38.029 1.157 0.004
16 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM RC16 1:38.312 1:38.085 1:38.085 1.213 0.056
17 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:38.207 1:38.149 1:38.149 1.277 0.064
18 89 Jorge Martin Ducati GP22 1:38.152 1:38.435 1:38.152 1.280 0.003
19 49 Fabio Di Giannantonio Ducati GP21 1:39.628 1:38.528 1:38.528 1.656 0.376
20 25 Raul Fernandez KTM RC16 1:39.083 1:38.691 1:38.691 1.819 0.163
21 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia RS-GP 1:39.727 1:38.724 1:38.724 1.852 0.033
22 87 Remy Gardner KTM RC16 1:40.170 1:38.728 1:38.728 1.856 0.004
23 50 Sylvain Guintoli Suzuki GSX-RR 1:39.496 1:39.040 1:39.040 2.168 0.312
24 26 Dani Pedrosa KTM RC16   1:39.185 1:39.185 2.313 0.145
25 82 Mika Kallio KTM RC16 1:39.276   1:39.276 2.404 0.091
26 72 Marco Bezzecchi Ducati GP21 1:40.732 1:39.312 1:39.312 2.440 0.036
27 40 Darryn Binder Yamaha M1 1:41.749 1:39.941 1:39.941 3.069 0.629
28 85 Takuya Tsuda Suzuki GSX-RR 1:40.936   1:40.936 4.064 0.995
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Comments

There isn't a big straight here. Haven't found speed trap data. 

BUT - trackside viewers say neither inline 4 look/sound to have significant obvious change in sheer grunt just yet. 

Suzuki arrived w two engines to choose from and did so. Fabio was NOT happy with the power from the new motor and plainly said so. When they had him comparing two frames, his feedback was non-plussed shrugs. Could be they are alike, or could be that the engine in it is like the old one. 

But at Ducati and Honda, riders were faster on the brand new unsorted bike than the 2021. Bagnaia's gap to the next rider is striking. Wow! And he is openly happy. Red is not sitting still. The new Honda looks better to trackside observers. The times confirm it.

- An inline 4 bike is not going to win the 2022 Championship. Watch. -

KTM had more different chassis to try than any other manufacturer by a lot. Everyone is busy in Orange indeedy. This is a good thing and brings me confidence in there promise for a renewed 2022 project.

On a more serious note, did you hear that Raza at No Longer Aqua has said that RNF means "wRinkled N Fresh?" They tried to get Agostini and the 2021 European Pocketbike champ using their average age, but Dorna said the most extreme thing they could do was Dovi and D.Binder. Sincere hope for a strong Dovi season, nice to have experience amongst the youth. 

Maverick sure thrives in the wide open excitement of possibility. Practice and tests, open track, fresh kit, new options. Less grounded, more free playing in the heavens. It is a temperament. I would recommend embodiment and anchoring. Felt sense of bum on seat, hunkered down into the "bass notes" of legs and core one with machine. He needn't lose any of his fantastic hot bright burn up in the thinner air. Below busy clutter of thinking and concept. Underlying the topsy-turvy chaos of emotion. Smoother grounded solidity of consciousness can be cultivated. And contrary to subjective assumption it supports further blastoff to dancing in the sky. A touch less heat, a touch more moisture. Less chatty up in the head, more residing below. More flexible and greater range. More willingness available, less willfulness needed. 

What do you think of all the aero out today? And staring at the 2022 Honda, what does it look like to you? Hugely different!

(to quote Richard T)

The contest was about the championship?? Gosh, I thought it for testing at the end of the season--I never would have picked Rins and Vinales otherwise!  ;-)

Fun to watch the hp arms race, after two years of stasis. I do agree that the inline 4's are now on the back foot, no matter how well they turn. But, that just means that we can watch a Yamaha champion bend an inferior bike to his will, as we have with Honda for several years.

Bagnaia is seriously fast.  his best time is barely slowly than Quartaro' qualifying record of 36.705.  looks like it might be a very fast season in '22!  at least for those on a Duc!