2022 Austin MotoGP FP4 Result: Bagnaia Leads Marquez

The final practice session for the premier class was more of the same, lots of fast riders with consistent pace setting the scene for another unpredictable race – unless the King of COTA has kept something hidden all along. The only man who managed to keep Marc Marquez away from top spot in FP4 was Pecco Bagnaia, the Italian picking up the lead for the final six minutes and holding Marquez a tenth behind. Enea Bastianini led the way for the early part of the session, before settling for third, less than two tenths off top spot and with equally fine rhythm to the men ahead.

Fabio Quartararo also kept close from fourth position, three tenths off the lead and one hundredth ahead of Aleix Espargaro, the world championship leader securely inside the top five. Johann Zarco kept Maverick Viñales away from his teammate, while the two Suzuki riders ended the session around seven tenths off, with Alex Rins marginally ahead of Joan Mir. After a tricky FP3, Jorge Martin picked up the pace to join the top 10, ahead of Pol Espargaro and Jack Miller. Franco Morbidelli in 13th position was one second behind Bagnaia and with Alex Marquez closely behind, while the first KTM machine was down in 18th place, Brad Binder a second and a half off the top time.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 2:02.983    
2 93 Marc Marquez Honda 2:03.115 0.132 0.132
3 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 2:03.169 0.186 0.054
4 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 2:03.359 0.376 0.190
5 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 2:03.373 0.390 0.014
6 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 2:03.421 0.438 0.048
7 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia 2:03.536 0.553 0.115
8 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 2:03.675 0.692 0.139
9 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 2:03.706 0.723 0.031
10 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 2:03.712 0.729 0.006
11 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 2:03.892 0.909 0.180
12 43 Jack Miller Ducati 2:03.895 0.912 0.003
13 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 2:04.052 1.069 0.157
14 73 Alex Marquez Honda 2:04.141 1.158 0.089
15 10 Luca Marini Ducati 2:04.286 1.303 0.145
16 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 2:04.302 1.319 0.016
17 72 Marco Bezzecchi Ducati 2:04.354 1.371 0.052
18 33 Brad Binder KTM 2:04.421 1.438 0.067
19 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 2:04.538 1.555 0.117
20 4 Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha 2:04.539 1.556 0.001
21 87 Remy Gardner KTM 2:04.873 1.890 0.334
22 40 Darryn Binder Yamaha 2:05.132 2.149 0.259
23 25 Raul Fernandez KTM 2:05.224 2.241 0.092
24 49 Fabio Di Giannantonio Ducati 2:05.374 2.391 0.150
Round Number: 
4
2022
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