2022 Sepang MotoGP FP2 Result: Crutchlow Fastest On Drying Track

The second MotoGP session started wet, but the track dried out quite quickly, with half the field fittings slicks at the end. The track was never dry enough to improve the times from this morning, however, so FP1 times determine who will go through to Q2 provisionally. The current forecast is that there could be rain during FP3.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 35 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 2:05.710    
2 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 2:06.610 0.900 0.900
3 73 Alex Marquez Honda 2:06.896 1.186 0.286
4 43 Jack Miller Ducati 2:07.553 1.843 0.657
5 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 2:08.589 2.879 1.036
6 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia 2:09.353 3.643 0.764
7 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 2:09.390 3.680 0.037
8 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 2:09.749 4.039 0.359
9 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 2:09.753 4.043 0.004
10 10 Luca Marini Ducati 2:09.825 4.115 0.072
11 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 2:09.898 4.188 0.073
12 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 2:09.960 4.250 0.062
13 72 Marco Bezzecchi Ducati 2:09.992 4.282 0.032
14 25 Raul Fernandez KTM 2:10.392 4.682 0.400
15 93 Marc Marquez Honda 2:10.411 4.701 0.019
16 33 Brad Binder KTM 2:10.485 4.775 0.074
17 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 2:10.572 4.862 0.087
18 87 Remy Gardner KTM 2:10.592 4.882 0.020
19 49 Fabio Di Giannantonio Ducati 2:10.604 4.894 0.012
20 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Honda 2:10.639 4.929 0.035
21 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 2:11.433 5.723 0.794
22 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 2:11.568 5.858 0.135
Not qualified (Out 105%)
  40 Darryn Binder Yamaha 2:12.878 7.168 0.464
  44 Pol Espargaro Honda 2:12.414 6.704 0.846
Round Number: 
19
2022
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Welcome back Cal Crutchlow! It is great to see him back at the top!

It won't make any difference. It's the times from Fp1 count at the moment. For qualifying at least.

Looks like a wet weekend in Selangor. Cal and Jack Miller may have some fun in the rain.

Pecco may have to ride through Q1 to Q2. Hoping Bagnaia does better in the wet than he did at Motegi.

Where is that Raindancing Shaman from Lombok?

Let's see what happens.

 

Great post, Apical. Cal, Jack and Pecco - my fantasy podium.

Pecco will have to ride through from Q1. That seems like a team error. There have been plenty of times this year where getting an early hot lap insured getting through to Q2. Everybody has the same weather information (which turned out to be inaccurate) and it seems they could have anticipated rain was coming anytime when it's monsoon season there. But what do I know?

It seemed to me that Pecco wrapping it up this weekend would be difficult. He just can't lose his head like he did in Japan. Those points would have put him close to a full race ahead and look pretty dear now.

And we've had exciting and unexpected finishes at Valencia and other years. 2006 and the yellow celebratory flares after the race come to mind. Earl was crossing all of his fingers and toes!

Speaking of which, when does Bayless get his PI corner!?! Too bad there's no turn 21.

I'm a year ahead of myself, aren't I? It's next year that all the positions will be determined after Friday.

Funny how Cal used to complain about the Honda being the most physical bike to ride. His recent comments that this is not your grand dads Yamaha (or even a 2020), in that it has become a physical bike to ride, match up well with his old Honda experience. I appreciate him more...