MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2022 Barcelona Moto2 Race Result: Back To Winning Ways

The intermediate class served a rollercoaster of a race for the enthusiastic crowds in Catalunya and although it would have been the perfect opportunity to find out what’s the deal with Aron Canet’s bow tie, Celestino Vietti had other plans to secure a third victory of the season and regain an advantage in the title battle. The Italian’s last lap move placed him on the top step of the podium, but surrounded by Spanish flags, as he was accompanied by Canet and Augusto Fernandez.

The spotlight at the start of the 22-lap race was firmly on Jake Dixon, the British rider making a lightning start from the second row of the grid to lead the way ahead of Joe Roberts, Canet and poleman Vietti. However, it only took a couple more turns for Roberts to retrieve the lead, with Canet and Dixon in tow and a long queue of riders behind them. Roberts’ lead went unchallenged early on, the American holding onto a half second advantage over Canet, who in turn had that same gap over Dixon – the Aspar rider busy fending off Ai Ogura, Vietti, Fernandez and Marcel Schrotter. Alonso Lopez and Sam Lowes led the pursuit one second down the road, in a group also including the likes of Pedro Acosta and Tony Arbolino.

Back at the front, Roberts put the pace shown in practice to good use and extended a one second advantage by the end of lap seven, with Canet, Dixon and Arenas holding station and allowing the cameras to focus on the joint championship leaders fighting it off for fifth position. While entertaining, the exchanges between Vietti and Ogura dropped them half a second behind the podium battle and allowed Fernandez and Schrotter to join their party. Vietti seemed to have the upper hand in that fight, dropping Ogura one second back by lap nine, helped by Schrotter hounding the Japanese rider, as well as some early tyre struggles. After a fast start, Ogura seemed to be going backwards, quickly dropping behind Schrotter and into the clutches of Lowes.

Lap 10 brought on some drama at the front as well, when Dixon nudged Canet out of the way at turn 10 and while replays were still running, Roberts lost control at turn five, throwing away a comfortable victory. Dixon and Canet suddenly found themselves battling for a maiden win and Canet hit back at turn one, to lead with 10 laps to go, but with Vietti, Fernandez, Arenas and Schrotter sniffing around as well. Vietti in particular was a man on a mission, attacking Dixon at turn 10 with 8 laps remaining and setting off for leader Canet. Another lunge at turn 10 rewarded the Italian with the lead of the race heading into the final seven laps, but Canet slipstreamed past at turn one a couple of laps later, while Dixon, Fernandez and Schrotter were biding their time just behind, dropping Arenas out of podium contention.

Canet started the penultimate lap with a slender advantage of one tenth of a second and a predictable attack from Vietti came at turn 10, but Canet hit back at turn one, at the start of the final lap. Canet did his best to take a tight defensive line at turn 10 but Vietti still found a gap on the exit to take his third win of the season and deny the Spaniard victory on home soil. Right behind that battle, Fernandez robbed Dixon at turn 12 to take third and add another Spanish flag to the podium. Dixon had to settle for fourth, with Schrotter not quick enough to challenge for anything better than fifth. After fading from the podium battle in the final few laps, Arenas retired with a mechanical issue and a crash from Lowes with three laps remaining left sixth place up for grabs in a late battle between Acosta, Ogura and Lopez. The rookie came out on top, but Ogura presumably appreciated the unexpected gift from Arenas and Lowes, as it saved him some points in the world championship. The incidents also allowed Manuel Gonzalez and Tony Arbolino to join the top 10, despite a long lap penalty for the Italian.

Vietti’s victory allows him to extend a 16-point advantage over Ogura in the championship standings, with Canet in third, 24 points back, and Fernandez promoted to fourth, with a 37-point deficit.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time/Diff
1 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 38:42.9580
2 40 Aron Canet Kalex 0.081
3 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 0.522
4 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 0.646
5 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1.470
6 51 Pedro Acosta Kalex 6.298
7 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 6.320
8 21 Alonso Lopez Boscoscuro 7.229
9 18 Manuel Gonzalez Kalex 10.746
10 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 12.056
11 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 12.614
12 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 13.206
13 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 18.335
14 9 Jorge Navarro Kalex 18.495
15 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 19.894
16 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 21.721
17 7 Barry Baltus Kalex 22.269
18 52 Jeremy Alcoba Kalex 22.513
19 28 Niccolň Antonelli Kalex 36.869
20 84 Zonta Van Den Goorbergh Kalex 37.020
21 4 Sean Dylan Kelly Kalex 38.420
22 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 45.612
23 74 Piotr Biesiekirski Kalex 47.326
24 42 Marcos Ramirez MV Agusta 54.598
Not Classified
  22 Sam Lowes Kalex 33:29.4390
  75 Albert Arenas Kalex 33:28.1410
  61 Alessandro Zaccone Kalex 27:36.1370
  16 Joe Roberts Kalex 17:33.7650
  6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 07:10.6610
  12 Filip Salac Kalex 05:22.6560
  55 Alex Toledo Kalex 03:39.8280
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9
2022
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2022 Barcelona Moto3 Race Result: Some Heroes, Some Heartache

Beautiful Barcelona deserved to start the day with a good old Moto3 scrap and the Spanish flag got put to good use at the end of a closely-fought 21-lap race, after Izan Guevara made a very late escape to secure victory on home soil. If the Spaniard was a familiar sight in parc fermé, David Muñoz enjoyed the views from the podium for the first time in only his second Grand Prix start, after putting in a fantastic performance to recover from 20th on the grid and climb onto the second step of the podium. Tatsuki Suzuki secured back to back podiums after a last-lap final-corner move on the championship leader.

The start of the action had some different contenders at the front, with Dennis Foggia making a great start from pole to lead the way ahead of Guevara, while Riccardo Rossi and Sergio Garcia jumped ahead of front row starter Deniz Öncü. Having started 10th on the grid, Suzuki was immediately in the mix for the top five, while Jaume Masia lost even more ground from 14th on the grid, dropping down to 18th on the opening lap.

Although he had a sizeable leading group in tow, Foggia was untroubled for the first couple of laps, as the Aspar duo kept each other entertained behind him. Foggia was soon accompanied by his own teammate for assistance but as soon as Suzuki got to the front on lap four, the spotlight turned to the squabble between him and Guevara for the lead of the race. The two traded top spot countless times over the next couple of laps but then Garcia had a go at the lead heading into turn one on lap six.

The Aspar and Leopard Racing duos continued to be in the limelight, all four men taking turns at the front, but they still had a massive group in tow. The exclusive party was spoiled on lap seven, when Foggia had to retire with mechanical issues – back-to-back DNFs making a serious dent in his title bid. That left teammate Suzuki alone to fend off the Aspar machines, but he also had new rivals to contend with, the likes of Öncü and Ryusei Yamanaka spicing things up in the leading group of 20 men, which also included replacement rider David Salvador, rookie sensation Muñoz and a resurgent Masia. Unfortunately, Salvador did not get to enjoy the best kind of airtime as he was soon tagged by Yamanaka at turn 10 and the incident also took Dani Holgado out of contention. The incident not only reduced the leading group, but it also caused a split amongst the contenders, with Suzuki, Guevara, Öncü, Garcia, Muñoz, Adrian Fernandez and Masia stretching a 1.5 second advantage ahead of the pursuit led by Kaito Toba.

Back at the front, it was the turn of Öncü and Muñoz to have an opportunity to lead the race at the halfway point of proceedings but the achievement was short-lived as Guevara and Masia reclaimed control, but the frequent exchanges at the front allowed the chasers to bridge the gap, with Toba, John McPhee, Rossi, Joel Kelso, Carlos Tatay and Xavier Artigas back in the mix – a third group less than a second back with 8 laps to go.

Guevara made what eventually proved to be the decisive move at turn one with seven laps remaining, quickly stretching a gap of half a second. Fully aware of his teammate’s pace, Garcia quickly made his way to the front of the pursuit and went unchallenged for a couple of laps, allowing him some time to reel in the leader, but he struggled to get within half a second of Guevara. With Guevara setting a rapid pace at the front, only Garcia, Muñoz and Suzuki seemed able to just about keep up with three laps remaining, while Öncü, Masia & Co dropped almost a second behind. Despite Guevara’s gap rarely growing too much over half a second, moments at turns 5 and 10 for Garcia on the penultimate lap suddenly allowed his teammate one second of breathing room going into the final lap.

While Guevara enjoyed his escape at the front, Garcia was under attack from both Muñoz and Suzuki, the trio continuing to squabble until the chequered flag. Muñoz made his move for second place at turn one and then defended beautifully to secure the position, while a desperate dive at the final corner from Suzuki demoted Garcia off the podium. Öncü crossed the finish line some seven tenths of a second later, taking sixth place ahead of McPhee, Masia and Rossi, although the Italian was soon demoted to 11th position for failing to comply with a long lap penalty, which promoted Fernandez and Artigas to the top 10. Guevara’s joy on home soil also helped him reduce the gap to Garcia in the world championship standings to 16 points, while Masia drops 47 points back and Foggia a painful 55.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time/Diff
1 28 Izan Guevara GasGas 38:22.3510
2 44 David Muñoz KTM 1.975
3 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1.985
4 11 Sergio Garcia GasGas 2.036
5 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 2.752
6 99 Carlos Tatay CFMoto 3.134
7 17 John McPhee Husqvarna 3.341
8 5 Jaume Masia KTM 3.633
9 31 Adrian Fernandez KTM 5.285
10 43 Xavier Artigas CFMoto 5.555
11 54 Riccardo Rossi Honda 7.626
12 66 Joel Kelso KTM 9.215
13 18 Matteo Bertelle KTM 11.325
14 19 Scott Ogden Honda 11.379
15 27 Kaito Toba KTM 24.644
16 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 25.007
17 23 Elia Bartolini KTM 25.036
18 48 Ivan Ortola KTM 25.165
19 63 Syarifuddin Azman Honda 25.210
20 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 25.239
21 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 40.387
22 22 Ana Carrasco KTM 58.048
Not Classified
  89 Marcos Uriarte Honda 27:55.8630
  16 Andrea Migno Honda 26:01.2100
  70 Joshua Whatley Honda 22:43.1290
  72 Taiyo Furusato Honda 16:38.8230
  64 Mario Suryo Aji Honda 14:43.7090
  96 Daniel Holgado KTM 14:39.7520
  38 David Salvador Husqvarna 14:39.1320
  7 Dennis Foggia Honda 10:59.2270
Round Number: 
9
2022
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2022 Barcelona MotoGP Warm Up Result: Viñales Leads While The Poleman Tests The Gravel

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia 1:40.135    
2 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1:40.141 0.006 0.006
3 49 Fabio Di Giannantonio Ducati 1:40.248 0.113 0.107
4 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1:40.361 0.226 0.113
5 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1:40.367 0.232 0.006
6 33 Brad Binder KTM 1:40.450 0.315 0.083
7 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1:40.488 0.353 0.038
8 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1:40.564 0.429 0.076
9 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1:40.585 0.450 0.021
10 4 Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha 1:40.589 0.454 0.004
11 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1:40.698 0.563 0.109
12 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1:40.710 0.575 0.012
13 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1:40.745 0.610 0.035
14 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1:40.746 0.611 0.001
15 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1:40.761 0.626 0.015
16 72 Marco Bezzecchi Ducati 1:40.800 0.665 0.039
17 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1:40.804 0.669 0.004
18 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1:40.890 0.755 0.086
19 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1:40.900 0.765 0.010
20 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1:41.316 1.181 0.416
21 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1:41.434 1.299 0.118
22 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1:41.482 1.347 0.048
23 25 Raul Fernandez KTM 1:41.729 1.594 0.247
24 87 Remy Gardner KTM 1:41.798 1.663 0.069
25 40 Darryn Binder Yamaha 1:41.807 1.672 0.009
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2022 Barcelona Moto2 Warm Up Result: Canet On Top

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 40 Aron Canet Kalex 1:44.179    
2 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1:44.302 0.123 0.123
3 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1:44.462 0.283 0.160
4 21 Alonso Lopez Boscoscuro 1:44.572 0.393 0.110
5 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1:44.684 0.505 0.112
6 75 Albert Arenas Kalex 1:44.706 0.527 0.022
7 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1:44.713 0.534 0.007
8 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1:44.782 0.603 0.069
9 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1:44.818 0.639 0.036
10 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1:44.829 0.650 0.011
11 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1:44.829 0.650 0.000
12 51 Pedro Acosta Kalex 1:44.847 0.668 0.018
13 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 1:44.931 0.752 0.084
14 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1:45.013 0.834 0.082
15 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1:45.026 0.847 0.013
16 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1:45.055 0.876 0.029
17 18 Manuel Gonzalez Kalex 1:45.056 0.877 0.001
18 7 Barry Baltus Kalex 1:45.124 0.945 0.068
19 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1:45.139 0.960 0.015
20 9 Jorge Navarro Kalex 1:45.180 1.001 0.041
21 52 Jeremy Alcoba Kalex 1:45.361 1.182 0.181
22 28 Niccolň Antonelli Kalex 1:45.405 1.226 0.044
23 61 Alessandro Zaccone Kalex 1:45.689 1.510 0.284
24 84 Zonta Van Den Goorbergh Kalex 1:45.701 1.522 0.012
25 12 Filip Salac Kalex 1:45.702 1.523 0.001
26 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1:45.720 1.541 0.018
27 42 Marcos Ramirez MV Agusta 1:45.788 1.609 0.068
28 55 Alex Toledo Kalex 1:45.926 1.747 0.138
29 4 Sean Dylan Kelly Kalex 1:46.100 1.921 0.174
30 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1:46.102 1.923 0.002
31 74 Piotr Biesiekirski Kalex 1:46.712 2.533 0.610
Round Number: 
9
2022
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2022 Barcelona Moto3 Warm Up Result: Guevara Leads Foggia

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 28 Izan Guevara GasGas 1:49.182    
2 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1:49.202 0.020 0.020
3 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1:49.336 0.154 0.134
4 99 Carlos Tatay CFMoto 1:49.349 0.167 0.013
5 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 1:49.406 0.224 0.057
6 44 David Muñoz KTM 1:49.439 0.257 0.033
7 96 Daniel Holgado KTM 1:49.498 0.316 0.059
8 17 John McPhee Husqvarna 1:49.555 0.373 0.057
9 11 Sergio Garcia GasGas 1:49.596 0.414 0.041
10 16 Andrea Migno Honda 1:49.623 0.441 0.027
11 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1:49.625 0.443 0.002
12 31 Adrian Fernandez KTM 1:49.626 0.444 0.001
13 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1:49.629 0.447 0.003
14 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1:49.644 0.462 0.015
15 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1:49.765 0.583 0.121
16 66 Joel Kelso KTM 1:49.858 0.676 0.093
17 38 David Salvador Husqvarna 1:49.864 0.682 0.006
18 64 Mario Suryo Aji Honda 1:49.908 0.726 0.044
19 19 Scott Ogden Honda 1:50.135 0.953 0.227
20 63 Syarifuddin Azman Honda 1:50.158 0.976 0.023
21 43 Xavier Artigas CFMoto 1:50.271 1.089 0.113
22 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 1:50.306 1.124 0.035
23 18 Matteo Bertelle KTM 1:50.340 1.158 0.034
24 54 Riccardo Rossi Honda 1:50.498 1.316 0.158
25 48 Ivan Ortola KTM 1:50.665 1.483 0.167
26 72 Taiyo Furusato Honda 1:50.678 1.496 0.013
27 23 Elia Bartolini KTM 1:50.893 1.711 0.215
28 89 Marcos Uriarte Honda 1:51.405 2.223 0.512
29 70 Joshua Whatley Honda 1:51.980 2.798 0.575
30 22 Ana Carrasco KTM 1:52.392 3.210 0.412
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9
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2022 Barcelona Moto2 Qualifying Result: Back In Business

Intermediate class qualifying in the heat of Barcelona was starting to seem a little anticlimactic, with Aron Canet setting camp at the top of the pile early in Q2 and not many patches of red gracing the timing screens throughout the 15-minute session. However, Celestino Vietti added some spice to proceedings, the championship leader going under the radar after escaping Q1 and leaving it until the final lap of Q2 to threaten Canet’s position. The Italian’s late speed placed him eight thousandths of a second ahead and back in business with a second pole position of the season – the first since the opening race of the year. Canet resigned himself to starting second, while practice leader Joe Roberts makes a return to the front row in third position.

Jake Dixon came four hundredths of a second short of the front row, sharing row two with teammate Albert Arenas and compatriot Sam Lowes. Bo Bendsneyder followed up on a good showing in practice with a third row start, ahead of Augusto Fernandez and Marcel Schrotter, while Ai Ogura ended the day six tenths off pole – the joint championship leaders bookending the top 10. Alonso Lopez was the star of Q1 before securing a fourth row start, joined by compatriot Pedro Acosta, who spent most of Q1 in last place before jumping half a dozen places with his last flying lap.

Filip Salac, Manuel Gonzalez and Lorenzo Dalla Porta make up row five, with Q1 graduates Jorge Navarro and Tony Arbolino sandwiching Barry Baltus on the sixth row of the grid. Somkiat Chantra and Fermín Aldeguer were the big names to miss out on Q2 and settle with a seventh row start, while Cameron Beaubier was also unusually low in 23rd place.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1:43.823    
2 40 Aron Canet Kalex 1:43.831 0.008 0.008
3 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1:44.002 0.179 0.171
4 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1:44.045 0.222 0.043
5 75 Albert Arenas Kalex 1:44.049 0.226 0.004
6 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1:44.190 0.367 0.141
7 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1:44.407 0.584 0.217
8 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1:44.430 0.607 0.023
9 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1:44.477 0.654 0.047
10 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1:44.491 0.668 0.014
11 21 Alonso Lopez Boscoscuro 1:44.579 0.756 0.088
12 51 Pedro Acosta Kalex 1:44.691 0.868 0.112
13 12 Filip Salac Kalex 1:44.702 0.879 0.011
14 18 Manuel Gonzalez Kalex 1:44.712 0.889 0.010
15 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1:44.748 0.925 0.036
16 9 Jorge Navarro Kalex 1:44.778 0.955 0.030
17 7 Barry Baltus Kalex 1:44.833 1.010 0.055
18 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1:44.878 1.055 0.045
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 21 Alonso Lopez Boscoscuro 1:44.446    
Q2 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1:44.490 0.044 0.044
Q2 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1:44.549 0.103 0.059
Q2 9 Jorge Navarro Kalex 1:44.770 0.324 0.221
19 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1:44.911 0.465 0.141
20 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 1:44.974 0.528 0.063
21 55 Alex Toledo Kalex 1:45.217 0.771 0.243
22 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1:45.226 0.780 0.009
23 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1:45.269 0.823 0.043
24 84 Zonta Van Den Goorbergh Kalex 1:45.368 0.922 0.099
25 28 Niccolň Antonelli Kalex 1:45.687 1.241 0.319
26 52 Jeremy Alcoba Kalex 1:45.812 1.366 0.125
27 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1:45.831 1.385 0.019
28 61 Alessandro Zaccone Kalex 1:45.861 1.415 0.030
29 4 Sean Dylan Kelly Kalex 1:46.326 1.880 0.465
30 42 Marcos Ramirez MV Agusta 1:46.491 2.045 0.165
31 74 Piotr Biesiekirski Kalex 1:46.718 2.272 0.227
Round Number: 
9
2022
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2022 Barcelona MotoGP Qualifying Result: Who Could Have Seen That Coming

Not even the boiling 58°C tarmac could prevent threats to the all-time lap record around the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit and it was the local boy who stole the show to secure a dream pole position on his favourite playground. His speed throughout practice made him the clear favourite for pole but Aleix Espargaro kindly allowed Fabio Quartararo and Pecco Bagnaia some time in the limelight, before retrieving top spot in the final minute of Q2 and improving his own lap record set in the morning session. Although the gap to Bagnaia was only three hundredths of a second, it was too much for the Italian to overcome and he had to admit defeat and settle for second on the grid. Quartararo had no response to the Spaniard’s speed either but will join his main rivals on the front row of the grid.

If the front row was a more diverse affair, Ducati machines locked out row two, with the purple-tinted threats of Johann Zarco and Jorge Martin sandwiching another excellent performance from Fabio Di Giannantonio, the rookie only three tenths off pole. Alex Rins saved the day for Suzuki with seventh position, opening third row ahead of Q1 leader Maverick Viñales. The Spaniard had to fight his way through a very competitive Q1 session and fully earned his third row start, ahead of Luca Marini. The first Honda could be found on fourth row, where Pol Espargaro led the way from Jack Miller and Takaaki Nakagami – the Japanese rider serving a surprise in Q1 to deny some other fast men a place in Q2.

The first of those men was Marco Bezzecchi, the fine rookie spending much of the session in the top two positions but eventually missing out by one hundredth of a second. An even bigger name to miss out was Enea Bastianini, the most prolific victor of the season being denied passage to Q2 by three hundredths of a second and stuck with a fifth row start. The KTMs came out to play – if only briefly – with both Brad Binder and Miguel Oliveira threatening the top positions halfway through Q1, before settling for 15th and 16th on the grid, just ahead of a perpetually struggling Joan Mir. A notable absence from qualifying was Alex Marquez, who needed a trip to the medical centre after a fast tumble at turn 14 in FP4.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1:38.742    
2 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1:38.773 0.031 0.031
3 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1:38.959 0.217 0.186
4 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1:39.027 0.285 0.068
5 49 Fabio Di Giannantonio Ducati 1:39.099 0.357 0.072
6 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1:39.142 0.400 0.043
7 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1:39.145 0.403 0.003
8 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia 1:39.397 0.655 0.252
9 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1:39.451 0.709 0.054
10 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1:39.477 0.735 0.026
11 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1:39.523 0.781 0.046
12 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1:39.611 0.869 0.088
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia 1:39.216    
Q2 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1:39.223 0.007 0.007
13 72 Marco Bezzecchi Ducati 1:39.240 0.024 0.017
14 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1:39.246 0.030 0.006
15 33 Brad Binder KTM 1:39.249 0.033 0.003
16 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1:39.420 0.204 0.171
17 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1:39.664 0.448 0.244
18 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1:39.884 0.668 0.220
19 4 Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha 1:40.071 0.855 0.187
20 87 Remy Gardner KTM 1:40.113 0.897 0.042
21 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1:40.298 1.082 0.185
22 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1:40.351 1.135 0.053
23 40 Darryn Binder Yamaha 1:40.373 1.157 0.022
24 25 Raul Fernandez KTM 1:40.587 1.371 0.214
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  73 Alex Marquez Honda   0.000 0.000
Round Number: 
9
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2022 Barcelona MotoGP FP4 Result: Aleix Espargaro Asserts His Dominance

The final practice session of the premier class was a good opportunity for some tyre experiments, with all the options getting an outing during the 30-minute session. Aleix Espargaro’s experiment was running full race distance on a set of mediums and it seemed to be a very successful one, the Spaniard boasting impeccable consistency and topping the session by a tenth of a second. In a familiar flashback from last weekend, Marco Bezzecchi was in close proximity, together with Fabio Quartararo – the reigning world champion two tenths off top spot.

Johann Zarco and Luca Marini joined them in the top five, while Maverick Viñales’ sixth place suggested that FP3 was more of a blip and he posted a solid run of laps on a soft rear tyre – the only rider to be tempted by it. Jorge Martin and Franco Morbidelli also posted times within half a second of the leader, with Enea Bastianini recovering some ground to ninth place. Pecco Bagnaia’s used rubber runs dropped him to the bottom of the top 10, while Joan Mir held onto 11th position despite some hairy moments at turn 10.

Miguel Oliveira was the top KTM in 12th position, six tenths off the fastest time, while teammate Brad Binder added a second crash of the day to his scorecard. Although not featuring in the top 10, the likes of Alex Rins, Pol Espargaro and Jack Miller were within eight tenths of a second of the leader.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1:39.992    
2 72 Marco Bezzecchi Ducati 1:40.149 0.157 0.157
3 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1:40.192 0.200 0.043
4 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1:40.236 0.244 0.044
5 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1:40.400 0.408 0.164
6 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia 1:40.465 0.473 0.065
7 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1:40.474 0.482 0.009
8 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1:40.485 0.493 0.011
9 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1:40.506 0.514 0.021
10 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1:40.551 0.559 0.045
11 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1:40.572 0.580 0.021
12 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1:40.651 0.659 0.079
13 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1:40.721 0.729 0.070
14 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1:40.780 0.788 0.059
15 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1:40.827 0.835 0.047
16 40 Darryn Binder Yamaha 1:40.832 0.840 0.005
17 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1:40.898 0.906 0.066
18 33 Brad Binder KTM 1:40.933 0.941 0.035
19 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1:40.965 0.973 0.032
20 4 Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha 1:40.976 0.984 0.011
21 49 Fabio Di Giannantonio Ducati 1:40.977 0.985 0.001
22 87 Remy Gardner KTM 1:41.221 1.229 0.244
23 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1:41.304 1.312 0.083
24 25 Raul Fernandez KTM 1:41.530 1.538 0.226
25 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1:41.609 1.617 0.079
Round Number: 
9
2022
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2022 Barcelona Moto3 Qualifying Result: Bouncing Back In Style

Qualifying in Barcelona started with some Moto3 mayhem but ended in rather predictable fashion, with the fastest man in practice picking up top spot at the start of Q2 and leading throughout the session. Dennis Foggia went even quicker in his second run to secure a second career pole position with an advantage of a tenth of a second. Although Izan Guevara seemed to be his main threat, in the end it was Deniz Öncü who went from last on the timing screens to second at the chequered flag, sneaking ahead of the Spaniard on the front row.

If the front row line-up was a pretty familiar one, the second row was more of a surprise, with Lorenzo Fellon headlining it in fourth, less than three tenths of a second off pole. Ryusei Yamanaka’s good run of form continued with a close escape from Q1 and fifth place on the grid, while Riccardo Rossi joined his teammate and Q1 colleague on row two. Sergio Garcia seemed to struggle to match his rivals’ pace and had to settle for a third row start, ahead of the CIP Green Power duo of Kaito Toba and Joel Kelso. Tatsuki Suzuki could not quite match his teammate’s pace and rounded out the top 10 positions instead, opening fourth row from John McPhee and rookie Matteo Bertelle.

The other noteworthy rookie, Scott Ogden, had a roller coaster of an afternoon, topping Q1 but taking a tumble on some paint at turn three, putting his mechanics in a race against time to prepare his machine for Q2. The mission was successful and the British rider climbed as high as 13th, sharing fifth row with class veterans Jaume Masia and Andrea Migno. Masia’s speed promised more than 14th grid position, but a crash at turn 12 on a red-hot final flying lap robbed him of a chance to progress. David Salvador continued his successful cameo in the world championship with a sixth row start ahead of rookie Daniel Holgado and Carlos Tatay, who was last in Q2 after a crash late in the session. Some of the surprises of Q1 included Xavier Artigas struggling to threaten the top four and settling for 21st on the grid and rookie Ivan Ortolá with a pretty baffling back of the grid start.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1:48.290    
2 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1:48.428 0.138 0.138
3 28 Izan Guevara GasGas 1:48.537 0.247 0.109
4 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 1:48.574 0.284 0.037
5 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 1:48.693 0.403 0.119
6 54 Riccardo Rossi Honda 1:48.726 0.436 0.033
7 11 Sergio Garcia GasGas 1:48.729 0.439 0.003
8 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1:48.744 0.454 0.015
9 66 Joel Kelso KTM 1:48.806 0.516 0.062
10 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1:48.858 0.568 0.052
11 17 John McPhee Husqvarna 1:48.925 0.635 0.067
12 18 Matteo Bertelle KTM 1:48.965 0.675 0.040
13 19 Scott Ogden Honda 1:49.258 0.968 0.293
14 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1:49.288 0.998 0.030
15 16 Andrea Migno Honda 1:49.314 1.024 0.026
16 38 David Salvador Husqvarna 1:49.394 1.104 0.080
17 96 Daniel Holgado KTM 1:49.407 1.117 0.013
18 99 Carlos Tatay CFMoto 1:49.832 1.542 0.425
    Q2 Results:        
Q2 19 Scott Ogden Honda 1:49.389    
Q2 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1:49.416 0.027 0.027
Q2 54 Riccardo Rossi Honda 1:49.495 0.106 0.079
Q2 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 1:49.776 0.387 0.281
19 64 Mario Suryo Aji Honda 1:49.873 0.484 0.097
20 44 David Muñoz KTM 1:49.957 0.568 0.084
21 43 Xavier Artigas CFMoto 1:49.971 0.582 0.014
22 72 Taiyo Furusato Honda 1:49.986 0.597 0.015
23 23 Elia Bartolini KTM 1:50.137 0.748 0.151
24 31 Adrian Fernandez KTM 1:50.230 0.841 0.093
25 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1:50.277 0.888 0.047
26 63 Syarifuddin Azman Honda 1:50.448 1.059 0.171
27 89 Marcos Uriarte Honda 1:50.823 1.434 0.375
28 48 Ivan Ortola KTM 1:51.642 2.253 0.819
29 22 Ana Carrasco KTM 1:51.812 2.423 0.170
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  70 Joshua Whatley Honda   0.000 0.000
Round Number: 
9
2022
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2022 Barcelona Moto2 FP3 Result: Roberts (Just About) Rules

Bright balmy Barcelona set the scene for fast improvements in the intermediate class, Friday’s hierarchy unrecognisable after the first few minutes of FP3. Joe Roberts took control of the timesheets only three laps into the session and led throughout, holding onto an advantage of only one thousandth of a second over Jake Dixon. Pedro Acosta slipped under the radar until the final few minutes of the session, when he made a late jump into the top three.

Bo Bendsneyder impressed in fourth position, only two hundredths of a second away from top spot, while Albert Arenas rounded out the top five. Barry Baltus in sixth was only six hundredths behind the fastest time of the morning, the theme of insanely small gaps continuing throughout the top 20. Lorenzo Dalla Porta continues his upward trajectory with seventh position in FP3, closely followed by Aron Canet and Filip Salac. Sam Lowes slid down the rankings towards the end of the session, rounding out the top ten but less than two tenths keeping him away from top spot.

Marcel Schrotter was fast on Saturday morning as well but the bigger surprise was Manuel Gonzalez, the VR46 Master Camp rider making a late jump into 12th position and causing Celestino Vietti some trouble, the championship leader pushed out of the combined top 14 places. The final Q2 tickets went to Ai Ogura and Augusto Fernandez, although the Spaniard was one of only two riders who failed to go any quicker than Friday. With Vietti stuck in Q1, he will face stiff competition from the likes of Jorge Navarro, Tony Arbolino, Somkiat Chantra, Fermín Aldeguer and Cameron Beaubier.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1:44.154    
2 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1:44.155 0.001 0.001
3 51 Pedro Acosta Kalex 1:44.157 0.003 0.002
4 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1:44.174 0.020 0.017
5 75 Albert Arenas Kalex 1:44.208 0.054 0.034
6 7 Barry Baltus Kalex 1:44.214 0.060 0.006
7 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1:44.290 0.136 0.076
8 40 Aron Canet Kalex 1:44.299 0.145 0.009
9 12 Filip Salac Kalex 1:44.327 0.173 0.028
10 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1:44.330 0.176 0.003
11 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1:44.375 0.221 0.045
12 18 Manuel Gonzalez Kalex 1:44.376 0.222 0.001
13 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1:44.425 0.271 0.049
14 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1:44.508 0.354 0.083
15 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1:44.565 0.411 0.057
16 9 Jorge Navarro Kalex 1:44.645 0.491 0.080
17 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1:44.688 0.534 0.043
18 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1:44.770 0.616 0.082
19 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1:44.815 0.661 0.045
20 21 Alonso Lopez Boscoscuro 1:44.887 0.733 0.072
21 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 1:45.032 0.878 0.145
22 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1:45.220 1.066 0.188
23 28 Niccolň Antonelli Kalex 1:45.421 1.267 0.201
24 61 Alessandro Zaccone Kalex 1:45.452 1.298 0.031
25 52 Jeremy Alcoba Kalex 1:45.495 1.341 0.043
26 42 Marcos Ramirez MV Agusta 1:45.512 1.358 0.017
27 55 Alex Toledo Kalex 1:45.528 1.374 0.016
28 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1:45.618 1.464 0.090
29 84 Zonta Van Den Goorbergh Kalex 1:45.862 1.708 0.244
30 4 Sean Dylan Kelly Kalex 1:46.013 1.859 0.151
31 74 Piotr Biesiekirski Kalex 1:46.229 2.075 0.216
Round Number: 
9
2022
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