MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2021 Valencia Moto2 FP1 Result: Augusto As The Lead Fernandez

Rain was an unexpected surprise on Friday morning in Valencia and although it had stopped by the time the intermediate class took to the track, the asphalt was left soaking wet and it encouraged quite a few off-track adventures. Augusto Fernandez managed to avoid any of that on his way to prime position in FP1, the Spaniard taking over from Joe Roberts for the final couple of minutes. The American lost out by only two hundredths of a second, with Hector Garzo taking third despite a late crash at turn 11. Barry Baltus also joined the crash list after claiming fourth, while Aron Canet completed the top five ahead of the SKY racing duo of Celestino Vietti and birthday boy Marco Bezzecchi.

Fermín Aldeguer looked good in 8th, with Nicolò Bulega and compatriot Lorenzo Baldassarri rounding out the top 10 positions. With improved conditions expected for the rest of the weekend, the title contenders seemed to be in no rush to climb the timesheets, Raul Fernandez spending FP1 down in 12th place, eight tenths off top spot, while teammate Remy Gardner was 20th, two seconds behind the leader.

The man who least enjoyed the conditions was Sam Lowes, the Marc VDS rider suffering a big high side at turn 5 only a handful of minutes into the session and walking away gingerly but unable to rejoin the action. One man missing completely from proceedings this weekend is Ai Ogura, the rookie ruled out after suffering a leg fracture last weekend.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'46.587    
2 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'46.607 0.020 0.020
3 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'46.791 0.204 0.184
4 70 Barry Baltus NTS 1'46.877 0.290 0.086
5 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'46.908 0.321 0.031
6 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'47.183 0.596 0.275
7 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'47.189 0.602 0.006
8 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 1'47.205 0.618 0.016
9 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'47.290 0.703 0.085
10 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'47.312 0.725 0.022
11 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 1'47.381 0.794 0.069
12 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'47.410 0.823 0.029
13 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'47.699 1.112 0.289
14 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1'47.723 1.136 0.024
15 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'47.778 1.191 0.055
16 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'47.844 1.257 0.066
17 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'47.914 1.327 0.070
18 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'48.009 1.422 0.095
19 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'48.121 1.534 0.112
20 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'48.632 2.045 0.511
21 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'48.806 2.219 0.174
22 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'48.880 2.293 0.074
23 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'48.944 2.357 0.064
24 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'49.094 2.507 0.150
25 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'49.123 2.536 0.029
26 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'49.991 3.404 0.868
27 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'50.054 3.467 0.063
28 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'50.241 3.654 0.187
29 20 Dimas Ekky Pratama Kalex 1'51.376 4.789 1.135
30 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'51.679 5.092 0.303
Round Number: 
18
2021
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2021 Valencia MotoGP FP1 Result: Lecuona Delights The Locals

An already cool morning turned wet just before the start of the first practice session for the premier class, but despite the unexpected rainfall, riders were eager to head out and test the conditions. And they definitely did that, Iker Lecuona topping the first session on home soil by a tenth of a second after a hairy moment at turn 13. Jack Miller also spent a couple of minutes in the limelight but crashed on the wet paint at turn 1 right after taking top spot and soon got demoted to second. KTM made a much better start than one week ago, Miguel Oliveira joining Lecuona in the top three late on and pushing Johann Zarco to fourth, with Joan Mir completing the top five.

Pecco Bagnaia spent the most time at the top of the timing screens but a gentle slip at turn 2 hindered his progress and dropped him to 6th, ahead of Luca Marini, who also followed his example at turn 6. Franco Mobidelli in 8th place was the lead Yamaha, with Pol Espargaro one tenth back as the lead Honda rider. Takaaki Nakagami rounded out a top 10 covered by nine tenths of a second but with Alex Rins and Jorge Martin in close proximity.

All eyes were on Fabio Quartararo throughout the session, but it was mostly due to the new shoulder camera he was showing off, rather than his 15th place on the timesheets. Not everyone was as enchanted with the conditions, Danilo Petrucci crashing early on at turn 4, without rejoining the action, and Valentino Rossi briefly checking out the conditions but not tempted by a hot lap.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'40.569    
2 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'40.724 0.155 0.155
3 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'40.730 0.161 0.006
4 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'40.940 0.371 0.210
5 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'40.943 0.374 0.003
6 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'41.015 0.446 0.072
7 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'41.104 0.535 0.089
8 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'41.200 0.631 0.096
9 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'41.300 0.731 0.100
10 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'41.486 0.917 0.186
11 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'41.512 0.943 0.026
12 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1'41.547 0.978 0.035
13 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'41.889 1.320 0.342
14 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'41.974 1.405 0.085
15 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'42.081 1.512 0.107
16 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'42.158 1.589 0.077
17 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'42.168 1.599 0.010
18 4 Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha 1'42.182 1.613 0.014
19 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'42.438 1.869 0.256
20 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia 1'42.767 2.198 0.329
  46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'52.981 12.412 10.214
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18
2021
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2021 Valencia Moto3 FP1 Result: Guevara Leads Binder

The circus returned to Valencia after another challenging season and the crowd got a first opportunity to celebrate their compatriot as the brand-new champion in the lightweight class. Despite the achievement, Pedro Acosta did not feature as heavily in FP1 as the very dark cloud cover that shed a few drops towards the end of the session. The rain started with Izan Guevara at the top of the timesheets, half a tenth ahead of the much-talked-about Darryn Binder and Andrea Migno. Filip Salac in fourth was two tenths of a second behind the leader and another tenth ahead of Acosta.

Yuki Kunii led Romano Fenati and Ayumu Sasaki, with Sergio Garcia as the last rider to post a time within half a second of Guevara. John McPhee completed the top 10 positions, while Niccolò Antonelli, Adrian Fernandez, Carlos Tatay and the returning Deniz Öncü provisionally hold top 14 placements. The likes of Jaume Masia and Dennis Foggia did not seem to be in much hurry early on, ending the morning one second off the pace.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 28 Izan Guevara GASGAS 1'39.561    
2 40 Darryn Binder Honda 1'39.609 0.048 0.048
3 16 Andrea Migno Honda 1'39.754 0.193 0.145
4 12 Filip Salac KTM 1'39.770 0.209 0.016
5 37 Pedro Acosta KTM 1'39.893 0.332 0.123
6 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'39.997 0.436 0.104
7 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'40.034 0.473 0.037
8 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 1'40.039 0.478 0.005
9 11 Sergio Garcia GASGAS 1'40.058 0.497 0.019
10 17 John McPhee Honda 1'40.082 0.521 0.024
11 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 1'40.087 0.526 0.005
12 31 Adrian Fernandez Husqvarna 1'40.144 0.583 0.057
13 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 1'40.223 0.662 0.079
14 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1'40.253 0.692 0.030
15 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'40.294 0.733 0.041
16 19 Andi Farid Izdihar Honda 1'40.366 0.805 0.072
17 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'40.421 0.860 0.055
18 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1'40.465 0.904 0.044
19 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 1'40.591 1.030 0.126
20 66 Joel Kelso KTM 1'40.651 1.090 0.060
21 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'40.671 1.110 0.020
22 43 Xavier Artigas Honda 1'40.680 1.119 0.009
23 67 Alberto Surra Honda 1'40.697 1.136 0.017
24 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'40.766 1.205 0.069
25 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 1'40.822 1.261 0.056
26 95 Jose Antonio Rueda Honda 1'40.864 1.303 0.042
27 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'40.975 1.414 0.111
28 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'41.676 2.115 0.701
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18
2021
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2021 Algarve Moto2 Race Result: Turn Of The Tide

The intermediate class closed the show in a beautifully sunny Portimão and while much of the 23 laps was the calm before the storm and then the storm was in a teacup, the result proved pretty significant for the title battle. It will come as no surprise that the two Red Bull KTM Ajo boys were the main protagonists once more, with Raul Fernandez dominating the first half of the race but the tables turning for the latter half, when Remy Gardner took control and extended his advantage in the world championship to a comfortable 23 points. The Australian’s victory and the Spaniard’s runner up position secured another impressive – albeit incredibly tense – one-two for Aki Ajo, with Sam Lowes finding speed in the closing laps to complete the podium positions.

Fernandez had made a solid start from pole position to lead the way ahead of Gardner, while a rocket start from Marco Bezzecchi promoted him to third, ahead of Aron Canet, Lowes and Cameron Beaubier. Keen to make the most of the softer rear tyre, Fernandez pushed to get an early advantage over his teammate and was half a second ahead at the end of the opening lap, only Gardner and Bezzecchi keeping close, while a big pack led by Canet dropped almost a second behind the leading trio.

While Fernandez attempted an escape, Gardner was kept busy by Bezzecchi, the Italian getting past by lap 3 and trying to reduce the leader’s 8-tenth advantage. If Gardner hoped that Bezzecchi would do his dirty work and reel in his teammate, things didn’t seem to go to plan early on, the gap to Fernandez yoyo-ing from one second to six tenths and back. Meanwhile, Beaubier picked up the chase from Canet and Lowes and had two seconds to find over 20 laps in order to join the podium battle. However, that gap continued to increase and both Lowes and Canet retaliated by lap 8.

With Fernandez stringing together red hot sector times at the front of race, Gardner decided to reclaim second by slipstreaming past Bezzecchi into turn 1 at the beginning of lap 9. That left him with a one second gap to bridge to Fernandez, while immediately ditching Bezzecchi over one second back. Despite a mistake at turn 14, the Italian still had a healthy three second advantage over Lowes, who was starting to stretch a gap over the pursuers led by Canet.

Back at the front though, Gardner immediately closed the gap to Fernandez and was setting up another Red Bull KTM Ajo spectacular for the remaining 12 laps. The Australian’s harder rear tyre looked in much better shape by the halfway point of the race and he promptly found the inside of Fernandez at turn 1, but the rookie kept close for the next few laps. While the Ajo boys were settling in for a tense final half of the race, Lowes was quickly catching up with Bezzecchi to make it a fight for third, but it was a fairly short battle, the British rider getting ahead with 7 laps to go. To make matters worse for the Italian, Beaubier – the fastest man on track at that stage – was catching up with him and aiming to improve his career best result. The American’s job was made a lot easier by a mistake from Bezzecchi at turn 5, which also allowed Canet past for the final five laps.

With a handful of laps left on the board, Gardner extended his advantage to half a second for the first time and that quickly became one second over the next couple of laps, then continuing to increase as Fernandez’s rear tyre was shedding like a cat in high heat. Gardner entered the final lap with nearly three seconds of advantage and the chequered flag came at the right time for Fernandez, with Lowes closing in to 8 tenths of a second. Canet got the better of Beaubier on the final lap to claim fourth, with the American equalling his best result in the class with 5th position, while Celestino Vietti and Jorge Navarro snuck ahead of a fading Bezzecchi. After a poor start that dropped him to 10th, Augusto Fernandez struggled to recover and settled for ninth, with Marcel Schrotter joining the top 10 late on.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time/Diff
1 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 39'36.275
2 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex +3.014
3 22 Sam Lowes Kalex +3.899
4 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro +7.616
5 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex +7.621
6 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex +10.021
7 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro +10.908
8 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex +11.586
9 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex +13.121
10 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex +13.286
11 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex +14.614
12 40 Hector Garzo Kalex +25.538
13 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex +26.511
14 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex +27.225
15 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex +28.345
16 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro +28.412
17 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta +32.282
18 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS +35.387
19 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex +39.184
20 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex +43.803
21 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex +43.432
22 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex +43.491
23 70 Barry Baltus NTS +45.847
24 16 Joe Roberts Kalex +54.350
25 74 Piotr Biesiekirski Kalex +1'08.619
Not Classified
  7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 9 Laps
  97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 13 Laps
  96 Jake Dixon Kalex 14 Laps
  79 Ai Ogura Kalex 21 Laps
  75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 22 Laps
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  35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 0 Lap
Round Number: 
17
2021
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2021 Algarve MotoGP Race Result: Scarlet Starlet On The Rise

The premier class race couldn’t quite match the drama of their lightweight counterparts, which is pretty challenging at the best of times, but it still provided some light entertainment for the large crowds around the Algarve circuit. First of all, they got to see Pecco Bagnaia finish what he started one week ago, the Italian taking a dominant victory and securing Ducati the constructors’ title. Then they witnessed the return of Joan Mir to the podium and Jack Miller getting saved by the bell – the red flag to be precise – and taking the final podium spot.

Although Bagnaia made a less-than-ideal start from pole position and allowed Miller to lead the way into turn 1, the Italian immediately retaliated at turn 2 to retake control of proceedings. Right behind the red bikes, Mir was doing some early paint scrubbing with Jorge Martin but the Suzuki swiftly recovered to get past both Martin and Miller. Behind the overwhelmingly-Ducati brigade, Alex Marquez made a rocket launch from a best qualifying position of 8th to join top 5 straight away, ahead of Fabio Quartararo and Iker Lecuona.

An impeccable Bagnaia attempted an escape at the front and only Mir managed to keep up with him early on, Miller and Martin dropping a second back by lap 5. Marquez and Quartararo closed in on the Ducatis and the Honda man had a go at Martin at turn 3 but the Bologna bullet was not easy prey and the exchange allowed Miller a bit of breathing room. Marquez spent the next few laps trying to reel in Miller, while fending off Martin and Quartararo – although the duo were not making much noise at that stage and had a reasonably comfortable one second gap to Johann Zarco. The Frenchman kept Pol Espargaro at a safe distance, while Miguel Oliveira got stuck in 9th after a very impressive start in front of the home crowd.

By lap 6, Bagnaia’s rapid pace looked like too much for Mir, the Suzuki man dropping eight tenths behind and the same gap keeping him ahead of Miller. Mir tried to manage that gap over the next few laps, but he was a full second behind Bagnaia by lap 10. While the Suzuki man still posted personal best sector times, in an attempt to stay in victory contention, there was little to worry from behind, where Marquez admirably beat the Ducati of Miller to turn 1 to join the provisional podium with 14 laps remaining. However, the LCR man was a second and a half behind Mir and with Miller sticking close behind, while ditching Martin. There were small changes in the rest of the top 10 too, a moment for Quartararo losing him 6th to compatriot Zarco, while Alex Rins attacked Oliveira for 9th.

Bagnaia continued his rule at the front, over two seconds ahead of Mir with 10 laps remaining, while Marquez was finding a tenth here and there to get within a second of the Suzuki. The progress stopped there, as Marquez seemed to settle for third and focused on defending that, with Miller still breathing down his neck. Another two seconds behind, Quartararo started making some noise with 8 laps remaining, back past Zarco and chasing Martin for 5th place.

With Bagnaia impeccable at the front and Mir out of reach in second, all eyes were on the fight for the final podium place, where Miller started his attack on Marquez and the Spaniard defended admirably until the final 5 laps, when a mistake from Marquez allowed Miller past. The Australian tried to extend a gap straight away, but Marquez was not ready to give up just yet. While that battle was unfolding, Quartararo was putting up a fight to the Pramac boys but all the reward he got was a first DNF of the season, courtesy of a crash at turn 5 with 5 laps remaining.

The cameras quickly moved from the gravel trap back to the third place battle but before Marquez could make another attack, the red flag started waving following an incident at turn 13 with Iker Lecuona and Miguel Oliveira, making a bad weekend for KTM even worse. Both riders were thankfully conscious and the results at the end of lap 23 were declared final, confirming Bagnaia as the convincing victor ahead of Mir and Miller. Marquez settled for fourth as his best result of the season, while Zarco secured top independent rider with fifth place. A late charge from Pol Espargaro handed him sixth, ahead of Martin and Rins, while Enea Bastianini and Brad Binder joined the top 10 after the late crashes.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time/Diff
1 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 38'17.720
2 36 Joan Mir Suzuki +2.478
3 43 Jack Miller Ducati +6.402
4 73 Alex Marquez Honda +6.453
5 5 Johann Zarco Ducati +7.882
6 44 Pol Espargaro Honda +9.573
7 89 Jorge Martin Ducati +10.144
8 42 Alex Rins Suzuki +10.742
9 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati +13.840
10 33 Brad Binder KTM +14.487
11 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda +20.912
12 10 Luca Marini Ducati +22.450
13 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha +22.752
14 4 Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha +26.207
15 6 Stefan Bradl Honda +26.284
16 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia +26.828
17 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha +27.863
Not Classified
  88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1 Lap
  27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1 Lap
  20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 3 Laps
  41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 16 Laps
Not Finished 1st Lap
  9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 0 Lap
Round Number: 
17
2021
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2021 Algarve Moto3 Race Result: A Healthy Serving Of Last Lap Drama

Race day in sunny Portimão got underway with a title on the line and for 20 of the 21 laps, it looked like a straight battle between the two title contenders. However, that final lap swung the pendulum wildly in one direction, allowing Pedro Acosta to take victory and flaunt a golden helmet on his way back to parc fermé, in celebration of becoming the first rookie Moto3 world champion. The baby-faced champ was joined on the podium by different Italians to the one we expected, Andrea Migno and Niccolò Antonelli inheriting a podium on the dramatic final lap.

There was a much tamer start to proceedings, with poleman Sergio Garcia making a good launch ahead of front row companions Adrian Fernandez and John McPhee, dropping Dennis Foggia to 5th. Having started 14th, Acosta made some early progress and climbed into 12th position by the end of the opening lap.

Despite the fast start, Garcia could not hold onto his line at the final corner and allowed Fernandez past, but it was only brief, as Foggia breezed past both Spaniards into turn 1. Job done for the Italian, who put himself in prime position and quickly extended a half second gap at the front. Meanwhile, rival Acosta got feisty and fast on the second lap, overtaking left and right – but mostly around the outside at turn 1 – to climb into fifth position. The rookie continued his run and soon claimed fourth from Fernandez, with only Darryn Binder, Xavier Artigas and half a second separating the two title contenders after the first couple of laps.

Foggia sat pretty in top spot with wingman Artigas right behind him and the hot pace he set shook off most of the challengers over the next few laps, with the exception of Binder and Acosta. Once John McPhee crashed out of 5th place on lap 5, the chasing group led by Migno, Jaume Masia and Garcia dropped a second back on the leaders. However, the shenanigans were starting amongst the leaders and it gave the pursuit a little boost over the next few laps.

Artigas did his best to have his teammate’s back but had to admit defeat to Binder and Acosta by lap 7 and while all eyes were on Foggia, Binder and Acosta trying to find gaps around each other, Migno steadily bridged the gap and brought a sizeable group back into contention. And it was a pretty dangerous one, including the likes of Masia, Antonelli, Fernandez, Alcoba, Garcia, Ayumu Sasaki, Tatsuki Suzuki and Romano Fenati.

Acosta finally made a bid for the lead at turn 1 on lap 10 but ran too hot on the exit and dropped back to 3rd, behind Foggia and Binder. The South African was a quick job for the Spaniard and Masia soon followed suit to have his teammate’s back. Although the title contenders looked strong at the front, the battle was getting pretty feisty right behind them, Masia fending off Binder, Garcia and Antonelli but with seven more riders biding their time with their podium bid.

If Masia was playing wingman, he didn’t do the best job of it as he found the inside of Acosta at turn 1 but then he followed it up with a solid nudge on Foggia at turn 3, allowing Acosta to sweep past as well. By turn 5, it looked like a stroke of genius, Masia allowing Acosta to lead the way and keeping Foggia away from him, but the gifts ended there and Masia retook the lead at turn 1 with 8 laps remaining. An unsettled Acosta looked over his shoulder and lost four more positions at turn 5, to Garcia, Foggia, Binder and Migno.

Foggia was swiftly back in control with 7 laps remaining, while Acosta was fighting with a lively pack of contenders to try to rejoin the podium positions. He did so with six laps remaining and tried to escape from the rest of the pack, but Binder did not make it easy, the two trading second place several times over the next couple of laps. Going into the final five laps, Foggia and Acosta were the headliners once more, the Spaniard lining up a move at every opportunity and successfully getting past at his favourite turn 3 with 3 laps remaining. A move from Garcia lost Foggia a couple more tenths on the leader but the Italian quickly recovered position to start the penultimate lap less than a tenth behind Acosta.

Foggia then found the inside at turn 11 to start the final lap in the lead but Acosta attacked at turn 3 once more and in the blink of an eye, Foggia lost both the race and the championship, as Binder hit the back of the Italian’s machine in an overly optimistic lunge on Garcia and took both Foggia and Garcia out of contention. Acosta was left to cruise to victory, with Migno and Antonelli inheriting the remaining podium positions. Binder took fourth at the chequered flag but was promptly disqualified for irresponsible riding, allowing Alcoba to inherit fourth, ahead of Guevara and Sasaki, who joined the top 6 despite serving long lap penalties early in the race. Fenati, Artigas, Suzuki and Salac held on to complete the top 10 positions.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time/Diff
1 37 Pedro Acosta KTM 38'04.339
2 16 Andrea Migno Honda +0.354
3 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM +0.880
4 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda +1.768
5 28 Izan Guevara GASGAS +1.839
6 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM +1.874
7 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna +1.972
8 43 Xavier Artigas Honda +2.333
9 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda +3.423
10 12 Filip Salac KTM +6.591
11 31 Adrian Fernandez Husqvarna +6.940
12 99 Carlos Tatay KTM +9.392
13 96 Daniel Holgado KTM +9.930
14 66 Joel Kelso KTM +9.996
15 67 Alberto Surra Honda +10.416
16 82 Stefano Nepa KTM +11.650
17 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda +11.695
18 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM +11.736
19 5 Jaume Masia KTM +13.616
20 92 Yuki Kunii Honda +30.001
21 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM +30.183
22 19 Andi Farid Izdihar Honda +30.249
  27 Kaito Toba KTM 8 Laps
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  7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1 Lap
  11 Sergio Garcia GASGAS 1 Lap
  17 John McPhee Honda 17 Laps
  40 Darryn Binder Honda 0 Lap
Round Number: 
17
2021
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2021 Algarve Moto2 Warm Up Result: Gardner Robs Fernandez

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'42.958    
2 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'43.112 0.154 0.154
3 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'43.279 0.321 0.167
4 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'43.287 0.329 0.008
5 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'43.302 0.344 0.015
6 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'43.487 0.529 0.185
7 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'43.550 0.592 0.063
8 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'43.624 0.666 0.074
9 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'43.799 0.841 0.175
10 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'43.831 0.873 0.032
11 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'43.846 0.888 0.015
12 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'43.907 0.949 0.061
13 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'43.930 0.972 0.023
14 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'43.979 1.021 0.049
15 70 Barry Baltus NTS 1'44.011 1.053 0.032
16 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'44.082 1.124 0.071
17 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'44.147 1.189 0.065
18 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1'44.172 1.214 0.025
19 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'44.185 1.227 0.013
20 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'44.260 1.302 0.075
21 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'44.278 1.320 0.018
22 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'44.303 1.345 0.025
23 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 1'44.316 1.358 0.013
24 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 1'44.519 1.561 0.203
25 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'44.718 1.760 0.199
26 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'44.734 1.776 0.016
27 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'44.836 1.878 0.102
28 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'45.331 2.373 0.495
29 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'45.630 2.672 0.299
30 74 Piotr Biesiekirski Kalex 1'46.276 3.318 0.646
31 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'47.660 4.702 1.384
Round Number: 
17
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2021 Algarve MotoGP Warm Up Result: Bagnaia Leads, Quartararo Follows Closely

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'39.711    
2 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'39.822 0.111 0.111
3 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'39.968 0.257 0.146
4 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'40.026 0.315 0.058
5 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'40.096 0.385 0.070
6 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'40.230 0.519 0.134
7 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'40.237 0.526 0.007
8 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'40.301 0.590 0.064
9 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'40.321 0.610 0.020
10 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'40.378 0.667 0.057
11 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'40.379 0.668 0.001
12 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'40.393 0.682 0.014
13 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'40.478 0.767 0.085
14 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'40.521 0.810 0.043
15 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'40.576 0.865 0.055
16 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'40.602 0.891 0.026
17 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1'40.812 1.101 0.210
18 4 Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha 1'40.952 1.241 0.140
19 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'41.011 1.300 0.059
20 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'41.147 1.436 0.136
21 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'41.164 1.453 0.017
22 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia 1'41.247 1.536 0.083
Round Number: 
17
2021
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2021 Algarve Moto3 Warm Up Result: Normal Service Resumed By Acosta

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 37 Pedro Acosta KTM 1'47.766    
2 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 1'48.551 0.785 0.785
3 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'48.630 0.864 0.079
4 43 Xavier Artigas Honda 1'48.690 0.924 0.060
5 17 John McPhee Honda 1'48.695 0.929 0.005
6 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 1'48.749 0.983 0.054
7 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'48.977 1.211 0.228
8 11 Sergio Garcia GASGAS 1'49.021 1.255 0.044
9 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1'49.029 1.263 0.008
10 66 Joel Kelso KTM 1'49.069 1.303 0.040
11 16 Andrea Migno Honda 1'49.103 1.337 0.034
12 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 1'49.194 1.428 0.091
13 40 Darryn Binder Honda 1'49.254 1.488 0.060
14 12 Filip Salac KTM 1'49.391 1.625 0.137
15 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'49.397 1.631 0.006
16 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 1'49.481 1.715 0.084
17 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'49.500 1.734 0.019
18 67 Alberto Surra Honda 1'49.551 1.785 0.051
19 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'49.801 2.035 0.250
20 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'49.963 2.197 0.162
21 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'50.000 2.234 0.037
22 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 1'50.107 2.341 0.107
23 96 Daniel Holgado KTM 1'50.330 2.564 0.223
24 31 Adrian Fernandez Husqvarna 1'50.522 2.756 0.192
25 19 Andi Farid Izdihar Honda 1'50.836 3.070 0.314
26 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'50.925 3.159 0.089
  28 Izan Guevara GASGAS      
Round Number: 
17
2021
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2021 Algarve Moto2 Qualifying Result: No Surprises Here

The asphalt got a bit warmer and the wind calmed down a touch in preparation for Moto2 qualifying but the improved conditions just confirmed what we already knew, that Aki Ajo’s boys are unstoppable this season. Raul Fernandez was circulating on lap record pace straight away and then improved further to give himself a comfortable advantage at the front. Remy Gardner was slower to warm up and started the final time attack down in 17th position but eventually closed the gap to his teammate to only two tenths of a second. The title contenders will be joined on the front row by Fabio Di Giannantonio, who cruised through Q1 to finish four tenths off pole.

Aron Canet looked set for a top two until a late crash at turn 13 cost him the front row and dropped him to fourth. After a tricky start to his weekend, Augusto Fernandez made solid progress to line up fifth on the grid, ahead of an impressive Cameron Beaubier. Marco Bezzecchi and Sam Lowes are pretty used to sharing space on the grid, just not as low as third row usually, with rookie Ai Ogura joining them there.

Jorge Navarro opens the fourth row of the grid ahead of Xavi Vierge and Hector Garzo, while bruised Q1 escapee Marcos Ramirez joins row five together with Celestino Vietti and Marcel Schrotter. Hafizh Syahrin, Stefano Manzi and Albert Arenas finished the session over a second down on the poleman and making up row six. Crashes for the likes of Joe Roberts and Jake Dixon left them out of Q2 contention and on the lower half of the grid.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'42.101    
2 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'42.370 0.269 0.269
3 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'42.506 0.405 0.136
4 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'42.511 0.410 0.005
5 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'42.616 0.515 0.105
6 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'42.620 0.519 0.004
7 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'42.697 0.596 0.077
8 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'42.701 0.600 0.004
9 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'42.783 0.682 0.082
10 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'42.822 0.721 0.039
11 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'42.829 0.728 0.007
12 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'42.980 0.879 0.151
13 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'43.023 0.922 0.043
14 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'43.034 0.933 0.011
15 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'43.078 0.977 0.044
16 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 1'43.178 1.077 0.100
17 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'43.353 1.252 0.175
18 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'43.367 1.266 0.014
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'42.816    
Q2 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'43.078 0.262 0.262
Q2 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'43.193 0.377 0.115
Q2 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 1'43.200 0.384 0.007
19 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'43.288 0.472 0.088
20 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'43.545 0.729 0.257
21 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'43.554 0.738 0.009
22 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'43.554 0.738  
23 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'43.605 0.789 0.051
24 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'43.617 0.801 0.012
25 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1'43.642 0.826 0.025
26 70 Barry Baltus NTS 1'43.781 0.965 0.139
27 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'43.895 1.079 0.114
28 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 1'43.979 1.163 0.084
29 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'44.014 1.198 0.035
30 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'44.691 1.875 0.677
31 74 Piotr Biesiekirski Kalex 1'45.819 3.003 1.128
Round Number: 
17
2021
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