MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2021 Algarve MotoGP FP1 Result: Quartararo Getting Comfy At The Top

The return to Potimão painted a very familiar picture, with Fabio Quartararo and Pecco Bagnaia trading top spot to the chequered flag, when the newly crowned world champion claimed the headlines by a mere four hundredths of a second. Quite predictably, Jack Miller was the next closest challenger, the Australian a tenth off the lead and two tenths ahead of the Suzuki duo of Alex Rins and Joan Mir, the outgoing world champion half a second off top spot. Luca Marini was top rookie in sixth place, sneaking ahead of the lead Honda of Pol Espargaro.

Maverick Viñales continues to progress at a fast pace in his new team, putting Aprilia up in eighth, with Franco Morbidelli and Aleix Espargaro rounding out the top 10 positions. Despite missing out on those early honours, Alex Marquez, Takaaki Nakagami and Johann Zarco also finished the morning session within a second of the leader. Iker Lecuona in 14th place was the lead KTM and it was a particularly disappointing start for home hero Miguel Oliveira down in 18th position. Meanwhile, Marc Marquez was a no-start, the Spaniard ruled out of the weekend’s action as a precaution following a training crash and concussion diagnosis.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'40.192    
2 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'40.237 0.045 0.045
3 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'40.323 0.131 0.086
4 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'40.551 0.359 0.228
5 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'40.689 0.497 0.138
6 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'40.785 0.593 0.096
7 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'40.795 0.603 0.010
8 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia 1'40.853 0.661 0.058
9 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'40.887 0.695 0.034
10 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'40.889 0.697 0.002
11 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'40.948 0.756 0.059
12 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'40.995 0.803 0.047
13 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'41.084 0.892 0.089
14 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'41.199 1.007 0.115
15 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'41.215 1.023 0.016
16 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'41.296 1.104 0.081
17 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1'41.348 1.156 0.052
18 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'41.375 1.183 0.027
19 4 Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha 1'41.392 1.200 0.017
20 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'41.556 1.364 0.164
21 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'41.654 1.462 0.098
22 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'42.080 1.888 0.426
Round Number: 
17
2021
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2021 Algarve Moto3 FP1 Result: Foggia With The Early Advantage

The circus made its return to a similarly bright but significantly colder Portimão and the top of the timesheets saw some familiar names. After Pedro Acosta took the reins early on with a hefty advantage, he was untroubled at the top until the action hotted up with a time attack for the final handful of minutes. Setting things up nicely for the weekend’s title battle, Dennis Foggia was eventually the one to knock Acosta off his perch, the Italian ending FP1 over seven tenths of a second ahead of the closest challenger. That challenger was compatriot Stefano Nepa, closely followed by Filip Salac and Andrea Migno.

John McPhee looks to be back on track after a tricky weekend in Misano and climbed right up to fifth, while Acosta drooped to sixth place in the last lap rush. Jeremy Alcoba and Darryn Binder were the final riders to post a time within a second of the rapid leader, with Izan Guevara rounding out the top ten positions. Ayumu Sasaki, Romano Fenati, Xavier Artigas and Tatsuki Suzuki provisionally hold top 14 placements, while Sergio Garcia makes his return to action after suffering a bruised kidney in Texas and ended FP1 a second and a half behind the leader.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'48.296    
2 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'49.048 0.752 0.752
3 12 Filip Salac KTM 1'49.082 0.786 0.034
4 16 Andrea Migno Honda 1'49.153 0.857 0.071
5 17 John McPhee Honda 1'49.157 0.861 0.004
6 37 Pedro Acosta KTM 1'49.168 0.872 0.011
7 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'49.268 0.972 0.100
8 40 Darryn Binder Honda 1'49.272 0.976 0.004
9 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1'49.455 1.159 0.183
10 28 Izan Guevara GASGAS 1'49.467 1.171 0.012
11 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 1'49.478 1.182 0.011
12 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'49.479 1.183 0.001
13 43 Xavier Artigas Honda 1'49.529 1.233 0.050
14 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'49.625 1.329 0.096
15 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 1'49.686 1.390 0.061
16 11 Sergio Garcia GASGAS 1'49.737 1.441 0.051
17 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'50.002 1.706 0.265
18 31 Adrian Fernandez Husqvarna 1'50.152 1.856 0.150
19 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 1'50.153 1.857 0.001
20 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'50.252 1.956 0.099
21 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 1'50.401 2.105 0.149
22 96 Daniel Holgado KTM 1'50.462 2.166 0.061
23 19 Andi Farid Izdihar Honda 1'50.510 2.214 0.048
24 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'50.610 2.314 0.100
25 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 1'50.735 2.439 0.125
26 67 Alberto Surra Honda 1'50.808 2.512 0.073
27 66 Joel Kelso KTM 1'50.914 2.618 0.106
28 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 1'51.010 2.714 0.096
Round Number: 
17
2021
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2021 Emilia-Romagna MotoGP Race Result: There Was Calm Before The Storm But What A Storm It Was

Given the rollercoaster of emotion in the first two races of the day, the premier class should have brought some sense to the insanity but that’s not how they roll, is it? At the end of a fairly dramatic 27-lap wait, a world champion was crowned, overshadowing Marc Marquez’s third victory of the season and a somewhat unexpected but long-awaited Honda one-two. The Spaniard’s fast start and his rivals’ mistakes combined to helped Marquez snatch victory, with Pol Espargaro joining his celebrations five seconds later and then stepping on the podium for the first time in Repsol Honda colours. It wasn’t the rider Ducati expected to see on the podium, but Enea Bastianini’s excellent comeback from 16th on the grid ended with a last lap attack on the champion elect to rob him of the final podium spot. That being said, the podium was the last thing on Fabio Quartararo’s mind as he took the chequered flag to become France’s first MotoGP world champion and somewhat steal Valentino Rossi’s thunder in his final tango on home soil.

The story of the race started with slightly different actors, poleman Pecco Bagnaia making a great launch to lead into turn 1 ahead of an equally fast-starting Miguel Oliveira from the second row, but Jack Miller was quick to reclaim wingmanship. Having started seventh on the grid, Marquez was also ahead of Oliveira after the first few turns, while Quartararo recovered a few positions from his fifth row start on the first lap, defending 13th from Johann Zarco and Joan Mir early on.

Bagnaia followed up his rocket start with a strong push at the front, only Miller and Marquez able to keep up with the Italian, while Pol Espargaro led the pursuit a second and a half down, in a group including Oliveira, Franco Morbidelli and Aleix Espargaro. Meanwhile, front row starter Luca Marini dropped to 8th, fending off a big group with Iker Lecuona, Jorge Martin, Alex Rins, Quartararo and Zarco. A long way down the road, Mir crashed out at turn 2 and took birthday boy Danilo Petrucci with him, before the former world champion even got a chance to serve a double long lap penalty for a jump start.

The surprises started on lap four, when Miller crashed out of second position at turn 15, leaving Bagnaia without a wingman and with Marquez half a second behind. It also left Ducati with some question marks, as their two factory boys were the only ones on the hard front tyre. Given the rapid pace of the leading duo, Pol Espargaro had dropped over two seconds behind, while Quartararo joined the top 10 by lap 7, dropping Zarco and eyeing up Rins and Martin. The trio were almost 9 seconds off the victory battle but kept each other entertained over the next few laps.

In a flashback to Aragon, Marquez bided his time and/or pushed to stay with Bagnaia at the front of the race, while teammate Espargaro had a one second gap over Oliveira. Aleix Espargaro was almost five seconds behind and under attack from Morbidelli and Marini, with Rins and Quartararo closing the gap too, while Martin crashed out at turn 1 on lap 13. Although 9th on the timing screens at that stage, Quartararo had a realistic chance at fifth place with half a race remaining, him and Rins animating that battle for the next few laps.

Although Bagnaia continued on a red hot pace at the front, including a fastest lap, Marquez was unshakeable heading into the final 10 laps. While the Italian was busy solving a problem like Marquez, his championship rival had quickly climbed into fifth and shook off the elder Espargaro, but the next man up the road was Oliveira, over 8 seconds ahead.

The Marquez problem started seeming less complicated with 6 laps remaining, when his gap to Bagnaia extended to almost one second over the course of one lap. Just when the Spaniard looked like waving the white flag, Bagnaia was suddenly in the gravel at turn 15 with 4 laps remaining, with Oliveira immediately following his example with a crash out of fourth place, the two incidents promoting Quartararo to the provisional podium and crowning him a champion.

Despite the tears of both joy and sorrow in pitlane, there was still a race to be won and Marquez was left in prime position, 8 seconds ahead of teammate Espargaro, bringing Repsol Honda their first one-two finish since their Pedrosa days. Another 9 seconds behind, Quartararo was still unsure of whether he would get to celebrate on the podium because Enea Bastianini’s under-the-radar but almost trademark charge through the field placed him only three tenths off third place at the start of the final lap. The pair lighted up the timing screens on that last lap and the Italian made a brave move at turn 14 to push the champion off the podium. Fourth place didn’t make Quartararo’s celebrations any less sweet, fifth place finisher Zarco the first to congratulate his compatriot. Rins secured sixth ahead of the Aprilia duo of Aleix Espargaro and a fairly impressive Maverick Viñales, while Marini finished just ahead of his brother, Valentino Rossi bidding a fond farewell to his loving home crowd with a fine top 10 placement.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time/Diff
1 93 Marc Marquez Honda 41'52.830
2 44 Pol Espargaro Honda +4.859
3 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati +12.013
4 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha +12.775
5 5 Johann Zarco Ducati +16.458
6 42 Alex Rins Suzuki +17.669
7 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia +18.468
8 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia +18.607
9 10 Luca Marini Ducati +25.417
10 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha +27.735
11 33 Brad Binder KTM +27.879
12 51 Michele Pirro Ducati +28.137
13 4 Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha +41.413
14 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha +42.830
15 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda +1'22.462
Not Classified
  63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 5 Laps
  88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 5 Laps
  89 Jorge Martin Ducati 15 Laps
  27 Iker Lecuona KTM 17 Laps
  73 Alex Marquez Honda 18 Laps
  43 Jack Miller Ducati 24 Laps
  9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 25 Laps
  36 Joan Mir Suzuki 25 Laps
Round Number: 
16
2021
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2021 Emilia-Romagna Moto2 Race Result: Swings And Roundabouts

The intermediate class got a sunny welcome ahead of 25 eventful laps around the Misano circuit, although a victory from pole might not suggest the right level of drama. Although Sam Lowes was back to winning ways for the first time since way back in Qatar, it wasn’t a simple mission to get there. Even more difficult was for Augusto Fernandez to achieve a Marc VDS one-two while having to contend with a long lap penalty for irresponsible riding in Q2, but the Spaniard’s excellent pace allowed him to claim second place from Aron Canet, in a dramatic final corner move.

Lowes had made a fast start from pole, ahead of Canet and Jorge Navarro but Canet quickly got ahead at turn 9 to lead proceedings on lap 2. Augusto Fernandez had dropped to fourth at the start and swiftly took his long lap penalty, which dropped him further back to 14th position, a little over three seconds off the lead. Meanwhile, in the Ajo camp, Raul Fernandez had recovered a couple of places to climb up 7th on the opening lap, as did Gardner down in 11th.

Back ahead, Canet could not shake off the pursuers early on and was punished by Navarro by the end of lap four, his attempt to retaliate allowing the poleman to resume control of the race. The shenanigans at the front also allowed Raul Fernandez to get past Navarro and join the provisional podium positions, while teammate Gardner was making his way through the bottom of the top 10.

With Lowes attempting an escape at the front, Raul Fernandez picked up the chase on lap six, with seven tenths to find on the leader and provisionally taking over in the championship standings, while Gardner was stuck down in 8th place. The Australian’s next move on Somkiat Chantra at turn 14 was a controversial one, the late lunge nudging the Thai rider into a crash, but while the stewards were looking at that, Gardner had no time to rest, as Augusto Fernandez, the fastest man on track at that early stage, was glued to his tail.

Back at the front, Lowes made his first mistake at a wobbly turn 14, which allowed Raul Fernandez to close the gap to the leader, with Canet somewhat in tow. One second back, Celestino Vietti, cosplaying as a highlighter pen in tribute to his famous teacher, led the pursuit ahead of Navarro and Stefano Manzi, with Gardner and Augusto Fernandez trading places another second back. Once the Spaniard got past Gardner at turn 8, he quickly dropped the Australian and bridged the gap to the men ahead to join the fight for fourth.

Lowes continued to lead the way to the halfway mark of the race but Fernandez found a gap with 12 laps remaining, just as teammate Gardner was served with a long lap penalty for irresponsible riding. However, before Fernandez could even be notified of his teammate’s misfortune, the rookie rolled through the gravel trap quite dramatically at turn 8, leaving Lowes back in charge, with Canet half a second back. Navarro inherited third but had to fend off Augusto Fernandez, Vietti and Manzi to keep it, while Gardner’s gap to the men behind allowed him to take the long lap penalty without losing seventh place, albeit it was soon followed by a track limits warning. To make matters worse, Marco Bezzecchi caught up with him and demoted him to 8th place with seven laps remaining.

Meanwhile, Lowes’ reign was halted when Canet got past at turn 8 with seven laps remaining and another big wobble for the British rider dropped him over half a second behind the Spaniard. Despite Lowes’ issues, that was not his last bid for victory, the Marc VDS rider catching back up with Canet for the final handful of laps and getting past at turn 2. A couple seconds back, Navarro made a mistake of his own, dropping him out of podium contention and leaving Vietti to fend off Augusto Fernandez for the final podium spot. That proved to be a difficult challenge, the Spaniard getting past with five laps remaining and getting back in the position he started the race from. Rather than settling for third, Fernandez pushed to catch up with Canet, who allowed Lowes a one second gap at the front.

The Brit took the chequered flag quite comfortably in the lead and despite a rapid final lap for Canet, Fernandez took advantage at the very last corner to make it a Marc VDS top two. A disgruntled and fuel-less Canet settled for third, with rookie Vietti in fourth, ahead of Navarro and Manzi. Bezzecchi’s late crash at turn 15 promoted Gardner to seventh place and handed him an extra point in the championship battle, the Australian extending his advantage to 18 points over his rookie teammate.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time/Diff
1 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 40'25.180
2 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex +1.233
3 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro +1.400
4 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex +2.554
5 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro +4.243
6 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex +5.198
7 87 Remy Gardner Kalex +14.261
8 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex +15.868
9 79 Ai Ogura Kalex +18.905
10 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex +19.069
11 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro +19.675
12 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex +24.309
13 96 Jake Dixon Kalex +26.777
14 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex +34.699
15 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex +36.240
16 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro +37.590
17 70 Barry Baltus NTS +37.899
18 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex +37.966
19 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta +50.787
20 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta +1'02.974
Not Classified
  72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 3 Laps
  97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 9 Laps
  14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 9 Laps
  27 Mattia Casadei Kalex 10 Laps
  25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 11 Laps
  40 Hector Garzo Kalex 13 Laps
  10 Tommaso Marcon NTS 16 Laps
  6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 17 Laps
  35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 19 Laps
Round Number: 
16
2021
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2021 Emilia-Romagna Moto3 Race Result: Why Bother With Qualifying?

Misano was the sunniest and driest it’s been this weekend and the lightweight class took full advantage of the improved and somewhat unfamiliar conditions to put on another show on the Italian circuit. Although equalling his worst qualifying position of the season, Dennis Foggia enjoyed his time on the home playground the most, fighting through the field to yet another victory and continuing a solid run of podiums to strengthen his title chase. Jaume Masia pushed hard to return to the top step of the podium but, in the end, he was no match for Foggia’s form and had to settle for second, while teammate Pedro Acosta joined the podium on the final lap, to save himself a few extra points in the championship. Although the Red Bull KTM Ajo duo didn’t look the happiest they could be, the double podium secured them the team championship.

The start of the race told a very different story, with poleman Niccolò Antonelli making a fast start ahead of Riccardo Rossi and Izan Guevara, while a cautious Acosta dropped a couple of places to 8th and rival Foggia dropped two positions to 16th by the end of lap one. Despite a short-lived attempt from Stefano Nepa on lap 2, Antonelli was in the limelight in the early stages of the race, while Masia bridged a half second gap to soon get involved in the victory battle. Acosta and Foggia both recovered a couple of positions over the next few laps, but the outstanding start badge went to Darryn Binder, who quickly went from 16th on the grid up to 7th place.

The leaders’ group had reduced to nine men after the first half dozen laps, with Antonelli leading the way from Masia, Filip Salac, Nepa, Acosta, Guevara, Xavier Artigas, Binder and Ayumu Sasaki and stretching a 1.5 seconds gap over the chasers led by Adrian Fernandez. However, Foggia started to make progress after the sluggish start, picking up the lead of the chase by lap 7 and quickly reducing the deficit to the leaders.

Back at the front, Antonelli still fended off Nepa and Masia, while Acosta was starting to sniff round his teammate but was not given an easy time by fellow rookie Guevara. One second down the road, Foggia had bridged the gap to the leaders by lap 9 and was making progress inside the top 10, getting ahead of Salac and chasing teammate Artigas.

Helped by the frequent exchanges between Guevara and Nepa behind him, Antonelli continued to lead for the next few laps but a bit of a moment at turn 7 dropped the Italian all the way down to 7th and left Acosta in charge of proceedings at the halfway point of race. The championship leader didn’t spend much time at the front, as a set of mistakes of his own allowed Guevara, Masia, Foggia and Binder past, dropping Acosta back to 5th. Masia took the lead with 10 laps remaining but didn’t even last one lap in the spotlight, as Foggia got past at turn 1 to put further pressure on Acosta, who seemed to struggle somewhat, dropping half a second on the leading group and fending off Nepa.

Although Masia, Guevara and Binder kept close, Foggia was unchallenged at the front over the next few laps, while a second down the road, Acosta was struggling to find a way past Nepa in the battle for fifth. He eventually climbed into 5th with 6 laps remaining due to Guevara crashing out of 3rd place at turn 8, but the championship leader did breeze past Nepa on the main straight, after the Italian went off track at the final corner. Acosta’s mission did not get any easier, with a two second gap to the trio ahead and with Nepa still eager to reclaim fourth and doing so one lap later.

With four laps remaining, the victory battle was a two-man affair, only Masia keeping up with Foggia, but the Spaniard bided his time for an attack and the right time never came. Foggia put in his fastest lap of the race to extend a big enough gap on the final lap and claim a fairly impressive victory ahead of Masia. Binder had dropped out of the victory battle for the final handful of laps and a comfortable two-second advantage over the next group evaporated on the last lap, the South African coming under fire from Nepa, Acosta and a recovering Antonelli. Acosta timed a move to perfection to take the final podium position on the final lap, ahead of Binder, and limit the damage in the championship standings. A feisty Nepa had to settle for fifth, ahead of Antonelli and with Romano Fenati recovering some ground in the final half of the race to take seventh place. Sasaki, Artigas and Salac rounded out the top 10 places.

Acosta’s late damage limitation exercise takes him back to Portimao with a 21-point advantage over the in-form Foggia.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time/Diff
1 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 39'33.170
2 5 Jaume Masia KTM +0.292
3 37 Pedro Acosta KTM +4.686
4 40 Darryn Binder Honda +4.797
5 82 Stefano Nepa KTM +4.853
6 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM +5.052
7 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna +5.335
8 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM +6.642
9 43 Xavier Artigas Honda +6.736
10 12 Filip Salac KTM +6.800
11 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM +10.535
12 28 Izan Guevara GASGAS +17.811
13 31 Adrian Fernandez Husqvarna +18.050
14 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda +18.260
15 19 Andi Farid Izdihar Honda +19.264
16 67 Alberto Surra Honda +20.217
17 27 Kaito Toba KTM +24.704
18 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM +24.902
19 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda +24.976
20 96 Daniel Holgado KTM +25.323
21 64 Mario Aji Honda +46.495
22 80 David Alonso GASGAS +1'25.207
Not Classified
  92 Yuki Kunii Honda 3 Laps
  16 Andrea Migno Honda 11 Laps
  99 Carlos Tatay KTM 11 Laps
  24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 13 Laps
  17 John Mcphee Honda 15 Laps
  54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 18 Laps
Round Number: 
16
2021
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2021 Emilia-Romagna MotoGP Warm Up Result: Nakagami Leads Bagnaia

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'32.879    
2 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'33.465 0.586 0.586
3 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'33.608 0.729 0.143
4 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'33.751 0.872 0.143
5 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'34.220 1.341 0.469
6 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'34.271 1.392 0.051
7 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'34.308 1.429 0.037
8 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'34.325 1.446 0.017
9 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'34.388 1.509 0.063
10 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'34.392 1.513 0.004
11 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'34.485 1.606 0.093
12 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'34.504 1.625 0.019
13 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'34.639 1.760 0.135
14 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1'34.906 2.027 0.267
15 4 Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha 1'34.968 2.089 0.062
16 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'35.013 2.134 0.045
17 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1'35.196 2.317 0.183
18 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'35.217 2.338 0.021
19 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia 1'35.343 2.464 0.126
20 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'35.357 2.478 0.014
21 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'35.538 2.659 0.181
22 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'36.312 3.433 0.774
23 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'47.562 14.683 11.250
Round Number: 
16
2021
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2021 Emilia-Romagna Moto2 Warm Up Result: Lowes Leads In Cold Morning

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'42.924    
2 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'44.061 1.137 1.137
3 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 1'44.604 1.680 0.543
4 70 Barry Baltus NTS 1'44.904 1.980 0.300
5 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'44.921 1.997 0.017
6 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'45.191 2.267 0.270
7 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'45.537 2.613 0.346
8 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'45.579 2.655 0.042
9 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'45.816 2.892 0.237
10 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'46.282 3.358 0.466
11 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'46.576 3.652 0.294
12 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'46.585 3.661 0.009
13 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'46.727 3.803 0.142
14 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'46.879 3.955 0.152
15 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'47.026 4.102 0.147
16 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'47.257 4.333 0.231
17 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'48.114 5.190 0.857
18 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'48.412 5.488 0.298
19 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'49.284 6.360 0.872
20 27 Mattia Casadei Kalex 1'49.337 6.413 0.053
21 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'49.384 6.460 0.047
22 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'49.411 6.487 0.027
23 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'50.256 7.332 0.845
24 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'50.844 7.920 0.588
25 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'51.239 8.315 0.395
26 10 Tommaso Marcon NTS 1'51.765 8.841 0.526
27 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'53.148 10.224 1.383
28 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'53.830 10.906 0.682
29 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'56.080 13.156 2.250
  16 Joe Roberts Kalex      
Round Number: 
16
2021
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2021 Emilia-Romagna Moto3 Warm Up Result: Good Morning For Acosta

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 37 Pedro Acosta KTM 1'49.444    
2 19 Andi Farid Izdihar Honda 1'49.576 0.132 0.132
3 16 Andrea Migno Honda 1'49.680 0.236 0.104
4 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 1'49.781 0.337 0.101
5 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'50.010 0.566 0.229
6 67 Alberto Surra Honda 1'50.014 0.570 0.004
7 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'50.205 0.761 0.191
8 96 Daniel Holgado KTM 1'50.231 0.787 0.026
9 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 1'50.306 0.862 0.075
10 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 1'50.342 0.898 0.036
11 31 Adrian Fernandez Husqvarna 1'50.378 0.934 0.036
12 28 Izan Guevara GASGAS 1'50.522 1.078 0.144
13 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 1'50.599 1.155 0.077
14 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1'50.751 1.307 0.152
15 43 Xavier Artigas Honda 1'50.979 1.535 0.228
16 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'51.197 1.753 0.218
17 80 David Alonso GASGAS 1'51.224 1.780 0.027
18 12 Filip Salac KTM 1'51.322 1.878 0.098
19 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'51.401 1.957 0.079
20 64 Mario Aji Honda 1'51.457 2.013 0.056
21 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'51.604 2.160 0.147
22 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'51.605 2.161 0.001
23 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 1'51.660 2.216 0.055
24 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 1'52.037 2.593 0.377
25 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'52.116 2.672 0.079
26 40 Darryn Binder Honda 1'52.351 2.907 0.235
27 17 John McPhee Honda 1'53.023 3.579 0.672
28 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'53.195 3.751 0.172
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16
2021
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2021 Emilia-Romagna Moto2 Qualifying Result: Mixed Fortunes

The intermediate class got a grey but dry welcome for their qualifying session and it came with a multitude of yellow flags over both sessions. After topping Q1, Jorge Navarro had the early advantage in Q2 until the final couple of minutes of the session, when Sam Lowes attacked to claim pole position by half a tenth from the Spaniard, who will get sandwiched between Marc VDS riders on the front row, with Augusto Fernandez taking third. Aron Canet in fourth was the final rider to post a time within half a second of the poleman, while Celestino Vietti kept fifth despite a late tumble. Marcos Ramirez scored a solid sixth spot to close the second row of the grid, with Stefano Manzi opening row three ahead of Q1 graduate Albert Arenas.

If the Marc VDS duo thrived in the trickly and drizzly conditions towards the end, the Red Bull KTM Ajo duo had a difficult afternoon, with Raul Fernandez dropping to 9th after a late tumble at turn 2 and teammate Remy Gardner getting his worst qualifying of the season in 14th, not helped by the yellow flag bonanza. Somkiat Chantra, tom Luthi, Bo Bendsneyder and Fermín Aldeguer will separate the two teammates on the grid, while crashes for Xavi Vierge, Jake Dixon and Ai Ogura dropped them to the back of the Q2 timesheets – the British rider also under investigation for crashing under yellow flags. Gravel traps were just as busy in Q1 and Marco Bezzecchi paid a particularly high price, dropping to 24th on the grid.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'36.510    
2 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'36.555 0.045 0.045
3 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'36.744 0.234 0.189
4 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'36.950 0.440 0.206
5 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'37.100 0.590 0.150
6 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'37.300 0.790 0.200
7 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'37.511 1.001 0.211
8 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'37.558 1.048 0.047
9 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'37.602 1.092 0.044
10 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'37.686 1.176 0.084
11 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'37.695 1.185 0.009
12 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'37.767 1.257 0.072
13 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 1'37.780 1.270 0.013
14 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'37.825 1.315 0.045
15 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'37.904 1.394 0.079
16 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'38.482 1.972 0.578
17 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'38.556 2.046 0.074
18 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'39.683 3.173 1.127
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'37.198    
Q2 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'37.543 0.345 0.345
Q2 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'37.584 0.386 0.041
Q2 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'37.878 0.680 0.294
19 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'38.097 0.899 0.219
20 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'38.122 0.924 0.025
21 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'38.366 1.168 0.244
22 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'38.748 1.550 0.382
23 70 Barry Baltus NTS 1'39.543 2.345 0.795
24 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'40.068 2.870 0.525
25 10 Tommaso Marcon NTS 1'43.096 5.898 3.028
  11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex      
  14 Tony Arbolino Kalex      
  16 Joe Roberts Kalex      
  24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta      
  27 Mattia Casadei Kalex      
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16
2021
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2021 Emilia-Romagna MotoGP Qualifying Result: Quite A Turnaround

Although Misano was still cold and gloomy, the rain stayed away and the asphalt continued to dry throughout qualifying for the premier class. True to FP4 form, Pecco Bagnaia was one step ahead from the start and used his track knowledge from Q1 to lead the way early in Q2, ahead of his fellow Q1 escapee Iker Lecuona. The one second gap between the two allowed several riders to sneak in between in the closing stages, but no one could cope with Bagnaia’s speed and the home favourite secured a fourth consecutive pole position. Teammate Jack Miller closed the gap to two hundredths of a second to claim second on the grid, while an exceptional last lap from Luca Marini made it a Ducati front row lock-out, the rookie taking his first front row start.

Pol Espargaro also found some pace to lead Honda’s charge from fourth on the grid, ahead of the lead KTM of Miguel Oliveira and the sole Yamaha in Q2, Franco Morbidelli. Marc Marquez was back to his old antics, offering some material for the highlights reel as his Honda tried to shake him off at turn 2 but the Spaniard’s acrobatics kept him onboard, and he steadily climbed up the timesheets. His progress was halted by a late crash at turn 6 and it pushed Marquez back to the top of third row. Lecuona and teammate Danilo Petrucci were also amongst the several riders keeping the marshals busy late in Q2 and will keep Marquez company on row three. Johann Zarco’s own late tumble at turn 14 left him 10th on the grid, sharing fourth row with a lowkey Aleix Espargaro and teammate Jorge Martin, who added two more tumbles to his portfolio in Q2.

If Q2 was dramatic, there was an even bigger storyline in Q1, where Bagnaia ruled the roost while title rival Fabio Quartararo scored his worst qualifying result in the premier class. Although the Frenchman would’ve been relived to start Q1 on slick tyres, given his underwhelming performance in the wet, a combination of bad timing and missing a few tenths dropped him out of contention for Q2. To make matters worse, a yellow flag infringement cancelled his fastest lap, dropping him to 15th on the grid, behind Alex Rins and Alex Marquez. It was an afternoon to forget for Enea Bastianini and Joan Mir as well, both riders crashing out once again in Q1 and starting 16th and 18th on the grid.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'33.045    
2 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'33.070 0.025 0.025
3 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'33.130 0.085 0.060
4 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'33.313 0.268 0.183
5 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'33.439 0.394 0.126
6 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'33.526 0.481 0.087
7 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'33.850 0.805 0.324
8 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'33.893 0.848 0.043
9 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'34.140 1.095 0.247
10 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'34.687 1.642 0.547
11 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'34.963 1.918 0.276
12 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 2'24.631 51.586 49.668
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'33.393    
Q2 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'34.099 0.706 0.706
13 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'34.418 1.025 0.319
14 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'34.454 1.061 0.036
15 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'34.476 1.083 0.022
16 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'35.236 1.843 0.760
17 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'35.641 2.248 0.405
18 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'35.683 2.290 0.042
19 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia 1'35.835 2.442 0.152
20 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'36.478 3.085 0.643
21 4 Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha 1'36.639 3.246 0.161
22 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1'37.880 4.487 1.241
23 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'38.261 4.868 0.381
  32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia      
Round Number: 
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2021
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