MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2021 Emilia-Romagna MotoGP FP4 Result: Lecuona Leads As Slicks Make An Appearance

The final practice session for the premier class started on a cold but drying track and after a short outing on wet rubber, slicks were finally unwrapped from their blankets, in the hope of getting a better picture for a presumably dry Sunday race. While the early gamble seemed to pay off for Pecco Bagnaia, who took control of the session with 10 minutes remaining, it seemed that many of his rivals were riding on an ice rink, with thankfully harmless crashes for Iker Lecuona, Enea Bastianini, Marc Marquez, Michele Pirro, Joan Mir, Jorge Martin and Alex Marquez, with turns 2 and 15 as the main culprits.

Bagnaia seemed to have the most confidence in the tricky conditions, but Lecuona quickly recovered from his crash to snatch the lead with 5 minutes remaining. Their closest rivals were almost four seconds slower at that stage but with the track rapidly improving, the gaps reduced somewhat, although Lecuona and Bagnaia were untouchable at the front. Jack Miller’s late swap to slicks promoted him to third, a second and a half behind the leading duo and narrowly ahead of Fabio Quartararo.

Miguel Oliveira joined the top five ahead of Maverick Viñales and Luca Marini, with Danilo Petrucci, Johann Zarco and Alex Rins rounding out the top 10 positions. Franco Morbidelli and Jorge Martin were the final riders to post times within four seconds of the leader. The likes of Marquez and Mir did not rejoin the action following their tumbles and dropped to the bottom of the timesheets, while Aleix Espargaro only did a couple of laps and was the only rider not tempted by slicks.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'37.441    
2 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'37.535 0.094 0.094
3 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'38.848 1.407 1.313
4 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'38.889 1.448 0.041
5 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'39.149 1.708 0.260
6 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia 1'40.018 2.577 0.869
7 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'40.177 2.736 0.159
8 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'40.311 2.870 0.134
9 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'41.238 3.797 0.927
10 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'41.269 3.828 0.031
11 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'41.306 3.865 0.037
12 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1'41.430 3.989 0.124
13 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'41.893 4.452 0.463
14 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'42.279 4.838 0.386
15 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'42.562 5.121 0.283
16 4 Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha 1'42.794 5.353 0.232
17 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1'43.069 5.628 0.275
18 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'43.465 6.024 0.396
19 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'43.585 6.144 0.120
  36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'44.337 6.896 0.752
  73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'44.345 6.904 0.008
  41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'44.974 7.533 0.629
  23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'47.606 10.165 2.632
  32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia      
Round Number: 
16
2021
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2021 Emilia-Romagna Moto3 Qualifying Result: A Runaway Poleman

The lightweight class returned from their lunch break to a slowly drying track, but the dry line was not significant enough for slick tyres to tempt riders. The man adapting quickest to the new conditions proved to be Niccolò Antonelli, who, fresh off a demolition job in Q1, set camp at the top of the timesheets early in Q2. Rivals were left in pursuit of over one second if they were to challenge for pole, but Antonelli kept stepping up and only a late charge from Filip Salac reduced his advantage to under one second. With Antonelli cruising into a first pole position of the year on home soil ahead of Salac, Q1 graduate Riccardo Rossi made it an all-KTM front row.

Rookie Izan Guevara was the last rider to post a time within a second of pole, while Pedro Acosta in fifth will have a big advantage on the grid over his sole championship rival. Jaume Masia snuck out of Q1 to join his teammate on the second row, while Alberto Surra opens row three from Stefano Nepa and Xavier Artigas. Ayumu Sasaki spent quite a bit of time on the provisional front row, until a crash at turn 14 saw him drop down the timesheets, but he managed to recover 10th place in the final five minutes of Q2. The Japanese rider will be joined by rookie Adrian Fernandez and Q1 escapee John McPhee on the fourth row of the grid.

Dennis Foggia will be pretty disappointed to start such an important race for his title challenge from the middle of fifth row, in between Honda Team Asia teammates Yuki Kunii and Andi Farid Izdihar, while MotoGP-bound Darryn Binder qualified 16th. The big losers of Q1 were Romano Fenati, the Italian missing out on progressing by one hundredth of a second and starting 19th on the grid, as well as Andrea Migno, who was a disappointing 22nd after a fast start on Friday.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 1'48.563    
2 12 Filip Salac KTM 1'49.174 0.611 0.611
3 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'49.280 0.717 0.106
4 28 Izan Guevara GASGAS 1'49.495 0.932 0.215
5 37 Pedro Acosta KTM 1'49.582 1.019 0.087
6 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1'49.633 1.070 0.051
7 67 Alberto Surra Honda 1'49.677 1.114 0.044
8 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'49.697 1.134 0.020
9 43 Xavier Artigas Honda 1'50.211 1.648 0.514
10 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 1'50.352 1.789 0.141
11 31 Adrian Fernandez Husqvarna 1'50.609 2.046 0.257
12 17 John McPhee Honda 1'50.695 2.132 0.086
13 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'50.746 2.183 0.051
14 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'50.988 2.425 0.242
15 19 Andi Farid Izdihar Honda 1'51.004 2.441 0.016
16 40 Darryn Binder Honda 1'51.025 2.462 0.021
17 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 1'51.349 2.786 0.324
18 96 Daniel Holgado KTM 1'51.726 3.163 0.377
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Q2 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 1'48.828    
Q2 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'50.053 1.225 1.225
Q2 17 John McPhee Honda 1'50.260 1.432 0.207
Q2 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1'50.503 1.675 0.243
19 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'50.522 1.694 0.019
20 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 1'50.590 1.762 0.068
21 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 1'50.662 1.834 0.072
22 16 Andrea Migno Honda 1'50.819 1.991 0.157
23 64 Mario Aji Honda 1'51.163 2.335 0.344
24 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'51.280 2.452 0.117
25 80 David Alonso GASGAS 1'52.013 3.185 0.733
26 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'52.084 3.256 0.071
27 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'52.230 3.402 0.146
28 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 1'53.602 4.774 1.372
Round Number: 
16
2021
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2021 Emilia-Romagna Moto2 FP3 Result: Arbolino Robs Bezzecchi

The significantly wet conditions were not conducive to improvements on the combined standings for the intermediate class throughout FP3, with Friday’s times ending up deciding the line-up for Q2, meaning that despite Tony Arbolino topping FP3, he will join the cast for Q1 later today. The rookie robbed compatriot Marco Bezzecchi on his final flying lap and by only three thousandths of a second, the SKY Racing rider also joining him in the first qualifying session. Augusto Fernandez dropped to third by half a second, but the Spaniard was safely in Q2 as the leader of the combined standings.

Fermín Aldeguer made a late jump into fourth position, ahead of compatriot Raul Fernandez and the duo will be keeping each other company in Q2. Jorge Navarro took sixth but will also take a trip through Q1, unlike Aron Canet and Somkiat Chantra, who followed him on the timesheets for FP3. Hector Garzo and Celestino Vietti rounded out the top 10 positions, although only the Italian had secured a Q2 ticket. Remy Gardner was one second off top spot but safely in Q2, together with Jake Dixon, Xavi Vierge, Ai Ogura, Stefano Manzi, Sam Lowes, Tom Luthi and Marcos Ramirez. One notable absence from the session was Joe Roberts, who was deemed unfit for the race due to a collarbone fracture sustained on Friday.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'47.902    
2 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'47.905 0.003 0.003
3 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'48.404 0.502 0.499
4 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 1'48.436 0.534 0.032
5 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'48.447 0.545 0.011
6 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'48.705 0.803 0.258
7 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'48.750 0.848 0.045
8 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'48.788 0.886 0.038
9 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'48.805 0.903 0.017
10 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'48.832 0.930 0.027
11 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'48.959 1.057 0.127
12 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'49.024 1.122 0.065
13 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'49.040 1.138 0.016
14 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'49.074 1.172 0.034
15 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'49.150 1.248 0.076
16 70 Barry Baltus NTS 1'49.239 1.337 0.089
17 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'49.408 1.506 0.169
18 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'49.537 1.635 0.129
19 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'49.545 1.643 0.008
20 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'49.860 1.958 0.315
21 27 Mattia Casadei Kalex 1'49.990 2.088 0.130
22 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'50.039 2.137 0.049
23 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'50.448 2.546 0.409
24 10 Tommaso Marcon NTS 1'50.922 3.020 0.474
25 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'51.424 3.522 0.502
26 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'52.234 4.332 0.810
27 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'52.311 4.409 0.077
28 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'52.395 4.493 0.084
  6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex      
  16 Joe Roberts Kalex      
Round Number: 
16
2021
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2021 Emilia-Romagna MotoGP FP3 Result: Zarco Leads Pramac Charge

The premier class enjoyed another wet misty start in Misano but there was time to be found despite the sketchy conditions, as demonstrated by Jack Miller improving his own FP2 benchmark only 15 minutes into the session. That was only the beginning of a tense FP3, at the end of which Johann Zarco claimed the lead of the session by 8 hundredths of a second from teammate Jorge Martin, with Ducati colleague Miller dropping to third.

Miguel Oliveira also had a stint at the front and despite a tumble at the final corner halfway through proceedings, the KTM man held onto fourth place. Marc Marquez was quick to fix his FP2 mistakes and rejoined the top 10 early in the session, eventually settling for fifth, while teammate Pol Espargaro left it late to jump into sixth place, half a second off top spot. While all eyes were on the other factory Yamaha, Franco Morbidelli admirably snuck into seventh position, while Aleix Espargaro’s late burst of speed promoted him to eighth and surprisingly pushed Pecco Bagnaia out of Q2 contention.

Danilo Petrucci continues to enjoy some time in the limelight on his final home race from ninth position, while Luca Marini’s final flying lap demoted Joan Mir from the top 10. Although Bagnaia eventually got ahead of the Spaniard on the timesheets, both of them will be entertaining us in Q1, which is bound to be quite a show, with championship leader Fabio Quartararo failing to qualify directly into Q2 for the first time this season and a subdued Alex Rins dropping to 21st place after a mid-session crash at turn 13.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'40.384    
2 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1'40.471 0.087 0.087
3 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'40.520 0.136 0.049
4 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'40.832 0.448 0.312
5 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'40.855 0.471 0.023
6 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'40.925 0.541 0.070
7 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'40.942 0.558 0.017
8 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'40.964 0.580 0.022
9 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'40.967 0.583 0.003
10 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'40.985 0.601 0.018
11 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'41.121 0.737 0.136
12 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'41.129 0.745 0.008
13 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1'41.168 0.784 0.039
14 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'41.236 0.852 0.068
15 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'41.275 0.891 0.039
16 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'41.485 1.101 0.210
17 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia 1'41.538 1.154 0.053
18 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'41.791 1.407 0.253
19 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'41.876 1.492 0.085
20 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'41.888 1.504 0.012
21 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'42.023 1.639 0.135
22 4 Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha 1'42.251 1.867 0.228
23 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'42.601 2.217 0.350
  32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia      
Round Number: 
16
2021
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2021 Emilia-Romagna Moto3 FP3 Result: Artigas Headlines Misty Morning

The track was still wet on Saturday morning and with added mist, but that didn’t stop improvements on the timesheets quite early in the session, with Alberto Surra quickly demoting his teammate from the lead of the combined standings. Even though the rain and fog intensified towards the end of the session, riders continued their pursuit of the top 14 and Xavier Artigas picked up top spot on the final flying lap, three tenths of a second quicker than Yuki Kunii. Surra dropped to third, with Filip Salac and Ayumu Sasaki joining them in the top five.

After an underwhelming Friday, Dennis Foggia found some speed in wet conditions to make a late jump into 6th position, ahead of rookie Adrian Fernandez and title rival Pedro Acosta. Stefano Nepa and Darryn Binder rounded out the top 10, eight tenths off top spot. The final places directly into Q2 went to Lorenzo Fellon, Izan Guevara, Andi Farid Izdihar and impressive replacement rider Daniel Holgado, leaving the likes of Jaume Masia and Andrea Migno out of contention, the Italian failing to improve on his Friday benchmark and was not helped by a late crash.

Lower down the timesheets, Tatsuki Suzuki finished 23rd after being forced back into the pits for the final three minutes by a mechanical issue and John McPhee was back in action after sitting out Friday, but still finished ahead of Romano Fenati, in 26th position.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 43 Xavier Artigas Honda 1'51.428    
2 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'51.730 0.302 0.302
3 67 Alberto Surra Honda 1'51.751 0.323 0.021
4 12 Filip Salac KTM 1'51.757 0.329 0.006
5 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 1'51.873 0.445 0.116
6 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'52.053 0.625 0.180
7 31 Adrian Fernandez Husqvarna 1'52.118 0.690 0.065
8 37 Pedro Acosta KTM 1'52.122 0.694 0.004
9 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'52.149 0.721 0.027
10 40 Darryn Binder Honda 1'52.326 0.898 0.177
11 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 1'52.348 0.920 0.022
12 28 Izan Guevara GASGAS 1'52.408 0.980 0.060
13 19 Andi Farid Izdihar Honda 1'52.461 1.033 0.053
14 96 Daniel Holgado KTM 1'52.516 1.088 0.055
15 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1'52.523 1.095 0.007
16 16 Andrea Migno Honda 1'52.575 1.147 0.052
17 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 1'52.658 1.230 0.083
18 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 1'52.680 1.252 0.022
19 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 1'52.712 1.284 0.032
20 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'52.836 1.408 0.124
21 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'52.870 1.442 0.034
22 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 1'53.157 1.729 0.287
23 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'53.212 1.784 0.055
24 64 Mario Aji Honda 1'53.255 1.827 0.043
25 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'53.570 2.142 0.315
26 17 John McPhee Honda 1'53.860 2.432 0.290
27 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'53.933 2.505 0.073
28 80 David Alonso GASGAS 1'53.968 2.540 0.035
Round Number: 
16
2021
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2021 Emilia-Romagna Moto2 FP2 Result: Augusto Fernandez Back To The Top

The reasonably sunny conditions changed track conditions throughout the session to allow a swap to slicks, but the surface was still pretty damp and tricky to navigate for the intermediate class. It was all change in the final couple for flying laps, when Augusto Fernandez picked up the lead with two minutes left of the session and kept it to the chequered flag, fending off championship leader Remy Gardner. Xavi Vierge in third ended the day within a tenth of a second of the lead, followed by teammate Jake Dixon, who was almost half a second behind.

Celestino Vietti climbed up to fifth on the familiar playground but was over a second slower than Fernandez and a tenth quicker than Sam Lowes and Ai Ogura. Raul Fernandez seemed to be struggling a bit more in the changing conditions but used his final couple of flying laps well to claim 8th place and joined the top 10 for the first time in the session. Somkiat Chantra and Fermín Aldeguer completed the top 10, ahead of Stefano Manzi, whose session ended in an unlucky tangle with Joe Roberts at turn 3.

After an underwhelming FP1, Marcos Ramirez climbed up to 12th, while Tom Luthi and Aron Canet stayed inside the provisional top 14. The likes of Marco Bezzecchi and early session leader Jorge Navarro ended up over two seconds off top spot and hoping for improved conditions in FP3.

Results: 

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'40.930    
2 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'41.006 0.076 0.076
3 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'41.012 0.082 0.006
4 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'41.446 0.516 0.434
5 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'42.153 1.223 0.707
6 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'42.326 1.396 0.173
7 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'42.330 1.400 0.004
8 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'42.387 1.457 0.057
9 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'42.421 1.491 0.034
10 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 1'42.693 1.763 0.272
11 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'43.051 2.121 0.358
12 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'43.096 2.166 0.045
13 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'43.115 2.185 0.019
14 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'43.348 2.418 0.233
15 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'43.366 2.436 0.018
16 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'43.482 2.552 0.116
17 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'43.631 2.701 0.149
18 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'43.679 2.749 0.048
19 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'43.771 2.841 0.092
20 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'43.852 2.922 0.081
21 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'43.940 3.010 0.088
22 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'43.982 3.052 0.042
23 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'44.020 3.090 0.038
24 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'44.180 3.250 0.160
25 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'44.218 3.288 0.038
26 27 Mattia Casadei Kalex 1'44.444 3.514 0.226
27 10 Tommaso Marcon NTS 1'44.565 3.635 0.121
28 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'44.725 3.795 0.160
29 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'44.861 3.931 0.136
30 70 Barry Baltus NTS 1'46.332 5.402 1.471
Round Number: 
16
2021
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2021 Emilia-Romagna MotoGP FP2 Result: Miller Steps Up

After a very wet and dark start to Friday morning, the rain stopped ahead of the second practice session for the premier class, patches of blue sky extended and there was a proper hint of sun. With conditions improving throughout the session, so did lap times, although the track never dried enough for a swap to slick tyres. It did mean that the final couple of minutes became a bit of a rollercoaster on the timing screens, but Jack Miller was unperturbed at the top throughout the entire session. Having led the way quite decisively in FP1, Johann Zarco was slow to go any quicker the second time around but eventually did and climbed back up to second position. Aleix Espargaro turned around a fairly anonymous start in Misano with a late jump to third on the timesheets and was the last rider to post a time within a second of the leader.

Iker Lecuona was the lead KTM rider in fourth place, ahead of colleague Miguel Oliveira, while rookie Luca Marini climbed up to sixth on his final flying lap. Lorenzo Savadori added another Aprilia to the mix in seventh position, while Pecco Bagnaia was a cautious eighth place. Danilo Petrucci continues to enjoy a soaking wet track and it helped him into ninth place, with Jorge Martin completing the combined top 10, a second and a half slower than Miller.

Late attacks from the likes of Espargaro, Marini and Petrucci pushed out of provisional Q2 contention reigning champion Joan Mir, rookie revelation Enea Bastianini and both Marquez brothers, despite all four men being less than a tenth slower than 10th place. Alex Rins and Fabio Quartararo followed them on the timesheets, the Frenchman still struggling to find some pace in the wet conditions.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'41.305    
2 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'42.232 0.927 0.927
3 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'42.291 0.986 0.059
4 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'42.576 1.271 0.285
5 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'42.591 1.286 0.015
6 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'42.601 1.296 0.010
7 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'42.615 1.310 0.014
8 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'42.669 1.364 0.054
9 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'42.775 1.470 0.106
10 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1'42.809 1.504 0.034
11 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'42.842 1.537 0.033
12 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'42.842 1.537  
13 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'42.879 1.574 0.037
14 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'42.883 1.578 0.004
15 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'42.944 1.639 0.061
16 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'43.097 1.792 0.153
17 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'43.237 1.932 0.140
18 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1'43.413 2.108 0.176
19 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'43.470 2.165 0.057
20 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'43.585 2.280 0.115
21 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia 1'43.679 2.374 0.094
22 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'43.789 2.484 0.110
23 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'44.075 2.770 0.286
24 4 Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha 1'44.643 3.338 0.568
Round Number: 
16
2021
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2021 Emilia-Romagna Moto3 FP2 Result: Acosta Tops Another Wet Session

With rain falling before FP2 got underway, improvements were slow on the timesheets and FP1 leader Andrea Migno held onto the combined standings with the benchmark he set in the morning session. That did not stop Pedro Acosta from claiming the lead of FP2, the championship leader making solid progress throughout the session. Alberto Surra continued an excellent showing in Misano with second position and Ayumu Sasaki made a late jump into third, ahead of Niccolò Antonelli, while Filip Salac joined the top five despite a late tumble at turn 10.

Yuki Kunii in sixth was over a second slower than the session leader but was closely followed by Stefano Nepa and impressive replacement rider Daniel Holgado. Tatsuki Suzuki and Riccardo Rossi rounded out the top 10 positions of the session, but only the Japanese rider sits inside the combined top 14 at the moment. The likes of Migno, Andi Farid Izdihar, Kaito Toba, Izan Guevara and wildcard Mario Aji stayed in the combined top 14 despite not improving their times from FP1. While his title rival was leading he session, Dennis Foggia stayed towards the bottom of the timesheets, ending FP2 in 22nd position, almost two seconds off the leader’s time.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 37 Pedro Acosta KTM 1'52.536    
2 67 Alberto Surra Honda 1'53.319 0.783 0.783
3 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 1'53.349 0.813 0.030
4 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 1'53.417 0.881 0.068
5 12 Filip Salac KTM 1'53.472 0.936 0.055
6 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'53.591 1.055 0.119
7 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'53.595 1.059 0.004
8 96 Daniel Holgado KTM 1'53.651 1.115 0.056
9 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'53.737 1.201 0.086
10 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'53.835 1.299 0.098
11 19 Andi Farid Izdihar Honda 1'53.901 1.365 0.066
12 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 1'54.073 1.537 0.172
13 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'54.085 1.549 0.012
14 43 Xavier Artigas Honda 1'54.168 1.632 0.083
15 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'54.211 1.675 0.043
16 16 Andrea Migno Honda 1'54.226 1.690 0.015
17 28 Izan Guevara GASGAS 1'54.249 1.713 0.023
18 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1'54.252 1.716 0.003
19 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 1'54.275 1.739 0.023
20 40 Darryn Binder Honda 1'54.302 1.766 0.027
21 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 1'54.394 1.858 0.092
22 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'54.466 1.930 0.072
23 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 1'54.546 2.010 0.080
24 64 Mario Aji Honda 1'54.604 2.068 0.058
25 31 Adrian Fernandez Husqvarna 1'54.694 2.158 0.090
26 80 David Alonso GASGAS 1'54.702 2.166 0.008
27 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'54.969 2.433 0.267
  17 John McPhee Honda      
Round Number: 
16
2021
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2021 Emilia-Romagna Moto2 FP1 Result: Bulega Thrives In The Wet

Rain had stopped by the time the intermediate class came out to play but the sky was still dark and the circuit still wet, causing some trouble early in the session, with turn 16 catching out Aron Canet, Jake Dixon and Sam Lowes in quick succession. Once things settled, a trio of names exchanged the lead of the session, Nicolò Bulega the eventual victor of FP1, demoting Augusto Fernandez by six hundredths of a second, while early session leader Joe Roberts eventually dropped down to eighth.

Rookie Tony Arbolino enjoyed the return to home soil and got promoted to third by a cancelled lap time for Roberts, while compatriot Celestino Vietti climbed into fourth. Hector Garzo snuck ahead of Marco Bezzecchi on his final couple of flying laps, while Barry Baltus held onto seventh place despite a late crash. Marcel Schrotter and Raul Fernandez rounded out the top 10 positions as the final riders to post a time within a second of the leader.

Cameron Beaubier, Xavi Vierge, Tom Luthi and Mattia  Casadei provisionally hold top 14 places, while Remy Gardner did not take much risk in the tricky conditions and ended the morning down in 15th place, ahead of Jorge Navarro. The Spaniard had provided some entertainment with a save earlier on, but Bo Bendsneyder provided the headline act in the final couple of minutes, with a pretty incredible save of a high side at turn 15.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'48.541    
2 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'48.604 0.063 0.063
3 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'48.864 0.323 0.260
4 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'48.902 0.361 0.038
5 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'48.910 0.369 0.008
6 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'48.969 0.428 0.059
7 70 Barry Baltus NTS 1'48.989 0.448 0.020
8 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'49.098 0.557 0.109
9 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'49.289 0.748 0.191
10 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'49.305 0.764 0.016
11 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'49.407 0.866 0.102
12 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'49.430 0.889 0.023
13 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'49.581 1.040 0.151
14 27 Mattia Casadei Kalex 1'49.652 1.111 0.071
15 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'49.667 1.126 0.015
16 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'49.825 1.284 0.158
17 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 1'49.844 1.303 0.019
18 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'49.918 1.377 0.074
19 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'49.935 1.394 0.017
20 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'49.968 1.427 0.033
21 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'50.092 1.551 0.124
22 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'50.233 1.692 0.141
23 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'50.335 1.794 0.102
24 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'50.687 2.146 0.352
25 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'51.031 2.490 0.344
26 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'51.043 2.502 0.012
27 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'51.295 2.754 0.252
28 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'52.216 3.675 0.921
29 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'52.735 4.194 0.519
30 10 Tommaso Marcon NTS 1'52.760 4.219 0.025
Round Number: 
16
2021
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2021 Emilia-Romagna MotoGP FP1 Result: Zarco Flies Through The Storm

Rain welcomed the premier class back to Misano and it led to a bit of a mid-session lull as the downpour intensified, but Johann Zarco was soon back out, demoting his Ducati colleagues and increasing his advantage with every lap. The Frenchman’s final flying lap put him almost a second and a half ahead of the closest challenger, a role taken up by Marc Marquez in the closing stages of FP1. After leading the way early on, Jack Miller dropped to third, with Jorge Martin making a late jump to fourth. Franco Morbidelli in fifth was the lead Yamaha, courtesy of a fine final lap, while Pecco Bagnaia dropped to sixth after an uncharacteristic tumble at turn 8.

The KTM trio of Miguel Oliveira, Danilo Petrucci and Iker Lecuona finished FP1 in close proximity on the timesheets, although the Spaniard was two seconds slower than the leader. Joan Mir rounded out the top 10 positions, while teammate Alex Rins ended the morning in 16th place. A grumpy Fabio Quartararo returned to his garage with 18th position on the timesheets, three seconds behind his leading compatriot and not enjoying the challenging conditions.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'42.374    
2 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'43.791 1.417 1.417
3 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'43.999 1.625 0.208
4 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1'44.041 1.667 0.042
5 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'44.054 1.680 0.013
6 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'44.183 1.809 0.129
7 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'44.243 1.869 0.060
8 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'44.324 1.950 0.081
9 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'44.405 2.031 0.081
10 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'44.513 2.139 0.108
11 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'44.575 2.201 0.062
12 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'44.751 2.377 0.176
13 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1'44.888 2.514 0.137
14 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'45.011 2.637 0.123
15 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'45.204 2.830 0.193
16 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'45.221 2.847 0.017
17 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia 1'45.445 3.071 0.224
18 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'45.477 3.103 0.032
19 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'45.656 3.282 0.179
20 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'45.853 3.479 0.197
21 4 Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha 1'45.881 3.507 0.028
22 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'46.046 3.672 0.165
23 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'46.152 3.778 0.106
24 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'46.966 4.592 0.814
Round Number: 
16
2021
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