MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2022 Phillip Island Moto3 Race Result: Jump Aboard The Rollercoaster To The Title

Race day in Australia did not get off to the best of starts – not if you’re trying to win a championship at least – with rain making a return during warm-up and then leaving the lightweight class in the unenviable position of lining up on a mostly dry track with significant damp sections. The slight delay to race start helped the situation somewhat and avoided drama on the opening lap, but Izan Guevara didn’t seem very concerned with the conditions, the Spaniard giving as good as he got over 23 laps to clinch the world championship in style – with a sixth victory of the season. He also denied Deniz Öncü a maiden win and the Turkish rider settled for a second podium this year. While Dennis Foggia was no help, Sergio Garcia did his best to take the championship to Malaysia but eventually had to admit defeat and make do with the third step of the podium.

Garcia had led the race off the line, ahead of rookies Diogo Moreira and Ivan Ortolá, while poleman Ayumu Sasaki dropped to fourth early on. Having started seventh, Guevara found one position off the line but was soon challenged by a fast starting David Muñoz, however, his main rival was far behind, a poor start dropping Dennis Foggia to 15th place on the opening lap.

Moreira took over at the front once the field hit the main straight for the first time, and then it was Sasaki’s turn to reclaim the lead at the start of lap three. Ortolá, Garcia, Öncü, Guevara and home favourite Joel Kelso were making up the leading group early on, with Jaume Masia and Muñoz leading the pursuit some seven tenths back. The latter two didn’t make much progress over the next laps and this allowed Stefano Nepa and John McPhee to get past and try to reel in the leading group.

Back at the front, Garcia had another go at the lead by lap five, doing his best to keep his title hopes alive, although Guevara was soon spoiling that plan by joining him on the provisional podium, with Moreira, Sasaki and Öncü occasionally separating the teammates. Nepa, Kelso and McPhee had tagged along for the ride but never really got to make their bid for the podium. The next group was a second and a half back, with Muñoz leading Carlos Tatay, Masia and Ortolá, while teammates Tatuski Suzuki and Foggia were trading places for a lowly 13th position.

As much as rivals tried to halt his progress, Guevara had joined his teammate at the front by lap eight, not waiting too long to pounce on Garcia into Doohan Corner next time around. With Guevara taking the lead for the first time on lap nine, the hot pace at the front briefly detached the two Aspar boys but Garcia was keen to retaliate and the duo traded places over the next couple of laps, allowing Sasaki and Öncü to close back in – the Turkish rider having just been handed a behaviour warning.

By the halfway point, it looked like Guevara, Garcia, Sasaki and Öncü had broken away from a chasing group led by home hero Kelso and including McPhee, Nepa and Moreira. Meanwhile, Foggia started to make some progress to join the top 10, but was almost seven seconds behind his title rivals, who continued to swap top spot over the next few laps. Guevara was leading the way once more heading into the final 10 laps and got a bit of breathing room while his teammate got challenged by a feisty Öncü, but it didn’t last long, as attacks came thick and fast from Sasaki and Garcia over the next couple of laps – the Spaniard particularly impressive at turn four.

Not wanting to be left out, Öncü further animated the podium party for the remaining handful of laps, but Guevara always found a way back into the lead. Rivals did do their best to prevent that, frequent attacks taking Guevara’s title chance on a rollercoaster every few corners. However, the youngster was not shy to retaliate for every attack, starting the final lap at the front of the field once more, but with a hungry Öncü striving for a maiden victory. Late yellow flags dampened the last lap battle somewhat, but Guevara put in a perfect final lap to stretch a half second advantage by the chequered flag, crossing the finish line as a winner and world champion. Öncü settled for second, with Garcia joining them on the podium and Sasaki missing out by one tenth of a second. Nepa took fifth some seven seconds later, ahead of McPhee, Moreira, Kelso and Foggia, with Riccardo Rossi rounding out the top 10 positions.

With Guevara sealing the deal on the world championship, Garcia is on course to make it a one-two for GASGAS in the standings, by reclaiming second position - only two points ahead of Foggia, aided by the Italian’s bad day at the office.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time/Diff
1 28 Izan Guevara GasGas 37:38.7620
2 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 0.345
3 11 Sergio Garcia GasGas 0.460
4 71 Ayumu Sasaki Husqvarna 0.560
5 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 7.428
6 17 John McPhee Husqvarna 7.496
7 10 Diogo Moreira KTM 7.574
8 66 Joel Kelso KTM 7.575
9 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 16.794
10 54 Riccardo Rossi Honda 16.831
11 44 David Muñoz KTM 17.066
12 99 Carlos Tatay CFMoto 17.768
13 48 Ivan Ortola KTM 17.884
14 43 Xavier Artigas CFMoto 21.354
15 5 Jaume Masia KTM 22.414
16 16 Andrea Migno Honda 40.095
17 27 Kaito Toba KTM 41.799
18 31 Adrian Fernandez KTM 41.826
19 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 41.828
20 23 Elia Bartolini KTM 41.837
21 70 Joshua Whatley Honda 41.946
22 9 Nicola Carraro KTM 42.006
23 22 Ana Carrasco KTM 42.753
24 67 Alberto Surra Honda 54.640
Not Classified
  6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 36:17.7270
  64 Mario Suryo Aji Honda 35:01.5860
  24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 29:38.6520
  19 Scott Ogden Honda 20:01.0850
  72 Taiyo Furusato Honda 03:26.8760
  96 Daniel Holgado KTM 03:26.7290
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18
2022
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2022 Phillip Island MotoGP Warm Up Result: Zarco Leads As Rain Returns

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1:36.804    
2 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia 1:38.231 1.427 1.427
3 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1:39.204 2.400 0.973
4 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1:39.417 2.613 0.213
5 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1:39.705 2.901 0.288
6 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1:40.093 3.289 0.388
7 40 Darryn Binder Yamaha 1:40.313 3.509 0.220
8 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1:40.890 4.086 0.577
9 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1:41.060 4.256 0.170
10 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1:41.112 4.308 0.052
11 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1:41.506 4.702 0.394
12 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1:41.815 5.011 0.309
13 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1:41.937 5.133 0.122
14 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1:42.042 5.238 0.105
15 49 Fabio Di Giannantonio Ducati 1:42.244 5.440 0.202
16 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1:42.439 5.635 0.195
17 25 Raul Fernandez KTM 1:42.590 5.786 0.151
18 87 Remy Gardner KTM 1:42.862 6.058 0.272
19 33 Brad Binder KTM 1:43.118 6.314 0.256
20 72 Marco Bezzecchi Ducati 1:43.596 6.792 0.478
21 45 Tetsuta Nagashima   1:45.290 8.486 1.694
22 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1:45.584 8.780 0.294
23 35 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 1:46.481 9.677 0.897
Not Classified
  93 Marc Marquez Honda   0.000 0.000
Round Number: 
18
2022
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2022 Phillip Island Moto2 Warm Up Result: Lopez Rules On Drying Track

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 21 Alonso Lopez Boscoscuro 1:36.848    
2 40 Aron Canet Kalex 1:38.886 2.038 2.038
3 51 Pedro Acosta Kalex 1:41.731 4.883 2.845
4 28 Niccolò Antonelli Kalex 1:43.391 6.543 1.660
5 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1:44.216 7.368 0.825
6 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 1:44.462 7.614 0.246
7 18 Manuel Gonzalez Kalex 1:44.792 7.944 0.330
8 12 Filip Salac Kalex 1:45.426 8.578 0.634
9 81 Keminth Kubo Kalex 1:45.495 8.647 0.069
10 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1:45.624 8.776 0.129
11 29 Taiga Hada Kalex 1:46.047 9.199 0.423
12 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1:46.804 9.956 0.757
13 75 Albert Arenas Kalex 1:47.239 10.391 0.435
14 42 Marcos Ramirez MV Agusta 1:47.775 10.927 0.536
15 61 Alessandro Zaccone Kalex 1:47.828 10.980 0.053
16 9 Jorge Navarro Kalex 1:48.607 11.759 0.779
17 7 Barry Baltus Kalex 1:50.525 13.677 1.918
18 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1:51.246 14.398 0.721
Not Classified
  37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex   0.000 0.000
  22 Sam Lowes Kalex   0.000 0.000
  96 Jake Dixon Kalex   0.000 0.000
  14 Tony Arbolino Kalex   0.000 0.000
  79 Ai Ogura Kalex   0.000 0.000
  23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex   0.000 0.000
  24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta   0.000 0.000
  6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex   0.000 0.000
  52 Jeremy Alcoba Kalex   0.000 0.000
  4 Sean Dylan Kelly Kalex   0.000 0.000
  16 Joe Roberts Kalex   0.000 0.000
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18
2022
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2022 Phillip Island Moto3 Warm Up Result: Muñoz Tops Damp Session

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 44 David Muñoz KTM 1:44.725    
2 17 John McPhee Husqvarna 1:45.032 0.307 0.307
3 10 Diogo Moreira KTM 1:45.144 0.419 0.112
4 11 Sergio Garcia GasGas 1:45.942 1.217 0.798
5 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1:46.274 1.549 0.332
6 64 Mario Suryo Aji Honda 1:46.452 1.727 0.178
7 67 Alberto Surra Honda 1:46.519 1.794 0.067
8 96 Daniel Holgado KTM 1:46.617 1.892 0.098
9 19 Scott Ogden Honda 1:46.630 1.905 0.013
10 99 Carlos Tatay CFMoto 1:46.874 2.149 0.244
11 70 Joshua Whatley Honda 1:46.908 2.183 0.034
12 54 Riccardo Rossi Honda 1:46.925 2.200 0.017
13 28 Izan Guevara GasGas 1:46.974 2.249 0.049
14 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 1:47.059 2.334 0.085
15 72 Taiyo Furusato Honda 1:47.131 2.406 0.072
16 43 Xavier Artigas CFMoto 1:47.212 2.487 0.081
17 16 Andrea Migno Honda 1:47.285 2.560 0.073
18 71 Ayumu Sasaki Husqvarna 1:47.920 3.195 0.635
19 22 Ana Carrasco KTM 1:48.340 3.615 0.420
20 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1:48.342 3.617 0.002
21 23 Elia Bartolini KTM 1:48.854 4.129 0.512
22 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1:49.023 4.298 0.169
23 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1:49.633 4.908 0.610
24 66 Joel Kelso KTM 1:49.820 5.095 0.187
25 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 1:50.195 5.470 0.375
26 9 Nicola Carraro KTM 1:51.072 6.347 0.877
27 48 Ivan Ortola KTM 1:51.408 6.683 0.336
28 31 Adrian Fernandez KTM 1:51.615 6.890 0.207
29 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1:51.678 6.953 0.063
Not Classified
  53 Deniz Öncü KTM   0.000 0.000
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2022 Phillip Island Moto2 Qualifying Result: Early Bird Gets The Worm, Late Birds Get Red Flagged

Patches of blue sky were getting rarer and rarer throughout the qualifying sessions in the intermediate class and although rain never became a concern, Fermín Aldeguer appeared to be in a rush to sort out pole and secure an all-time lap record on his second timed lap. Some red sectors eventually animated the timing screens, from both Aldeguer and teammate Alonso Lopez, but the enthusiasm was short-lived, as some geese traffic prompted a red flag with 36 seconds remaining, sealing the deal on Aldeguer’s second pole of his rookie season. Augusto Fernandez separated the Speed Up duo on the front row, the championship leader only seven hundredths of a second off pole. Lopez was all the more frustrated to miss out on a final attack for pole, as the youngster has a long lap penalty to serve for causing a crash in FP1.

Tony Arbolino opens the second row ahead of Aron Canet and Q1 graduate Celestino Vietti, who posted an identical time to Q1 colleague Manuel Gonzalez. The Spaniard will share an all-Spanish third row with Pedro Acosta and Jeremy Alcoba, while Filip Salac rounded out the top 10 positions ahead of Cameron Beaubier and a more cautious Sam Lowes. With his main title rival for rows ahead, Ai Ogura will hope for a lightning start and some damage limitation, the Japanese rider down in 13th grid position, sharing fifth row with an equally underwhelming Jake Dixon and Joe Roberts – the American a full second slower than the poleman.

Q1 escapees Somkiat Chantra and Lorenzo Dalla Porta sandwich Bo Bendsneyder on row six, while Albert Arenas is stuck in 19th position after an early tumble out of Q1, which made him miss out on Q2 by eight hundredths of a second.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 1:32.233    
2 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1:32.306 0.073 0.073
3 21 Alonso Lopez Boscoscuro 1:32.543 0.310 0.237
4 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1:32.721 0.488 0.178
5 40 Aron Canet Kalex 1:32.837 0.604 0.116
6 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1:32.858 0.625 0.021
7 18 Manuel Gonzalez Kalex 1:32.858 0.625 0.000
8 51 Pedro Acosta Kalex 1:32.872 0.639 0.014
9 52 Jeremy Alcoba Kalex 1:32.946 0.713 0.074
10 12 Filip Salac Kalex 1:32.970 0.737 0.024
11 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1:33.006 0.773 0.036
12 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1:33.040 0.807 0.034
13 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1:33.067 0.834 0.027
14 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1:33.241 1.008 0.174
15 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1:33.284 1.051 0.043
16 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1:33.299 1.066 0.015
17 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1:33.328 1.095 0.029
18 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1:34.152 1.919 0.824
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 18 Manuel Gonzalez Kalex 1:33.162    
Q2 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1:33.381 0.219 0.219
Q2 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1:33.392 0.230 0.011
Q2 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1:33.515 0.353 0.123
19 75 Albert Arenas Kalex 1:33.598 0.436 0.083
20 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1:33.599 0.437 0.001
21 4 Sean Dylan Kelly Kalex 1:33.774 0.612 0.175
22 42 Marcos Ramirez MV Agusta 1:33.922 0.760 0.148
23 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1:34.011 0.849 0.089
24 9 Jorge Navarro Kalex 1:34.031 0.869 0.020
25 7 Barry Baltus Kalex 1:34.461 1.299 0.430
26 81 Keminth Kubo Kalex 1:34.501 1.339 0.040
27 28 Niccolò Antonelli Kalex 1:34.600 1.438 0.099
28 61 Alessandro Zaccone Kalex 1:34.607 1.445 0.007
29 29 Taiga Hada Kalex 1:35.082 1.920 0.475
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2022 Phillip Island MotoGP Qualifying Result: Records Come Tumbling Down

Premier class qualifying got off to a cloudy start but nothing clouded Jorge Martin’s celebrations, once the youngster improved a nine-year-old lap record on route to pole position in Phillip Island. The Ducatis of Martin and Bagnaia hogged top spot throughout the session and looked untouchable until a well-positioned Marc Marquez came within one hundredth of a second of pole on his final flying lap. The Honda man had a clear strategy to follow Pecco Bagnaia around on both outings and it paid off the second time around - the first one lost to deja-vu front end save at turn 10, like the good old days. Bagnaia eventually settled for the final place on the front row of the grid, just ahead of his main title rivals.

Aleix Espargaro got in the mix with a helpful reference from his teammate and managed to climb into fourth, demoting championship leader Fabio Quartararo to fifth, the duo accompanied by Q1 leader Johann Zarco on the second row of the grid. The Frenchman found himself stuck in Q1 after an unlucky FP3 and had quite the star line-up to contend with to make it into Q2 but managed to pull that off at the last second. Although only three tenths off pole, home favourite Jack Miller starts from the middle of row three, surrounded by the VR46 teammates Luca Marini and Marco Bezzecchi.

Helped by a tow from Zarco, Alex Rins escaped Q1 to claim 10th on the grid, in familiar company from Alex Marquez and Maverick Viñales on row four. The unluckiest of the Q1 lot was Enea Bastianini, who came across a sluggish Miguel Oliveira on his final flying lap and missed out on Q2 for three hundredths of a second, before having his best lap time cancelled. That promoted Pol Espargaro and Joan Mir to the front of the fifth row, after the duo got shuffled out of Q2-worthy positions right at the chequered flag.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1:27.767    
2 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1:27.780 0.013 0.013
3 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1:27.953 0.186 0.173
4 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1:27.957 0.190 0.004
5 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1:27.973 0.206 0.016
6 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1:28.007 0.240 0.034
7 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1:28.029 0.262 0.022
8 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1:28.116 0.349 0.087
9 72 Marco Bezzecchi Ducati 1:28.185 0.418 0.069
10 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1:28.541 0.774 0.356
11 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1:28.733 0.966 0.192
12 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia 1:28.765 0.998 0.032
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1:28.132    
Q2 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1:28.347 0.215 0.215
13 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1:28.392 0.260 0.045
14 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1:28.492 0.360 0.100
15 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1:28.647 0.515 0.155
16 33 Brad Binder KTM 1:28.652 0.520 0.005
17 35 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 1:28.677 0.545 0.025
18 40 Darryn Binder Yamaha 1:28.760 0.628 0.083
19 87 Remy Gardner KTM 1:28.820 0.688 0.060
20 49 Fabio Di Giannantonio Ducati 1:28.830 0.698 0.010
21 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1:28.859 0.727 0.029
22 25 Raul Fernandez KTM 1:28.966 0.834 0.107
23 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1:29.146 1.014 0.180
24 45 Tetsuta Nagashima   1:29.624 1.492 0.478
Round Number: 
18
2022
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2022 Phillip Island MotoGP FP4 Result: Viñales Robs Zarco

FP4 provided one final opportunity to test tyre choice for Sunday afternoon, which was all the more important after the capricious conditions on Friday. Johann Zarco was keen to return to the top of the timesheets after the blip of FP3 and did so until Maverick Viñales swooped in to rob him of the honours for the final handful of minutes of FP4. The two men ended the session separated by two tenths of a second, with Marco Bezzecchi still thriving on his first visit to Phillip Island, this time third on the timesheets. While the Ducatis seemed to favour the hard tyre to set their pace, the Aprilia man gave the mediums a good spin as well.

Pecco Bagnaia was first of the title contenders in fourth, ahead of Joan Mir and Fabio Quartararo, with Jorge Martin and Aleix Espargaro also posting a fast lap within half a second of the leader. Local boy Jack Miller and a surprising Franco Morbidelli rounded out the top 10 positions, with minimal gaps keeping Pol Espargaro, Cal Crutchlow and Marc Marquez ahead of Miguel Oliveira, Enea Bastianini and Luca Marini. FP4 also brought the first crash of the weekend in the premier class, an unlucky Alex Marquez taking an early tumble and limiting his running somewhat, after an excellent weekend so far.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia 1:28.976    
2 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1:29.198 0.222 0.222
3 72 Marco Bezzecchi Ducati 1:29.323 0.347 0.125
4 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1:29.333 0.357 0.010
5 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1:29.406 0.430 0.073
6 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1:29.417 0.441 0.011
7 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1:29.440 0.464 0.023
8 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1:29.463 0.487 0.023
9 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1:29.481 0.505 0.018
10 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1:29.504 0.528 0.023
11 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1:29.513 0.537 0.009
12 35 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 1:29.539 0.563 0.026
13 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1:29.599 0.623 0.060
14 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1:29.656 0.680 0.057
15 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1:29.666 0.690 0.010
16 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1:29.703 0.727 0.037
17 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1:29.863 0.887 0.160
18 33 Brad Binder KTM 1:29.946 0.970 0.083
19 49 Fabio Di Giannantonio Ducati 1:30.071 1.095 0.125
20 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1:30.205 1.229 0.134
21 87 Remy Gardner KTM 1:30.217 1.241 0.012
22 45 Tetsuta Nagashima   1:30.222 1.246 0.005
23 25 Raul Fernandez KTM 1:30.260 1.284 0.038
24 40 Darryn Binder Yamaha 1:30.270 1.294 0.010
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2022 Phillip Island Moto3 Qualifying Result: A Perfect Pole

Phillip Island was almost postcard-perfect by the time the lightweight class started proceedings for qualifying, only the slightest hint of grey on the clouds, and the perfect weekend carried on for Ayumu Sasaki. Friday’s leader continued his domination into Saturday and headed straight to the top of the timesheets in Q2, with an initial advantage of seven tenths of a second which then extended to one second on the next flying lap. Given the imposing advantage, pole position was settled early on, with Sasaki improving an eight-year-old lap record and sitting out the final few minutes of the session. Although Sergio Garcia started to look like a threat with a couple of minutes left on the clock, the Spaniard’s progress stopped two tenths away from the leader and he will be hoping to revive his title bid from the middle of the front row. Meanwhile, Ivan Ortolá found himself in the right group at the right time and climbed onto a very first front row for the rookie, in third position.

The rookie’s late attack demoted Q1 graduate Carlos Tatay to the second row, ahead of Diogo Moreira – another excellent rookie exploring Phillip Island for the first time – and the more experienced Stefano Nepa. Izan Guevara seemed to struggle a little more at the start of proceedings but his final lap promoted him to seventh position, the championship leader sharing third row with Deniz Öncü and Jaume Masia. Taiyo Furusato was the last of the Q1 escapees and he made the best of the opportunity, claiming a solid top 10 ahead of David Muñoz and Dennis Foggia.

Dani Holgado opens fifth row ahead of home hero Joel Kelso and the sanctioned Adrian Fernandez, who has a double long lap penalty to serve on Sunday due to shenanigans last time out. John McPhee performed a bit of a turnaround after a tough time in practice, topping Q1 on his way to 16th on the grid, ahead of Kaito Toba and Tatsuki Suzuki, who took an early tumble in Q2.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 71 Ayumu Sasaki Husqvarna 1:35.854    
2 11 Sergio Garcia GasGas 1:36.041 0.187 0.187
3 48 Ivan Ortola KTM 1:36.579 0.725 0.538
4 99 Carlos Tatay CFMoto 1:36.671 0.817 0.092
5 10 Diogo Moreira KTM 1:36.680 0.826 0.009
6 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1:36.690 0.836 0.010
7 28 Izan Guevara GasGas 1:36.774 0.920 0.084
8 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1:36.796 0.942 0.022
9 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1:36.852 0.998 0.056
10 72 Taiyo Furusato Honda 1:36.978 1.124 0.126
11 44 David Muñoz KTM 1:37.021 1.167 0.043
12 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1:37.023 1.169 0.002
13 96 Daniel Holgado KTM 1:37.030 1.176 0.007
14 66 Joel Kelso KTM 1:37.031 1.177 0.001
15 31 Adrian Fernandez KTM 1:37.107 1.253 0.076
16 17 John McPhee Husqvarna 1:37.271 1.417 0.164
17 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1:37.418 1.564 0.147
Not Classified
18 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda   0.000 0.000
Q1 Results:
Q2 17 John McPhee Husqvarna 1:37.041    
Q2 44 David Muñoz KTM 1:37.223 0.182 0.182
Q2 99 Carlos Tatay CFMoto 1:37.248 0.207 0.025
Q2 72 Taiyo Furusato Honda 1:37.356 0.315 0.108
19 19 Scott Ogden Honda 1:37.495 0.454 0.139
20 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 1:37.502 0.461 0.007
21 54 Riccardo Rossi Honda 1:37.694 0.653 0.192
22 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 1:37.801 0.760 0.107
23 16 Andrea Migno Honda 1:37.852 0.811 0.051
24 43 Xavier Artigas CFMoto 1:37.864 0.823 0.012
25 67 Alberto Surra Honda 1:37.933 0.892 0.069
26 22 Ana Carrasco KTM 1:38.128 1.087 0.195
27 9 Nicola Carraro KTM 1:38.267 1.226 0.139
28 64 Mario Suryo Aji Honda 1:38.287 1.246 0.020
29 70 Joshua Whatley Honda 1:38.359 1.318 0.072
30 23 Elia Bartolini KTM 1:38.431 1.390 0.072
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2022 Phillip Island Moto2 FP3 Result: Lopez Leaps Ahead

Phillip Island greeted the intermediate class with a nearly spotless blue sky and delightfully dry asphalt – and no one was more delighted than Alonso Lopez, the freshly sanctioned Spaniard promptly putting one second into his rivals, who spent the rest of the session catching up. There were several challengers but the closest came teammate Fermín Aldeguer, the rookie closing to three tenths of a second behind his compatriot. Augusto Fernandez and Aron Canet added some more Spanish flour to the top four, with Jake Dixon breaking the stronghold by taking fifth.

Pedro Acosta probably had the least experience of the lot when it came to Phillip Island, never racing the track before and having missed the entirety of FP1 due to crash damage, but the rookie did great to claim sixth on the timesheets. Tony Arbolino left it late to improve but did so to take seventh position, while Joe Roberts, Bo Bendsneyder and Filip Salac rounded out the top 10, as the final men to post a time within a second of the leader.

Title contender Ai Ogura had a subdued morning down in 11th position, ahead of Jeremy Alcoba and Cameron Beaubier, but the same could not be said of Sam Lowes, who took a fast and late tumble at turn eight. The Marc VDS man just about held onto a precious Q2 ticket by five hundredths of a second, with Manuel Gonzalez missing out alongside Albert Arenas (who also ended the morning with a similar tumble) and Celestino Vietti. Meanwhile, Somkiat Chantra didn’t even get a lap in, having crashed on the outlap at the infamous turn eight.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 21 Alonso Lopez Boscoscuro 1:32.616    
2 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 1:32.934 0.318 0.318
3 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1:32.993 0.377 0.059
4 40 Aron Canet Kalex 1:33.090 0.474 0.097
5 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1:33.194 0.578 0.104
6 51 Pedro Acosta Kalex 1:33.503 0.887 0.309
7 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1:33.544 0.928 0.041
8 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1:33.552 0.936 0.008
9 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1:33.584 0.968 0.032
10 12 Filip Salac Kalex 1:33.614 0.998 0.030
11 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1:33.683 1.067 0.069
12 52 Jeremy Alcoba Kalex 1:33.777 1.161 0.094
13 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1:33.778 1.162 0.001
14 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1:33.835 1.219 0.057
15 18 Manuel Gonzalez Kalex 1:33.892 1.276 0.057
16 75 Albert Arenas Kalex 1:34.015 1.399 0.123
17 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1:34.056 1.440 0.041
18 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1:34.144 1.528 0.088
19 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1:34.321 1.705 0.177
20 4 Sean Dylan Kelly Kalex 1:34.687 2.071 0.366
21 28 Niccolň Antonelli Kalex 1:34.930 2.314 0.243
22 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1:35.025 2.409 0.095
23 9 Jorge Navarro Kalex 1:35.064 2.448 0.039
24 7 Barry Baltus Kalex 1:35.167 2.551 0.103
25 61 Alessandro Zaccone Kalex 1:35.340 2.724 0.173
26 29 Taiga Hada Kalex 1:35.615 2.999 0.275
27 42 Marcos Ramirez MV Agusta 1:35.644 3.028 0.029
28 81 Keminth Kubo Kalex 1:36.248 3.632 0.604
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  35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex   0.000 0.000
Round Number: 
18
2022
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2022 Phillip Island MotoGP FP3 Result: Marquez Returns To The Top

It was not just the sun returning to Phillip Island after a questionable Friday but also Marc Marquez returning to the top of the timesheets at the end of a spirited session full of drama on the timing screens. The Honda man was back in his element after the likes of Miguel Oliveira, Jorge Martin and Luca Marini enjoyed some airtime at the top, but Marquez reclaimed control of one of his favourite playgrounds by a tenth of a second, after showing pretty decent pace to go with his speed. Marini turned things around after a tough Friday in Australia and claimed second place, demoting Martin to third.

Although Aleix Espargaro finished the morning less than two tenth off the lead, that time doesn’t tell the full story of his session, the Spaniard going up and down the time the timesheets in a nauseating rollercoaster for the Aprilia garage. Luckily for them, “late” was not “too late” and Espargaro found his way back into fourth position on his final flying lap. Marco Bezzecchi also joined his teammate in the top five, ahead of home favourite Jack Miller, who recovered ground after being a notable absence in the top 10 at the end of play on Friday.

Alex Marquez had one of his best practice sessions of the season, almost effortlessly keeping inside the top 10 and ending the session only three tenths slower than his leading sibling. Pecco Bagnaia was only three thousandths of a second slower, with Maverick Viñales making a very late jump into ninth. Fabio Quartararo’s morning was far from smooth, the championship leader having to rely on one final flying lap to catch the last train to Q2 – despite being less than four tenths of a second behind Marquez.

That final attack left Friday’s top man, Johann Zarco, out of Q2 contention for now, the Frenchman missing out by only four hundredths of a second. Q1 promises to be just as eventful, with the likes of Joan Mir, Enea Bastianini, Alex Rins and the speedy factory KTM boys battling it out.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1:28.462    
2 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1:28.592 0.130 0.130
3 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1:28.616 0.154 0.024
4 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1:28.639 0.177 0.023
5 72 Marco Bezzecchi Ducati 1:28.690 0.228 0.051
6 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1:28.721 0.259 0.031
7 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1:28.765 0.303 0.044
8 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1:28.768 0.306 0.003
9 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia 1:28.777 0.315 0.009
10 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1:28.858 0.396 0.081
11 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1:28.903 0.441 0.045
12 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1:28.920 0.458 0.017
13 35 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 1:28.945 0.483 0.025
14 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1:29.023 0.561 0.078
15 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1:29.095 0.633 0.072
16 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1:29.133 0.671 0.038
17 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1:29.144 0.682 0.011
18 49 Fabio Di Giannantonio Ducati 1:29.526 1.064 0.382
19 25 Raul Fernandez KTM 1:29.527 1.065 0.001
20 33 Brad Binder KTM 1:29.589 1.127 0.062
21 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1:29.654 1.192 0.065
22 87 Remy Gardner KTM 1:29.691 1.229 0.037
23 45 Tetsuta Nagashima   1:30.073 1.611 0.382
24 40 Darryn Binder Yamaha 1:30.336 1.874 0.263
Round Number: 
18
2022
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