MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2022 Misano World Superbike Superpole Result: New Tyres, New Lap Record

A sunny 26°C day warmed the track up to 37°C, giving riders good conditions to try the new SCX tyres. 

Alvaro Bautista took pole position in the early stages only to have both Yamaha's Toprak Razgatlioglu and Kawasaki's Jonathan Rea take it from him. However, with three minutes to go, in his second run, he set a 1'33.328 to take pole position back with a new lap record. Toprak Razgatlioglu managed to demote Jonathan Rea to third place, but he couldn't beat Bautista's lap.

The front row is a predictable Bautista, Razgatlioglu and Rea line up, with the second row made up of the front row's teammates, Alex Lowes heading Michael Ruben Rinaldi and Andrea Locatelli. Row three is the Hondas of Xavi Vierge and Iker Lecuona leading Scott Redding's BMW.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 19 A. BAUTISTA Ducati Panigale V4R 1'33.328   278,4
2 1 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 1'33.465 0.137 271,4
3 65 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'33.518 0.190 272,7
4 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'33.669 0.341 272,7
5 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4R 1'33.674 0.346 275,5
6 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 1'33.949 0.621 272,0
7 97 X. VIERGE Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'33.991 0.663 274,1
8 7 I. LECUONA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'33.999 0.671 275,5
9 45 S. REDDING BMW M1000RR 1'34.039 0.711 274,1
10 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4R 1'34.117 0.789 276,9
11 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 1'34.514 1.186 269,3
12 76 L. BAZ BMW M1000RR 1'34.520 1.192 272,7
13 5 P. OETTL Ducati Panigale V4R 1'34.530 1.202 275,5
14 2 R. TAMBURINI Yamaha YZF R1 1'34.654 1.326 272,7
15 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 1'34.939 1.611 268,7
16 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 1'34.994 1.666 266,7
17 50 E. LAVERTY BMW M1000RR 1'35.265 1.937 273,4
18 35 H. SYAHRIN Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'35.315 1.987 270,0
19 53 T. RABAT Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'35.420 2.092 266,7
20 16 G. RUIU BMW M1000RR 1'35.462 2.134 267,3
21 29 L. BERNARDI Ducati Panigale V4R 1'35.614 2.286 279,8
22 36 L. MERCADO Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'35.746 2.418 266,7
23 37 I. MYKHALCHYK BMW M1000RR 1'35.813 2.485 273,4
24 52 O. KONIG Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.209 2.881 270,7
25 25 A. DELBIANCO Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.494 3.166 258,4
Round Number: 
4
2022
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2022 Misano World Supersport Superpole Result: New Lap Record

A 34ºC track gave the riders a more predictable session that was plagued with riders exceeding track limits as they tried to set fast laps.

Dominique Aegerter set a new lap record on his way to pole position, ahead of four Italians and a fellow Swiss rider. Nicolo Bulega and Lorenzo Baldassarri rounded out the front row ahead of Federico Caricasulo, Yari Montella and Marcel Brenner. Can Oncu missed out on the front two rows and was joined on the third row by Jules Cluzel and Stefano Manzi.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 77 D. AEGERTER Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.173   236,3
2 11 N. BULEGA Ducati Panigale V2 1'37.427 0.254 237,9
3 7 L. BALDASSARRI Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.504 0.331 237,9
4 64 F. CARICASULO Ducati Panigale V2 1'37.714 0.541 236,8
5 55 Y. MONTELLA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'37.844 0.671 238,9
6 25 M. BRENNER Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.936 0.763 233,3
7 61 C. ONCU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'37.995 0.822 240,5
8 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.995 0.822 237,4
9 62 S. MANZI Triumph Street Triple RS 1'38.032 0.859 242,2
10 32 O. BAYLISS Ducati Panigale V2 1'38.154 0.981 238,9
11 94 A. VERDOIA Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.174 1.001 240,5
12 28 G. VAN STRAALEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.229 1.056 233,3
13 73 M. KOFLER Ducati Panigale V2 1'38.288 1.115 238,9
14 3 R. DE ROSA Ducati Panigale V2 1'38.306 1.133 236,3
15 10 U. ORRADRE Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.376 1.203 245,5
16 56 P. SEBESTYEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.379 1.206 237,9
17 27 M. CASADEI MV Agusta F3 800 RR 1'38.414 1.241 238,9
18 52 P. HOBELSBERGER Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.641 1.468 237,4
19 90 M. PATACCA Ducati Panigale V2 1'38.739 1.566 241,1
20 69 T. BOOTH-AMOS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.790 1.617 240,0
21 29 N. SPINELLI Ducati Panigale V2 1'38.804 1.631 238,4
22 54 B. SOFUOGLU MV Agusta F3 800 RR 1'38.856 1.683 240,0
23 99 A. HUERTAS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.030 1.857 237,4
24 24 L. TACCINI Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.037 1.864 240,5
25 17 K. SMITH Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.133 1.960 232,8
26 50 O. VOSTATEK Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.223 2.050 239,5
27 38 H. SOOMER Triumph Street Triple RS 1'39.302 2.129 239,5
28 13 L. OTTAVIANI Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.349 2.176 234,3
29 22 F. FULIGNI Ducati Panigale V2 1'39.350 2.177 233,8
30 21 B. CURRIE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.566 2.393 233,3
31 6 J. BUIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.861 2.688 234,8
32 36 S. KROEZE Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.286 3.113 236,8
Round Number: 
4
2022
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2022 Misano World Superbike FP3 Result: Bautista Maintains Top Pace

Continuing his run of form, Alvaro Bautista topped Saturday morning's free practice session, ahead of Iker Lecuona and Philipp Oettl, with a hotter temperature than yesterday's overcast track.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 19 A. BAUTISTA Ducati Panigale V4R 1'33.721   278,4
2 7 I. LECUONA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'33.795 0.074 272,7
3 5 P. OETTL Ducati Panigale V4R 1'33.971 0.250 276,2
4 1 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 1'33.977 0.256 272,7
5 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4R 1'34.137 0.416 277,6
6 65 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.270 0.549 271,4
7 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 1'34.378 0.657 272,7
8 97 X. VIERGE Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'34.419 0.698 274,8
9 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 1'34.447 0.726 270,7
10 45 S. REDDING BMW M1000RR 1'34.449 0.728 273,4
11 76 L. BAZ BMW M1000RR 1'34.471 0.750 270,0
12 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4R 1'34.608 0.887 274,1
13 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.783 1.062 272,7
14 16 G. RUIU BMW M1000RR 1'35.310 1.589 270,7
15 2 R. TAMBURINI Yamaha YZF R1 1'35.394 1.673 268,7
16 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 1'35.408 1.687 270,0
17 35 H. SYAHRIN Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'35.482 1.761 269,3
18 50 E. LAVERTY BMW M1000RR 1'35.606 1.885 272,0
19 53 T. RABAT Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'35.630 1.909 267,3
20 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 1'35.652 1.931 266,0
21 36 L. MERCADO Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'35.777 2.056 269,3
22 29 L. BERNARDI Ducati Panigale V4R 1'36.112 2.391 275,5
23 52 O. KONIG Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.267 2.546 272,7
24 37 I. MYKHALCHYK BMW M1000RR 1'36.770 3.049 271,4
25 25 A. DELBIANCO Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.947 3.226 259,0
Round Number: 
4
2022
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2022 Misano World Supersport FP2 Result: Bulega Puts Ducati On Top

Another session, another Italian putting a Next Generation bike on top, this time it was Nicolo Bulega with the Ducati holding off Stefano Manzi on the triumph. Dominique Aegerter was third quickest and the only Yamaha in the top five. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 11 N. BULEGA Ducati Panigale V2 1'37.620   238,9
2 62 S. MANZI Triumph Street Triple RS 1'37.845 0.225 242,7
3 77 D. AEGERTER Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.049 0.429 236,8
4 64 F. CARICASULO Ducati Panigale V2 1'38.230 0.610 237,9
5 3 R. DE ROSA Ducati Panigale V2 1'38.399 0.779 237,9
6 7 L. BALDASSARRI Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.472 0.852 242,2
7 61 C. ONCU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.618 0.998 238,4
8 28 G. VAN STRAALEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.720 1.100 232,8
9 55 Y. MONTELLA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.907 1.287 235,8
10 94 A. VERDOIA Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.917 1.297 234,8
11 27 M. CASADEI MV Agusta F3 800 RR 1'38.975 1.355 240,0
12 38 H. SOOMER Triumph Street Triple RS 1'38.992 1.372 237,9
13 25 M. BRENNER Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.029 1.409 236,3
14 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.117 1.497 240,0
15 52 P. HOBELSBERGER Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.125 1.505 236,3
16 17 K. SMITH Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.171 1.551 232,3
17 56 P. SEBESTYEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.178 1.558 236,8
18 32 O. BAYLISS Ducati Panigale V2 1'39.199 1.579 242,2
19 13 L. OTTAVIANI Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.230 1.610 234,8
20 10 U. ORRADRE Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.261 1.641 238,4
21 99 A. HUERTAS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.266 1.646 237,9
22 90 M. PATACCA Ducati Panigale V2 1'39.272 1.652 237,9
23 22 F. FULIGNI Ducati Panigale V2 1'39.382 1.762 235,3
24 69 T. BOOTH-AMOS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.459 1.839 236,8
25 73 M. KOFLER Ducati Panigale V2 1'39.522 1.902 239,5
26 50 O. VOSTATEK Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.561 1.941 237,4
27 29 N. SPINELLI Ducati Panigale V2 1'39.573 1.953 233,8
28 54 B. SOFUOGLU MV Agusta F3 800 RR 1'39.723 2.103 238,4
29 24 L. TACCINI Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.010 2.390 238,9
30 21 B. CURRIE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.004 3.384 236,8
31 6 J. BUIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.013 3.393 234,8
32 36 S. KROEZE Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.461 3.841 235,3
Round Number: 
4
2022
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2022 Misano World Superbike FP2 Result: Bautista Returns

With everyone apart from Andrea Locatelli improving on their morning's times, Alvaro Bautista held off Toprak Razgatlioglu and Jonathan Rea in a predictable top three ahead of Michael Ruben Rinaldi. Philip Oettl and Garrett Gerloff marked their return with fifth and sixth quickest laps. Kohta Nozane was barred from entering qualifying for the first ten minutes of the session for "failing to comply with the marshals’ instructions" after his morning's crash. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 19 A. BAUTISTA Ducati Panigale V4R 1'34.008   281,3
2 1 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 1'34.115 0.107 272,7
3 65 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.134 0.126 271,4
4 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4R 1'34.184 0.176 274,8
5 5 P. OETTL Ducati Panigale V4R 1'34.498 0.490 276,9
6 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 1'34.605 0.597 271,4
7 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.706 0.698 273,4
8 7 I. LECUONA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'34.793 0.785 274,8
9 45 S. REDDING BMW M1000RR 1'34.812 0.804 274,1
10 97 X. VIERGE Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'34.861 0.853 275,5
11 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 1'34.921 0.913 272,7
12 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4R 1'34.931 0.923 274,8
13 76 L. BAZ BMW M1000RR 1'35.261 1.253 272,0
14 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 1'35.452 1.444 266,7
15 50 E. LAVERTY BMW M1000RR 1'35.632 1.624 277,6
16 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 1'35.726 1.718 268,0
17 2 R. TAMBURINI Yamaha YZF R1 1'35.835 1.827 267,3
18 16 G. RUIU BMW M1000RR 1'35.911 1.903 268,7
19 25 A. DELBIANCO Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'35.919 1.911 264,7
20 35 H. SYAHRIN Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'35.960 1.952 269,3
21 29 L. BERNARDI Ducati Panigale V4R 1'36.007 1.999 273,4
22 53 T. RABAT Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.063 2.055 269,3
23 37 I. MYKHALCHYK BMW M1000RR 1'36.668 2.660 270,7
24 36 L. MERCADO Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'36.673 2.665 270,0
25 52 O. KONIG Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'37.725 3.717 268,7
Round Number: 
4
2022
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2022 Misano World Supersport FP1 Result: Manzi Puts Triumph On Top

Stefano Manzi set the quickest time in the morning's session on his Triumph, ahead of Dominique Aegerter. 

Can Oncu, Lorenzo Baldassarri, Federico Caricasulo and race-winner Andy Verdoia rounded out the morning's top six, putting four different manufacturers in the top five.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 62 S. MANZI Triumph Street Triple RS 1'38.082   242,7
2 77 D. AEGERTER Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.219 0.137 240,5
3 61 C. ONCU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.660 0.578 241,6
4 7 L. BALDASSARRI Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.971 0.889 239,5
5 64 F. CARICASULO Ducati Panigale V2 1'39.020 0.938 239,5
6 94 A. VERDOIA Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.065 0.983 242,2
7 55 Y. MONTELLA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.125 1.043 240,5
8 17 K. SMITH Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.128 1.046 237,4
9 3 R. DE ROSA Ducati Panigale V2 1'39.195 1.113 237,9
10 25 M. BRENNER Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.341 1.259 234,3
11 27 M. CASADEI MV Agusta F3 800 RR 1'39.508 1.426 239,5
12 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.691 1.609 240,5
13 90 M. PATACCA Ducati Panigale V2 1'39.738 1.656 238,4
14 10 U. ORRADRE Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.816 1.734 242,7
15 13 L. OTTAVIANI Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.849 1.767 236,3
16 69 T. BOOTH-AMOS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.976 1.894 239,5
17 56 P. SEBESTYEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.053 1.971 240,0
18 73 M. KOFLER Ducati Panigale V2 1'40.118 2.036 240,0
19 38 H. SOOMER Triumph Street Triple RS 1'40.258 2.176 239,5
20 32 O. BAYLISS Ducati Panigale V2 1'40.348 2.266 242,2
21 29 N. SPINELLI Ducati Panigale V2 1'40.424 2.342 234,3
22 22 F. FULIGNI Ducati Panigale V2 1'40.518 2.436 240,0
23 50 O. VOSTATEK Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.604 2.522 240,0
24 54 B. SOFUOGLU MV Agusta F3 800 RR 1'40.608 2.526 243,2
25 99 A. HUERTAS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.615 2.533 237,4
26 21 B. CURRIE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.639 2.557 235,3
27 24 L. TACCINI Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.726 2.644 242,2
28 28 G. VAN STRAALEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.795 2.713 234,8
29 52 P. HOBELSBERGER Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.096 3.014 238,9
30 36 S. KROEZE Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.663 4.581 240,0
31 6 J. BUIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.771 6.689 233,8
Round Number: 
4
2022
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2022 Misano World Superbike FP1 Result: Factory Yamaha On Top

Under grey clouds and a few drops of rain, Toprak Razgatlioglu and Andrea Locatelli topped the timing sheets ahead of Jonathan Rea and Michael Ruben Rinaldi. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 1'34.603   272,7
2 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 1'34.844 0.241 273,4
3 65 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.867 0.264 271,4
4 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4R 1'34.963 0.360 276,2
5 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4R 1'35.080 0.477 275,5
6 7 I. LECUONA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'35.086 0.483 274,8
7 97 X. VIERGE Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'35.096 0.493 276,2
8 19 A. BAUTISTA Ducati Panigale V4R 1'35.372 0.769 279,1
9 5 P. OETTL Ducati Panigale V4R 1'35.641 1.038 273,4
10 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'35.737 1.134 274,1
11 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 1'35.756 1.153 270,7
12 45 S. REDDING BMW M1000RR 1'35.805 1.202 272,0
13 50 E. LAVERTY BMW M1000RR 1'35.992 1.389 275,5
14 76 L. BAZ BMW M1000RR 1'36.035 1.432 272,0
15 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.095 1.492 266,7
16 35 H. SYAHRIN Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'36.614 2.011 268,7
17 16 G. RUIU BMW M1000RR 1'36.862 2.259 269,3
18 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.978 2.375 266,7
19 53 T. RABAT Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'37.198 2.595 271,4
20 29 L. BERNARDI Ducati Panigale V4R 1'37.931 3.328 272,7
21 52 O. KONIG Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'38.204 3.601 269,3
22 37 I. MYKHALCHYK BMW M1000RR 1'38.757 4.154 270,0
23 36 L. MERCADO Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'38.858 4.255 268,0
24 25 A. DELBIANCO Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'38.893 4.290 261,5
25 2 R. TAMBURINI Yamaha YZF R1 1'44.254 9.651 259,6
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4
2022
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Barcelona MotoGP Test Times: Quartararo Fastest As Riders Work On Aero And Settings

Fabio Quartararo ended the Monday test at Barcelona as fastest, with a time that was nearly three quarters of a second faster than his fastest lap on Sunday. Pecco Bagnaia ended the day in second, just four thousandths off the time of Quartararo, while Johann Zarco was third fastest, and Aleix Espargaro was fourth fastest.

Not too much should be read into the times. Track conditions on a Monday after a race are always much better than on race day, with nobody having removed the Michelin rubber laid down during the race. In Barcelona, where the track has very low grip, the additional grip was almost welcome, making the track feel almost like a normal circuit. The downside of course is that it makes comparisons with the data and feeling of Sunday difficult, though the data itself is still valuable.

With 11 races left in the MotoGP season, this was the test used to evaluate aero for the remainder of 2022. Aprilia, Ducati, Honda, and Suzuki had all brought aero updates, while Yamaha and KTM went back to retest the two options they have already used this year. For Fabio Quartararo, it was a chance to try the new low downforce aero he had debuted at Mugello, but the test merely reconfirmed his decision to ditch the new aero for the race in Italy. They lost too much to wheelie in acceleration than they gained on the straight on top speed.

Similarly, the KTM riders stuck with their aero update already used this year, which consisted of removing the side pods to reduce the resistance to turning.

Aprilia brought the biggest update, a new fairing with a wider bottom half and a longitudinal ridge. Though the Aprilia riders did not speak after the test, we can assume that the new fairing is to help produce ground force in the corner and perhaps function like side pods, perhaps pre-empting any attempt at restricting aero add-ons.

Aleix Espargaro also tried the tail wing and aerofoil-style tail section Lorenzo Savadori tested at Mugello.

Suzuki also brought a new fairing, which Joan Mir tested alone, Alex Rins ruled out due to a fractured wrist. Mir was positive, and told us it helped reduce wheelie, and that on the basis of his feeling in the test, he would be keen to have it for the Sachsenring, where wheelie is a big problem.

Ducati brought a revised version of the 2022 fairing, already being used by the factory and Pramac riders. The fairing is slightly larger than GP22 version, providing a fraction more protection while still making the bike easy to turn, and even helping with top speed.

Enea Bastianini also tried the new fairing, and was keen to use it on his GP21. He felt it would work well at tracks with fast changes of direction, saying that it would be well-suited to a track like Silverstone. He had no idea whether he would get the fairing after the summer or not, however.

Honda also had a new aero package, a lower downforce package which Pol Espargaro tested. That helped with the wind, Espargaro said. Espargaro also tested the swingarm and chassis used by Taka Nakagami this weekend, confirming that the differences were small.

Apart from aero, there were swingarms and frames also being tried, as well as a lot of setup changes. At KTM, they were working with different front fork setups in the pursuit of more feel and confidence. For Remy Gardner, they found a better feeling by torquing a bolt at the rear of the bike to improve the feeling at the front. Gardner would not be drawn on precisely which bolt it was.

The satellite RNF WithU riders had a good test as well. Andrea Dovizioso found a setting which helped him brake without locking the front, something which helped a lot, while Darryn Binder felt improved confidence from the front with some fork changes.

The paddock packs up now and heads north for the next two rounds, starting at the Sachsenring. But first, a week to rest and recover.

Times:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'39.447    
2 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'39.451 0.004 0.004
3 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'39.500 0.053 0.049
4 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'39.558 0.111 0.058
5 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'39.688 0.241 0.130
6 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'39.742 0.295 0.054
7 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia 1'39.780 0.333 0.038
8 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'39.795 0.348 0.015
9 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'39.844 0.397 0.049
10 49 Fabio Di Giannantonio Ducati 1'39.963 0.516 0.119
11 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'39.998 0.551 0.035
12 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'40.027 0.580 0.029
13 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'40.047 0.600 0.020
14 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'40.088 0.641 0.041
15 87 Remy Gardner KTM 1'40.197 0.750 0.109
16 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'40.335 0.888 0.138
17 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'40.474 1.027 0.139
18 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1'40.610 1.163 0.136
19 4 Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha 1'40.627 1.180 0.017
20 40 Darryn Binder Yamaha 1'40.746 1.299 0.119
21 72 Marco Bezzecchi Ducati 1'40.765 1.318 0.019
22 25 Raul Fernandez KTM 1'41.144 1.697 0.379
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MotoGP Barcelona 3pm Test Times: Quartararo Leads On Busy Day

Times at 3pm:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'39.447    
2 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'39.500 0.053 0.053
3 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'39.558 0.111 0.058
4 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'39.688 0.241 0.130
5 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'39.689 0.242 0.001
6 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'39.742 0.295 0.053
7 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia 1'39.780 0.333 0.038
8 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'39.795 0.348 0.015
9 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'39.844 0.397 0.049
10 49 Fabio Di Giannantonio Ducati 1'39.963 0.516 0.119
11 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'40.047 0.600 0.084
12 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'40.088 0.641 0.041
13 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'40.113 0.666 0.025
14 87 Remy Gardner KTM 1'40.197 0.750 0.084
15 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'40.308 0.861 0.111
16 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'40.335 0.888 0.027
17 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'40.474 1.027 0.139
18 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1'40.610 1.163 0.136
19 4 Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha 1'40.627 1.180 0.017
20 40 Darryn Binder Yamaha 1'40.746 1.299 0.119
21 72 Marco Bezzecchi Ducati 1'40.765 1.318 0.019
22 25 Raul Fernandez KTM 1'41.144 1.697 0.379
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  30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda      
  42 Alex Rins Suzuki      
  89 Jorge Martin Ducati      
Round Number: 
0
2022
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2022 Barcelona MotoGP Race Result: A Masterclass And A Rookie Mistake

The incessant heat of Barcelona was always going to cause some drama in the premier class but it was not quite the kind we expected to have. Despite all the talk about tyre preservation ahead of the 24-lap race, Fabio Quartararo set an impressive pace at the front of the field to take a dominating victory by over six seconds. Poleman Aleix Espargaro seemed to have the speed to take second place but a rookie mistake saw him celebrate one lap too early and allowed the Pramac Ducati duo of Jorge Martin and Johann Zarco to join Quartararo on the podium.

Although the bulk of the race was not particularly action-packed, it was bookmarked by significant events, starting with Quartararo getting the holeshot into turn one over Espargaro while just behind them, Takaaki Nakagami lost the front on the brakes and unluckily tagged both Pecco Bagnaia and Alex Rins, taking them into the gravel with him. That left the Pramac boys with the task of chasing the two race favourites left in contention, with Pol Espargaro and Joan Mir close behind – the Suzuki man particularly impressive coming from 17th on the grid. Luca Marini, Maverick Viñales and the Gresini boys completed the top 10 after the opening lap, with the factory KTMs knocking at the doors as well.

Quartararo’s early pace gave him half a second of advantage straight away, while Martin attacked Aleix Espargaro to lead the pursuit by lap three, dropping Zarco one second back. Another second behind the Frenchman, the younger Espargaro was under pressure from Mir and Marini, the duo quickly getting ahead of the Honda and frequently swapping places in the lead of the group, while Espargaro lost more positions to Bastianini and Viñales, dropping into the clutches of the factory KTMs and continuing to fade. However, Bastianini’s comeback did not last much longer, as he crashed out of seventh position on lap eight, swiftly followed by his teammate, Fabio Di Giannantonio, replicating the mistake at turn 13 by the end of that same lap.

Back at the front, Quartararo extended his advantage to over 2.5 seconds on lap eight, Martin leading the pursuit with Espargaro in tow. The Aprilia man managed to overtake the youngster at the start of lap 10 but had a 3.3-second gap to close if he wanted to challenge Quartararo as well. Although Zarco had rejoined the podium party and was close behind his teammate, didn’t really swap paint and were biding their time to retaliate against Espargaro. Meanwhile, Mir was dropping Marini in the fight for fifth and Alex Marquez had admirably joined the top 10 party as the standout Honda, with Nakagami and Bradl having crashed out and Espargaro steadily fading to the back of the field.

Although the pace started to settle at the halfway point of proceedings, Quartararo still managed to increase his advantage to four seconds, while Aleix Espargaro could not quite shake off Martin and Zarco. The status quo was maintained in the top 10 for the next few laps, with significant gaps from fifth place onwards, Espargaro the only rider under pressure at that stage. With nine laps remaining, Martin pulled alongside the Aprilia man into turn one and deposed his compatriot of second, but Espargaro was not keen to give up just yet, glued to the Ducati’s tail. Zarco kept close but was saving his first attack, hoping that the harder rear tyre would present an advantage at the right time.

With Quartararo off in the distance by five long seconds, all the attention was on the battle for second, where Espargaro returned the favour to Martin at turn one with four laps remaining. The poleman picked up the pace in an attempt to shake off the Ducatis and it seemed to work, Martin quickly dropping half a second back and out of overtaking range for the next couple of laps. There was still a smidgen of drama in store though, Espargaro’s maths failing him as he entered the final lap, disgruntledly waving to the fans and unintentionally gifting Martin and Zarco the remaining podium positions. By the time the Spaniard realised his mistake, Mir had gone past as well and although he snatched fifth back from Marini, it was a massive own goal in the world championship standings. Teammate Viñales came home in seventh position, ahead of the KTMs of Brad Binder and Miguel Oliveira, while Alex Marquez rounded out the top ten as the top Honda, coming from last on the grid and after a massive tumble in practice.

Quartararo’s undisputed victory and Espargaro’s rookie mistake helped the Frenchman extend a 22-point advantage in the world championship standings, while Bastianini drops a sizable 53 points back, as the headliner of Ducati’s title bid, with Bagnaia dropping to fifth, 66 points back.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time/Diff
1 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 40:29.3600
2 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 6.473
3 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 8.385
4 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 11.481
5 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 14.395
6 10 Luca Marini Ducati 15.430
7 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia 15.975
8 33 Brad Binder KTM 21.436
9 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 26.800
10 73 Alex Marquez Honda 30.460
11 87 Remy Gardner KTM 32.443
12 40 Darryn Binder Yamaha 32.881
13 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 33.168
14 43 Jack Miller Ducati 34.693
15 25 Raul Fernandez KTM 37.844
16 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 44.533
17 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 46.199
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  4 Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha 29:23.8590
  49 Fabio Di Giannantonio Ducati 14:56.8140
  23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 11:55.3070
  72 Marco Bezzecchi Ducati 09:39.3690
  63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 04:29.5870
  30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda  
  6 Stefan Bradl Honda  
  42 Alex Rins Suzuki  
Round Number: 
9
2022
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