Free Practice (1) results from the San Marino MotoGP at Misano, round 14 (of 20) in the 2022 world championship.
|San Marino MotoGP, Misano – Free Practice (1) Results|
|1||Fabio Quartararo||FRA||Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1)|
|2||Jack Miller||AUS||Ducati Lenovo (GP22)|
|3||Michele Pirro||ITA||Aruba.it Racing (GP22)|
|4||Aleix Espargaro||SPA||Aprilia Factory (RS-GP)|
|5||Maverick Viñales||SPA||Aprilia Factory (RS-GP)|
|6||Francesco Bagnaia||ITA||Ducati Lenovo (GP22)|
|7||Enea Bastianini||ITA||Gresini Ducati (GP21)|
|8||Alex Rins||SPA||Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)|
|9||Luca Marini||ITA||Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)|
|10||Johann Zarco||FRA||Pramac Ducati (GP22)|
|11||Pol Espargaro||SPA||Repsol Honda (RC213V)|
|12||Brad Binder||RSA||Red Bull KTM (RC16)|
|13||Marco Bezzecchi||ITA||Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)*|
|14||Alex Marquez||SPA||LCR Honda (RC213V)|
|15||Takaaki Nakagami||JPN||LCR Honda (RC213V)|
|16||Andrea Dovizioso||ITA||WithU RNF Yamaha (YZR-M1)|
|17||Franco Morbidelli||ITA||Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1)|
|18||Miguel Oliveira||POR||Red Bull KTM (RC16)|
|19||Raul Fernandez||SPA||KTM Tech3 (RC16)*|
|20||Jorge Martin||SPA||Pramac Ducati (GP22)|
|21||Stefan Bradl||GER||Repsol Honda (RC213V)|
|22||Fabio Di Giannantonio||ITA||Gresini Ducati (GP21)*|
|23||Remy Gardner||AUS||KTM Tech3 (RC16)*|
|24||Darryn Binder||RSA||WithU RNF Yamaha (YZR-M1)*|
|25||Kazuki Watanabe||JPN||Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)|
TIMES TO FOLLOW
* RookieOfficial Misano MotoGP records:Best lap:Francesco Bagnaia ITA Ducati 1m 31.065s (2021)Fastest race lap:
Francesco Bagnaia ITA Ducati 1m 32.171s (2021)
Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo gets the better of home manufacturers Ducati and Aprilia during opening practice for the 2022 San Marino MotoGP at Misano.
The reigning champion and current title leader held off the Ducatis of Jack Miller and wild-card Michele Pirro, with Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Vinales in fourth and fifth for Aprilia.
Francesco Bagnaia, chasing a fourth in a row this weekend, was sixth, followed by 2023 factory team-mate Enea Bastianini (Gresini).
Suzuki’s Alex Rins was the next best Japanese bike after Quartararo, in eighth.
Luca Marini (VR46 Ducati) and Johann Zarco (Pramac Ducati) completed a top ten covered by 0.686s.
Andrea Dovizioso began his final MotoGP weekend in 16th place for RNF Yamaha.
Kazuki Watanabe, making his MotoGP debut in place of the injured Joan Mir at Suzuki, was 4.981s behind Quartararo, putting him just outside of the 105% time.
With rain a threat for Saturday and Sunday, Friday afternoon’s FP2 could decide the top ten for direct access to Qualifying 2.
Francesco Bagnaia arrives at his and Ducati’s home round on the crest of a wave after victories in the last three races.That perfect run not only put Bagnaia into an elite group of three-in-a-row winners alongside Valentino Rossi, Casey Stoner, Jorge Lorenzo, Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez, but transformed his title chances.91 points adrift before the win streak began, Bagnaia is now 44 from Yamaha’s reigning champion Fabio Quartararo and just 12 behind Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro.Bagnaia is also the only one of that trio to have taken a prior Misano victory , in 2021, plus another podium in 2020, but he also fell from the lead of two other home races.Last year’s late mistake not only confirmed Quartararo as world champion, but gave Marc Marquez what remains his and Honda’s most recent MotoGP victory.The Spanish star won’t be present this weekend as he continues to recover from the fourth operation on his right arm, but Marquez made his two-wheeled return on a CBR600 at Aragon on Wednesday and HRC are hoping Marquez will be fit to make a comeback at next week’s post-race test.Meanwhile, Misano will be the final MotoGP event for Andrea Dovizioso, Marquez’s main title rival from 2017-2019, who has decided to call an early end to a difficult season at RNF Yamaha with a farewell in front of his home fans.The 36-year-old made his grand prix debut as a 125cc wild-card back in 2001 and has gone on to take 24 victories and 103 podiums. 15 wins and 62 podiums were in the premier-class, where he raced for Honda, Ducati and Yamaha.Dovizioso will be replaced by Yamaha test rider Cal Crutchlow for the final six rounds.
Making his very first MotoGP start this weekend, providing he meets the 105% rule, will be 31-year-old Japanese Superbike rider Kazuki Watanabe, who has been called up by Suzuki to replace the injured Joan Mir.
San Marino MotoGP – Full race weekend schedule (UK time)
Friday September 2
8am – Moto3 FP1
8.55am – MotoGP FP1
9.55am – Moto2 FP1
12.15am – Moto3 FP2
1.10pm – MotoGP FP2
2.10pm – Moto2 FP2
Saturday September 3
8am – Moto3 FP3
8.55am – MotoGP FP3
9.55am – Moto2 FP3
12pm – Moto3 Q2
12.30pm – MotoGP FP4
1.10pm – MotoGP Q1
1.35pm – MotoGP Q2
2.10pm – Moto2 Q1
2.35pm – Moto2 Q2
Sunday September 4
8am – Moto3 warm-up
8.20am – Moto2 warm-up
8.40am – MotoGP warm-up
10am – Moto3 race
11.20am – Moto2 race
1pm – MotoGP race
|Red Bull Ring: MotoGP World Championship standings|
|1||=||Fabio Quartararo||FRA||Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1)||200|
|2||=||Aleix Espargaro||SPA||Aprilia Racing (RS-GP)||168||(-32)|
|3||=||Francesco Bagnaia||ITA||Ducati Lenovo (GP22)||156||(-44)|
|4||^1||Johann Zarco||FRA||Pramac Ducati (GP22)||125||(-75)|
|5||^1||Jack Miller||AUS||Ducati Lenovo (GP22)||123||(-77)|
|6||˅2||Enea Bastianini||ITA||Gresini Ducati (GP21)||118||(-82)|
|7||=||Brad Binder||RSA||Red Bull KTM (RC16)||107||(-93)|
|8||=||Alex Rins||SPA||Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)||92||(-108)|
|9||^2||Jorge Martin||SPA||Pramac Ducati (GP22)||87||(-113)|
|10||=||Miguel Oliveira||POR||Red Bull KTM (RC16)||85||(-115)|
|11||˅2||Maverick Viñales||SPA||Aprilia Racing (RS-GP)||85||(-115)|
|12||=||Joan Mir||SPA||Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)||77||(-123)|
|13||^2||Luca Marini||ITA||Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)||69||(-131)|
|14||˅1||Marco Bezzecchi||ITA||Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)*||68||(-132)|
|15||˅1||Marc Marquez||SPA||Repsol Honda (RC213V)||60||(-140)|
|16||=||Takaaki Nakagami||JPN||LCR Honda (RC213V)||45||(-155)|
|17||=||Pol Espargaro||SPA||Repsol Honda (RC213V)||42||(-158)|
|18||=||Alex Marquez||SPA||LCR Honda (RC213V)||29||(-171)|
|19||=||Franco Morbidelli||ITA||Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1)||26||(-174)|
|20||=||Fabio di Giannantonio||ITA||Gresini Ducati (GP21)*||23||(-177)|
|21||^1||Andrea Dovizioso||ITA||WithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)||11||(-189)|
|22||˅1||Darryn Binder||RSA||WithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)*||10||(-190)|
|23||=||Remy Gardner||AUS||KTM Tech3 (RC16)*||9||(-191)|
|24||=||Raul Fernandez||SPA||KTM Tech3 (RC16)*||5||(-195)|