Free Practice (2) results from the San Marino MotoGP at Misano, round 14 (of 20) in the 2022 world championship.
|San Marino MotoGP, Misano – Free Practice (2) Results|
|1||Enea Bastianini||ITA||Gresini Ducati (GP21)|
|2||Francesco Bagnaia||ITA||Ducati Lenovo (GP22)|
|3||Jack Miller||AUS||Ducati Lenovo (GP22)|
|4||Johann Zarco||FRA||Pramac Ducati (GP22)|
|5||Fabio Quartararo||FRA||Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1)|
|6||Maverick Viñales||SPA||Aprilia Factory (RS-GP)|
|7||Aleix Espargaro||SPA||Aprilia Factory (RS-GP)|
|8||Jorge Martin||SPA||Pramac Ducati (GP22)|
|9||Marco Bezzecchi||ITA||Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)*|
|10||Franco Morbidelli||ITA||Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1)|
|11||Pol Espargaro||SPA||Repsol Honda (RC213V)|
|12||Miguel Oliveira||POR||Red Bull KTM (RC16)|
|13||Brad Binder||RSA||Red Bull KTM (RC16)|
|14||Alex Rins||SPA||Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)|
|15||Alex Marquez||SPA||LCR Honda (RC213V)|
|16||Takaaki Nakagami||JPN||LCR Honda (RC213V)|
|17||Fabio Di Giannantonio||ITA||Gresini Ducati (GP21)*|
|18||Michele Pirro||ITA||Aruba.it Racing (GP22)|
|19||Luca Marini||ITA||Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)|
|20||Andrea Dovizioso||ITA||WithU RNF Yamaha (YZR-M1)|
|21||Stefan Bradl||GER||Repsol Honda (RC213V)|
|22||Raul Fernandez||SPA||KTM Tech3 (RC16)*|
|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
Official Misano MotoGP records:Best lap:Francesco Bagnaia ITA Ducati 1m 31.065s (2021)Fastest race lap:
Francesco Bagnaia ITA Ducati 1m 32.171s (2021)
Enea Bastianini leads a Ducati top-four sweep during Free Practice 2 for the San Marino MotoGP at Misano.
Fabio Quartararo’s fifth-place Yamaha was the only Japanese bike in the top nine, being followed by the Aprilias of Maverick Vinales and Aleix Espargaro, then another pair of Ducatis.
Riding in bright sunshine but with rain a threat for Saturday and Sunday meant a top ten place was especially important this afternoon.
Vinales and Espargaro formed an Aprilia one-two during the middle stages of FP2, Vinales remaining the only rider in the 1m 31s until morning pacesetter and title leader Quartararo edged 0.004s under his former team-mate with 10mins remaining.
The Frenchman kept command until a trio of Ducatis – Enea Bastianini, Francesco Bagnaia and Johann Zarco – burst ahead in the final minute. Jack Miller then made it an all-Desmosedici top four.
Bagnaia, who will have a three-place grid penalty for Sunday’s race after ‘riding slow on the racing line in FP1 and causing a dangerous situation for other riders’, had to switch to his spare bike for the closing stages after suffering a small fall.
Quartararo’s team-mate Franco Morbidelli enjoyed a better than usual Friday by claiming the final top ten place.
In addition to Bagnaia, Johann Zarco, Alex Rins and Miguel Oliveira also tumbled this afternoon.
Andrea Dovizioso’s final Friday in MotoGP ended in 20th place with Suzuki stand-in Kazuki Watanabe, riding in place of the injured Joan Mir, improving to 4.5s from the top in last place. However, he appeared to have held up Bagnaia at one stage.
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)|