MotoGP Outcomes – 2022 MotoGP World Championship spherical 16

Japanese MotoGP, Motegi – Free Apply (1) Outcomes
Pos Rider Nat Staff Time/Diff Lap Max
1 Jack Miller AUS Ducati Lenovo (GP22) 1’44.509s 25/28 311k
2 Francesco Bagnaia ITA Ducati Lenovo (GP22) +0.028s 24/26 313k
3 Fabio Quartararo FRA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) +0.049s 28/30 310k
4 Aleix Espargaro SPA Aprilia Racing (RS-GP) +0.068s 25/26 310k
5 Luca Marini ITA Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP22) +0.136s 26/27 312k
6 Marc Marquez SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V) +0.147s 23/26 311k
7 Pol Espargaro SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V) +0.169s 24/26 312k
8 Brad Binder RSA Purple Bull KTM (RC16) +0.226s 29/30 311k
9 Miguel Oliveira POR Purple Bull KTM (RC16) +0.234s 27/28 310k
10 Maverick Viñales SPA Aprilia Racing (RS-GP) +0.288s 24/25 311k
11 Johann Zarco FRA Pramac Ducati (GP22) +0.289s 24/25 314k
12 Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) +0.377s 26/28 307k
13 Alex Rins SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) +0.404s 27/31 309k
14 Enea Bastianini ITA Gresini Ducati (GP21) +0.469s 19/24 312k
15 Jorge Martin SPA Pramac Ducati (GP22) +0.500s 26/28 313k
16 Franco Morbidelli ITA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) +0.556s 24/28 306k
17 Cal Crutchlow GBR WithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1) +0.678s 23/27 308k
18 Darryn Binder RSA WithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)* +0.857s 27/30 307k
19 Marco Bezzecchi ITA Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)* +0.917s 27/29 312k
20 Alex Marquez SPA LCR Honda (RC213V) +1.091s 29/30 309k
21 Raul Fernandez SPA KTM Tech3 (RC16)* +1.230s 25/27 309k
22 Tetsuta Nagashima JPN HRC Staff (RC213V) +1.336s 22/24 304k
23 Remy Gardner AUS KTM Tech3 (RC16)* +1.482s 25/27 308k
24 Fabio Di Giannantonio ITA Gresini Ducati (GP21)* +1.856s 17/24 311k
25 Takuya Tsuda JPN Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) +2.209s 22/22 304k

* Rookie

Official Motegi MotoGP data:
Finest lap:
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha 1m 43.790s (2022)
Quickest race lap:
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha 1m 45.350s (2014)

Jack Miller leads manufacturing unit Ducati team-mate and title contender Francesco Bagnaia in the course of the lone, lengthened Friday apply session for the Japanese MotoGP at a dry however overcast Motegi.

To permit time for freight to reach from final weekend’s Aragon spherical, Friday’s MotoGP motion – the primary official premier-class operating at Motegi since 2019 – was restricted to a single prolonged session from 15:05-16:20.

However rain is a menace all through the weekend, with drops falling in the course of the earlier Moto2 session, rising the sense of urgency to set a quick lap time.

Reigning champion Fabio Quartararo, now simply 10 factors away from Bagnaia after the opening lap catastrophe at Aragon, was nonetheless sporting bandages on his chest as he took his Monster Yamaha to the pinnacle of the timesheets, forward of Miller, on his tenth lap.

The Frenchman remained on high when rain flags started waving with 45-minutes to go however happily, as with the earlier Moto2 and Moto3 periods, the moisture quickly handed. 

Quartararo, second to Marquez on his solely earlier (2019) Motegi MotoGP race look, saved management on medium tyres till Alex Rins – operating some new ‘rabbit ear’ model rear wings – fitted new smooth rubber and reminded Suzuki of what they’re throwing away on the finish of this season by placing the GSX-RR quickest.

Johann Zarco adopted swimsuit with a brand new smooth rear to place his Pramac Ducati into P1, whereas HRC wild-card Tetsuta Nagashima turned the primary faller of the day within the deep gravel on the finish of the again straight.

Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro briefly elbowed Zarco from the highest spot, with Quartararo launching his smooth tyre assault with 20mins to go. Nevertheless it was Aragon winner Enea Bastianini who headed the #20 as the ultimate ten minutes approached, when Rins hit the entrance as soon as once more.

Manufacturing facility Ducati’s Miller then stormed 0.404s clear with 4mins to go, earlier than Marc Marquez – once more utilizing the Kalex-built aluminium swingarm – slotted his Repsol Honda into second.

Regardless of being simply 0.147s from Miller, Marquez was pushed all the way down to sixth by the top of the session with Francesco Bagnaia, Quartararo, Aleix Espargaro and Luca Marini all jammed in between!

Bastianini crashed at Flip 5 within the closing minutes, ending his Friday problem and leaving him to look on helplessly as he was pushed out of the highest ten.

The Italian wasn’t the one one within the gravel with Zarco then tumbling at flip 7 and high rookie Darryn Binder at flip 5, bringing out extra yellow flags.

Pol Espargaro loved one in all his finest periods of late with seventh, whereas Miguel Oliveira (KTM) was as excessive as third within the closing levels on his option to ninth – Aragon star Brad Binder regaining high KTM honours within the closing minutes.

Moist climate is forecast for Saturday, which means right this moment’s outcomes would possibly determine the highest ten riders with direct entry to Qualifying 2. If that’s the case, the likes of Zarco, Rins and Takaaki Nakagami (visibly fighting ache from his injured proper hand) will be a part of Bastianini in taking half in Qualifying 1.

HRC wild-card Nagashima, making his MotoGP debut this weekend and highlighted as one to look at by Cal Crutchlow after testing alongside the Japanese on the identical observe in July, ultimately completed twenty second (+1.3s).

Suzuki take a look at rider Takuya Tsuda, changing Joan Mir, was twenty fifth and final.

Simply 17 factors cowl Fabio Quartararo, Francesco Bagnaia and Aleix Espargaro on the high of the MotoGP World Championship standings because the sequence head into the unknown with its first Asian and Australian races since 2019.

Quartararo’s opening lap accident with Marc Marquez at Aragon, mixed with Bagnaia’s second place behind Enea Bastianini, has put the manufacturing unit Ducati star simply 10 factors from the Monster Yamaha rider, with Aprilia’s Espargaro additionally again within the hunt in third.

Dwelling star Takaaki Nakagami has been handed match to trip regardless of requiring surgical procedure for accidents to his fingers in final Sunday’s conflict with Marquez at Aragon.

The tight journey window to move freight from Aragon to Motegi means a revised apply schedule in Japan, with a delayed and prolonged opening apply session operating from 15:05-16:20 on Friday. Free Apply 2 is pushed over to Saturday morning and can now be the cut-off for direct entry to Qualifying 2. FP3 will likely be decreased to 30-minutes (changing the standard FP4) adopted by Qualifying 1 and Qualifying 2.

The absence of Motegi from the calendar in each 2020 and 2021, on account of Covid restrictions, means ten of the full-time riders have by no means raced on the circuit within the premier-class: Brad Binder, Alex Marquez, Jorge Martin, Enea Bastianini, Luca Marini, plus this 12 months’s rookies Marco Bezzecchi, Fabio di Giannantonio, Darryn Binder, Remy Gardner and Raul Fernandez.

Additionally on observe this weekend will likely be Suzuki take a look at rider Takuya Tsuda and Honda take a look at rider Tetsuta Nagashima. Each have been entered as wild-cards in entrance of their residence followers this weekend, though Tsuda will now technically be changing the injured Joan Mir.

Following Andrea Dovizioso’s retirement, Yamaha take a look at rider Cal Crutchlow will likely be beginning his second weekend at RNF, the place he’ll full the season alongside Darryn Binder. In contrast to a lot of the grid, Crutchlow has some personal testing expertise at Motegi this 12 months.

Japanese MotoGP – Full race weekend schedule (UK time)

Friday September twenty third 

05:15 – 05:55am Moto3 FP1

06:10 – 06:50am Moto2 FP1

07:05 – 08:20 MotoGP FP1

Saturday September twenty fourth

01:00 – 01:40 Moto3 FP2

01:55 – 02:35 Moto2 FP2

02:50 – 03:35 MotoGP FP2

04:35 – 04:50 Moto3 Q1

05:00 – 05:15 Moto3 Q2

05:30 – 05:45 Moto2 Q1

05:55 – 06:10 Moto2 Q2

06:25 – 06:55 MotoGP FP3

07:05 – 07:20 MotoGP Q1

07:30 – 07:45 MotoGP Q2

Sunday September twenty fifth 

02:00 – 02:10 Moto3 Heat Up

02:20 – 02:30 Moto2 Heat Up

02:40 – 03:00 MotoGP Heat Up

04:00 Moto3 Race

05:20 Moto2 Race

07:00 MotoGP Race

Aragon: MotoGP World Championship standings
Pos   Rider Nat Staff Factors Diff.
1 = Fabio Quartararo FRA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 211  
2 = Francesco Bagnaia ITA Ducati Lenovo (GP22) 201 (-10)
3 = Aleix Espargaro SPA Aprilia Racing (RS-GP) 194 (-17)
4 = Enea Bastianini ITA Gresini Ducati (GP21) 163 (-48)
5 ^1 Jack Miller AUS Ducati Lenovo (GP22) 134 (-77)
6 ˅1 Johann Zarco FRA Pramac Ducati (GP22) 133 (-78)
7 = Brad Binder RSA Purple Bull KTM (RC16) 128 (-83)
8 ^1 Alex Rins SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 108 (-103)
9 ^1 Jorge Martin SPA Pramac Ducati (GP22) 104 (-107)
10 ˅2 Maverick Viñales SPA Aprilia Racing (RS-GP) 104 (-107)
11 = Miguel Oliveira POR Purple Bull KTM (RC16) 95 (-116)
12 = Luca Marini ITA Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP22) 91 (-120)
13 = Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 77 (-134)
14 = Marco Bezzecchi ITA Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)* 74 (-137)
15 = Marc Marquez SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V) 60 (-151)
16 = Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) 46 (-165)
17 = Pol Espargaro SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V) 43 (-168)
18 = Alex Marquez SPA LCR Honda (RC213V) 39 (-172)
19 = Franco Morbidelli ITA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 26 (-185)
20 = Fabio di Giannantonio ITA Gresini Ducati (GP21)* 23 (-188)
21 = Andrea Dovizioso ITA WithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1) 15 (-196)
22 = Darryn Binder RSA WithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)* 10 (-201)
23 = Remy Gardner AUS KTM Tech3 (RC16)* 9 (-202)
24 = Raul Fernandez SPA KTM Tech3 (RC16)* 8 (-203)
25 = Stefan Bradl GER Repsol Honda (RC213V) 2 (-209)
26 NA Cal Crutchlow GBR WithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1) 2 (-209)

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