|Spanish MotoGP, Jerez – Free Practice (2) Results|
|1||^4||Fabio Quartararo||FRA||Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1)||1’37.071s||18/19||290k|
|2||^10||Enea Bastianini||ITA||Gresini Ducati (GP21)||+0.201s||19/20||297k|
|3||^10||Francesco Bagnaia||ITA||Ducati Lenovo (GP22)||+0.212s||16/18||293k|
|4||^10||Jorge Martin||SPA||Pramac Ducati (GP22)||+0.297s||17/19||295k|
|5||^1||Takaaki Nakagami||JPN||LCR Honda (RC213V)||+0.510s||18/21||292k|
|6||^1||Brad Binder||RSA||Red Bull KTM (RC16)||+0.514s||18/19||293k|
|7||^1||Pol Espargaro||SPA||Repsol Honda (RC213V)||+0.519s||20/21||294k|
|8||˅6||Alex Rins||SPA||Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)||+0.655s||20/22||293k|
|9||=||Maverick Viñales||SPA||Aprilia Racing (RS-GP)||+0.688s||18/19||294k|
|10||=||Jack Miller||AUS||Ducati Lenovo (GP22)||+0.691s||17/18||293k|
|11||^6||Johann Zarco||FRA||Pramac Ducati (GP22)||+0.759s||17/18||296k|
|12||˅11||Joan Mir||SPA||Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)||+0.771s||19/20||291k|
|13||˅9||Aleix Espargaro||SPA||Aprilia Racing (RS-GP)||+0.777s||15/16||293k|
|14||^1||Franco Morbidelli||ITA||Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1)||+0.881s||17/18||289k|
|15||^1||Miguel Oliveira||POR||Red Bull KTM (RC16)||+0.941s||17/19||293k|
|16||˅13||Alex Marquez||SPA||LCR Honda (RC213V)||+0.956s||19/21||293k|
|17||^5||Luca Marini||ITA||Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)||+1.031s||14/16||290k|
|18||=||Marco Bezzecchi||ITA||Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)*||+1.125s||18/20||296k|
|19||˅8||Marc Marquez||SPA||Repsol Honda (RC213V)||+1.129s||14/15||293k|
|20||˅1||Andrea Dovizioso||ITA||WithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)||+1.214s||20/21||290k|
|21||^3||Fabio Di Giannantonio||ITA||Gresini Ducati (GP21)*||+1.242s||15/17||291k|
|22||˅2||Stefan Bradl||GER||Team HRC (RC213V)||+1.251s||17/18||293k|
|23||˅2||Remy Gardner||AUS||KTM Tech3 (RC16)*||+1.282s||18/19||290k|
|24||^1||Darryn Binder||RSA||WithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)*||+1.817s||18/19||290k|
|25||˅2||Lorenzo Savadori||ITA||Aprilia Racing (RS-GP)||+1.889s||17/18||292k|
^X Rider is X positions higher than FP1.
= Rider is same position as FP1.
˅X Rider is X positions lower than FP1.
Official Jerez MotoGP records:
Maverick Vinales SPA Yamaha 1m 36.584s (2020)
Fastest race lap:
Fabio Quartararo FRA Yamaha 1m 37.770s (2021)
Fabio Quartararo continues the momentum from his Portimao victory by leading Free Practice 2 for the Spanish MotoGP at Jerez, a session that Marc Marquez fall twice in quick succession on his way to 19th.
Suzuki team-mates Joan Mir and Alex Rins had been first and second in FP1, but their best morning laps were beaten by Francesco Bagnaia within the opening minutes of the afternoon.
After a painful final turn spill on his way to fourth this morning, Portimao winner and new joint title leader (with Rins) Quartararo then put his Yamaha at the head of the field soon after.
Mir and Aleix Espargaro were next to feature in P1, just before the halfway stage, the Aprilia rider reigning until Takaaki Nakagami stuck a new soft rear in his LCR Honda to edge 0.1s clear with 7mins to go.
Others followed suit with new soft rubber, resulting in Bagnaia, Jorge Martin, Quartararo and Enea Bastianini all vaulting ahead of Nakagami.
Quartararo’s continued his charge to set a 1m 37.071s on his penultimate lap, with Gresini Ducati’s former title leader Bastianini best of the rest (+0.2s), just ahead of Bagnaia.
An early mix-up between a slow-moving Marc Marquez, team-mate Pol Espargaro and rookie Remy Gardner left Espargaro and then Gardner gesturing at the #93 in frustration into the final corner.
Marquez’s afternoon got a lot worse when he lost the front of his Honda at the slow Turn 6 hairpin, now named after former team-mate Dani Pedrosa.
The #93 then rejoined and was riding slowly back to the pits when he fell again, just a few corners later, when he ran over a damp patch while leaving space on the inside for Miguel Oliveira at Turn 9!
Marquez was given a lift back to the pits on a scooter ridden by none other than Pedrosa, watching trackside as part of his role as KTM test rider.
Luckless scenes for @marcmarquez93!
— MotoGP (@MotoGP) April 29, 2022
Today’s accidents were Marquez’s second and third since returning from diplopia in COTA. The Repsol Honda star later received another visual ‘hurry up’ from Pol’s older brother Aleix on his way to a lowly 19th (+1.1s) on soft rubber.
Tech3 KTM’s Raul Fernandez, ruled out of last Sunday’s Portimao round due to a right-hand injury in qualifying, has also been declared unfit for Jerez.
Factory test riders Stefan Bradl (Honda) and Lorenzo Savadori (Aprilia) are making wild-card card appearances this weekend, ahead of Monday’s official test.
After third place for Aleix Espargaro in Portimao, one more podium finish for the RS-GP will mean Aprilia lose technical concessions.
Quartararo looked set for a comfortable victory at Jerez last season, only to fade from the lead with arm pump problems (for which he then underwent surgery) handing Ducati a one-two with Jack Miller and Francesco Bagnaia.
Franco Morbidelli completed the podium in third last year, taking what would be the final rostrum for Petronas Yamaha SRT.
Spanish MotoGP schedule – UK Time
Friday April 29
8.00-8.40am – Moto3 Free Practice 1
8.55-9.40am – MotoGP Free Practice 1
9.55-10.35am – Moto2 Free Practice 1
12.15-12.55pm – Moto3 Free Practice 2
1.10-1.55pm – MotoGP Free Practice 2
2.10pm-2.50pm – Moto2 Free Practice 2
Saturday April 30
8.00-8.40am – Moto3 Free Practice 3
8.55-9.40am – MotoGP Free Practice 3
9.55am-10.35am – Moto2 Free Practice 3
11.35am-11.50am – Moto3 Qualifying 1
12-12.15pm – Moto3 Qualifying 2
12.30-1pm – MotoGP Free Practice 4
1.10-1.25pm – MotoGP Qualifying 1
1.35-1.50pm – MotoGP Qualifying 2
2.10-2.25pm – Moto2 Qualifying 1
2.35pm-2.50pm – Moto2 Qualifying 2
Sunday May 1
8.00-8.10am – Moto3 warm-up
8.20-8.30am – Moto2 warm-up
8.40-9am – MotoGP warm-up
10am – Moto3 race
11.20am – Moto2 race
1pm – MotoGP race
|Portugal: MotoGP World Championship standings|
|1||^4||Fabio Quartararo||FRA||Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1)||69|
|2||=||Alex Rins||SPA||Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)||69||(0)|
|3||=||Aleix Espargaro||SPA||Aprilia Racing (RS-GP)||66||(-3)|
|4||˅3||Enea Bastianini||ITA||Gresini Ducati (GP21)||61||(-8)|
|5||^3||Johann Zarco||FRA||Pramac Ducati (GP22)||51||(-18)|
|6||˅2||Joan Mir||SPA||Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)||46||(-23)|
|7||˅1||Brad Binder||RSA||Red Bull KTM (RC16)||42||(-27)|
|8||^1||Miguel Oliveira||POR||Red Bull KTM (RC16)||39||(-30)|
|9||˅2||Jack Miller||AUS||Ducati Lenovo (GP22)||31||(-38)|
|10||^2||Francesco Bagnaia||ITA||Ducati Lenovo (GP22)||31||(-38)|
|11||^2||Marc Marquez||SPA||Repsol Honda (RC213V)||31||(-38)|
|12||=||Pol Espargaro||SPA||Repsol Honda (RC213V)||30||(-39)|
|13||˅3||Jorge Martin||SPA||Pramac Ducati (GP22)||28||(-41)|
|14||=||Maverick Viñales||SPA||Aprilia Racing (RS-GP)||25||(-44)|
|15||=||Franco Morbidelli||ITA||Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1)||17||(-52)|
|16||^1||Luca Marini||ITA||Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)||14||(-55)|
|17||^2||Alex Marquez||SPA||LCR Honda (RC213V)||13||(-56)|
|18||˅2||Takaaki Nakagami||JPN||LCR Honda (RC213V)||12||(-57)|
|19||˅1||Marco Bezzecchi||ITA||Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)*||8||(-61)|
|20||^1||Andrea Dovizioso||ITA||WithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)||8||(-61)|
|21||˅1||Darryn Binder||RSA||WithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)*||6||(-63)|
|22||=||Remy Gardner||AUS||KTM Tech3 (RC16)*||3||(-66)|