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MotoGP Warm-up – 2022 MotoGP World Championship round 7

French MotoGP, Le Mans – Warm-up Results
Pos Rider Nat Team Time/Diff Lap Max
1 Aleix Espargaro SPA Aprilia Racing (RS-GP) 1’31.65s 9/12 317k
2 Fabio Quartararo FRA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) +0.155s 7/12 314k
3 Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) +0.172s 8/12 314k
4 Jorge Martin SPA Pramac Ducati (GP22) +0.253s 7/11 316k
5 Alex Rins SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) +0.255s 5/13 317k
6 Jack Miller AUS Ducati Lenovo (GP22) +0.270s 5/12 321k
7 Johann Zarco FRA Pramac Ducati (GP22) +0.301s 9/12 316k
8 Enea Bastianini ITA Gresini Ducati (GP21) +0.305s 10/10 323k
9 Pol Espargaro SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V) +0.336s 12/12 315k
10 Maverick Viñales SPA Aprilia Racing (RS-GP) +0.338s 7/13 317k
11 Franco Morbidelli ITA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) +0.343s 6/13 313k
12 Marc Marquez SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V) +0.468s 7/10 309k
13 Francesco Bagnaia ITA Ducati Lenovo (GP22) +0.526s 9/12 319k
14 Luca Marini ITA Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP22) +0.547s 8/13 318k
15 Fabio Di Giannantonio ITA Gresini Ducati (GP21)* +0.612s 9/12 317k
16 Alex Marquez SPA LCR Honda (RC213V) +0.683s 12/12 320k
17 Miguel Oliveira POR Red Bull KTM (RC16) +0.700s 12/12 313k
18 Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) +0.724s 8/11 317k
19 Marco Bezzecchi ITA Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)* +0.908s 5/12 317k
20 Brad Binder RSA Red Bull KTM (RC16) +1.014s 12/12 311k
21 Andrea Dovizioso ITA WithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1) +1.022s 8/13 310k
22 Remy Gardner AUS KTM Tech3 (RC16)* +1.048s 12/12 314k
23 Darryn Binder RSA WithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)* +1.380s 6/13 313k
24 Raul Fernandez SPA KTM Tech3 (RC16)* +1.610s 9/12 312k

* Rookie

Pole position time:
Francesco Bagnaia ITA Ducati 1m 30.450s

Official Le Mans MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Francesco Bagnaia ITA Ducati 1m 30.450s
(2022)
Fastest race lap:
Maverick Vinales SPA Yamaha 1m 32.309s (2017)

Aleix Espargaro edges out home star Fabio Quartararo during a dry but cloudy morning warm-up session for the French MotoGP at Le Mans.

After two days of sunny weather, rain is a threat for this afternoon’s grand prix. But with warm-up also remaining dry, if wet weather does arrive, it will be a leap into the unknown for riders and teams.

Unsurprisingly, all riders practised bike swaps during warm-up, some also scrubbing in a set of wets.

Quartararo, Jack Miller and Alex Rins took turns at the top in the early stages of warm-up, home hero and reigning champion Quartararo returning to the head of the timesheets during the middle stages.

Front row qualifier Aleix Espargaro, who will be hoping a new carbon clutch can end his run of bad starts this afternoon, then put Aprilia fastest on his 9th of 12 laps, where he remained to the flag.

Quartararo, pushed to the second row in qualifying but extremely confident in his race pace, was 0.155s behind for Monster Yamaha with a limping LCR Honda’s Takaaki Nakagami a surprise third.

Jorge Martin, Rins and Miller completed the top six ahead of home hero Johann Zarco, who has been demoted from sixth to ninth on the grid by a penalty for ‘riding slowly and disturbing’ Pol Espargaro during qualifying.

Pole man Francesco Bagnaia was only 13th, just behind Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez, who tweaked his weakened right arm during a practice start.

Double 2022 race winner Enea Bastianini was the only faller this morning, losing the front under braking for the first chicane.

KTM’s miserable weekend continued with Miguel Oliveira the best RC16 in 17th place.

Soft tyres were the preferred choice front and rear, Joan Mir and Pol Espargaro trying the medium rear.

Tech3 KTM’s Raul Fernandez is returning to action this weekend after being ruled out of the Portimao and Jerez rounds due to a right-hand injury.

Miller won last year’s French Grand Prix, after a flag-to-flag race caused by a heavy rain shower. The Australian was joined on the podium by home heroes Fabio Quartararo and Johann Zarco.

Quartararo returns to Le Mans holding a 7-point title lead over Aleix Espargaro with Enea Bastianini in third (20 points).

Jerez winner Francesco Bagnaia is 33 points adrift, in fifth.

Le Mans is also the first event since the shock news that Suzuki intends to leave MotoGP at the end of this season.

French MotoGP schedule – UK Time

Friday May 13

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 May 14

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 15

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

Jerez: MotoGP World Championship standings
Pos   Rider Nat Team Points Diff.
1 = Fabio Quartararo FRA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 89  
2 ^1 Aleix Espargaro SPA Aprilia Racing (RS-GP) 82 (-7)
3 ^1 Enea Bastianini ITA Gresini Ducati (GP21) 69 (-20)
4 ˅2 Alex Rins SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 69 (-20)
5 ^5 Francesco Bagnaia ITA Ducati Lenovo (GP22) 56 (-33)
6 = Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 56 (-33)
7 ˅2 Johann Zarco FRA Pramac Ducati (GP22) 51 (-38)
8 ˅1 Brad Binder RSA Red Bull KTM (RC16) 48 (-41)
9 ^2 Marc Marquez SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V) 44 (-45)
10 ˅2 Miguel Oliveira POR Red Bull KTM (RC16) 43 (-46)
11 ˅2 Jack Miller AUS Ducati Lenovo (GP22) 42 (-47)
12 ^1 Pol Espargaro SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V) 35 (-54)
13 = Jorge Martin SPA Pramac Ducati (GP22) 28 (-61)
14 = Maverick Viñales SPA Aprilia Racing (RS-GP) 27 (-62)
15 ^3 Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) 21 (-68)
16 ˅1 Franco Morbidelli ITA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 18 (-71)
17 ^2 Alex Marquez SPA LCR Honda (RC213V) 16 (-73)
18 ^1 Marco Bezzecchi ITA Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)* 15 (-74)
19 ˅3 Luca Marini ITA Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP22) 14 (-75)
20 = Andrea Dovizioso ITA WithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1) 8 (-81)
21 ˅1 Darryn Binder RSA WithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)* 6 (-83)
22 = Remy Gardner AUS KTM Tech3 (RC16)* 3 (-86)

 

 

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