MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2018 Barcelona MotoGP Post Race Test Times: Marquez Fastest In One Day Test

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Times at the end of the one-day Barceona post-race test:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 93 Marc Marquez Honda RC213V 1:38.916    
2 29 Andrea Iannone Suzuki GSX-RR 1:39.020 0.104 0.104
3 53 Tito Rabat Ducati GP17 1:39.362 0.446 0.342
4 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP18 1:39.488 0.572 0.126
5 5 Johann Zarco Yamaha M1 1:39.534 0.618 0.046
6 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:39.727 0.811 0.193
7 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda RC213V 1:39.738 0.822 0.011
8 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:39.793 0.877 0.055
9 25 Maverick Viñales Yamaha M1 1:39.797 0.881 0.004
10 43 Jack Miller Ducati GP17 1:39.799 0.883 0.002
11 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:39.915 0.999 0.116
12 21 Franco Morbidelli Honda RC213V 1:40.004 1.088 0.089
13 55 Hafizh Syahrin Yamaha M1 1:40.108 1.192 0.104
14 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:40.124 1.208 0.016
15 38 Bradley Smith KTM RC16 1:40.462 1.546 0.338
16 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda RC213V 1:40.541 1.625 0.079
17 44 Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 1:40.721 1.805 0.180
18 45 Scott Redding Aprilia RS-GP 1:40.732 1.816 0.011
19 10 Xavier Simeon Ducati GP16 1:41.145 2.229 0.413
20 12 Tom Luthi Honda RC213V 1:41.207 2.291 0.062
21 50 Sylvain Guintoli Suzuki GSX-RR 1:41.316 2.400 0.109
22 36 Mika Kallio KTM RC16 1:41.976 3.060 0.660
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2018 Barcelona MotoGP Race Result: The Law Of The Land

Lorenzo Land was shining resplendently as the premier class race got underway and the man who dominated the weekend finished it off on home soil with back-to-back wins. Jorge Lorenzo had it mostly his own way and wore down the opposition to score his sixth race win at the Catalan circuit and his 150th career podium. Marc Marquez just had to have a go at victory but his mission stalled halfway through the race and the world champion listened to his anthem from the second podium position. Valentino Rossi pulled a Rossi and excelled on Sunday, the veteran running a lonely race towards his 14th podium at the track.

Poleman Lorenzo had a decent start but Marquez did one better this time around and led the way into turn one, Andrea Iannone following suit and dropping Lorenzo into his teammate’s clutches. Rossi climbed into fifth, with Dani Pedrosa sixth, while Maverick Viñales went backwards once again, into eleventh positon, behind Danilo Petrucci, Cal Crutchlow and an impressive Bradley Smith.

Lorenzo restarted his charge soon after and got past Iannone by the end of lap one after the Italian attacked Marquez a bit too enthusiastically. The Ducati man also got past the Honda at the end of the main straight at the start and predictably attempted an escape. The reigning world champion was the lone advocate for the hard tyres amongst the leaders – who favoured the soft – closely followed by Dovizioso, with Rossi, Pedrosa and Petrucci also picking up Iannone by lap three. Smith was still hanging on behind the Italian but Crutchlow, Viñales and Johann Zarco looked hungry close behind. The British rider resisted one more lap until the trio made it past him, as did Jack Miller and Tito Rabat, but none of those three finished the race – more about that later.

Back at the front, Lorenzo had a tiny advantage but Marquez kept him within reach, while Dovizioso bided his time half a second behind, holding off Rossi. By lap five, Pedrosa – on the medium tyres – had lost over a second on the top four and was fending off Petrucci, not all that successfully. Soon after, Rossi was also starting to lose touch with the podium, giving Dovizioso a bit of a breather.

Nine laps in, Marquez was still keeping up with his future teammate, while Lorenzo’s actual teammate was dropping off slightly. It did not look too damaging until Dovizioso went down in turn five in a very damaging third DNF of the season. That promoted Rossi into the final podium position, while the two leaders were trading fastest laps. Two seconds behind Rossi, Pedrosa had a new rival in Crutchlow, who had escaped the Yamahas of Zarco and Viñales to have a go at Petrucci for fifth. A Honda battle ensued, with Pedrosa and Crutchlow swapping fourth place several times, while Petrucci was not really letting go of that bone either.

On lap 11, Marquez finally gave up the fight after seeing one of his main title rivals out of play and let one second slip between his fingers. The Spaniard had three seconds in hand on Rossi, who in turn had three seconds on the Pedrosa/Petrucci/Crutchlow shenanigans, the trio providing the entertainment at the halfway point of the race. With nine laps left, Petrucci abandoned that mission and surrendered his sixth position to the two Yamahas led by Zarco, the Frenchman running ahead of factory teammate Viñales.

Not much action followed for the next handful of laps, with the exception of Crutchlow making it stick on Pedrosa with seven laps left. And also a bit of action was Rabat being forced into retirement after his Ducati turned into a camp fire at the end of the straight. A few oil flags worried the final four laps, although Lorenzo had no problem keeping up his metronomic pace of old. Significantly lower down the grid, Viñales finally made it past Zarco and set off to make up a one second gap on Pedrosa. Other than that, riders kept not wanting to finish the race, with the likes of Franco Morbidelli and Hafizh Syahrin falling out of point positions and leaving fewer riders on track than points available.

As the riders crossed the line one final lap, Lorenzo had a casual four-second advantage, with Marquez cruising to second and Rossi in a solitary ride to third. Crutchlow came home in fourth, three seconds down the road, with Pedrosa finally finishing a race in fifth and Viñales settling for sixth. The Yamaha man had made one of his usual races of late, a shockingly poor start followed up with excellent pace in the second half of the race, finishing only a tenth of a second behind his compatriot. Zarco finished seventh, ahead of Petrucci and a welcome result for Alvaro Bautista in ninth place. Iannone completed the top ten after fading throughout the race.

The world championship leader extended his advantage at the front to 27 points, Rossi consolidating his second place ahead of teammate Viñales. The Spaniard is still third, 38 points down on his leading compatriot. Zarco climbs ahead of Petrucci in fourth, Crutchlow picking up two places in sixth. Meanwhile, Lorenzo equalled his teammate’s points and jumped ahead of him in the championship standings, in seventh position.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Gap
1 99 Jorge LORENZO Ducati 40'13.566
2 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda +4.479
3 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha +6.098
4 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda +9.805
5 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda +10.640
6 25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha +10.798
7 5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha +13.432
8 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati +15.055
9 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati +22.057
10 29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki +24.141
11 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM +36.560
12 45 Scott REDDING Aprilia +38.229
13 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati +1'21.526
14 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Honda 3 Laps
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  55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Yamaha 4 Laps
  53 Tito RABAT Ducati 6 Laps
  43 Jack MILLER Ducati 7 Laps
  38 Bradley SMITH KTM 11 Laps
  30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda 11 Laps
  42 Alex RINS Suzuki 13 Laps
  4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 16 Laps
  10 Xavier SIMEON Ducati 17 Laps
  41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 20 Laps
  12 Thomas LUTHI Honda 21 Laps
  50 Sylvain GUINTOLI Suzuki 22 Laps
    Not Finished 1st Lap    
  36 Mika KALLIO KTM 0 Lap
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2018 Barcelona Moto2 Race Result: Quantum Leap

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The intermediate class race unfolded on baking hot tarmac and juggled through different scenarios to stop on perhaps the most poetic one. Alex Marquez looked like a strong contender at the start, then Miguel Oliveira wrote the story of a fantastic comeback through the field but it was the surprising poleman that came through to step on the podium for the first time in three years – and not just anywhere, but the top step of the podium. Fabio Quartararo’s masterful victory made him the second youngest rider to win in the intermediate class after the man he had been touted to follow in the footsteps of: Marc Marquez.

Miguel Oliveira had a brave ride of his own from 17th on the grid to the second podium position, while the youngest Marquez managed to cling on to a home podium after being under severe pressure throughout the race. Marquez had made a great start and immediately picked up the poleman, with Marcel Schrotter and Pecco Bagnaia also demoting the Frenchman. Oliveira had a sensational start from the sixth row, going into fifth position by lap two, ahead of Xavi Vierge, Brad Binder, Lorenzo Baldassarri, Joan Mir and Mattia Pasini.

By the end of lap two, both Quartararo and Oliveira had made it past Bagnaia, the Portuguese rider the marginally fastest of the already pretty rapid top four. Despite minuscule gaps amongst the lead group, no significant moves were made for a couple of laps, until Quartararo’s move on Schrotter also invited Oliveira along. The Red Bull KTM man needed no invitation to also go past the Speed Up machine and instantly reduce a half-second gap to Marquez at the front.

By lap six, Oliveira was attacking for the lead, with Quartararo, Schrotter, Binder and Bagnaia still in the lead group. Xavi Vierge and Mattia Pasini were one second down the road, in the company of Baldassarri, Mir and Romano Fenati. They were soon joined by Schrotter, who went off the track right after posting the fastest lap at that point and dropped to the second group.

With the podium battle reduced to five riders, Oliveira was still finding his way around Marquez and eventually made a move stick in turn ten on lap eight. The Portuguese rider immediately attempted to make an escape at the front, while Marquez appeared to struggle as Quartararo also made it past the Spaniard one lap later. Meanwhile, Vierge had merged with the leaders, with Schrotter and Pasini also trying to bite into that one second gap.

By lap ten, the poleman caught up with the runaway leader and was back into top position, posting the first 1:43 time of the race in the process. Halfway through the race, Marquez started to fade, handing a full second to the two leaders and fighting to keep Binder and Vierge at bay. Bagnaia, Schrotter and Pasini were not too far behind either but they were not making any significant noise, while Mir and Baldassarri had their own battle two seconds down the road.

With ten laps to go, Quartararo had half a second in hand on Oliveira, while the championship leader suddenly found himself at the end of the chasing group, in eighth position. The nearest threat was Mir, nearly two seconds back, but the Spaniard tumbled out at the final corner only one lap later. Pasini also made Bagnaia’s damage limitation race easier as the Italian crashed out ahead of him at turn four, writing himself off from the title battle too.

With six laps to go, Quartararo was two seconds ahead of Oliveira, who appeared to have finally settled for a great serving of championship points. Two seconds behind, Marquez was stoically keeping Vierge, Schrotter and Binder at bay, while Baldassarri was threatening to catch up with flatmate Bagnaia for seventh position.

For the next few laps, the only action was between the Dynavolt teammates, who were fighting for the opportunity to rob Marquez of a home podium. The Marc VDS rider was not too keen on that and posted a few red sectors to safeguard his position and resist Schrotter’s challenge. The German had to settle for fourth, narrowly ahead of teammate Vierge. Binder’s sixth place looked pretty safe until Baldassarri made it past Bagnaia at the start of the last lap and almost caught up with the South African at the line. Binder kept sixth by eighth hundredths of a second from the Pons rider, with the championship leader eighth.

After a fuel pump issue forced Sam Lowes to start last on the grid, the British rider made an impressive comeback into ninth place, with Iker Lecuona completing the top ten. The drama was not exactly over at the checker flag, with Simone Corsi – who had finished 12th – somehow crashing into Oliveira in turn one, as the KTM rider was celebrating his well-deserved podium.

With Bagnaia fading towards the end of the race, the Italian’s lead in the championship took a bit of a hit, Oliveira only one point behind the SKY rider. Marquez climbs into third, 25 points back on the leader, while Baldassarri also took a little nibble into his compatriot’s advantage, another point down on Marquez.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Gap
1 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Speed Up 38'22.059
2 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM +2.492
3 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex +3.485
4 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex +4.398
5 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex +4.687
6 41 Brad BINDER KTM +7.637
7 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex +7.724
8 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex +10.611
9 22 Sam LOWES KTM +13.909
10 27 Iker LECUONA KTM +15.124
11 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex +15.983
12 24 Simone CORSI Kalex +16.405
13 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex +18.995
14 40 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex +20.241
15 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 +20.409
16 57 Edgar PONS Kalex +24.538
17 10 Luca MARINI Kalex +27.609
18 4 Steven ODENDAAL NTS +28.226
19 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex +28.640
20 77 Dominique AEGERTER KTM +29.217
21 52 Danny KENT Speed Up +30.295
22 16 Joe ROBERTS NTS +37.600
23 95 Jules DANILO Kalex +38.649
24 30 Dimas EKKY PRATAMA Honda +44.604
25 51 Eric GRANADO Suter +49.491
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  32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 4 Laps
  13 Romano FENATI Kalex 6 Laps
  54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 8 Laps
  36 Joan MIR Kalex 10 Laps
  21 Federico FULIGNI Kalex 10 Laps
  9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 15 Laps
    Not Finished 1st Lap    
  64 Bo BENDSNEYDER Tech 3 0 Lap
  66 Niki TUULI Kalex 0 Lap
  62 Stefano MANZI Suter 0 Lap
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2018 Barcelona Moto3 Race Result: Back To Demolition Derby

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Race day began with the sun peeking through the cloud cover and who could blame it for shying away from the almost guaranteed Moto3 chaos. And the race was not short of drama, although you wouldn’t think that just by looking at the podium, poleman Enea Bastianini taking the win – his first one in nearly two years – ahead of championship leader Marco Bezzecchi. The Italian consolidated his lead in the standings after pipping Gabriel Rodrigo to the line, the RBA racer celebrating his very first podium in the world championship.

Bastianini might have been on pole but the Leopard rider got swallowed down at the start while Jorge Martin made a perfect launch to lead the pack off the line. Rodrigo also had a successful launch, going from eighth on the grid to third in of handful of turns but while the pack was battling for early supremacy, Martin and Tatsuki Suzuki took off to put a two-second gap into the pursuers by lap three. While Suzuki was keeping the pace of the rapid leader, a ten-rider group was fighting for a shot at being the one to bring down that significant gap ahead. The likes of Bastianini, Aron Canet, John McPhee and Jaume Masia had each had a go, while Bezzecchi, Andrea Migno, Rodrigo, Albert Arenas, Ayumu Sasaki and Nicolo Bulega were tagging along for the ride and biding their time.

By lap nine, Bastianini was in charge of the chasers and with waters finally calming in that particular battle, it meant that the gap at the front was quickly coming down. The status quo was broken soon after by Martin, who slid out in turn nine, leaving Suzuki in the lead, but only one lap later, Bastianini was right on his tail. The Italian was in the lead at the next crossing of the line while the Japanese rider was getting swallowed up by the ten hungry sharks around him.

At the halfway point of the race, Bastianini’s lead was being challenged by Canet and Masia, while Bulega and Bezzecchi were finally making their mark at the front. Suzuki had dropped back slightly, in the company of Migno, McPhee, Rodrigo, Arenas and Sasaki but the last six riders were not quite threatening for the podium yet.

With eight laps to go, Masia and Bulega had made short but welcome appearances in the lead of the race, with Bastianini and Canet giving them a run for their money. Meanwhile, Bezzecchi kept getting demoted and having to fight his way back through the group. The first victim of the fierce battle in the lead pack was Ayumu Sasaki going out with seven laps to go.

One lap later, Migno and Bezzecchi had their turn in the limelight, but disaster struck again as Arenas tagged Canet and the incident also picked up Bulega, all three riders seeing their race end in the gravel trap. The podium contenders reduced further with four laps remaining, when Migno and Masia got tangled in turn one, after a messy slipstream went wrong, leaving McPhee, Bezzecchi, Rodrigo, Bastianini and Suzuki to battle for victory. In all the chaos, the sizeable group five seconds down the road suddenly found themselves battling for sixth place.

The last lap saw Bastianini grab the lead and maintain it brilliantly to the line while Bezzecchi made great use of a slipstream to make his way past Rodrigo by only three thousandths of a second. McPhee missed out on podium positions by only eighth hundredths of a second, while Suzuki settled for fifth place.

Five seconds down the road, Alonso Lopez took an impressive although somewhat lucky sixth position but got punished after the checker flag with a drop of two places for track limit infringements. That meant that Kaito Toba inherited sixth. Fabio Di Giannantonio had spent the early part of the race in the lead group but ran wide and had to abandon that fight, eventually fighting back to seventh place. Dennis Foggia had started 25th and progressed to ninth, while the final top ten position went to Raul Fernandez.

His rivals’ bad luck was Bezzecchi’s fortune, the Italian strengthening his hold on the championship lead, now 19 points ahead of Fabio Di Giannantonio. Martin drops to third, 23 points down on the leader, while Bastianini’s win gains him three positions into fourth. Canet drops to fifth, with Rodrigo and Migno close behind.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Gap
1 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 38'36.883
2 12 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM +0.167
3 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM +0.170
4 17 John MCPHEE KTM +0.257
5 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda +0.639
6 27 Kaito TOBA Honda +6.801
7 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda +6.872
8 72 Alonso LOPEZ Honda +6.600
9 10 Dennis FOGGIA KTM +7.315
10 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM +7.507
11 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM +7.638
12 76 Makar YURCHENKO KTM +8.263
13 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda +15.256
14 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda +26.621
15 11 Livio LOI KTM +28.559
16 65 Philipp OETTL KTM +32.980
17 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda 2 Laps
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  5 Jaume MASIA KTM 4 Laps
  16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 4 Laps
  44 Aron CANET Honda 6 Laps
  8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 6 Laps
  75 Albert ARENAS KTM 6 Laps
  14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 6 Laps
  71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 6 Laps
  42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 7 Laps
  88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 13 Laps
  22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM 17 Laps
    Not Finished 1st Lap    
  40 Darryn BINDER KTM 0 Lap
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2018 Barcelona MotoGP Warm Up Result: Dovizioso Leads Rabat

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Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'39.571    
2 53 Tito RABAT Ducati 1'39.653 0.082 0.082
3 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'39.656 0.085 0.003
4 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'39.805 0.234 0.149
5 5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha 1'39.856 0.285 0.051
6 99 Jorge LORENZO Ducati 1'39.865 0.294 0.009
7 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'39.928 0.357 0.063
8 29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 1'39.956 0.385 0.028
9 43 Jack MILLER Ducati 1'40.024 0.453 0.068
10 25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'40.052 0.481 0.028
11 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 1'40.099 0.528 0.047
12 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Yamaha 1'40.171 0.600 0.072
13 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'40.191 0.620 0.020
14 36 Mika KALLIO KTM 1'40.193 0.622 0.002
15 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 1'40.283 0.712 0.090
16 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Honda 1'40.321 0.750 0.038
17 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda 1'40.340 0.769 0.019
18 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'40.395 0.824 0.055
19 38 Bradley SMITH KTM 1'40.550 0.979 0.155
20 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 1'40.551 0.980 0.001
21 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 1'40.600 1.029 0.049
22 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 1'40.871 1.300 0.271
23 12 Thomas LUTHI Honda 1'40.997 1.426 0.126
24 50 Sylvain GUINTOLI Suzuki 1'41.221 1.650 0.224
25 10 Xavier SIMEON Ducati 1'41.439 1.868 0.218
26 45 Scott REDDING Aprilia 1'42.064 2.493 0.625
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2018 Barcelona Moto2 Warm Up Result: Quartararo Keeps On Shining

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Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Speed Up 1'43.628    
2 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'43.760 0.132 0.132
3 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'43.790 0.162 0.030
4 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'43.830 0.202 0.040
5 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'43.935 0.307 0.105
6 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 1'44.011 0.383 0.076
7 36 Joan MIR Kalex 1'44.085 0.457 0.074
8 13 Romano FENATI Kalex 1'44.168 0.540 0.083
9 22 Sam LOWES KTM 1'44.288 0.660 0.120
10 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 1'44.309 0.681 0.021
11 40 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex 1'44.358 0.730 0.049
12 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'44.360 0.732 0.002
13 24 Simone CORSI Kalex 1'44.378 0.750 0.018
14 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'44.468 0.840 0.090
15 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER Tech 3 1'44.553 0.925 0.085
16 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'44.562 0.934 0.009
17 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 1'44.566 0.938 0.004
18 27 Iker LECUONA KTM 1'44.610 0.982 0.044
19 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'44.664 1.036 0.054
20 52 Danny KENT Speed Up 1'44.755 1.127 0.091
21 62 Stefano MANZI Suter 1'44.846 1.218 0.091
22 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'44.880 1.252 0.034
23 77 Dominique AEGERTER KTM 1'44.905 1.277 0.025
24 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 1'44.942 1.314 0.037
25 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'45.125 1.497 0.183
26 4 Steven ODENDAAL NTS 1'45.195 1.567 0.070
27 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 1'45.225 1.597 0.030
28 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 1'45.323 1.695 0.098
29 16 Joe ROBERTS NTS 1'45.370 1.742 0.047
30 66 Niki TUULI Kalex 1'45.398 1.770 0.028
31 95 Jules DANILO Kalex 1'45.401 1.773 0.003
32 51 Eric GRANADO Suter 1'45.539 1.911 0.138
33 30 Dimas EKKY PRATAMA Honda 1'45.747 2.119 0.208
34 21 Federico FULIGNI Kalex 1'46.130 2.502 0.383
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2018 Barcelona Moto3 Warm Up Result: Martin Gets Ahead, Bezzecchi Struggles

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Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 1'49.288    
2 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'49.599 0.311 0.311
3 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'49.629 0.341 0.030
4 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'49.643 0.355 0.014
5 72 Alonso LOPEZ Honda 1'49.779 0.491 0.136
6 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'49.793 0.505 0.014
7 5 Jaume MASIA KTM 1'49.805 0.517 0.012
8 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 1'49.822 0.534 0.017
9 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'49.823 0.535 0.001
10 17 John MCPHEE KTM 1'49.856 0.568 0.033
11 12 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM 1'49.939 0.651 0.083
12 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'49.947 0.659 0.008
13 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'50.055 0.767 0.108
14 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda 1'50.093 0.805 0.038
15 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'50.108 0.820 0.015
16 10 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 1'50.114 0.826 0.006
17 76 Makar YURCHENKO KTM 1'50.180 0.892 0.066
18 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'50.257 0.969 0.077
19 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 1'50.277 0.989 0.020
20 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 1'50.440 1.152 0.163
21 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'50.512 1.224 0.072
22 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 1'50.817 1.529 0.305
23 11 Livio LOI KTM 1'50.844 1.556 0.027
24 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'50.924 1.636 0.080
25 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'50.964 1.676 0.040
26 22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM 1'51.338 2.050 0.374
27 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'51.340 2.052 0.002
28 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'51.396 2.108 0.056
29 77 Vicente PEREZ KTM 1'55.611 6.323 4.215
  23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda      
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2018 Barcelona Moto2 Qualifying Result: The Breakthrough

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In a repeat of pretty much every other session in the intermediate class, the top positions looked reserved for the likes of Marcel Schrotter – the provisional poleman throughout the session – and Alex Marquez, who picked up the baton in the final 13 minutes. But the final gong was Fabio Quartararo putting in a stunning lap with three minutes left on the clock to take his first pole position in the class on the equally beautiful Speed Up machine. Red was clearly the colour of the day. Marquez ended the session a tenth behind the Frenchman, with Schrotter filling in the front row of the grid.

Pecco Bagnaia did not look like a threat for pole but his cautious approach earned him fourth spot, ahead of Brad Binder, who outclassed his teammate by a long way. A welcome addition to the second row was Mattia Pasini, the Italian finally finding his way into the top positions after a wobbly couple of sessions.

Xavi Vierge was the first victim of the late time attack rush and crashed out in turn one while running sixth. Luckily for him, the mistake only cost him one position. Joan Mir ended qualifying eighth, half a second down on his teammate and just ahead of Sam Lowes on the third row of the grid.

Lorenzo Baldassarri had a tough start to his session with a crash in turn 12 only ten minutes after the green flag waved but the Italian saved tenth position, sharing fourth row with Simone Corsi and Tetsuta Nagashima.

After an excellent practice session earlier in the day, Romano Fenati lost his way somewhat to finish 15th but nowhere near as much as Miguel Oliveira, who will have to fight his way through the field from 17th grid position.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Speed Up 1'43.474    
2 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'43.590 0.116 0.116
3 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'43.619 0.145 0.029
4 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 1'43.821 0.347 0.202
5 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'43.867 0.393 0.046
6 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'43.905 0.431 0.038
7 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 1'44.136 0.662 0.231
8 36 Joan MIR Kalex 1'44.170 0.696 0.034
9 22 Sam LOWES KTM 1'44.215 0.741 0.045
10 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'44.227 0.753 0.012
11 24 Simone CORSI Kalex 1'44.232 0.758 0.005
12 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'44.244 0.770 0.012
13 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'44.269 0.795 0.025
14 27 Iker LECUONA KTM 1'44.314 0.840 0.045
15 13 Romano FENATI Kalex 1'44.383 0.909 0.069
16 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'44.419 0.945 0.036
17 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'44.429 0.955 0.010
18 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'44.512 1.038 0.083
19 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 1'44.551 1.077 0.039
20 40 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex 1'44.564 1.090 0.013
21 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 1'44.725 1.251 0.161
22 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 1'44.735 1.261 0.010
23 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 1'44.760 1.286 0.025
24 77 Dominique AEGERTER KTM 1'44.780 1.306 0.020
25 4 Steven ODENDAAL NTS 1'44.972 1.498 0.192
26 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER Tech 3 1'45.089 1.615 0.117
27 52 Danny KENT Speed Up 1'45.155 1.681 0.066
28 16 Joe ROBERTS NTS 1'45.366 1.892 0.211
29 66 Niki TUULI Kalex 1'45.477 2.003 0.111
30 30 Dimas EKKY PRATAMA Honda 1'45.532 2.058 0.055
31 62 Stefano MANZI Suter 1'45.560 2.086 0.028
32 51 Eric GRANADO Suter 1'45.605 2.131 0.045
33 95 Jules DANILO Kalex 1'45.902 2.428 0.297
34 21 Federico FULIGNI Kalex 1'46.544 3.070 0.642
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2018 Barcelona MotoGP Qualifying Result: Battle Of The Titans

The headline act for Saturday arrived with the prospect of a fierce fight under the burning Catalan sun. The lead characters were the ones of old, Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez the undisputed stars of the show.

Lorenzo bided his time out the pits and the clear air served him well, heading straight to the top of the timesheets on his first hot lap. But this time he did not have a chance to get comfortable before Marquez fired in the fastest lap of the weekend while Lorenzo came back to the garage with metaphorical steam coming out his ears. Once again the last man to leave the pits for the second run, Lorenzo turned the heat up a notch and snuck ahead of the world champion to finally grab his first pole position for Ducati.

As one of only two riders to have won from pole in Catalunya, Lorenzo will have fierce competition from the other two front row starters. After cruising through Q1, Marquez missed out on a final hot lap when he came across Danilo Petrucci in his favourite fourth sector and the Spaniard will start second on the grid, with Andrea Dovizioso joining the front row for the first time this season.

Maverick Viñales saved the day for Yamaha after a solid set of practice sessions and will start fourth, half a second slower than the poleman. Andrea Iannone was only three thousandths of a second behind the Spaniard while Petrucci rounded out the second row of the grid.

Valentino Rossi was a bit of a case of “what could have been” as the Italian rolled out of a hot lap when he found Marquez on his tail and his second try was only good enough for seventh grid position. The Yamaha man will be in the familiar – if not entirely pleasant – company of Johann Zarco, with a persistently impressive Tito Rabat closing down row three.

Fourth row is an all-Honda affair, Cal Crutchlow taking a late tumble but still leading the way for Dani Pedrosa and Takaaki Nakagami, who made an appearance in Q2 for the very first time. Jack Miller was best of the rest in 13th position.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 99 Jorge LORENZO Ducati 1'38.680    
2 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'38.746 0.066 0.066
3 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'38.923 0.243 0.177
4 25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'39.145 0.465 0.222
5 29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 1'39.148 0.468 0.003
6 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'39.178 0.498 0.030
7 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'39.266 0.586 0.088
8 5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha 1'39.331 0.651 0.065
9 53 Tito RABAT Ducati 1'39.504 0.824 0.173
10 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'39.556 0.876 0.052
11 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'39.695 1.015 0.139
12 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda 1'39.888 1.208 0.193
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Q2 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'39.217    
Q2 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda 1'39.663 0.446 0.446
13 43 Jack MILLER Ducati 1'39.732 0.515 0.069
14 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Yamaha 1'39.879 0.662 0.147
15 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 1'39.918 0.701 0.039
16 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 1'40.010 0.793 0.092
17 38 Bradley SMITH KTM 1'40.019 0.802 0.009
18 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Honda 1'40.058 0.841 0.039
19 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 1'40.178 0.961 0.120
20 45 Scott REDDING Aprilia 1'40.300 1.083 0.122
21 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 1'40.449 1.232 0.149
22 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 1'40.524 1.307 0.075
23 36 Mika KALLIO KTM 1'40.572 1.355 0.048
24 12 Thomas LUTHI Honda 1'40.590 1.373 0.018
25 50 Sylvain GUINTOLI Suzuki 1'40.834 1.617 0.244
26 10 Xavier SIMEON Ducati 1'41.369 2.152 0.535
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2018 Barcelona MotoGP FP4 Result: Iannone Steals Lorenzo’s Thunder

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The last playtime for the premier class before things got serious started off with some uncharacteristic tyre choices in the field. Jorge Lorenzo on the soft was no surprise though, nor was his excellent pace on it, so the only choice the Spaniard needed to make was between the two aero fairings. As the Spaniard swapped to the less sizeable version, he looked unthreatened at the top of the timesheets – until the final minute that is, when Andrea Iannone put in a new soft rear and snuck ahead by eight hundredths of a second. Despite the rapid lap time, the Italian could not quite match the Spaniard’s scary race pace.

In a rare sight, Marc Marquez had a first run on a used soft rear before switching to hards to finally break into the 1:39s and steadily climb into third – steadily on the timesheets, not so much on track. The Spaniard might not have snatched top honours but he did steal the limelight with a sublime double save on his final lap.

Maverick Viñales was also there or thereabouts on the soft rubber, finishing the session with similar pace to Marquez and two tenths down on the leader. Andrea Dovizioso set an early benchmark good enough for fifth, while Tito Rabat continued an excellent weekend in sixth. Valentino Rossi did not seem to like the soft tyre as much as his teammate and ended up seventh after his switch to mediums.

Danilo Petrucci was nearly six tenths slower than his leading compatriot, with top rookie Hafizh Syahrin as high as third in the session before being pushed back to ninth. Dani Pedrosa closed the top ten, with Cal Crutchlow and Johann Zarco close behind.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 1'39.708    
2 99 Jorge LORENZO Ducati 1'39.789 0.081 0.081
3 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'39.836 0.128 0.047
4 25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'39.944 0.236 0.108
5 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'40.044 0.336 0.100
6 53 Tito RABAT Ducati 1'40.156 0.448 0.112
7 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'40.236 0.528 0.080
8 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'40.301 0.593 0.065
9 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Yamaha 1'40.321 0.613 0.020
10 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'40.441 0.733 0.120
11 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'40.455 0.747 0.014
12 5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha 1'40.485 0.777 0.030
13 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda 1'40.552 0.844 0.067
14 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 1'40.772 1.064 0.220
15 45 Scott REDDING Aprilia 1'40.783 1.075 0.011
16 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 1'40.861 1.153 0.078
17 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 1'40.890 1.182 0.029
18 43 Jack MILLER Ducati 1'40.907 1.199 0.017
19 38 Bradley SMITH KTM 1'41.070 1.362 0.163
20 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Honda 1'41.264 1.556 0.194
21 36 Mika KALLIO KTM 1'41.316 1.608 0.052
22 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 1'41.394 1.686 0.078
23 10 Xavier SIMEON Ducati 1'41.551 1.843 0.157
24 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 1'41.618 1.910 0.067
25 12 Thomas LUTHI Honda 1'41.726 2.018 0.108
26 50 Sylvain GUINTOLI Suzuki 1'42.014 2.306 0.288
Round Number: 
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