MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2020 Le Mans Moto2 FP3 Result: Roberts Leads Before Joining Lengthy Crash List

The intermediate class enjoyed their first fully dry session of the weekend on Saturday morning but that did not seem to halt the gravel trap party at all. Joe Roberts spent most time at the top of the timing screens, with brief interruptions from the likes of Jorge Navarro and Marco Bezzecchi, but the American retook the lead on his penultimate flying lap, going on to crash at turn 8 on his final flying lap. One tenth down on the timesheets, Bezzecchi also closed the session with a tumble at turn 13, while Augusto Fernandez joined the top three without any incident.

Sam Lowes and Remy Gardner joined the top five only four tenths off the lead, with Navarro dropping to sixth, followed by Jake Dixon and Stefano Manzi. Luca Marini was back in action after a trip to the doctor’s office, where it was confirmed that the championship leader avoided any fracture in his dramatic flight on Friday. The Italian took it easy to begin with but then climbed into a solid ninth on the timesheets, with Marcos Ramirez rounding out the top ten.

The final places directly into Q2 went to Hector Garzo, Simone Corsi, Jorge Martin and Xavi Vierge, although only the Italian managed to avoid the gravel trap in FP3. Garzo ended the session on the service road at turn three, while Martin had a fast crash at turn 8 early in the session and could not rejoin as he visited the medical centre to be declared fit. Vierge opened and closed his session in the gravel trap but managed to hold onto the final Q2 spot.

Amongst the men not progressing to Q2 at the first try are Aron Canet, whose track time was limited by an early tumble, a pretty anonymous Tom Luthi and late-crashing teammate Marcel Schrotter, as well as championship contender Enea Bastianini. The Italian spent most of the session outside the top 20, for no obvious reason, before adding on a crash in the final shooutout and dropping to 27th on the timesheets.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'36.490    
2 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'36.600 0.110 0.110
3 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'36.828 0.338 0.228
4 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'36.856 0.366 0.028
5 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'36.889 0.399 0.033
6 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up 1'36.970 0.480 0.081
7 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'37.116 0.626 0.146
8 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 1'37.274 0.784 0.158
9 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1'37.296 0.806 0.022
10 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'37.311 0.821 0.015
11 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'37.312 0.822 0.001
12 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'37.419 0.929 0.107
13 88 Jorge Martin Kalex 1'37.429 0.939 0.010
14 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'37.442 0.952 0.013
15 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1'37.496 1.006 0.054
16 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'37.524 1.034 0.028
17 44 Aron Canet Speed Up 1'37.713 1.223 0.189
18 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1'37.794 1.304 0.081
19 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'37.795 1.305 0.001
20 55 Hafizh Syahrin Speed Up 1'37.807 1.317 0.012
21 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'37.837 1.347 0.030
22 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'37.958 1.468 0.121
23 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'38.032 1.542 0.074
24 99 Kasma Daniel Kalex 1'38.280 1.790 0.248
25 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 1'38.283 1.793 0.003
26 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS 1'38.315 1.825 0.032
27 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex 1'38.339 1.849 0.024
28 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 1'38.753 2.263 0.414
29 27 Andi Farid Izdihar Kalex 1'39.342 2.852 0.589
30 74 Piotr Biesiekirski NTS 1'40.914 4.424 1.572
Round Number: 
10
2020
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2020 Le Mans MotoGP FP3 Result: Quartararo Awakens

The premier class finally got a dry session in Le Mans, albeit still cool under the deceptively bright sun. After taking it very easy in the tricky conditions on Friday, Fabio Quartararo was quick to put his name back at the top of the timesheets and went on to set a fine pace. The home favourite entered the shootout in prime position and ended it there too, a tenth of a second faster than a resurgent Miguel Oliveira. Franco Morbidelli was one of his teammate’s main challengers throughout the session but had to make do with third, while showing decent pace on used rubber.

Jack Miller kick-started the yellow flag parade for the final handful of minutes with a harsh off-throttle highside at turn 8 but his best time was good enough for fourth. The yellow flags limited late progress on track but Cal Crutchlow snuck through to climb into fifth. Johann Zarco in sixth position was only three tenths off top spot, ahead of Valentino Rossi, who joined the gravel trap at turn four in the final couple of minutes. Maverick Vinales saw his fastest time cancelled for being set under a yellow flag and got demoted from fifth to eighth, ahead of Pol Espargaro and with Andrea Dovizioso saved by the bell/yellow flags in holding onto a top ten position.

Brad Binder missed out on Q2 places by five hundredths of a second, with Joan Mir also missing out after a late tumble at turn 3 took him out of the final time attack. Teammate Alex Rins also had on outing at busy turn 3 much earlier in the session but the outcome was the same and both Suzukis will have to go through Q1, in the company of Pecco Bagnaia, Danilo Petrucci or Takaaki Nakagami.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'32.319    
2 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'32.449 0.130 0.130
3 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'32.476 0.157 0.027
4 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'32.503 0.184 0.027
5 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'32.558 0.239 0.055
6 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'32.631 0.312 0.073
7 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'32.640 0.321 0.009
8 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'32.648 0.329 0.008
9 44 Pol Espargaro KTM 1'32.660 0.341 0.012
10 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'32.686 0.367 0.026
11 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'32.739 0.420 0.053
12 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'32.792 0.473 0.053
13 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'33.204 0.885 0.412
14 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'33.290 0.971 0.086
15 53 Tito Rabat Ducati 1'33.293 0.974 0.003
16 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'33.297 0.978 0.004
17 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'33.376 1.057 0.079
18 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'33.470 1.151 0.094
19 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'33.482 1.163 0.012
20 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'33.499 1.180 0.017
21 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'33.686 1.367 0.187
22 38 Bradley Smith Aprilia 1'33.757 1.438 0.071
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10
2020
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2020 Le Mans Moto3 FP3 Result: A Usual Saturday Morning For Fernandez

After a wet cold Friday, Le Mans greeted the lightweight class with a dry track on Friday, although the temperature was still not particularly impressive. Regardless, the improved conditions saw improved laptimes across the board from the very beginning of FP3. Gabriel Rodrigo was the early leader, keen to make an impression on the timesheets before sitting out the final 15 minutes of the session through a penalty earned in Barcelona. With the Argentine rider stuck in his garage as the final shootout got underway, Raul Fernandez reclaimed his position of master of practice sessions to top FP3 by half a tenth from Celestino Vietti. Romano Fenati in third was another two tenths down, while Andrea Migno and Tony Arbolino completed the top five.

Albert Arenas kept close in sixth, ahead of Ayumu Sasaki as the final man within half a second of the leader. John McPhee spent most of the session outside of the top ten but made a late jump into eighth, joined by Jaume Masia and Sergio Garcia in the top ten. The final tickets directly into Q2 went to Carlos Tatay, Stefano Nepa, Darryn Binder and Ai Ogura, the championship leader just about holding onto a precious top 14 position.

Rodrigo held onto a place in Q2 until the final set of flying laps, when he got pushed all the way down to 20th position. Kaito Toba also spend much of the session inside the top positions but a late crash at turn 2 cost him dearly and dropped him to 21st. FP1 leader Filip Salac also had a 15 min penalty to serve and poor timing meant that his fastest lap got cancelled for being posted within those 15 minutes, dropping him to 27th position.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 25 Raul Fernandez KTM 1'42.153    
2 13 Celestino Vietti KTM 1'42.198 0.045 0.045
3 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'42.431 0.278 0.233
4 16 Andrea Migno KTM 1'42.545 0.392 0.114
5 14 Tony Arbolino Honda 1'42.553 0.400 0.008
6 75 Albert Arenas KTM 1'42.572 0.419 0.019
7 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 1'42.593 0.440 0.021
8 17 John McPhee Honda 1'42.662 0.509 0.069
9 5 Jaume Masia Honda 1'42.669 0.516 0.007
10 11 Sergio Garcia Honda 1'42.741 0.588 0.072
11 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 1'42.793 0.640 0.052
12 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'42.859 0.706 0.066
13 40 Darryn Binder KTM 1'42.895 0.742 0.036
14 79 Ai Ogura Honda 1'43.010 0.857 0.115
15 6 Ryusei Yamanaka Honda 1'43.030 0.877 0.020
16 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'43.040 0.887 0.010
17 9 Davide Pizzoli KTM 1'43.067 0.914 0.027
18 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'43.086 0.933 0.019
19 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'43.096 0.943 0.010
20 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 1'43.098 0.945 0.002
21 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'43.165 1.012 0.067
22 21 Alonso Lopez Husqvarna 1'43.221 1.068 0.056
23 23 Niccolò Antonelli Honda 1'43.381 1.228 0.160
24 70 Barry Baltus KTM 1'43.652 1.499 0.271
25 50 Jason Dupasquier KTM 1'43.680 1.527 0.028
26 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 1'43.967 1.814 0.287
27 12 Filip Salac Honda 1'44.081 1.928 0.114
28 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1'44.157 2.004 0.076
29 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'44.459 2.306 0.302
30 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'44.658 2.505 0.199
31 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Honda 1'45.547 3.394 0.889
Round Number: 
10
2020
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2020 Le Mans MotoE FP2 Result: Di Meglio Takes Over

The Moto3 class got some dry running to close the action on Friday and Mike Di Meglio enjoyed some time in the limelight as he finished the day fastest, although only half a tenth ahead of early session leader Alex de Angelis. Mattia Casadei was another two tenths back, while Xavier Simeon and Matteo Ferrari completed the top five. Niccolo Canepa, Josh Hook, Jordi Torres and Niki Tuuli also finished within a second of the leader, with Dominique Aegerter rounding out the top ten.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 63 Mike Di Meglio Energica 1'44.141    
2 15 Alex De Angelis Energica 1'44.182 0.041 0.041
3 27 Mattia Casadei Energica 1'44.436 0.295 0.254
4 10 Xavier Simeon Energica 1'44.471 0.330 0.035
5 11 Matteo Ferrari Energica 1'44.520 0.379 0.049
6 7 Niccolo Canepa Energica 1'44.531 0.390 0.011
7 16 Josh Hook Energica 1'44.630 0.489 0.099
8 40 Jordi Torres Energica 1'44.785 0.644 0.155
9 66 Niki Tuuli Energica 1'44.870 0.729 0.085
10 77 Dominique Aegerter Energica 1'45.251 1.110 0.381
11 51 Eric Granado Energica 1'45.438 1.297 0.187
12 70 Tommaso Marcon Energica 1'45.912 1.771 0.474
13 84 Jakub Kornfeil Energica 1'46.140 1.999 0.228
14 6 Maria Herrera Energica 1'46.375 2.234 0.235
15 61 Alessandro Zaccone Energica 1'46.406 2.265 0.031
16 55 Alejandro Medina Energica 1'46.433 2.292 0.027
17 18 Xavi Cardelus Energica 1'46.503 2.362 0.070
18 35 Lukas Tulovic Energica 1'46.891 2.750 0.388
Round Number: 
5
2020
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2020 Le Mans Moto2 FP2 Result: Dixon Leads Martin

Although still on the chilly side, the Le Mans circuit had dried up nicely in time for the Moto2 show and it allowed the times to become more competitive. However, there was a bit of early drama as championship leader Luca Marini suffered a spectacular highside at turn 5, prompting a red flag for track clean-up. The Italian limped away and worryingly missed the remainder of the session as he visited the medical centre and then the local hospital with a suspected ankle injury.

Once the action resumed, times were quick to tumble, with many contenders for top spot, but Jorge Martin proved the most consistently fast of the lot. However, the Spaniard’s top time got cancelled and that promoted Jake Dixon into top spot, with Martin second. Marco Bezzecchi in third was three tenths slower than the leader, with Sam Lowes and Augusto Fernandez rounding out the top five.

Jorge Navarro, Aron Canet and Tom Luthi finished close behind, with Marcel Schrotter ninth despite a late crash at turn 8. Xavi Vierge completed the top ten, seven tenths off the leader. The remaining top 14 positions went to Somkiat Chantra, Joe Roberts, Stefano Manzi and Enea Bastianini, although the Italtrans rider was helped by a cancelled lap time for Marcos Ramirez, who dropped to 18th.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'37.713    
2 88 Jorge Martin Kalex 1'37.762 0.049 0.049
3 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'38.017 0.304 0.255
4 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'38.155 0.442 0.138
5 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'38.185 0.472 0.030
6 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up 1'38.221 0.508 0.036
7 44 Aron Canet Speed Up 1'38.259 0.546 0.038
8 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'38.274 0.561 0.015
9 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'38.341 0.628 0.067
10 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'38.459 0.746 0.118
11 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'38.476 0.763 0.017
12 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'38.509 0.796 0.033
13 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 1'38.712 0.999 0.203
14 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex 1'38.816 1.103 0.104
15 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'38.843 1.130 0.027
16 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1'38.957 1.244 0.114
17 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'39.010 1.297 0.053
18 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'39.020 1.307 0.010
19 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1'39.022 1.309 0.002
20 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'39.076 1.363 0.054
21 55 Hafizh Syahrin Speed Up 1'39.357 1.644 0.281
22 99 Kasma Daniel Kalex 1'39.532 1.819 0.175
23 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'39.570 1.857 0.038
24 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS 1'39.776 2.063 0.206
25 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'39.854 2.141 0.078
26 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 1'40.969 3.256 1.115
27 27 Andi Farid Izdihar Kalex 1'41.015 3.302 0.046
  10 Luca Marini Kalex 1'45.109 7.396 4.094
  21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up      
  74 Piotr Biesiekirski NTS      
Round Number: 
10
2020
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2020 Le Mans MotoGP FP2 Result: Miller Masters Drying Track

With the track hinting at a dry line, rain flags started waving once more just as the countdown was preparing to come on for MotoGP FP2. Not many were keen to test the conditions early on, with only a handful of lap times on the board, but then Jack Miller decided to spice things up 15 minutes into the session, by going out with soft slick tyres and riding around three seconds faster than the wet tyre lot. That tempted several rivals to follow his example but it took a while for the Australian’s top time to be challenged. The challenge came, perhaps unexpectedly, from the Honda side, Takaaki Nakagami claiming top spot in the final 15 minutes before a late shootout got underway. The battle went to the flag but Miller reclaimed top spot by a tenth of a second from Maverick Vinales. The Spaniard snuck into top spots after a subdued session, aided by a late tumble for Nakagami, who dropped to third on the timesheets.

Johann Zarco and Valentino Rossi took the checkered flag within the top five but late cancelled laptimes pushed them back quite a few positions, promoting Danilo Petrucci to fourth. The still convalescent Cal Crutchlow did well to climb into fifth position, ahead of rookie Alex Marquez, who made a late jump into the top six and was the final rider to post a time within a second of the leader. Franco Morbidelli, Pol Espargaro and Joan Mir followed closely, with Zarco securing the final top ten position on the combined standings.

That left Fabio Quartararo 11th, the championship leader opting not to take too much risk in the changing conditions, while Rossi dropped to 12th and Alex Rins 14th. After avoiding any off track action in FP1, the second practice session wasn’t as kind to the premier class, with Andrea Dovizioso losing the front at turn 3 and missing out on the final eight minutes of action, which left him down in 19th position. The Aprilias of Aleix Espargaro and Bradley Smith also joined the gravel trap at turn 3 and 11 respectively, while Brad Binder slid out at turn 7 – all of them ending the session at the bottom end of the timesheets.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'34.356    
2 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'34.500 0.144 0.144
3 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'34.857 0.501 0.357
4 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'35.054 0.698 0.197
5 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'35.141 0.785 0.087
6 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'35.337 0.981 0.196
7 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'35.369 1.013 0.032
8 44 Pol Espargaro KTM 1'35.374 1.018 0.005
9 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'35.385 1.029 0.011
10 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'35.408 1.052 0.023
11 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'35.489 1.133 0.081
12 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'35.767 1.411 0.278
13 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'35.837 1.481 0.070
14 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'35.838 1.482 0.001
15 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'36.012 1.656 0.174
16 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'36.190 1.834 0.178
17 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'36.478 2.122 0.288
18 38 Bradley Smith Aprilia 1'36.982 2.626 0.504
19 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'38.726 4.370 1.744
20 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'39.361 5.005 0.635
21 53 Tito Rabat Ducati 1'40.165 5.809 0.804
22 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'40.425 6.069 0.260
Round Number: 
10
2020
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2020 Le Mans Moto3 FP2 Result: Salac Sets Sail

After a soaking wet morning in Le Mans, FP2 greeted riders with a drying surface but not everyone was in a rush to test out the conditions. That allowed some new names to take the limelight with the likes of Carlos Tatay and Khairul Idham Pawi briefly holding onto top spot but it was Filip Salac who thrived most in the changing conditions to top FP2 in its closing stages. The Czech rider demoted Romano Fenati to second by four hundredths of a second, while John McPhee secured third, half a second off the lead after only joining the final half of the session.

Jaume Masia was another of the late leaders but the Spaniard got demoted to fourth position, while Andrea Migno in fifth was the final rider to post a time within a second of the leader. Pawi also slid down to sixth, ahead of championship leader Ai Ogura, with Celestino Vietti and compatriot Niccolo Antonelli close behind. Yuki Kunii rounded out the top ten, ahead of Gabriel Rodrigo and Deniz Oncu. Albert Arenas took it easy in 13th position, while Sergio Garcia claimed the final provisional top 14 place, leaving Augusto Fernandez 16th, Tony Arbolino 17th and Darryn Binder 19th on the timesheets.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 12 Filip Salac Honda 1'44.820    
2 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'44.859 0.039 0.039
3 17 John Mcphee Honda 1'45.345 0.525 0.486
4 5 Jaume Masia Honda 1'45.436 0.616 0.091
5 16 Andrea Migno KTM 1'45.811 0.991 0.375
6 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Honda 1'45.879 1.059 0.068
7 79 Ai Ogura Honda 1'46.076 1.256 0.197
8 13 Celestino Vietti KTM 1'46.082 1.262 0.006
9 23 Niccolò Antonelli Honda 1'46.106 1.286 0.024
10 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'46.151 1.331 0.045
11 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 1'46.203 1.383 0.052
12 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1'46.398 1.578 0.195
13 75 Albert Arenas KTM 1'46.587 1.767 0.189
14 11 Sergio Garcia Honda 1'46.688 1.868 0.101
15 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'46.815 1.995 0.127
16 25 Raul Fernandez KTM 1'46.857 2.037 0.042
17 14 Tony Arbolino Honda 1'46.897 2.077 0.040
18 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'47.010 2.190 0.113
19 40 Darryn Binder KTM 1'47.035 2.215 0.025
20 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 1'47.062 2.242 0.027
21 9 Davide Pizzoli KTM 1'47.243 2.423 0.181
22 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 1'47.357 2.537 0.114
23 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'47.383 2.563 0.026
24 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 1'47.404 2.584 0.021
25 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'47.412 2.592 0.008
26 70 Barry Baltus KTM 1'47.780 2.960 0.368
27 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'47.924 3.104 0.144
28 50 Jason Dupasquier KTM 1'48.565 3.745 0.641
29 21 Alonso Lopez Husqvarna 1'48.617 3.797 0.052
30 6 Ryusei Yamanaka Honda 1'48.739 3.919 0.122
31 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'50.325 5.505 1.586
Round Number: 
10
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2020 Le Mans MotoE FP1 Result: First Dibs To De Angelis

The first practice session of the MotoE class was slow to get started in the wet conditions of Le Mans but once the action got underway, it was Josh Hook who spent most time at the top of the timesheets. It wasn’t until the final couple of minutes that the lead changed hands, Alex de Angelis going nearly half a second faster than his rivals. He was followed by Xavier Simeon and new championship leader Matteo Ferrari. Xavi Cardelus and Niccolo Canepa rounded out the top five, while Hook dropped to sixth, one second down on the new leader. Niki Tuuli, Eric Granado, Mattia Casadei and Jordi Torres completed the top ten positions, while Dominique Aegerter dropped down to 16th, nearly four seconds off top spot.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 15 Alex De Angelis Energica 1'54.595    
2 10 Xavier Simeon Energica 1'55.046 0.451 0.451
3 11 Matteo Ferrari Energica 1'55.143 0.548 0.097
4 18 Xavi Cardelus Energica 1'55.536 0.941 0.393
5 7 Niccolo Canepa Energica 1'55.640 1.045 0.104
6 16 Josh Hook Energica 1'55.661 1.066 0.021
7 66 Niki Tuuli Energica 1'55.743 1.148 0.082
8 51 Eric Granado Energica 1'55.782 1.187 0.039
9 27 Mattia Casadei Energica 1'56.090 1.495 0.308
10 40 Jordi Torres Energica 1'56.123 1.528 0.033
11 63 Mike Di Meglio Energica 1'56.308 1.713 0.185
12 35 Lukas Tulovic Energica 1'56.357 1.762 0.049
13 61 Alessandro Zaccone Energica 1'57.225 2.630 0.868
14 55 Alejandro Medina Energica 1'57.871 3.276 0.646
15 70 Tommaso Marcon Energica 1'58.289 3.694 0.418
16 77 Dominique Aegerter Energica 1'58.422 3.827 0.133
17 84 Jakub Kornfeil Energica 1'59.887 5.292 1.465
18 6 Maria Herrera Energica 2'02.091 7.496 2.204
Round Number: 
5
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2020 Le Mans Moto2 FP1 Result: Daniel Thrives In The Wet

The drizzle had stopped by the time the intermediate class took centre stage but the wet surface still gave us quite a few adventures in the gravel trap and a handful of noteworthy saves. One man who seemed to thrive in the conditions was Kasma Daniel, who put his name at the top of the timesheets on his final flying lap. The Malaysian rider demoted Hector Garzo to second position, a quarter of a second behind the leader but only three thousandths of a second ahead of Lorenzo Baldassarri.

Despite a late tumble at turn 4, Joe Roberts kept fourth place, with Jake Dixon joining the top five. Jorge Martin in sixth was six tenths slower than Daniel, while Marco Bezzecchi, Tom Luthi and early leader Nicolo Bulega were the last men to post a time within a second of the leader. Hafizh Syahrin was another of the men to briefly put their name at the top of the timing screens and despite an early crash at turn 3, the Aspar rider rounded out the top ten, with Enea Bastianini missing out by two tenths of a second.

Amongst the other notable additions to the crash list was championship leader Luca Marini, who slid out at turn four just as he left pitlane at the start of the session. His first attempt to rejoin was halted by a bike issue in pitlane and when he eventually made it out, it was for 24th position, over three seconds down on the leader. Marcel Schrotter had an early highside at turn 14, dropping him to 17th on the timesheets, while Fabio Di Giannantonio made a visit to the medical centre after a painful looking highside at the same final turn in the closing stages of FP1. The likes of Jorge Navarro, Sam Lowes or Augusto Fernandez kept a low profile outside of the top 15, while noteworthy saves for Marcos Ramirez and Aron Canet left them outside the top 20. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 99 Kasma Daniel Kalex 1'51.279    
2 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'51.532 0.253 0.253
3 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1'51.535 0.256 0.003
4 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'51.829 0.550 0.294
5 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'51.851 0.572 0.022
6 88 Jorge Martin Kalex 1'51.912 0.633 0.061
7 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'52.206 0.927 0.294
8 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'52.238 0.959 0.032
9 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'52.259 0.980 0.021
10 55 Hafizh Syahrin Speed Up 1'52.373 1.094 0.114
11 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex 1'52.596 1.317 0.223
12 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'52.608 1.329 0.012
13 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 1'52.693 1.414 0.085
14 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'52.769 1.490 0.076
15 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'52.807 1.528 0.038
16 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1'52.898 1.619 0.091
17 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'52.921 1.642 0.023
18 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up 1'52.937 1.658 0.016
19 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'52.942 1.663 0.005
20 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'53.173 1.894 0.231
21 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'53.255 1.976 0.082
22 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 1'53.499 2.220 0.244
23 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 1'54.035 2.756 0.536
24 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1'55.032 3.753 0.997
25 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'55.598 4.319 0.566
26 44 Aron Canet Speed Up 1'56.515 5.236 0.917
27 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS 1'56.725 5.446 0.210
28 74 Piotr Biesiekirski NTS 1'57.968 6.689 1.243
  35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'59.073 7.794 1.105
  27 Andi Farid Izdihar Kalex      
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2020
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2020 Le Mans MotoGP FP1 Result: Smith Sparks A Surprise

Wet weather tyres finally got some proper airtime in a soaked Le Mans and the conditions seemed to even out the field even more, with the lead changing hands on every other lap but unlike their lightweight class colleagues, there was no action whatsoever in the gravel trap. The timesheets were an unusual sight at the end of FP1, with Bradley Smith snatching the lead at the checkered flag, a tenth of a second faster than the Ducati invasion led by Johann Zarco. Another of the late leaders, Danilo Petrucci occupied third spot, ahead of colleagues Jack Miller and Andrea Dovizioso.

Maverick Vinales in sixth was the final rider to post a time within half a second of the lead, followed by Yamaha colleagues Franco Morbidelli and Valentino Rossi. Despite still struggling with his recovery from surgery, Cal Cructhlow climbed into ninth as the top Honda machine, while early leader Pol Espargaro dropped to tenth in the closing stages of practice.

The likes of Pecco Bagnaia, Alex Rins and Joan Mir missed out on the top ten and finished one second slower than the leader. Championship leader Fabio Quartararo did not seem too keen to take risks in the wet and finished the session 18th, over two and a half seconds down on the leading Aprilia.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 38 Bradley Smith Aprilia 1'43.804    
2 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'43.958 0.154 0.154
3 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'44.024 0.220 0.066
4 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'44.132 0.328 0.108
5 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'44.148 0.344 0.016
6 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'44.180 0.376 0.032
7 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'44.441 0.637 0.261
8 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'44.511 0.707 0.070
9 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'44.654 0.850 0.143
10 44 Pol Espargaro KTM 1'44.760 0.956 0.106
11 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'44.783 0.979 0.023
12 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'44.846 1.042 0.063
13 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'44.980 1.176 0.134
14 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'44.981 1.177 0.001
15 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'46.122 2.318 1.141
16 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'46.245 2.441 0.123
17 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'46.474 2.670 0.229
18 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'46.494 2.690 0.020
19 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'46.518 2.714 0.024
20 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'46.618 2.814 0.100
21 53 Tito Rabat Ducati 1'46.856 3.052 0.238
  6 Stefan Bradl Honda      
Round Number: 
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2020
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