MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2020 Europe Moto3 Race Result: At Last

The European GP roulette game started with the lightweight class racing on mostly dry asphalt for the first time this weekend and the odd damp patch caught out some high profile names in the championship battle. The man who benefitted most from the unexpected drama was Raul Fernandez, the Spaniard securing a long awaited maiden after dominating in Valencia. Home favourite Sergio Garcia climbs on the second step of the podium for the first time this season, holding off Ai Ogura while refusing him the championship lead at the end of 23 tense laps.

The start told a somewhat different story, with Celestino Vietti making a fine launch from the front row, ahead of Alonso Lopez, Fernandez and Albert Arenas, while poleman John McPhee got swallowed by the group and dropped to the bottom of the top ten by the end of lap 1. Meanwhile, Tony Arbolino joined the top ten having started 17th and Jaume Masia was slow to make progress from 28th on the grid.

Lopez and Fernandez were quick to challenge Vietti for the lead but the first serving of drama came on the second lap, when Vietti highsided out of contention out of turn 4 and took Lopez out with him. Arenas narrowly escaped the incident but got hit by Lopez’s machine and quickly faded through the field before returning to the pits by the end of lap 2. Once his machine was mended, the Spaniard rejoined the action but it was a tough ask to get any points out of it.

Fernandez benefitted from the drama behind him, which handed him a gap of over two seconds at the front. Meanwhile, Ogura had made solid progress from 8th on the grid and was leading the pursuit of the Spaniard but the likes of Arbolino and Darryn Binder wanted a say as well. Ogura’s day kept getting better as another championship contender took himself out of the race on lap 5, when McPhee highsided at turn 1 from within the top ten. With Masia still not in point scoring positions, it was all down to Ogura to decide the championship lead heading into the penultimate race.

Fernandez was untroubled at the front, rarely dropping under two and a half seconds from the chasing pack led by Arbolino and including Garcia, Ogura, Binder and Carlos Tatay. A sizeable third group with the likes of Riccardo Rossi and Gabriel Rodrigo was another two seconds down the road but did not seem like they would be threatening podium positions. Masia got a track limits warning on lap 7 and was then stuck in 16th place for a very long time, until a highside on lap 10 pretty much removed him from title contention as well.

Fernandez did not get much airtime while comfortably ahead of the field and all eyes were on the chasing group, where Arbolino, Ogura, Garcia and Binder saw Arenas mixing it up in the battle for second, although he was several laps down on his rivals. The Spaniard failed to respect the blue flag to allow Binder past and the black flag promptly came out to call him back into the pits with his head hanging in shame. While all that was unfolding, Binder and Tatay had lost touch with the podium battle for the final ten laps, leaving Arbolino, Garcia and Ogura to decide who was second best to Fernandez. Fully aware that he needed second to claim the championship lead, the Japanese rider bided his time before making his move.

The gap to Fernandez reduced to under two seconds for the first time with seven laps remaining, but it was too little too late to make a difference for the victory. Arbolino continued to front the chase but Ogura started attacking Garcia with six laps remaining and the exchanges and mistakes over the next couple of laps dropped them a couple tenths behind Arbolino. A twitch for Ogura with three laps remaining slowed his charge a little bit until the final lap. Garcia started the final lap ahead of Arbolino courtesy of a slipstream into turn 1 and Ogura quickly took advantage to get past the Italian at turn 6 but Garcia was a step too far. Garcia eventually crossed the finish line only seven tenths behind maiden winner Fernandez, while Ogura had to settle for third, with Arbolino unlucky to miss out on the podium by three hundredths of a second. Binder overtook Tatay for fifth place on the final lap, with Stefano Nepa at the front of the next group down the road, ahead of Jeremy Alcoba, Filip Salac and Ayumu Sasaki, who completed the top ten.

Ogura missed the opportunity to lead the championship battle but comes within three points of Arenas, with Vietti 20 points down and Arbolino getting closer, 23 points behind the leader and one ahead of Masia.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time/Diff
1 25 Raul Fernandez KTM 38'29.140
2 11 Sergio Garcia Honda +0.703
3 79 Ai Ogura Honda +1.005
4 14 Tony Arbolino Honda +1.037
5 40 Darryn Binder KTM +13.392
6 99 Carlos Tatay KTM +13.424
7 82 Stefano Nepa KTM +16.719
8 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda +16.824
9 12 Filip Salac Honda +16.964
10 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM +17.088
11 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM +17.344
12 16 Andrea Migno KTM +17.467
13 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna +17.589
14 53 Deniz Öncü KTM +18.191
15 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda +18.358
16 6 Ryusei Yamanaka Honda +18.441
17 92 Yuki Kunii Honda +19.128
18 50 Jason Dupasquier KTM +19.583
19 9 Davide Pizzoli KTM +27.457
20 70 Barry Baltus KTM +27.836
21 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM +31.328
22 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Honda +31.661
23 13 Celestino Vietti KTM +1'20.533
Not Classified
  23 Niccolò Antonelli Honda 7 Laps
  27 Kaito Toba KTM 7 Laps
  24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 10 Laps
  7 Dennis Foggia Honda 10 Laps
  5 Jaume Masia Honda 14 Laps
  17 John Mcphee Honda 19 Laps
  21 Alonso Lopez Husqvarna 21 Laps
  75 Albert Arenas KTM 0 Lap
Round Number: 
13
2020
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2020 Europe MotoGP Warm Up Result: Mir Makes His Intentions Clear

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'32.251    
2 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'32.292 0.041 0.041
3 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'32.351 0.100 0.059
4 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'32.371 0.120 0.020
5 44 Pol Espargaro KTM 1'32.438 0.187 0.067
6 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'32.483 0.232 0.045
7 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'32.560 0.309 0.077
8 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'32.576 0.325 0.016
9 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'32.607 0.356 0.031
10 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'32.619 0.368 0.012
11 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'32.641 0.390 0.022
12 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'32.650 0.399 0.009
13 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'32.686 0.435 0.036
14 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'32.701 0.450 0.015
15 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'32.799 0.548 0.098
16 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'32.803 0.552 0.004
17 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'32.865 0.614 0.062
18 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'33.017 0.766 0.152
19 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'33.171 0.920 0.154
20 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'33.831 1.580 0.660
21 53 Tito Rabat Ducati 1'33.938 1.687 0.107
Round Number: 
13
2020
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2020 Europe Moto2 Warm Up Result: Bezzecchi Leads Lowes

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 72 Marco BEZZECCHI Kalex 1'35.944    
2 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 1'36.010 0.066 0.066
3 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'36.090 0.146 0.080
4 33 Enea BASTIANINI Kalex 1'36.223 0.279 0.133
5 16 Joe ROBERTS Kalex 1'36.232 0.288 0.009
6 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Speed Up 1'36.283 0.339 0.051
7 88 Jorge MARTIN Kalex 1'36.296 0.352 0.013
8 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'36.319 0.375 0.023
9 40 Hector GARZO Kalex 1'36.387 0.443 0.068
10 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'36.454 0.510 0.067
11 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'36.513 0.569 0.059
12 9 Jorge NAVARRO Speed Up 1'36.629 0.685 0.116
13 44 Aron CANET Speed Up 1'36.638 0.694 0.009
14 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 1'36.687 0.743 0.049
15 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'36.755 0.811 0.068
16 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 1'36.811 0.867 0.056
17 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Kalex 1'36.818 0.874 0.007
18 35 Somkiat CHANTRA Kalex 1'36.856 0.912 0.038
19 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Speed Up 1'36.873 0.929 0.017
20 11 Nicolò BULEGA Kalex 1'36.893 0.949 0.020
21 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER NTS 1'37.089 1.145 0.196
22 62 Stefano MANZI MV Agusta 1'37.113 1.169 0.024
23 27 Andi Farid IZDIHAR Kalex 1'37.162 1.218 0.049
24 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'37.175 1.231 0.013
25 19 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Kalex 1'37.361 1.417 0.186
26 24 Simone CORSI MV Agusta 1'37.838 1.894 0.477
27 74 Piotr BIESIEKIRSKI NTS 1'38.510 2.566 0.672
28 99 Kasma DANIEL Kalex 1'38.592 2.648 0.082
Round Number: 
13
2020
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2020 Europe Moto3 Warm Up Result: Arenas Enters The Arena

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 1'40.228    
2 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 1'40.283 0.055 0.055
3 55 Romano FENATI Husqvarna 1'40.389 0.161 0.106
4 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'40.433 0.205 0.044
5 99 Carlos TATAY KTM 1'40.456 0.228 0.023
6 2 Gabriel RODRIGO Honda 1'40.484 0.256 0.028
7 13 Celestino VIETTI KTM 1'40.582 0.354 0.098
8 12 Filip SALAC Honda 1'40.625 0.397 0.043
9 21 Alonso LOPEZ Husqvarna 1'40.737 0.509 0.112
10 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'40.778 0.550 0.041
11 7 Dennis FOGGIA Honda 1'40.805 0.577 0.027
12 27 Kaito TOBA KTM 1'40.819 0.591 0.014
13 11 Sergio GARCIA Honda 1'40.898 0.670 0.079
14 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'40.915 0.687 0.017
15 52 Jeremy ALCOBA Honda 1'40.915 0.687  
16 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'40.936 0.708 0.021
17 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'41.000 0.772 0.064
18 5 Jaume MASIA Honda 1'41.002 0.774 0.002
19 79 Ai OGURA Honda 1'41.041 0.813 0.039
20 53 Deniz ÖNCÜ KTM 1'41.048 0.820 0.007
21 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'41.055 0.827 0.007
22 71 Ayumu SASAKI KTM 1'41.089 0.861 0.034
23 82 Stefano NEPA KTM 1'41.165 0.937 0.076
24 54 Riccardo ROSSI KTM 1'41.256 1.028 0.091
25 70 Barry BALTUS KTM 1'41.399 1.171 0.143
26 73 Maximilian KOFLER KTM 1'41.441 1.213 0.042
27 92 Yuki KUNII Honda 1'41.685 1.457 0.244
28 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Honda 1'41.765 1.537 0.080
29 6 Ryusei YAMANAKA Honda 1'41.800 1.572 0.035
30 9 Davide PIZZOLI KTM 1'41.973 1.745 0.173
31 50 Jason DUPASQUIER KTM 1'44.191 3.963 2.218
Round Number: 
13
2020
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2020 Europe Moto2 Qualifying Result: Grand Theft Moto

The intermediate class benefited from the only dry session of the day but it did not make their mission any easier once Sam Lowes set camp at the top of the timesheets with a seven tenths advantage. However, what looked like an unbeatable gap was quick work for a still convalescent Xavi Vierge who stole pole on his final flying lap and brought some sunshine Petronas’ way after Jake Dixon’s unfortunate injury took him out of the action for the weekend. Joe Roberts also snuck ahead of Lowes at the checkered flag but the front row trio were one step ahead of their rivals.

Remy Gardner in fourth was four tenths off the lead and closely ahead of Marco Bezzecchi and Jorge Martin, who complete the second row. A gap of eight tenths of a second left Luca Marini on the third row, a decent result after escaping Q1 and he will line up ahead of Lorenzo Baldassarri and Hector Garzo. Nicolo Bulega rounded out the top ten ahead of compatriot Fabio Di Giannantonio and a fairly impressive Andi Farid Izdihar.

Title contender Enea Bastianini has a bit of a mission on his hands starting from 15th grid position after an underwhelming session that saw him nearly four seconds off pole but the Italian continues to take his role as Marquez stand-in seriously and performed an impressive save at turn 8 late in Q2.

Results to be added. 

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'38.936    
2 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'39.117 0.181 0.181
3 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'39.119 0.183 0.002
4 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'39.375 0.439 0.256
5 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'39.408 0.472 0.033
6 88 Jorge Martin Kalex 1'39.456 0.520 0.048
7 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1'40.264 1.328 0.808
8 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1'40.610 1.674 0.346
9 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'40.968 2.032 0.358
10 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'41.481 2.545 0.513
11 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 1'42.586 3.650 1.105
12 27 Andi Farid Izdihar Kalex 1'42.594 3.658 0.008
13 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'42.618 3.682 0.024
14 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS 1'42.662 3.726 0.044
15 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex 1'42.677 3.741 0.015
16 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'42.913 3.977 0.236
17 55 Hafizh Syahrin Speed Up 1'42.966 4.030 0.053
18 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'44.210 5.274 1.244
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 55 Hafizh Syahrin Speed Up 1'46.456    
Q2 27 Andi Farid Izdihar Kalex 1'46.513 0.057 0.057
Q2 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1'46.542 0.086 0.029
Q2 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS 1'46.590 0.134 0.048
19 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up 1'46.609 0.153 0.019
20 44 Aron Canet Speed Up 1'46.697 0.241 0.088
21 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 1'47.077 0.621 0.380
22 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1'47.432 0.976 0.355
23 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 1'47.984 1.528 0.552
24 99 Kasma Daniel Kalex 1'48.268 1.812 0.284
25 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'48.406 1.950 0.138
26 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'48.527 2.071 0.121
27 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'49.026 2.570 0.499
28 74 Piotr Biesiekirski NTS 1'50.628 4.172 1.602
Round Number: 
13
2020
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2020 Europe MotoGP Qualifying Result: Another Twist In The Tale

The weather rollercoaster continued in Valencia, with a hint at a dry line appearing as riders got ready for Q2 but slicks didn’t get a chance to come out of their blankets and enjoy the sun. Who did come out to play was pretty much every manufacturer on the grid throwing a rider into the mix for pole. Jack Miller headed into qualifying as the main favourite in the tricky conditions but the Australian bided his time before joining the action and that allowed Takaaki Nakagami and Alex Rins to steal the spotlight in the early stages of Q2. Once Miller hit the track, he quickly reduced the Honda man’s gap from seven to three tenths of a second and while all eyes were on the trio, Pol Espargaro popped out of nowhere and claimed pole position for KTM.

Alex Rins came within four hundredths of a second of a first pole in the premier class but was happy enough with second, ahead of Nakagami, who missed out on a final opportunity to respond to Espargaro by crashing out in the final two minutes of qualifying. Q1 escapee Johann Zarco also looked fast on his way to placing a Ducati on second row of the grid, ahead of a solid fifth for Joan Mir and a perhaps disappointing sixth position for Miller.

Aleix Espargaro will start on the third row, only half a second off pole and ahead of Q1 leader Miguel Oliveira. The one factory who did not seem to stand a chance at pole was Yamaha, Franco Morbidelli their lead man in 9th spot, with teammate Fabio Quartararo in 11th and the factory boys stuck in Q1, although Maverick Vinales is scheduled to start from pitlane instead of 15th. Brad Binder leads despondent championship hopefuls Quartararo and Andrea Dovizioso on the fourth row, although the South African will have a long lap penalty to serve in the race.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 44 Pol Espargaro KTM 1'40.434    
2 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'40.475 0.041 0.041
3 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'40.530 0.096 0.055
4 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'40.577 0.143 0.047
5 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'40.704 0.270 0.127
6 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'40.893 0.459 0.189
7 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'40.997 0.563 0.104
8 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'41.328 0.894 0.331
9 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'41.557 1.123 0.229
10 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'41.781 1.347 0.224
11 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'41.943 1.509 0.162
12 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'42.249 1.815 0.306
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'40.771    
Q2 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'40.821 0.050 0.050
13 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'41.010 0.239 0.189
14 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'41.276 0.505 0.266
15 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'41.310 0.539 0.034
16 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'41.311 0.540 0.001
17 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'41.395 0.624 0.084
18 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'42.039 1.268 0.644
19 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'42.244 1.473 0.205
20 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'42.532 1.761 0.288
21 53 Tito Rabat Ducati 1'43.030 2.259 0.498
Round Number: 
13
2020
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2020 Europe MotoGP FP4 Result: Oliveira Leads Mir On Wet Track

After the skies punished the Moto3 class with a downpour, they looked more favourably upon the premier class with patches of blue sky for their final practice session. Miguel Oliveira went fastest in the closing stages of FP4, although it’s hard to say if all the wet running will prove educational by the time the race comes. Regardless, Joan Mir also seemed to have made solid progress in the wet to climb into second in the session, less than two tenths slower than Oliveira. Jack Miller continued to thrive in the tricky conditions and led the way for most of the session, eventually settling for third, ahead of teammate Pecco Bagnaia.

Franco Morbidelli was once again the lead Yamaha rider ahead of Andrea Dovizioso, while Alex Marquez and Johann Zarco posted identical times half a second off the lead. Stefan Bradl continues to shine in Valencia, ninth in the session and ahead of colleague Takaaki Nakagami, who completes the top ten. Alex Rins and Pol Espargaro missed out on the top ten, although only six tenths off the lead, ahead of the factory Yamaha duo of Maverick Vinales and Valentino Rossi - the Spaniard ending the session with a tumble at turn five on an outlap.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'41.573    
2 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'41.767 0.194 0.194
3 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'41.819 0.246 0.052
4 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'41.883 0.310 0.064
5 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'41.910 0.337 0.027
6 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'41.959 0.386 0.049
7 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'42.145 0.572 0.186
8 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'42.145 0.572  
9 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'42.151 0.578 0.006
10 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'42.236 0.663 0.085
11 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'42.246 0.673 0.010
12 44 Pol Espargaro KTM 1'42.259 0.686 0.013
13 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'42.531 0.958 0.272
14 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'42.553 0.980 0.022
15 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'42.658 1.085 0.105
16 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'42.659 1.086 0.001
17 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'43.032 1.459 0.373
18 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'43.110 1.537 0.078
19 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'43.371 1.798 0.261
20 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'43.480 1.907 0.109
21 53 Tito Rabat Ducati 1'43.903 2.330 0.423
Round Number: 
13
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2020 Europe Moto3 Qualifying Result: Stellar In The Storm *Updated*

The long awaited dry track surface was delayed a little longer with rain flags waving just as riders headed out for Q1 and conditions got even worse by the time Q2 came about. The standout performers in the downpour were John McPhee and Raul Fernandez, the duo battling for pole until the checkered flag and it was the Scotsman who secured his fifth career pole position. Fernandez looked like he had secured second but his final flying lap got cancelled due to a yellow flag infringement... aaand then got reinstated so Fernandez will indeed start from the front row of the grid. Celestino Vietti retained third on the grid despite a late crash at turn six, his best time four tenths off pole. 

Several crashes in the closing stages of Q2 proved costly for several other riders and changed the configuration of the rest of the grid. Ai Ogura’s yellow flag penalty allowed title rival Albert Arenas to step up to fourth on the grid, while Alonso Lopez was one of the late crashers, the Spaniard going down at turn 4 and then turn 2 but still securing a second row start ahead of Riccardo Rossi. Sergio Garcia in seventh position was the final rider to post a time within a second of pole, opening row three ahead of Ogura and Darryn Binder, with Kaito Toba heading the fourth row in the company of Andrea Migno and Q1 escapee Gabriel Rodrigo. The Argentine rider overcame two tumbles in Q2 and did well to qualify 12th after the swift repair job.

The big loser in the changing conditions of Q1 proved to be Jaume Masia, the Spaniard not quick enough before the rain properly arrived and that left him 28th on the grid and with quite a mission on his hands to keep in championship contention on Sunday afternoon.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 17 John McPHEE Honda 1'52.252    
2 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 1'52.623 0.371 0.371
3 13 Celestino VIETTI KTM 1'52.663 0.411 0.040
4 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 1'52.821 0.569 0.158
5 21 Alonso LOPEZ Husqvarna 1'53.179 0.927 0.358
6 54 Riccardo ROSSI KTM 1'53.205 0.953 0.026
7 11 Sergio GARCIA Honda 1'53.230 0.978 0.025
8 79 Ai OGURA Honda 1'53.268 1.016 0.038
9 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'53.311 1.059 0.043
10 27 Kaito TOBA KTM 1'53.976 1.724 0.665
11 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'54.222 1.970 0.246
12 2 Gabriel RODRIGO Honda 1'54.409 2.157 0.187
13 99 Carlos TATAY KTM 1'54.423 2.171 0.014
14 7 Dennis FOGGIA Honda 1'54.472 2.220 0.049
15 12 Filip SALAC Honda 1'54.579 2.327 0.107
16 55 Romano FENATI Husqvarna 1'54.685 2.433 0.106
17 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'54.946 2.694 0.261
18 92 Yuki KUNII Honda 1'55.060 2.808 0.114
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 79 Ai OGURA Honda 1'45.745    
Q2 2 Gabriel RODRIGO Honda 1'45.877 0.132 0.132
Q2 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 1'46.007 0.262 0.130
Q2 7 Dennis FOGGIA Honda 1'46.309 0.564 0.302
19 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'46.416 0.671 0.107
20 50 Jason DUPASQUIER KTM 1'46.667 0.922 0.251
21 73 Maximilian KOFLER KTM 1'46.726 0.981 0.059
22 70 Barry BALTUS KTM 1'46.930 1.185 0.204
23 9 Davide PIZZOLI KTM 1'46.945 1.200 0.015
24 82 Stefano NEPA KTM 1'48.182 2.437 1.237
25 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Honda 1'48.518 2.773 0.336
26 71 Ayumu SASAKI KTM 1'48.722 2.977 0.204
27 53 Deniz ÖNCÜ KTM 1'48.769 3.024 0.047
28 5 Jaume MASIA Honda 1'49.002 3.257 0.233
29 52 Jeremy ALCOBA Honda 1'49.138 3.393 0.136
30 6 Ryusei YAMANAKA Honda 1'49.915 4.170 0.777
31 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'50.713 4.968 0.798
Round Number: 
13
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2020 Europe Moto2 FP3 Result: Navarro Leads But Not Many Follow

Although the weather got kinder as the day progressed, there was not much action in the early stages of FP3 for the intermediate class as riders were waiting for track conditions to improve further and perhaps have a look at slick tyres. However, that dry line never quite arrived and only a dozen or so riders were tempted to chase a time in the wet. With no Q2 places realistically on offer, those who persevered got rewarded with a top position in FP3 and Jorge Navarro was the keenest of the lot, taking over top spot on the timesheets by nearly three tenths of a second. Stefano Manzi came second, ahead of replacement rider Piotr Biesiekirski and with class veteran Tom Luthi in fourth.

Kasma Daniel missed out on the whole of Friday while self-isolation for what turned out to be tonsillitis and rejoined the action on Saturday morning straight into the top five. Marcel Schrotter was the early leader of FP3 before getting pushed back to sixth and one second down on the leader. Edgar Pons, Lorenzo Baldassarri, Simone Corsi and Hafizh Syahrin rounded out the top ten.

Sky Racing duo Marco Bezzecchi and Luca Marini did a handful of laps early on but then settled for 11th and 12th on the timesheets, while championship leader Sam Lowes tested the conditions late in the session for a couple of laps only and finished 16th. The likes of Joe Roberts, Fabio Di Giannantonio, Enea Bastianini or Jorge Martin were not keen on the conditions and did not post a time, while Augusto Fernandez has withdrawn from the rest of the weekend with a foot injury sustained in FP1 and Jake Dixon has been declared unfit due to a right wrist fracture in FP2.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 9 Jorge NAVARRO Speed Up 1'46.668    
2 62 Stefano MANZI MV Agusta 1'46.962 0.294 0.294
3 74 Piotr BIESIEKIRSKI NTS 1'47.123 0.455 0.161
4 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'47.165 0.497 0.042
5 99 Kasma DANIEL Kalex 1'47.466 0.798 0.301
6 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'47.700 1.032 0.234
7 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'47.795 1.127 0.095
8 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'48.201 1.533 0.406
9 24 Simone CORSI MV Agusta 1'48.460 1.792 0.259
10 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Speed Up 1'48.556 1.888 0.096
11 72 Marco BEZZECCHI Kalex 1'48.692 2.024 0.136
12 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'49.280 2.612 0.588
13 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER NTS 1'49.570 2.902 0.290
14 35 Somkiat CHANTRA Kalex 1'50.098 3.430 0.528
15 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 1'50.300 3.632 0.202
16 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 1'50.310 3.642 0.010
17 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'52.144 5.476 1.834
  11 Nicolò BULEGA Kalex      
  16 Joe ROBERTS Kalex      
  19 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Kalex      
  21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Speed Up      
  27 Andi Farid IZDIHAR Kalex      
  33 Enea BASTIANINI Kalex      
  37 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex      
  40 Hector GARZO Kalex      
  42 Marcos RAMIREZ Kalex      
  44 Aron CANET Speed Up      
  87 Remy GARDNER Kalex      
  88 Jorge MARTIN Kalex      
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13
2020
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2020 Europe MotoGP FP3 Result: A Damp Morning For Zarco

Day 2 in Valencia started with doom and gloom – even if you weren’t Yamaha – but with rain having stopped before the action got underway, asphalt got a chance to very slowly dry out. Times steadily improved throughout the session, however, it was not enough for slick tyres and no one challenged the combined top 10 from Friday. Johann Zarco finished FP3 at the top of the timesheets by over seven tenths of a second from the nearest challenger, who was Maverick Vinales despite the impending pitlane start. Takaaki Nakagami was the lead Honda in third position and over a second slower than the leading Frenchman but the only man in the top 3 who had secured a Q2 position on Friday.

Pecco Bagnaia seemed to be enjoying the damp track more than the dry ones of late and climbed up to fourth in the session, with Cal Crutchlow joining the top five. Miguel Oliveira was one of the early leaders of the session before dropping back to sixth, ahead of rookie Alex Marquez and a Covid-free Valentino Rossi. Alex Rins and Joan Mir completed the top 10 of the session and in addition to Nakagami, the Suzuki duo were the only other riders in the session’s top 10 who had secured Q2 positions.

Early session leader Stefan Bradl dropped to 11th in the closing stages, while Andrea Dovizioso in 12th spot was over two seconds slower than the leader but safely inside Q2 positions based on his Friday benchmark. Despite being nowhere near the front in FP3, the likes of Pol Espargaro, Franco Morbidelli, Aleix Espargaro, Fabio Quartararo, Brad Binder and Jack Miller will also feature directly in Q2 later today. While Miller stayed the fastest man overall, the Pramac rider opted to sit out the entire session and avoid taking any unnecessary risks. On the other hand, Quartararo put in 20 laps but finished over three seconds slower than his leading compatriot and not enjoying the conditions very much.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'40.007    
2 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'40.743 0.736 0.736
3 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'41.071 1.064 0.328
4 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'41.193 1.186 0.122
5 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'41.285 1.278 0.092
6 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'41.352 1.345 0.067
7 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'41.589 1.582 0.237
8 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'41.642 1.635 0.053
9 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'41.779 1.772 0.137
10 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'41.864 1.857 0.085
11 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'41.884 1.877 0.020
12 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'42.009 2.002 0.125
13 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'42.301 2.294 0.292
14 44 Pol Espargaro KTM 1'42.506 2.499 0.205
15 53 Tito Rabat Ducati 1'42.547 2.540 0.041
16 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'42.824 2.817 0.277
17 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'42.831 2.824 0.007
18 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'42.957 2.950 0.126
19 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'43.234 3.227 0.277
20 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'43.534 3.527 0.300
  43 Jack Miller Ducati      
Round Number: 
13
2020
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