MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2021 Estoril World Superbike Race 1 Result: Tyres Again

World Superbike race one at Estoril would be twenty one laps around a windy circuit, with most choosing the SCX superpole race tyre. Very few of the top riders would select the SC0 rear tyre. Several riders retroactively lost their quickest Superpole laps for passing a yellow flag, a harsh penalty when the qualifying tyre only gives them one quick lap.

Jonathan Rea in pole position was one of the outliers with the SC0 tyre, and as the lights went out, Rea was beaten to turn one by Scott Redding and Toprak Razgatlioglu with Michael Ruben Rinaldi right behind him. Alex Lowes, recovering from his front row demotion, went wide at turn one and lost a few places. Lucas Mahias jumped up two places and slotted into fifth place, making his Kawasaki very wide, putting a plug in the second group. After lap, the first four riders were a second and a half clear from the fight over fifth. Another lap, after Razgatlioglu set the fastest lap, and that gap was well over two seconds when Alex Lowes finally found a way past the Frenchman.

Michael Ruben Rinaldi briefly held third place, fighting Jonathan Rea as the leading two broke away, but Rea took it back before the start of lap four, a second behind Scott Redding and Toprak Razgatlioglu. Six laps in, Rinaldi lost tough with Rea, dropping to a second behind him.

A few seconds behind the front four, Alex Lowes held a gap briefly, until Garrett Gerloff jumped the gap from Eugene Laverty, Michael van der Mark and Chaz Davies further back. Gerloff inherited fifth place after Alex Lowes crashed out in front of him, and the gap behind increased as Eugene Laverty also lost the front behind him, with the chaos happening around Gerloff without any input from him for a change. Gerloff started chipping away at the three second gap to Rinaldi in front, a tenth or two a second quicker.

At half race distance, Jonathan Rea's tyre started working better than those of the riders around him, and over three laps, he eliminated a gap of over a second to make the fight at the front a three-way battle.

By lap fifteen, Rea was the quickest rider in the front group, but lap after lap, he couldn't find a way past the incredible braking of Razgatlioglu into turn one. Three laps from the end, the front three were covered by under half a second, with Rea passing Razgatlioglu into turn one only to be beaten on the brakes, while Scott Redding, weak into turn one, was spared a challenge by the fight over second place, able to exploit his superior pace the remainder of the lap.

Scott Redding held off the challenges, leading out of the last turn by almost a second as Toprak Razgatlioglu beat a hard-charging Jonathan Rea by under four hundredths of a second. Behind the podium battle, Garrett Gerloff held off Michael Ruben Rinaldi for the last couple of laps to take fourth place. Chaz Davies took sixth place, three and a half seconds later.

Scott Redding questioned his tyre choice throughout the race, suggesting he may use the SC0 rear yesterday, while Jonathan Rea lamented the early battle with Rinaldi that cost him contact with the two faster riders ahead.

Scott Redding closed the gap to Jonathan Rea in the championship to just eight points and Toprak Razgatlioglu took third place, five points ts of Alex Lowes whose finishing outside the points cost him second place in the title chase.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R  
2 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 0.877
3 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 0.915
4 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 9.518
5 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 4.118
6 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 17.177
7 60 M. VAN DER MARK BMW M 1000 RR 19.316
8 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 20.185
9 53 T. RABAT Ducati Panigale V4 R 25.625
10 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 2.147
11 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4 R 30.349
12 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000 RR-R 35.722
13 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 35.885
14 66 T. SYKES BMW M 1000 RR 36.887
15 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 45.434
16 94 J. FOLGER BMW M 1000 RR 46.472
17 32 I. VINALES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 51.132
18 50 E. LAVERTY BMW M 1000 RR 1'09.888
19 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'09.903
20 84 L. CRESSON Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'26.686
RET 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 6 Laps
RET 76 S. CAVALIERI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 14 Laps
Round Number: 
2
2021
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2021 Mugello MotoGP Qualifying Result: Triumph, Tows and Tribulations

The habitual thrill of MotoGP qualifying attracted some unwelcome gloomy visitors over the scenic Italian circuit but the clouds behaved themselves long enough for us to enjoy two standout sessions – for very different reasons. It was hardly a surprise to see Fabio Quartararo at the top of the timesheets as soon as he was unleashed on track and because he had no real challenger, the Frenchman challenged himself to improve the all time lap record once sat on provisional pole. He promptly achieved that with one minute left on the clock and claimed his fourth consecutive pole position of the season. However, a late charge from Pecco Bagnaia and Johann Zarco ensured that the Yamaha man won’t be too comfortable going into turn 1 on Sunday, with the fast-starting Ducatis waiting to pounce from the front row of the grid.

Aleix Espargaro made the best of his escape from Q1 and turned it into a fine second row start, having spent much of Q1 inside the top three positions. He will be in familiar company from Jack Miller and Brad Binder, who pushed teammate Miguel Oliveira to row three. The Portuguese rider opens a strong third row featuring the Suzuki duo of Alex Rins and Joan Mir, while Franco Morbidelli rounded out the top ten on home soil.

Meanwhile, Maverick Viñales watched from his garage with a face like thunder as the TV director turned the camera towards public enemy number one: Marc Marquez. Fully aware that he needs a solid reference to tackle Q1, the Honda man had left pitlane superglued to the back of his compatriot. The chosen target was unhappy but after an underwhelming first run, Viñales had little time to shake off the unwanted attention from both Marquez brothers on his second run, as much as he tried to. Marquez played his cards and claimed top spot in the session, while Viñales was set free for one final flying lap that he ultimately messed up. And that, kids, is the tale of how Marquez joined his teammate on the fourth row of the grid and Viñales, with solid race pace, has to mount a comeback from 13th grid position.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'45.187    
2 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'45.417 0.230 0.230
3 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'45.432 0.245 0.015
4 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'45.538 0.351 0.106
5 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'45.598 0.411 0.060
6 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'45.743 0.556 0.145
7 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'45.745 0.558 0.002
8 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'45.996 0.809 0.251
9 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'46.076 0.889 0.080
10 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'46.084 0.897 0.008
11 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'46.125 0.938 0.041
12 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'46.393 1.206 0.268
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'45.924    
Q2 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'46.024 0.100 0.100
13 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'46.045 0.121 0.021
14 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'46.129 0.205 0.084
15 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'46.195 0.271 0.066
16 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1'46.302 0.378 0.107
17 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'46.481 0.557 0.179
18 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'46.548 0.624 0.067
19 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'46.770 0.846 0.222
20 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'47.084 1.160 0.314
21 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'47.146 1.222 0.062
22 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'47.216 1.292 0.070
Round Number: 
6
2021
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2021 Mugello MotoGP FP4 Result: Brownie Points For Quartararo

While the start of the final practice session was delayed after a red flag in Moto3, dark clouds stretched over the Tuscan hillside, biding their time before causing trouble. FP4 was not affected, beyond a small drop in temperature, but Fabio Quartararo kept himself entertained with a spontaneous sightseeing of the gravel at turn 4 that didn’t stop him from claiming top spot on the very next lap. After the early mishap, the Frenchman answered every challenger and kept top spot to the checkered flag, while displaying fine race pace.

FP3 top dog Pecco Bagnaia was a tenth of a second slower than his main title rival and a touch behind him on pace too – although on more worn off tyres – while Takaaki Nakagami found some speed to join the top three. Alex Rins showed respectable pace on his way to fourth, only two thousandths of a second ahead of Miguel Oliveira. Franco Morbidelli continues to overcome his top speed deficit and climb into sixth place, but four tenths slower than the top five. Jack Miller and Joan Mir kept close, while Aleix Espargaro and Brad Binder rounded out the top ten positions.

In a deva vu from this morning, Maverick Viñales missed out by two thousandths of a second, ending the session just ahead of the Honda-powered duo of Alex Marquez and Pol Espargaro. The remaining Honda finished 17th, Marc Marquez continuing to struggle and doing some off-roading at San Donato early on. Much like previous Mugello GP winners Danilo Petrucci and Valentino Rossi, the Spaniard ended the session over a second slower than the leader.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'46.647    
2 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'46.759 0.112 0.112
3 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'46.807 0.160 0.048
4 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'46.822 0.175 0.015
5 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'46.824 0.177 0.002
6 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'47.225 0.578 0.401
7 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'47.233 0.586 0.008
8 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'47.244 0.597 0.011
9 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'47.259 0.612 0.015
10 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'47.438 0.791 0.179
11 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'47.440 0.793 0.002
12 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'47.525 0.878 0.085
13 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'47.683 1.036 0.158
14 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'47.695 1.048 0.012
15 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1'47.699 1.052 0.004
16 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'47.713 1.066 0.014
17 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'47.796 1.149 0.083
18 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'47.818 1.171 0.022
19 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'47.849 1.202 0.031
20 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'47.922 1.275 0.073
21 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'47.939 1.292 0.017
22 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'48.751 2.104 0.812
Round Number: 
6
2021
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2021 Mugello Moto3 Qualifying Result: Better Early Than Late

After Mugello offered impeccable conditions for the circus’ return to Italy, a touch of grey coloured the sky ahead of the lightweight class’ qualifying session. It ultimately proved irrelevant but teams and riders still tried to gamble so Q2 was slow to get going, until Pedro Acosta opened the show, fresh off an eventful Q1. It was Gabriel Rodrigo who claimed provision pole after the first run of laps but half the pack was yet to post a timed lap until the final handful of minutes. Ultimately it was Q1 leader Tatsuki Suzuki who kept the pace up to claim pole position in Mugello by over half a second from the championship leader. Acosta wobbled his way through Q1 but managed to secure his first front row start of his rookie season to date, while Rodrigo got pushed back to third.

With many of the teams only joining the action for two flying laps, the strategy didn’t really pay off, especially as a scary incident involving Jason Dupasquier and Ayumu Sasaki prompted a red flag in the closing stages of Q2. However, Dennis Foggia seems to be getting his season back on track with fourth on the grid on home soil, ahead of Jaume Masia and Jeremy Alcoba on the second row. Romano Fenati opens row three, where he is joined by Niccolò Antonelli and John McPhee, while Sasaki and Dupasquier qualified on row four but the Swiss rider required medical assistance after their accident and his participation in tomorrow’s race looks uncertain.

FP3 leader Andrea Migno will not be particularly happy to see his name down in 17th position, behind Darryn Binder and ahead of teammate Filip Salac, but the Rivacold Snipers duo did not seem to get a proper flying lap in. Another notable mention goes to wildcard Alberto Surra, who missed out on Q2 by three tenths and is due to start the race in 19th grid spot.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'56.001    
2 37 Pedro Acosta KTM 1'56.597 0.596 0.596
3 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 1'56.685 0.684 0.088
4 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'56.980 0.979 0.295
5 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1'56.985 0.984 0.005
6 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'57.107 1.106 0.122
7 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'57.110 1.109 0.003
8 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 1'57.137 1.136 0.027
9 17 John McPhee Honda 1'57.152 1.151 0.015
10 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 1'57.206 1.205 0.054
11 50 Jason Dupasquier KTM 1'57.213 1.212 0.007
12 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'57.298 1.297 0.085
13 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1'57.574 1.573 0.276
14 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'57.776 1.775 0.202
15 11 Sergio Garcia GASGAS 1'58.456 2.455 0.680
16 40 Darryn Binder Honda 1'58.472 2.471 0.016
17 16 Andrea Migno Honda 2'01.176 5.175 2.704
18 12 Filip Salac Honda 2'01.325 5.324 0.149
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'56.875    
Q2 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'57.229 0.354 0.354
Q2 37 Pedro Acosta KTM 1'57.330 0.455 0.101
Q2 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 1'57.382 0.507 0.052
19 67 Alberto Surra KTM 1'57.698 0.823 0.316
20 43 Xavier Artigas Honda 1'57.794 0.919 0.096
21 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'57.832 0.957 0.038
22 19 Andi Farid Izdihar Honda 1'57.964 1.089 0.132
23 22 Elia Bartolini KTM 1'57.977 1.102 0.013
24 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 1'58.138 1.263 0.161
25 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 1'58.280 1.405 0.142
26 31 Adrian Fernandez Husqvarna 1'58.290 1.415 0.010
27 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 1'58.452 1.577 0.162
28 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 1'59.219 2.344 0.767
29 28 Izan Guevara GASGAS 2'00.834 3.959 1.615
  32 Takuma Matsuyama Honda      
Round Number: 
6
2021
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2021 Estoril World Superbike Superpole Result: A Short Windy Track

Fifteen windy minutes would determine the grid positions for race one this afternoon and tomorrow morning's Superpole race. Riders generally spend the first half on a race tyre, usually the SCX rear tyre, and pit in for one last fast lap on the sticky qualifying tyre. 

Tito Rabat joined the regular early starters Leon Haslam and Jonathan Rea, but it was Toprak Razgatlioglu who set the first benchmark time of 1'36.944 only to have it deleted for exceeding the track limits. Jonathan Rea set a 1'36.635 with Lucas Mahias a quarter of a second behind. Garrett Gerloff, Alex Lowes, Scott Redding and Eugene Laverty rounded out the top six as riders pitted in.

And relax, sit down, have a cuppa. Your new tyre will be ready shortly.

Scott Redding and Tito Rabat set out early, avoiding the rush, with Jonathan Rea joining them a minute later. Rabat's plan to get a tow from Scott Redding didn't work out as well as he would have liked with Redding setting a new record of 1'36.047. Jonathan Rea, without any traffic to distract him, set an even quicker 1'35.876. Alex Lowes was third quickest, holding off late charges from Toprak Razgatlioglu and Garrett Gerloff. Tom Sykes was sixth quickest. The third row was headed by Michael Ruben Rinaldi, ahead of Eugene Laverty and Lucas Mahias. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'35.876   319,5
2 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'36.047 0.171 324,3
3 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.054 0.178 321,4
4 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.164 0.288 317,6
5 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.350 0.474 317,6
6 66 T. SYKES BMW M 1000 RR 1'36.369 0.493 317,6
7 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'36.532 0.656 321,4
8 50 E. LAVERTY BMW M 1000 RR 1'36.604 0.728 321,4
9 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.863 0.987 314,0
10 53 T. RABAT Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'36.892 1.016 325,3
11 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.031 1.155 321,4
12 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'37.032 1.156 326,3
13 94 J. FOLGER BMW M 1000 RR 1'37.128 1.252 319,5
14 60 M. VAN DER MARK BMW M 1000 RR 1'37.193 1.317 319,5
15 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'37.399 1.523 326,3
16 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'37.422 1.546 320,5
17 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'37.501 1.625 321,4
18 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.611 1.735 315,8
19 32 I. VINALES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'38.512 2.636 315,8
20 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 1'38.854 2.978 316,7
21 84 L. CRESSON Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'40.008 4.132 313,0
22 76 S. CAVALIERI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'40.288 4.412 304,2
Round Number: 
2
2021
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2021 Estoril World Supersport Superpole Result: A Familiar Name On Top

World Supersport Superpole qualifying was a windy twenty minute session. Nikki Tuuli would start race one from the pit lane due to his incident last weekend; his qualifying would be for grid position for Sunday's race.

Luca Bernardi opened the session with a 1'40.664, quicker than Jules Cluzel and Dominique Aegerter on the first timed lap. His time was beaten a lap later by Federico Caricasulo who set another fastest lap, a 1'40.192, on his third timed lap. Jules Cluzel and Steven Odendaal were second and third as most riders pitted in for a break, but Philipp Oettl stayed out for one more lap and sneaked in a second place, pushing Cluzel down a spot.

After a brief break, Federico Caricasulo put in a 1'39.973, having avoided traffic before setting up a clean run. At the flag, he was three thousandths of a second off his best time, and Steven Odendaal was the only rider on a lap that might challenge him. 

Steven Odendaal lost out in the last sector, but still managed to get himself onto the front row, third placed alongside Federico Caricasulo and Philipp Oettl. Jules Cluzel, Dominique Aegerter and Raffaele de Rosa will start from the second row. Nikki Tuuli will start race two from seventh, but Hannes Soomer will sit on his grid spot in race one, ahead of Luca Bernardi.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 94 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.973   281,3
2 5 P. OETTL Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.094 0.121 282,7
3 4 S. ODENDAAL Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.184 0.211 282,0
4 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.219 0.246 283,5
5 77 D. AEGERTER Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.291 0.318 280,5
6 3 R. DE ROSA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.458 0.485 279,8
7 66 N. TUULI MV Agusta F3 675 1'40.554 0.581 284,2
8 38 H. SOOMER Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.567 0.594 282,0
9 29 L. BERNARDI Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.664 0.691 283,5
10 81 M. GONZALEZ Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.772 0.799 282,0
11 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.040 1.067 280,5
12 61 C. ONCU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.331 1.358 285,0
13 34 K. MANFREDI Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.550   272,0
14 71 C. BERGMAN Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.556 1.583 278,4
15 70 M. ALCOBA Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.596 1.623 279,1
16 84 M. FABRIZIO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.678 1.705 279,1
17 22 F. FULIGNI Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.036 2.063 278,4
18 23 D. PIZZOLI Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.067 2.094 279,1
19 42 S. FROSSARD Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.106   276,9
20 95 V. TAKALA Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.296 2.323 279,8
21 55 G. HENDRA PRATAMA Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.675 2.702 280,5
22 24 L. TACCINI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.779   276,2
23 6 M. HERRERA Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.831   275,5
24 2 L. MONTELLA Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.994   272,7
25 15 E. MCMANUS Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.350 3.377 276,2
26 19 P. SZKOPEK Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.681 3.708 270,7
27 45 S. KAWASAKI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.652   282,0
Round Number: 
2
2021
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2021 Estoril World Superbike FP3 Result: Redding, Gerloff, Rea

Scott Redding took top spot off Garrett Gerloff at the flag in the morning's short session.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'36.389   322,4
2 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.509 0.120 318,6
3 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.591 0.202 324,3
4 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.686 0.297 321,4
5 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'37.214 0.825 320,5
6 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'37.259 0.870 318,6
7 66 T. SYKES BMW M 1000 RR 1'37.281 0.892 317,6
8 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.362 0.973 318,6
9 53 T. RABAT Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'37.416 1.027 325,3
10 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.416 1.027 319,5
11 50 E. LAVERTY BMW M 1000 RR 1'37.486 1.097 320,5
12 94 J. FOLGER BMW M 1000 RR 1'37.660 1.271 317,6
13 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'37.770 1.381 311,2
14 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'37.797 1.408 324,3
15 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'37.858 1.469 321,4
16 60 M. VAN DER MARK BMW M 1000 RR 1'37.945 1.556 318,6
17 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'37.977 1.588 320,5
18 32 I. VINALES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'38.853 2.464 314,0
19 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 1'38.917 2.528 314,9
20 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 1'39.749 3.360 313,0
21 76 S. CAVALIERI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'40.620 4.231 305,1
22 84 L. CRESSON Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'40.715 4.326 308,6
Round Number: 
2
2021
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2021 Mugello Moto2 FP3 Result: Fernandez Leads KTM Charge

The intermediate class got one final chance to secure a direct Q2 position and although Sam Lowes topped Friday’s action, he was in a rush to leave his mark on FP3 as well, imrpoving his own benchmark on only his second lap of the session. The British rider went on to set a new lap record and rival Raul Fernandez spend the rest of the session threatening that time. The rookie got the job done eventually and improved the old record by over half a second in the closing stages of FP3. Remy Gardner reduced the gap to his teammate to one tenth of a second, while Lowes was demoted to third.

Behind the standout trio, there was a half second gap to the next quickest man, Aron Canet claiming that honour despite a late tumble at turn 12. Home favourite Fabio Di Giannantonio completed the top five, closely followed by Marcel Schrotter and his rookie teammate Tony Arbolino. Joe Roberts and Xavi Vierge were the last riders to post a time within a second the leader, with Augusto Fernandez rounding out the top ten.

Jorge Navarro was the only rider who failed to go any quicker than Friday but his FP2 time was fast enough for 11th position overall, despite finishing FP3 in 16th place. A pretty anonymous Marco Bezzecchi was joined by Ai Ogura and Lorenzo Dalla Porta in the final Q2 positions, leaving the likes of Bo Bendsneyder and Marcos Ramirez to fight it out in Q1.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'50.616    
2 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'50.770 0.154 0.154
3 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'50.793 0.177 0.023
4 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'51.344 0.728 0.551
5 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'51.424 0.808 0.080
6 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'51.489 0.873 0.065
7 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'51.493 0.877 0.004
8 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'51.498 0.882 0.005
9 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'51.564 0.948 0.066
10 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'51.651 1.035 0.087
11 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'51.709 1.093 0.058
12 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'51.880 1.264 0.171
13 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'51.881 1.265 0.001
14 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'51.984 1.368 0.103
15 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'52.035 1.419 0.051
16 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'52.037 1.421 0.002
17 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'52.065 1.449 0.028
18 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'52.138 1.522 0.073
19 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 1'52.171 1.555 0.033
20 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'52.268 1.652 0.097
21 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 1'52.272 1.656 0.004
22 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'52.322 1.706 0.050
23 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'52.331 1.715 0.009
24 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'52.434 1.818 0.103
25 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'52.476 1.860 0.042
26 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'52.486 1.870 0.010
27 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'52.740 2.124 0.254
28 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'52.939 2.323 0.199
29 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'52.992 2.376 0.053
30 70 Barry Baltus NTS 1'53.084 2.468 0.092
31 10 Tommaso Marcon MV Agusta 1'54.286 3.670 1.202
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6
2021
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2021 Mugello MotoGP FP3 Result: Bagnaia Bags Another Home Run

Day 2 in Mugello for the premier class started even closer than it finished on Friday and even though Pecco Bagnaia kept prime position, he was one of the last riders to go faster than FP2. When he did, however, the Italian also claimed the all time lap record to start the morning a tenth or so quicker than championship leader Fabio Quartararo. In addition to the Ducati man, Brad Binder was the other rider a bit sluggish in finding time on Saturday morning but he turned it around in the final time attack to climb into an impressive third position.

Jack Miller and Johann Zarco completed the top five for Ducati, while Alex Rins made a late jump to sixth, having spent much of the session as the locomotive for Marc Marquez. Miguel Oliveira's seventh place ensured that both factory KTMs join Q2, with Joan Mir completing the Suzuki line-up as well. Pol Espargaro in ninth place was the sole Honda in a top 10 completed by Franco Morbidelli and covered by only four tenths of a second.

Maverick Viñales missed out on Q2 places by three hundredths of a second but a crash at turn 12 in the final couple of minutes was his undoing. Marc Marquez got some premium tows throughout the session and despite finishing down in 12th, the Spaniard was only half a second off top spot. Aleix Espargaro will also join his compatriots in Q1, as will Takaaki Nakagami and home hero Valentino Rossi, while Lorenzo Savadori in 19th position finished within a second of the leader.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'45.456    
2 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'45.613 0.157 0.157
3 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'45.652 0.196 0.039
4 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'45.701 0.245 0.049
5 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'45.725 0.269 0.024
6 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'45.754 0.298 0.029
7 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'45.791 0.335 0.037
8 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'45.825 0.369 0.034
9 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'45.858 0.402 0.033
10 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'45.865 0.409 0.007
11 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'45.895 0.439 0.030
12 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'46.013 0.557 0.118
13 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'46.015 0.559 0.002
14 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1'46.103 0.647 0.088
15 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'46.311 0.855 0.208
16 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'46.332 0.876 0.021
17 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'46.355 0.899 0.023
18 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'46.358 0.902 0.003
19 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'46.447 0.991 0.089
20 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'46.627 1.171 0.180
21 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'46.853 1.397 0.226
22 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'47.247 1.791 0.394
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6
2021
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2021 Mugello Moto3 FP3 Result: Migno Claims Lap Record

Another beautiful morning in Mugello brought another usual battle for the top 14 in the lightweight class, this time with a full 15 minutes dedicated to fresh rubber. After Sergio Garcia drew closer to the lap record on his first outing, it looked like Jaume Masia would claim the honour the second time around, but Andrea Migno was keen to keep the all time lap record in the home team and went a couple tenths faster than the previous benchmark. Masia had to settle for second, closely followed by Gabriel Rodrigo and Garcia.

Jason Dupasquier continues to impress, this time in fifth position and closely followed by Jeremy Alcoba, the Spaniard being the final rider to post a time within half a second of the leader. The rest of the top ten, comprised by Ayumu Sasaki, Stefano Nepa, John McPhee and Romano Fenati, was covered by one tenth of a second, while the top 17 riders finished within a second of top spot. Amongst them, however, only Deniz Öncü, Filip Salac, Dennis Foggia and Darryn Binder secured a ticket directly into Q2, the FP2 leader only 17th in the session but fast enough on Friday to ensure safe passage.

Championship leader Pedro Acosta briefly flirted with the top 14 but quickly got demoted to 16th on the combined standings and will enjoy another Q1 outing later today, together with the likes of Tatsuki Suzuki and Niccolò Antonelli.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 16 Andrea Migno Honda 1'56.234    
2 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1'56.358 0.124 0.124
3 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 1'56.389 0.155 0.031
4 11 Sergio Garcia GASGAS 1'56.480 0.246 0.091
5 50 Jason Dupasquier KTM 1'56.612 0.378 0.132
6 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'56.654 0.420 0.042
7 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 1'56.755 0.521 0.101
8 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'56.809 0.575 0.054
9 17 John McPhee Honda 1'56.816 0.582 0.007
10 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'56.854 0.620 0.038
11 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1'56.890 0.656 0.036
12 12 Filip Salac Honda 1'56.951 0.717 0.061
13 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'56.992 0.758 0.041
14 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'57.032 0.798 0.040
15 37 Pedro Acosta KTM 1'57.209 0.975 0.177
16 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 1'57.218 0.984 0.009
17 40 Darryn Binder Honda 1'57.229 0.995 0.011
18 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 1'57.317 1.083 0.088
19 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 1'57.374 1.140 0.057
20 67 Alberto Surra KTM 1'57.546 1.312 0.172
21 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 1'57.582 1.348 0.036
22 28 Izan Guevara GASGAS 1'57.745 1.511 0.163
23 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'57.816 1.582 0.071
24 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'58.086 1.852 0.270
25 43 Xavier Artigas Honda 1'58.168 1.934 0.082
26 31 Adrian Fernandez Husqvarna 1'58.249 2.015 0.081
27 19 Andi Farid Izdihar Honda 1'58.321 2.087 0.072
28 32 Takuma Matsuyama Honda 1'58.378 2.144 0.057
29 22 Elia Bartolini KTM 1'58.956 2.722 0.578
30 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 2'01.710 5.476 2.754
Round Number: 
6
2021
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