MotoGP Race And Practice Results

Jerez Moto2 Preseason Test Session 2 Times: Martin Beats Bezzecchi

Jorge Martin ended the second session of the Moto2 test as fastest, as well as fastest overall. The Spaniard ended the session just over a tenth quicker than Sky VR46 rider Marco Bezzecchi, who was in turn a fraction faster than his teammate. Marcel Schrotter was fourth fastest in the second session, just ahead of Jorge Navarro and Enea Bastianini, while Sam Lowes was seventh quickest.

Times from Session 2:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 88 Jorge Martin Kalex 1:42.346    
2 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1:42.462 0.116 0.116
3 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1:42.485 0.139 0.023
4 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1:42.662 0.316 0.177
5 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up 1:42.682 0.336 0.020
6 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex 1:42.690 0.344 0.008
7 22 Sam Lowes Kales 1:42.812 0.466 0.122
8 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1:42.866 0.520 0.054
9 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 1:42.895 0.549 0.029
10 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1:43.012 0.666 0.117
11 11 Nicolo Bulega Kalex 1:43.033 0.687 0.021
12 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1:43.110 0.764 0.077
13 12 Tom Lüthi Kalex 1:43.120 0.774 0.010
14 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1:43.154 0.808 0.034
15 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1:43.410 1.064 0.256
16 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1:43.419 1.073 0.009
17 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1:43.447 1.101 0.028
18 55 Hafizh Syahrin Speed Up 1:43.452 1.106 0.005
19 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1:43.455 1.109 0.003
20 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 1:43.455 1.109 0.000
21 44 Aron Canet Speed Up 1:43.470 1.124 0.015
22 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1:43.633 1.287 0.163
23 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1:43.718 1.372 0.085
24 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1:44.073 1.727 0.355
25 64 Bo Bendsneyeder NTS 1:44.095 1.749 0.022
26 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 1:44.140 1.794 0.045
27 27 Andi Farid Izdihar Kalex 1:44.409 2.063 0.269
28 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1:44.635 2.289 0.226
29 2 Jesko Raffin NTS 1:45.128 2.782 0.493
30 99 Kasma Daniel Kalex 1:46.175 3.829 1.047

Combined Times:

Pos No Rider Bike Session Time Diff Prev
1 88 Jorge Martin Kalex S2 1:42.346    
2 12 Tom Lüthi Kalex S1 1:42.422 0.076 0.076
3 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex S2 1:42.462 0.116 0.040
4 10 Luca Marini Kalex S2 1:42.485 0.139 0.023
5 22 Sam Lowes Kales S1 1:42.597 0.251 0.112
6 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex S1 1:42.637 0.291 0.040
7 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex S2 1:42.662 0.316 0.025
8 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex S1 1:42.669 0.323 0.007
9 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up S2 1:42.682 0.336 0.013
10 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex S1 1:42.758 0.412 0.076
11 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex S1 1:42.851 0.505 0.093
12 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up S1 1:42.863 0.517 0.012
13 87 Remy Gardner Kalex S2 1:42.866 0.520 0.003
14 11 Nicolo Bulega Kalex S2 1:43.033 0.687 0.167
15 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta S1 1:43.063 0.717 0.030
16 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex S1 1:43.095 0.749 0.032
17 16 Joe Roberts Kalex S1 1:43.104 0.758 0.009
18 55 Hafizh Syahrin Speed Up S1 1:43.114 0.768 0.010
19 44 Aron Canet Speed Up S1 1:43.293 0.947 0.179
20 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex S1 1:43.395 1.049 0.102
21 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex S2 1:43.410 1.064 0.015
22 40 Hector Garzo Kalex S2 1:43.419 1.073 0.009
23 96 Jake Dixon Kalex S2 1:43.455 1.109 0.036
24 57 Edgar Pons Kalex S1 1:43.551 1.205 0.096
25 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta S2 1:44.073 1.727 0.522
26 64 Bo Bendsneyeder NTS S2 1:44.095 1.749 0.022
27 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex S1 1:44.163 1.817 0.068
28 2 Jesko Raffin NTS S1 1:44.230 1.884 0.067
29 27 Andi Farid Izdihar Kalex S2 1:44.409 2.063 0.179
30 99 Kasma Daniel Kalex S1 1:45.969 3.623 1.560
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Jerez MotoGP Preseason Test Session 2 Times: Viñales Fastest In Disrupted Session

The second session of the MotoGP test ahead of Jerez proved more eventful than hoped, with a power cut and an oil spill causing the session to be red flagged for nearly an hour. The oil - from Aleix Espargaro's Aprilia, a sign that reliability is still an issue - caused Danilo Petrucci and Alex Marquez to crash. Petrucci was badly banged up, though a medical at the Clinica Mobile turned up nothing permanent. Petrucci was shaken up enough to skip the remainder of the session.

At the end of the second session, two Yamahas led, Maverick Viñales finishing alead of Fabio Quartararo. Marc Marquez ended as third in the second session, and third overall, while the two Suzukis finished fourth and fifth, Alex Rins ahead of Joan Mir. Pecco Bagnaia was the fastest Ducati in the afternoon, finishing just behind Joan Mir, and a tenth ahead of Johann Zarco on the Avintia bike. The Espargaro brothers ended the session in eighth and ninth, Aleix on the Aprilia four hundredths quicker than Pol on the KTM, but putting all six manufacturers in the top nine in the test. Franco Morbidelli rounded out the top ten.

Afternoon times:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha M1 1:37.793    
2 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha M1 1:37.911 0.118 0.118
3 93 Marc Márquez Honda RC213V 1:38.021 0.228 0.110
4 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:38.317 0.524 0.296
5 36 Joan Mir Suzuki GSX-RR 1:38.380 0.587 0.063
6 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati GP20 1:38.417 0.624 0.037
7 5 Johann Zarco Ducati GP19 1:38.513 0.720 0.096
8 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:38.549 0.756 0.036
9 44 Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 1:38.592 0.799 0.043
10 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha M1 1:38.646 0.853 0.054
11 43 Jack Miller Ducati GP20 1:38.676 0.883 0.030
12 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP20 1:38.779 0.986 0.103
13 33 Brad Binder KTM RC16 1:39.016 1.223 0.237
14 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:39.055 1.262 0.039
15 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda RC213V 1:39.063 1.270 0.008
16 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:39.302 1.509 0.239
17 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM RC16 1:39.364 1.571 0.062
18 73 Alex Márquez Honda RC213V 1:39.378 1.585 0.014
19 38 Bradley Smith Aprilia RS-GP 1:39.456 1.663 0.078
20 53 Tito Rabat Ducati GP19 1:39.461 1.668 0.005
21 27 Iker Lecuona KTM RC16 1:39.508 1.715 0.047
22 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP20 1:40.362 2.569 0.854

Combined times:

Pos No Rider Bike Session Time Diff Prev
1 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha M1 S2 1:37.793    
2 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha M1 S2 1:37.911 0.118 0.118
3 93 Marc Márquez Honda RC213V S1 1:37.941 0.148 0.030
4 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR S1 1:38.193 0.400 0.252
5 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 S1 1:38.222 0.429 0.029
6 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP S1 1:38.285 0.492 0.063
7 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V S1 1:38.313 0.520 0.028
8 43 Jack Miller Ducati GP20 S1 1:38.348 0.555 0.035
9 36 Joan Mir Suzuki GSX-RR S2 1:38.380 0.587 0.032
10 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati GP20 S2 1:38.417 0.624 0.037
11 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM RC16 S1 1:38.426 0.633 0.009
12 5 Johann Zarco Ducati GP19 S2 1:38.513 0.720 0.087
13 44 Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 S2 1:38.592 0.799 0.079
14 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha M1 S2 1:38.646 0.853 0.054
15 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP20 S2 1:38.779 0.986 0.133
16 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda RC213V S1 1:38.873 1.080 0.094
17 38 Bradley Smith Aprilia RS-GP S1 1:38.942 1.149 0.069
18 33 Brad Binder KTM RC16 S2 1:39.016 1.223 0.074
19 27 Iker Lecuona KTM RC16 S1 1:39.089 1.296 0.073
20 73 Alex Márquez Honda RC213V S1 1:39.151 1.358 0.062
21 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP20 S1 1:39.249 1.456 0.098
22 53 Tito Rabat Ducati GP19 S2 1:39.461 1.668 0.212
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Jerez Moto2 Preseason Test Session 1 Times: Luthi Pips Marini And Lowes

Tom Luthi leads the way in the Moto2 test as the bikes returned to the track after four months from the first race of the season. The Intact GP rider was under a tenth quicker than Luca Marini of the Sky Racing team. Sam Lowes, now fully fit from his injury earlier this year, ended the session as third, just ahead of Enea Bastianini and Qatar race winner Tetsuta Nagashima.

Times:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 12 Tom Lüthi Kalex 1:42.422    
2 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1:42.502 0.080 0.080
3 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1:42.597 0.175 0.095
4 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex 1:42.637 0.215 0.040
5 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1:42.669 0.247 0.032
6 88 Jorge Martin Kalex 1:42.699 0.277 0.030
7 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1:42.758 0.336 0.059
8 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1:42.851 0.429 0.093
9 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 1:42.863 0.441 0.012
10 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1:42.957 0.535 0.094
11 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 1:43.063 0.641 0.106
12 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1:43.095 0.673 0.032
13 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1:43.098 0.676 0.003
14 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1:43.104 0.682 0.006
15 55 Hafizh Syahrin Speed Up 1:43.114 0.692 0.010
16 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1:43.146 0.724 0.032
17 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up 1:43.246 0.824 0.100
18 44 Aron Canet Speed Up 1:43.293 0.871 0.047
19 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1:43.395 0.973 0.102
20 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1:43.514 1.092 0.119
21 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 1:43.551 1.129 0.037
22 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1:43.555 1.133 0.004
23 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1:43.576 1.154 0.021
24 11 Nicolo Bulega Kalex 1:43.951 1.529 0.375
25 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1:44.163 1.741 0.212
26 2 Jesko Raffin NTS 1:44.230 1.808 0.067
27 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1:44.298 1.876 0.068
28 64 Bo Bendsneyeder NTS 1:44.355 1.933 0.057
29 27 Andi Farid Izdihar Kalex 1:44.512 2.090 0.157
30 99 Kasma Daniel Kalex 1:45.969 3.547 1.457
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Jerez MotoGP Preseason Test Session 1 Times: Marquez Leads Rins And Rossi

MotoGP is back underway, the riders taking to the track again for the first time in over four months. They were up to speed quickly as well, despite the sweltering heat, Marc Marquez setting the fastest time within a hundredth of a second of his best time in FP1 in 2019. The reigning champion was impressive throughout the session.

Alex Rins took second spot on the Suzuki, a quarter of a second behind Marquez, after making a late charge in the session. The same can be said for Valentino Rossi, who was the slowest of the Yamahas until the final ten minutes, before putting in a string of consistently strong laps.

Aleix Espargaro gave Aprilia fans hope, the 2020 RS-GP clearly a strong improvement over last year's bike. Espargaro was fourth just under four tenths off the time of Marquez. Fabio Quartararo ended the session fifth on the Petronas Yamaha, while LCR Honda's Cal Crutchlow took the sixth best time.

Jack Miller was the fastest Ducati, ahead of Miguel Oliveira on the KTM, while Pecco Bagnaia rounded out the top ten on the Pramac Ducati. A second covered the first fourteen riders, Bradley Smith finish fifteenth 1.001 behind Marquez.

Times after the first session of testing for the MotoGP class:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 93 Marc Márquez Honda RC213V 1:37.941    
2 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:38.193 0.252 0.252
3 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:38.222 0.281 0.029
4 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:38.285 0.344 0.063
5 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha M1 1:38.312 0.371 0.027
6 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:38.313 0.372 0.001
7 43 Jack Miller Ducati GP20 1:38.348 0.407 0.035
8 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM RC16 1:38.426 0.485 0.078
9 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha M1 1:38.733 0.792 0.307
10 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati GP20 1:38.792 0.851 0.059
11 36 Joan Mir Suzuki GSX-RR 1:38.823 0.882 0.031
12 44 Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 1:38.844 0.903 0.021
13 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha M1 1:38.863 0.922 0.019
14 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda RC213V 1:38.873 0.932 0.010
15 38 Bradley Smith Aprilia RS-GP 1:38.942 1.001 0.069
16 27 Iker Lecuona KTM RC16 1:39.089 1.148 0.147
17 5 Johann Zarco Ducati GP19 1:39.139 1.198 0.050
18 73 Alex Márquez Honda RC213V 1:39.151 1.210 0.012
19 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP20 1:39.201 1.260 0.050
20 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP20 1:39.249 1.308 0.048
21 33 Brad Binder KTM RC16 1:39.282 1.341 0.033
22 53 Tito Rabat Ducati GP19 1:39.559 1.618 0.277
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Barcelona WorldSBK Test Day 2 Times: Rea And Redding Battle It Out For Top Spot

Jonathan Rea has ended the Barcelona WorldSBK test at the top of the timesheets, after a battle of wills with Ducati's Scott Redding. The pair chased each other to impressive heights during the morning session, throwing new tires at fast times until Redding decided that focusing on used tires was a more productive use of his time than continuing to chase Rea's fast time. "It was fun, it was spicing up the day, but I said, OK, one of us is going to end up with a big crash, because we keep going faster and faster and faster!" Redding commented afterwards.

Tom Sykes ended the day as third fastest on the BMW S1000RR, half a second behind the Kawasaki of Rea and a third of a second slower than the Ducati of Redding. Sykes was just under a couple of tenths quicker than Alex Lowes on the second Kawasaki, while Toprak Razgatlioglu was the fastest of the Yamaha riders. Eugene Laverty finished sixth, half a second off the pace of his BMW teammate, and two tenths ahead of the second Yamaha of Michael van der Mark, while Loris Baz was eighth quickest.

After missing the entire morning session, with the reason given that they had to attend a full online technical debrief with Japanese HRC engineers unable to travel to Europe, Alvaro Bautista and Leon Haslam only took to the track in the afternoon. Haslam was the fastest of the two Honda riders, while Bautista was unable to improve his time from Wednesday.

Thursday times from both sessions:

Pos No Rider Bike Session Time Diff Prev
WorldSBK
1 1 Jonathan Rea Kawasaki ZX-10RR AM 1:40.450    
2 45 Scott Redding Ducati Panigale V4 R AM 1:40.606 0.156 0.156
3 66 Tom Sykes BMW S1000 RR AM 1:40.956 0.506 0.350
4 22 Alex Lowes Kawasaki ZX-10RR AM 1:41.137 0.687 0.181
5 54 Toprak Razgatlioglu Yamaha YZF R1 AM 1:41.218 0.768 0.081
6 50 Eugene Laverty BMW S1000 RR AM 1:41.494 1.044 0.276
7 60 Michael van der Mark Yamaha YZF R1 AM 1:41.679 1.229 0.185
8 76 Loris Baz Yamaha YZF R1 PM 1:41.881 1.431 0.202
9 7 Chaz Davies Ducati Panigale V4 R PM 1:41.903 1.453 0.022
10 36 Leandro Mercado Ducati Panigale V4 R PM 1:42.024 1.574 0.121
11 31 Garrett Gerloff Yamaha YZF R1 PM 1:42.121 1.671 0.097
12 91 Leon Haslam Honda CBR1000RR PM 1:42.126 1.676 0.005
13 11 Sandro Cortese Kawasaki ZX-10RR PM 1:42.187 1.737 0.061
14 64 Federico Caricasulo Yamaha YZF R1 PM 1:42.333 1.883 0.146
15 77 Maximilan Scheib Kawasaki ZX-10RR AM 1:42.436 1.986 0.103
16 19 Alvaro Bautista Honda CBR1000RR PM 1:43.261 2.811 0.825
17 20 Sylvain Barrier Ducati Panigale V4 R PM 1:44.323 3.873 1.062
               
WorldSSP
1 16 Jules Cluzel Yamaha YZF R6 AM 1:45.252    
2 94 Corentin Perolari Yamaha YZF R6 AM 1:45.780 0.528 0.528
3 4 Steven Odendaal Yamaha YZF R6 AM 1:45.867 0.615 0.087
               
Marc VDS
1 222 Sam Lowes Yamaha YZF R1 AM 1:44.705    
2 37 Augusto Fernandez Yamaha YZF R1 AM 1:45.671 0.966 0.966

Combined times from both days:

Pos No Rider Bike Day Time Diff Prev
WorldSBK
1 1 Jonathan Rea Kawasaki ZX-10RR Thur 1:40.450    
2 45 Scott Redding Ducati Panigale V4 R Thur 1:40.606 0.156 0.156
3 66 Tom Sykes BMW S1000 RR Thur 1:40.956 0.506 0.350
4 22 Alex Lowes Kawasaki ZX-10RR Thur 1:41.137 0.687 0.181
5 54 Toprak Razgatlioglu Yamaha YZF R1 Thur 1:41.218 0.768 0.081
6 50 Eugene Laverty BMW S1000 RR Thur 1:41.494 1.044 0.276
7 60 Michael van der Mark Yamaha YZF R1 Thur 1:41.679 1.229 0.185
8 76 Loris Baz Yamaha YZF R1 Thur 1:41.881 1.431 0.202
9 7 Chaz Davies Ducati Panigale V4 R Thur 1:41.903 1.453 0.022
10 36 Leandro Mercado Ducati Panigale V4 R Thur 1:42.024 1.574 0.121
11 31 Garrett Gerloff Yamaha YZF R1 Thur 1:42.121 1.671 0.097
12 91 Leon Haslam Honda CBR1000RR Thur 1:42.126 1.676 0.005
13 11 Sandro Cortese Kawasaki ZX-10RR Thur 1:42.187 1.737 0.061
14 19 Alvaro Bautista Honda CBR1000RR Wed 1:42.320 1.870 0.133
15 64 Federico Caricasulo Yamaha YZF R1 Thur 1:42.333 1.883 0.013
16 77 Maximilan Scheib Kawasaki ZX-10RR Thur 1:42.436 1.986 0.103
17 20 Sylvain Barrier Ducati Panigale V4 R Thur 1:44.323 3.873 1.887
               
WorldSSP
1 16 Jules Cluzel Yamaha YZF R6 Thur 1:45.252    
2 94 Corentin Perolari Yamaha YZF R6 Thur 1:45.780 0.528 0.528
3 4 Steven Odendaal Yamaha YZF R6 Thur 1:45.867 0.615 0.087
               
Marc VDS
1 222 Sam Lowes Yamaha YZF R1 Thur 1:44.705    
2 37 Augusto Fernandez Yamaha YZF R1 Wed 1:45.662 0.957 0.957
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Barcelona WorldSBK Test Day 1 Times: Redding Leads Rea, As Baz Is Fastest Yamaha

Testing is underway again for the WorldSBK series, with the main protagonists assembled at the Circuit de Catalunya in Montmelo, near Barcelona. Scott Redding ended the day as fastest, the Aruba.it Ducati rider getting up to speed quickly again, finishing nearly two tenths faster than reigning champion Jonathan Rea on the Kawasaki.

Loris Baz was the quickest of the Yamahas, a quarter of a second behind Redding, and three tenths faster than Alex Lowes on the second Kawasaki. Alvaro Bautista was the fastest Honda rider, a fraction behind Lowes, while Tom Sykes was a little over a tenth off the time of Bautista on the BMW.

Of the WorldSSP Yamahas present, Jules Cluzel was quickest, four tenths faster than Steven Odendaal, while Corentin Perolari was further four tenths behind the South African.

Also present at the test were the Marc VDS Estrella Galicia 0,0 Moto2 team of Sam Lowes and Augusto Fernandez, riding track-prepped Yamaha R1s, in full Estrella Galicia regalia. Sam Lowes was 3.4 seconds slower on a production R1 than Loris Baz on the WorldSBK-spec race machine.

Combined times from the morning and afternoon sessions:

WorldSBK
Pos No Rider Bike Session Time Diff Prev
1 45 Scott Redding Ducati Panigale V4 R PM 1:41.727    
2 1 Jonathan Rea Kawasaki ZX-10RR AM 1:41.910 0.183 0.183
3 76 Loris Baz Yamaha YZF R1 PM 1:41.980 0.253 0.070
4 22 Alex Lowes Kawasaki ZX-10RR PM 1:42.318 0.591 0.338
5 19 Alvaro Bautista Honda CBR1000RR PM 1:42.320 0.593 0.002
6 66 Tom Sykes BMW S1000 RR PM 1:42.455 0.728 0.135
7 11 Sandro Cortese Kawasaki ZX-10RR PM 1:42.573 0.846 0.118
8 7 Chaz Davies Ducati Panigale V4 R PM 1:42.641 0.914 0.068
9 54 Toprak Razgatlioglu Yamaha YZF R1 PM 1:42.771 1.044 0.130
10 50 Eugene Laverty BMW S1000 RR PM 1:42.832 1.105 0.061
11 60 Michael van der Mark Yamaha YZF R1 AM 1:42.975 1.248 0.143
12 91 Leon Haslam Honda CBR1000RR PM 1:42.996 1.269 0.021
13 36 Leandro Mercado Ducati Panigale V4 R PM 1:42.997 1.270 0.001
14 31 Garrett Gerloff Yamaha YZF R1 PM 1:43.119 1.392 0.122
15 64 Federico Caricasulo Yamaha YZF R1 PM 1:43.535 1.808 0.416
16 77 Maximilan Scheib Kawasaki ZX-10RR PM 1:43.568 1.841 0.033
17 20 Sylvain Barrier Ducati Panigale V4 R AM 1:44.430 2.703 0.862
               
WorldSSP
1 16 Jules Cluzel Yamaha YZF R6 PM 1:46.168    
2 4 Steven Odendaal Yamaha YZF R6 AM 1:46.576 0.408 0.408
3 94 Corentin Perolari Yamaha YZF R6 PM 1:46.998 0.830 0.422
               
Marc VDS
1 222 Sam Lowes Yamaha YZF R1 AM 1:45.416    
2 37 Augusto Fernandez Yamaha YZF R1 AM 1:45.662 0.246 0.246
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Misano Private Test: Aleix Espargaro Fastest On Final Day, Redding Smashes WorldSBK Record

Testing has concluded at the Misano private test, with a few changes to the riders present on Thursday. KTM skipped the final day, while a group of WorldSSP riders entered the fray.

Aleix Espargaro was the fastest rider on the final day, getting to within a couple of hundredths of Miguel Oliveira's best time from the day before, demonstrating the potential of the 2020 Aprilia RS-GP. Espargaro was happy with both the speed and the pace of the bike, though the reliability of the bike remains a question mark, which will only be removed once the racing begins. The Aprilias were the lone MotoGP bikes on track on Thursday.

Bradley Smith closed the gap to the front by half a second, the Englishman preparing to take the place of Andrea Iannone for the first races of 2020, while the Italian is waiting for his appeal against a doping ban to be heard.

Among the more interesting items being tested by Ducati was the COVID-19 protocol to be used at the opening MotoGP round at Jerez. Ducati were also testing microphones and headsets for use in the pits, to prevent riders and engineers getting too close during debriefs. Aprilia have already been using this system, adopting it at the Valencia and Jerez tests in November 2019, with the aim of improving communication. But it also allows riders and mechanics to keep their distance while working together.

Teams and riders will only be allowed to use communications systems in the pits. Communication between the rider and the pits while the rider is on track is still explicitly banned in the rules.

Scott Redding finished as fastest of the WorldSBK riders, demolishing the pole record from 2018 set by Tom Sykes, then still riding the Kawasaki. The Aruba.it rider was impressive overall, given that he finished just fifteen hundredths slower than Oliveira's best time on the KTM MotoGP machine, and ahead of the best time set by Pol Espargaro on the KTM.

Jonathan Rea made a big step forward, finishing as second quickest WorldSBK rider, another fifteen hundredths of a second behind Redding, while Michael Ruben Rinaldi was third fastest of the WorldSBK riders, a quarter of a second behind Rea. Rea's Kawasaki teammate Alex Lowes was half a second behind Rea, and six tenths slower than Redding, while Chaz Davies was nearly a second slower than his Aruba.it teammate.

Times at the end of three days of testing:

Pos Rider Bike Time Diff Prev Day
1 Miguel Oliveira KTM RC16 1:32.913     Wednesday
2 Aleix Espargaró Aprilia RS-GP 1:32.932 0.019 0.019 Thursday
3 Michele Pirro Ducati GP20 1:33.038 0.125 0.106 Thursday
4 Scott Redding Ducati Panigale V4R 1:33.067 0.154 0.029 Thursday
5 Pol Espargaró KTM RC16 1:33.070 0.157 0.003 Tuesday
6 Jonathan Rea Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1:33.206 0.293 0.136 Thursday
7 Bradley Smith Aprilia RS-GP 1:33.536 0.623 0.330 Thursday
8 Michael Ruben Rinaldi Ducati Panigale V4R 1:33.560 0.647 0.024 Thursday
9 Brad Binder KTM RC16 1:33.588 0.675 0.028 Wednesday
10 Iker Lecuona KTM RC16 1:33.591 0.678 0.003 Wednesday
11 Alex Lowes Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1:33.694 0.781 0.103 Thursday
12 Chaz Davies Ducati Panigale V4R 1:34.053 1.140 0.359 Thursday
13 Sylvain Guintoli Suzuki GSX-RR 1:34.287 1.374 0.234 Wednesday
14 Leandro Mercado Ducati Panigale V4R 1:34.859 1.946 0.572 Thursday
15 Leon Camier Ducati Panigale V4R 1:35.773 2.860 0.914 Wednesday
16 Sylvain Barrier Ducati Panigale V4R 1:36.752 3.839 0.979 Thursday
WorldSSP times        
1 Andrea Locatelli Yamaha YZF-R6 1:37.664      
2 Raffaele De Rosa MV Agusta 675 F3 1:38.444 0.780 0.780 Thursday
3 Randy Krummenacher MV Agusta 675 F3 1:38.813 1.149 0.369 Thursday
4 Federico Fuligni MV Agusta 675 F3 1:39.325 1.661 0.512 Thursday
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2020 Qatar Moto2 Race Result: Meant To Be

With the MotoGP grid reluctantly still on holiday, the intermediate class had to step up as the main event in Qatar and it did not disappoint in the slightest. At the end of an animated Moto2 race, a beautifully emotional Tetsuta Nagashima lifted the biggest trophy in Qatar, after fighting his way from 14th on the grid and leaving his rivals in the distance as he took the checkered flag on his first victory in the class and the championship lead. Lorenzo Baldassarri was back on a favourite playground of his but had to settle for second, while Enea Bastianini converted his first front row start in Moto2 into a podium.

Going back to when the lights went out, fellow front row starter Luca Marini looked like the lead actor as he claimed the lead off the line, while poleman Joe Roberts lost another position to Bastianini in turn one. Jorge Martin, having started 8th, was soon demoting Roberts from third position, with Jorge Navarro on the prowl as well. Bastianini briefly challenged Marini at the front but the Italian was back ahead at the start of lap 2, while Roberts was keeping busy with Martin in the early battle for third. The four riders were one tiny step ahead of the chasing pack, three tenths of a second keeping them ahead of the likes of Baldassarri, Remy Gardner, Xavi Vierge, Marco Bezzecchi, Navarro and Nagashima. Rookie Aron Canet climbed from 16th to 11th and was riding one second behind the chasing pack but getting an experienced tour guide in Tom Luthi, who was fighting through from 18th on the grid. Meanwhile, Augusto Fernandez abandoned ship at turn six after a tangle with Stefano Manzi on lap 3.

By the fifth lap, Marini, Roberts, Martin and Bastianini got company from Baldassarri, Vierge and Bezzecchi, while Navarro was left in charge of the pursuers, which included Nagashima and Gardner. Marini was calmly fending off Roberts’s advances but didn’t have the speed to attempt an escape just yet. Martin and Baldassarri were still in contention but appeared to go back towards the chasers rather than challenge the leaders.

Marini picked up the pace on lap 10 and squeezed a few tenths off of Roberts – which turned into an eight tenths gap one lap later. Roberts’ mission was getting harder by the second but not as hard as Martin’s, whose mid-race mistakes dropped him to the bottom of the top ten. That left the Italian duo of Baldassarri and Bastianini to engage in a feisty battle for the final podium spot but Nagashima and Vierge were biding their time for an attack as well. Navarro was still fighting to join the action in the chasing pack and taking Bezzecchi with him. Canet was enjoying a lonely ride over a second down the road but suddenly found Gardner on his tail after a mistake pushed the Australian back significantly. Luthi, Schrotter and Martin were left out of the limelight outside of the top ten.

Back at the front, the tale had another twist, Marini getting pulled back by the pack still led by Roberts and the poleman was under serious threat himself from Baldasarri, Nagashima and Bastianini. In very Navarro fashion, the Spaniard got faster as the race progressed and tagged along to the podium fight for the final seven laps but wasn’t a big feature in it.

With six laps to go, Roberts saw clear air ahead for the first time since lining up on pole, when Marini began struggling with tyre wear. However, with Marini dropping places at a rapid rate, his compatriots picked up the reins and battled for the lead, Baldassaarri and Bastianini pushing Roberts back and under threat from Nagashima. Quickly past the poleman and the Italians, the Japanese rider led the race for the first time going into the final three laps and seemed to enjoy the limelight, swiftly stretching a one second gap with a fantastic few laps at the front. Baldasarri, Bastianini, Roberts, Navarro and a fast advancing Gardner were left to fight for podium leftovers.

Nagashima took the checkered flag with a 1.3 seconds advantage over Baldassarri, with Bastianini never getting another attack in. Roberts missed out on the podium by a tenth of a second and was followed across the line by Gardner and Navarro. Schrotter eventually overtook Canet for seventh place but the rookie finished his first Moto2 race in a solid eighth position. Vierge and Luthi completed the top ten, while Bo Bendsneyder could not quite replicate his qualifying performance but still snatched a few points. Marini’s day went from the lead to the gravel trap in the final few laps, with a last lap incident with Jake Dixon robbing him of a couple points.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Gap
1 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 40'00.192
2 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex +1.347
3 33 Enea BASTIANINI Kalex +1.428
4 16 Joe ROBERTS Kalex +1.559
5 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex +1.901
6 9 Jorge NAVARRO Speed Up +2.381
7 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex +4.490
8 44 Aron CANET Speed Up +4.703
9 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex +7.118
10 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex +8.904
11 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER NTS +9.730
12 72 Marco BEZZECCHI Kalex +11.410
13 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Speed Up +12.701
14 96 Jake DIXON Kalex +12.717
15 62 Stefano MANZI MV Agusta +16.208
16 57 Edgar PONS Kalex +16.256
17 40 Hector GARZO Kalex +16.869
18 11 Nicolo BULEGA Kalex +16.932
19 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Speed Up +19.639
20 88 Jorge MARTIN Kalex +20.662
21 24 Simone CORSI MV Agusta +27.291
22 27 Andi Farid IZDIHAR Kalex +34.514
23 2 Jesko RAFFIN NTS +34.664
24 19 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Kalex +45.850
25 35 Somkiat CHANTRA Kalex 1 Lap
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  10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1 Lap
  99 Kasma DANIEL Kalex 12 Laps
  37 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex 18 Laps
  42 Marcos RAMIREZ Kalex 19 Laps
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2020 Qatar Moto3 Race Result: Fast And Steady Wins The Race

At the end of a long eventful winter, everyone wanted a lead part in the first Moto3 play of the season. The auditions were tough and fiercely competitive but experience came first and Albert Arenas took KTM’s 100th Grand Prix win and heads to wherever the next race will be as a championship leader for the first time. John McPhee came just half a tenth off the win in the slipstream to the finish line but had to make do with second, while Ai Ogura got a surprise podium after the checkered flag.

Poleman Tatsuki Suzuki was a solid contender after a fast start off the line and the front row configuration with Raul Fernandez and Arenas was maintained on the first lap. Amongst the big winners of lap one were rookie Deniz Oncu and Tony Arbolino, who joined the top five, as well as Gabriel Rodrigo and Sergio Garcia, who were tagging along to the top ten soon after.

Suzuki lost the lead in the slipstream bonanza at the start of lap two and got pushed down to 5th position, while Fernandez and Arbolino exchanged the lead. In usual Moto3 fashion, no leader got too much airtime as attacks came from all sides of the sizeable pack, Arenas and Darryn Binder mixing it up at the front by lap three. One lap later, the KTMs of Arenas, Binder and Fernandez just about stretched a half second gap ahead of the Honda pack led by Jaume Masia, Sergio Garcia and Arbolino – with Suzuki, Rodrigo and McPhee a few of the other names keeping close. That slight advantage did not last long, quite predictably, and Masia attacked Binder for a provisional podium by lap six. While Arenas was still holding onto the lead, the main group reduced in numbers to ten riders, dropping the likes of Andrea Migno, Celestino Vietti, Ogura and Oncu.

The frantic action in turn one finally changed the leader by the halfway mark of the race, when Masia, Fernandez and Suzuki swapped top spot in quick succession. Masia, aided by the blistering speed of his Honda, was the only one who managed to hold onto the lead for more than one lap but meanwhile, the podium fight grew back to 19 participants after the first two groups merged for the final eight laps. That made every small mistake even more punishing, as Fernandez soon learned when he found himself at the back of that group. Vietti abandoned the fight soon after at turn ten, in a race incident with Jeremy Alcoba.

Arenas decided he would rather be defending the lead than be on the attack and picked up top spot for the last seven laps. The Spaniard fended off a few slipstream battles for the next few laps but it was a tough ask and he found himself sixth with four laps to go, while poleman Suzuki picked up the lead once again. His glory was fleeting however and many challengers picked up the baton for the remaining laps, including Arbolino, McPhee, Binder and Rodrigo.

Binder started the final lap in charge of the pack but only got as far as turn one before joining the gravel trap after touching with Arbolino. Left at the top of the field, Arenas attempted a small escape at the front and took McPhee with him, Masia leading the charge three tenths down. It was a small gap but enough for the lead duo to dispute the win between themselves, which went to Arenas as he kept his Honda rival at bay on the long finish straight.

Masia crossed the line in podium positions but the celebrations didn’t last long and the Spaniard was penalised one position due to exceeding track limits on the final lap. That allowed Ogura to join the podium, while several other penalties impacted on the rest the point positions, with Suzuki, Rodrigo, Alcoba, Salac, Foggia and Fernandez eventually rounding out the top ten.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Gap
1 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 38'08.941
2 17 John MCPHEE Honda +0.053
3 79 Ai OGURA Honda +0.344
4 5 Jaume MASIA Honda +0.247
5 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda +0.789
6 2 Gabriel RODRIGO Honda +0.426
7 52 Jeremy ALCOBA Honda +0.559
8 12 Filip SALAC Honda +0.823
9 7 Dennis FOGGIA Honda +0.964
10 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM +0.834
11 11 Sergio GARCIA Honda +1.261
12 53 Deniz ÖNCÜ KTM +1.485
13 21 Alonso LOPEZ Husqvarna +1.602
14 27 Kaito TOBA KTM +2.790
15 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda +2.575
16 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM +3.180
17 55 Romano FENATI Husqvarna +5.802
18 92 Yuki KUNII Honda +5.829
19 71 Ayumu SASAKI KTM +6.109
20 6 Ryusei YAMANAKA Honda +8.457
21 99 Carlos TATAY KTM +8.480
22 82 Stefano NEPA KTM +16.240
23 9 Davide PIZZOLI KTM +21.450
24 54 Riccardo ROSSI KTM +26.209
25 50 Jason DUPASQUIER KTM +26.412
26 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Honda +28.189
27 73 Maximilian KOFLER KTM +28.517
28 13 Celestino VIETTI KTM +32.106
29 60 Dirk GEIGER KTM +41.931
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  40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1 Lap
  20 Jose Julian GARCIA Honda 5 Laps
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2020 Qatar Moto2 Warm Up Result: Nagashima Leads Navarro and Roberts

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'59.565    
2 9 Jorge NAVARRO Speed Up 1'59.727 0.162 0.162
3 16 Joe ROBERTS Kalex 1'59.845 0.280 0.118
4 37 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex 1'59.855 0.290 0.010
5 72 Marco BEZZECCHI Kalex 1'59.862 0.297 0.007
6 44 Aron CANET Speed Up 1'59.894 0.329 0.032
7 33 Enea BASTIANINI Kalex 1'59.901 0.336 0.007
8 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 1'59.944 0.379 0.043
9 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'59.949 0.384 0.005
10 11 Nicolo BULEGA Kalex 2'00.012 0.447 0.063
11 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 2'00.020 0.455 0.008
12 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Speed Up 2'00.129 0.564 0.109
13 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 2'00.165 0.600 0.036
14 62 Stefano MANZI MV Agusta 2'00.189 0.624 0.024
15 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 2'00.281 0.716 0.092
16 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 2'00.300 0.735 0.019
17 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 2'00.310 0.745 0.010
18 88 Jorge MARTIN Kalex 2'00.372 0.807 0.062
19 40 Hector GARZO Kalex 2'00.380 0.815 0.008
20 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Speed Up 2'00.490 0.925 0.110
21 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Kalex 2'00.632 1.067 0.142
22 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER NTS 2'00.673 1.108 0.041
23 96 Jake DIXON Kalex 2'00.958 1.393 0.285
24 35 Somkiat CHANTRA Kalex 2'01.010 1.445 0.052
25 24 Simone CORSI MV Agusta 2'01.288 1.723 0.278
26 2 Jesko RAFFIN NTS 2'01.298 1.733 0.010
27 19 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Kalex 2'01.522 1.957 0.224
28 99 Kasma DANIEL Kalex 2'01.662 2.097 0.140
29 27 Andi Farid IZDIHAR Kalex 2'02.337 2.772 0.675
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