MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2020 Aragon Moto2 Qualifying Result: A Late Attack

The intermediate class closed the qualifying show in Aragon, under a clear blue sky and in temperatures just over 20 degrees. Some of the usual contenders hogged the limelight, although Sam Lowes waited until the final two minutes of Q2 to go from the bottom of the top ten straight into an impressive pole position and respective lap record. The British rider was over a tenth and a half faster than Marco Bezzecchi and the title contenders will be joined on the front row of the grid by Fabio Di Giannantonio – the Speed Up man following through with the promise he showed throughout practice.

Jake Dixon opens row two from Marcos Ramirez, who benefitted from a deluxe tow from the championship leader early in the session. Jorge Navarro closes the second row of the grid, while Luca Marini opens the third one, ahead of Q1 leader Jorge Martin and Augusto Fernandez. Remy Gardner rounded out the top ten, with Joe Roberts ending his day early with a mechanical and getting stuck in 11th position. Amongst the title contenders, Enea Bastianini is on the back foot once again, starting his charge from the back of the fourth row and almost one second slower than the poleman.

Tom Luthi and Tetsuta Nagashima escaped Q1 to join the fifth row of the grid, while Marcel Schotter was a surprise 22nd after failing to get through the first qualifying session.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'51.651    
2 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'51.799 0.148 0.148
3 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 1'51.870 0.219 0.071
4 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'51.999 0.348 0.129
5 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'52.166 0.515 0.167
6 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up 1'52.167 0.516 0.001
7 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1'52.188 0.537 0.021
8 88 Jorge Martin Kalex 1'52.235 0.584 0.047
9 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'52.348 0.697 0.113
10 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'52.401 0.750 0.053
11 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'52.554 0.903 0.153
12 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex 1'52.596 0.945 0.042
13 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'52.702 1.051 0.106
14 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1'52.729 1.078 0.027
15 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'52.751 1.100 0.022
16 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 1'52.751 1.100  
17 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS 1'53.097 1.446 0.346
18 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'53.221 1.570 0.124
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 88 Jorge Martin Kalex 1'52.630    
Q2 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1'52.724 0.094 0.094
Q2 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'52.736 0.106 0.012
Q2 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'52.774 0.144 0.038
19 55 Hafizh Syahrin Speed Up 1'52.849 0.219 0.075
20 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'52.989 0.359 0.140
21 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1'53.083 0.453 0.094
22 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'53.118 0.488 0.035
23 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 1'53.125 0.495 0.007
24 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'53.281 0.651 0.156
25 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'53.370 0.740 0.089
26 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'53.541 0.911 0.171
27 27 Andi Farid Izdihar Kalex 1'54.090 1.460 0.549
28 18 Xavi Cardelus Speed Up 1'54.542 1.912 0.452
29 74 Piotr Biesiekirski NTS 1'55.293 2.663 0.751
30 99 Kasma Daniel Kalex 1'55.388 2.758 0.095
Round Number: 
11
2020
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2020 Estoril World Superbike Race One Result: So, What Happens Now?

The race would be twenty one laps of Estoril, the shortest track of the year, with a long grid straight. With a track temperature of 29ºC, everyone used the same rear tyre, apart from Loris Baz who opted for the SCX. Sylvain Barrier would not start after a concussion in the Superpole session. 

As Scott Redding lined up in twenty second place, Jonathan Rea nipped back into the pits after the sighting lap and was waved through by Pere Riba and he took a second sighting lap, getting another lap on his new untested bike before lining up in fifteenth place. 

Toprak Razgatlioglu took the lead from pole position ahead of Michael Ruben Rinaldi who charged through from the second row of the grid. Garrett Gerloff pipped Leon Haslam for third place while Jonathan Rea was in eighth place by turn one. Scott Redding clubbed his way through to fifteenth place but couldn't make any progress after the first turn. Gerloff took second place from Rinaldi as Rea climbed to seventh place to start the second lap. Razgatlioglu led Gerloff, Rinaldi, Haslam, Alex Lowes and Michael van der Mark, but Jonathan Rea beat both Lowes and van der Mark into the first turn, passing both of them on the brakes and parking his bike at the apex to hold fifth place. 

Behind Rea, Lowes and van der Mark swapped places a couple of times throughout the lap as Toprak Razgatlioglu set the fastest lap on laps two and three in the process of gapping Garrett Gerloff. Leon Haslam fell prey to Rea in the first turn of lap three, catching Michael Ruben Rinaldi and passing him into turn nine. Rea, the master of the reverse grid, took three laps to reach third place from fifteenth on the grid. Scott Redding was eleven places behind Rea.

On lap six, as Michael van der Mark set the fastest lap, a 1'37.200 in fourth place, Scott Redding pulled to the side of the track with a technical issue, handing Jonathan Rea his sixth world championship title. 

Toprak Razgatlioglu was over two seconds clear of Garrett Gerloff, Jonathan Rea and Michael van der Mark as Chaz Davies broke free from the fight for fifth place and started closing on van der Mark, leaving a race-long battle between Alex Lowes, Leon Haslam and Michael Ruben Rinaldi behind him. Michael van der Mark, close behind Gerloff and Rea, lost the front into turn seven and ended his race. Rea responded by taking second place from Gerloff, having to fight to make the pass stick as Gerloff immediately tried to recover his spot. 

At half race distance, with Toprak Razgatlioglu comfortable almost four seconds in the lead, in the battle behind the second group, chasing fifth place, three riders entered the first turn three abreast, with Leon Haslam leading Alex Lowes and Alvaro Bautista as the places settled. 

A lap later, Chaz Davies powered past Garrett Gerloff, taking third place before the corner, and a lap later played the same trick on Jonathan Rea. Rea went wide at turn six and Gerloff snuck underneath without having to even change his line, but Rea would take third place back into turn one at the start of lap thirteen. Gerloff returned the favour into lap fourteen as Davies cleared off after Razgatlioglu.

Over the next couple of laps, Razgatlioglu maintained a four second lead over Chaz Davies who was a second clear of Garrett Gerloff and Jonathan Rea. Rea, with five laps left, saw that he had over seven seconds over Alvaro Bautista and settled for the championship, coinciding the podium to the three riders in front of him. With the gap to Rea closing by half a second a lap, with only three laps left, Bautista crashed out on the left hander at turn six, with what looked like a cold tyre, Estoril having so few left-handers that keeping that side of the tyre warm is a challenge. 

Toprak Razgatlioglu lapped Loris Cresson and took the win with his front wheel hoisted at the clouds with Chaz Davies crossing the line three seconds behind him. Garrett Gerloff came in third and then there was a few seconds of pause until Jonathan Rea crossed the line to claim his sixth title in a row.

Jonathan Rea pulled up to a table and opened a box with six rings in it and put the sixth on, as his team fitted him with a championship-celebrating t-shirt and a gold helmet. He climbed back on board his Kawasaki and tried to restart it, needing to fiddle with a setting to get the starter motor to bring it back to life. He collected a big flag and headed off to the podium where Scott Redding waited at the entrance like a parent waiting for a child to come back from a party.

Rea celebrated with his team before giving Redding a hug and a friendly chat that looked like they were getting ready to continue their rivalry next year.

Razgatlioglu's celebration was tempered by Rea's championship, like a cousin using your wedding to grandiosely propose to their partner, but a win is a win and Razgatlioglu now has to make only three points on Michael van der Mark to take fourth place in the championship from him.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1  
2 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 3.039
3 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 4.220
4 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 9.645
5 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000RR-R 15.732
6 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 15.926
7 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 16.205
8 12 X. FORES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 17.842
9 76 L. BAZ Yamaha YZF R1 18.035
10 66 T. SYKES BMW S1000 RR 18.404
11 94 J. FOLGER Yamaha YZF R1 20.834
12 50 E. LAVERTY BMW S1000 RR 30.026
13 36 L. MERCADO Ducati Panigale V4 R 31.886
14 13 T. TAKAHASHI Honda CBR1000RR-R 47.164
16 32 S. MORAIS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 56.970
17 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000RR-R 1'32.677
18 84 L. CRESSON Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1 Lap
RET 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R1 12
RET 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 14 Laps
RET 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 16 Laps
RET 71 M. FERRARI Ducati Panigale V4 R 2
Round Number: 
8
2020
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2020 Aragon MotoGP Qualifying Result: Back With A Vengeance

Under the cloudless sky of Aragon, Yamaha were preparing for a celebration on Saturday afternoon but the question was which of their riders would get the most praise. Fabio Quartararo made his case first, taking control of the session early in Q2, while Maverick Vinales found a few more tenths on his second outing, but Quartararo had something up his sleeve and robbed his future teammate at the checkered flag. Despite his rather significant incident in FP3 and having to limp his way on and off the bike, the Frenchman secured his tenth pole position in the premier class by four hundredths of a second from Vinales. Cal Crutchlow carried the torch for Honda and got his first front row start of the season after a difficult couple of months.

Despite being particularly fast in the morning session, Franco Morbidelli eventually got demoted to the second row of the grid, together with Jack Miller. The Pramac rider snuck through Q1 to climb onto row two, three tenths off pole and two tenths ahead of the Suzuki of Joan Mir. Takaaki Nakagami made some late progress to open row three, where he will be joined by Danilo Petrucci, the winner of the Ducati kerfuffle in Q1. Aleix Espargaro qualifies ninth but faces a trip to the stewards after a slight collision with brother Pol in the closing stages of Q2. Compatriots Alex Rins, Alex Marquez and Pol Espargaro line up on row four, one second slower that Quartararo’s pole time but it is the rookie’s best qualifying position yet.

Andrea Dovizioso’s challenge ended in Q1, after inadvertently giving a tow to Petrucci, which ultimately proved costly as it helped his teammate progress to Q2 but left the title contender down in 13th on the grid, alongside Brad Binder and Iker Lecuona.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'47.076    
2 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'47.122 0.046 0.046
3 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'47.305 0.229 0.183
4 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'47.317 0.241 0.012
5 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'47.413 0.337 0.096
6 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'47.679 0.603 0.266
7 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'47.759 0.683 0.080
8 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'47.924 0.848 0.165
9 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'47.988 0.912 0.064
10 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'48.035 0.959 0.047
11 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'48.189 1.113 0.154
12 44 Pol Espargaro KTM 1'48.202 1.126 0.013
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'47.605    
Q2 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'47.737 0.132 0.132
13 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'47.752 0.147 0.015
14 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'47.853 0.248 0.101
15 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'48.005 0.400 0.152
16 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'48.068 0.463 0.063
17 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'48.386 0.781 0.318
18 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'48.431 0.826 0.045
19 38 Bradley Smith Aprilia 1'48.556 0.951 0.125
20 53 Tito Rabat Ducati 1'48.558 0.953 0.002
21 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'49.166 1.561 0.608
Round Number: 
11
2020
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2020 Aragon MotoGP FP4 Result: Morbidelli Tops Close Field

The final practice session for the premier class was another feather in Yamaha’s cap, with Franco Morbidelli wrestling back the lead in the closing stages of FP4, after demonstrating a fine consistent rhythm in preparation for the race. His main challenger proved to be Alex Marquez, the rookie thoroughly enjoying his time on familiar playground and briefly topping the session before settling for second, one tenth down on Morbidelli. Joan Mir was another of the contenders for top spot and the Suzuki man finished the session in third position, only three hundredths of a second behind his compatriot and with solid pace as well.

Pol Espargaro added a KTM to the mix in fourth, with Maverick Vinales joining the top five lineup, two tenths off his leading colleague and consistently quick. Bruised but not broken, Fabio Quartararo was declared fit after his painful-looking FP3 crash and the Frenchman seemed to have already put that behind him, briefly leading FP4 and ending it in sixth, with consistent pace in the low 1:49s.

Takaaki Nakagami and Cal Crutchlow added two more Hondas to the top positions, while Ducati seemed to be enjoying the warmer conditions a bit more, with Andrea Dovizioso and Jack Miller rounding out the top ten. However, Alex Rins in 11th position was only three tenths off top spot, with one second covering pretty much the entire field.

Results: 

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'48.551    
2 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'48.656 0.105 0.105
3 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'48.694 0.143 0.038
4 44 Pol Espargaro KTM 1'48.749 0.198 0.055
5 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'48.753 0.202 0.004
6 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'48.771 0.220 0.018
7 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'48.803 0.252 0.032
8 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'48.820 0.269 0.017
9 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'48.853 0.302 0.033
10 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'48.859 0.308 0.006
11 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'48.896 0.345 0.037
12 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'48.897 0.346 0.001
13 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'49.097 0.546 0.200
14 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'49.135 0.584 0.038
15 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'49.162 0.611 0.027
16 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'49.479 0.928 0.317
17 38 Bradley Smith Aprilia 1'49.496 0.945 0.017
18 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'49.509 0.958 0.013
19 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'49.555 1.004 0.046
20 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'49.791 1.240 0.236
21 53 Tito Rabat Ducati 1'49.794 1.243 0.003
Round Number: 
11
2020
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2020 Aragon Moto3 Qualifying Result: Different Venue, Same Story

An acceptably warm afternoon at Motorland Aragon set the scene for the first qualifying session of the day and it was the usual script for the lightweight class. Having looked strong throughout the weekend, Raul Fernandez set the bar high halfway throughout Q2 and no one could rob him of his fourth pole position of the season. Celestino Vietti reduced the gap to only five hundredths of a second to secure his first front row start of the season and the two leaders seemed to be some of the few riders not blatantly cruising in the closing stages of Q2, which could mean some upcoming penalties. Championship leader Albert Arenas made a late and possibly crucial jump onto the front row, half a second off pole.

Alonso Lopez is set to open the second row ahead of Tatsuki Suzuki and Romano Fenati, while Carlos Tatay expertly strategized his way out of Q1 and onto the third row of the grid. Championship hopeful Ai Ogura qualified in a more respectable eighth, joined on row three by Q1 escapee Gabriel Rodrigo. John McPhee was the last rider to sneak out of Q1 and completed the top 10 in Q2, eighth tenths off pole and in the company of Darryn Binder and Niccolo Antonelli on row four.

Jaume Masia continued his up and down weekend with a disappointing 17th position in qualifying, ahead of Ayumu Sasaki, who collaborated well with Tatay to escape Q1 but could not replicate that the second time around.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 25 Raul Fernandez KTM 1'57.681    
2 13 Celestino Vietti KTM 1'57.740 0.059 0.059
3 75 Albert Arenas KTM 1'58.191 0.510 0.451
4 21 Alonso Lopez Husqvarna 1'58.212 0.531 0.021
5 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'58.268 0.587 0.056
6 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'58.272 0.591 0.004
7 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 1'58.315 0.634 0.043
8 79 Ai Ogura Honda 1'58.365 0.684 0.050
9 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 1'58.549 0.868 0.184
10 17 John McPhee Honda 1'58.550 0.869 0.001
11 40 Darryn Binder KTM 1'58.562 0.881 0.012
12 23 Niccolò Antonelli Honda 1'58.806 1.125 0.244
13 16 Andrea Migno KTM 1'58.890 1.209 0.084
14 11 Sergio Garcia Honda 1'59.221 1.540 0.331
15 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1'59.280 1.599 0.059
16 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'59.319 1.638 0.039
17 5 Jaume Masia Honda 1'59.438 1.757 0.119
18 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 1'59.949 2.268 0.511
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 1'58.644    
Q2 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 1'58.744 0.100 0.100
Q2 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 1'58.959 0.315 0.215
Q2 17 John McPhee Honda 1'59.074 0.430 0.115
19 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'59.120 0.476 0.046
20 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'59.181 0.537 0.061
21 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 1'59.285 0.641 0.104
22 12 Filip Salac Honda 1'59.310 0.666 0.025
23 50 Jason Dupasquier KTM 1'59.409 0.765 0.099
24 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'59.419 0.775 0.010
25 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'59.443 0.799 0.024
26 9 Davide Pizzoli KTM 1'59.465 0.821 0.022
27 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'59.987 1.343 0.522
28 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Honda 2'00.135 1.491 0.148
29 70 Barry Baltus KTM 2'00.268 1.624 0.133
30 6 Ryusei Yamanaka Honda 2'01.560 2.916 1.292
Round Number: 
11
2020
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2020 Estoril World Supersport Superpole Result: To The Flag

A wave of blue bikes washed out of the pits as World Supersport qualifying opened up with the Yamahas leaving as one. Without qualifying tyres, hot laps can come at any point of the session.

Hannes Soomer crashed at turn ten just before the returning Jules Cluzel posted a 1'41.619 that held top spot until Lucas Mahias set a 1'40.637. Philipp Oettl, quickest this morning, took two tenths off Mahias's time, but Mahias truck back with a 1'40.310 to take another tenth back. Andrea Locatelli, largely absent from the top of the sheets so far this weekend, then set the fastest time of the weekend with a 1'40.214 ahead of Raffaele De Rosa who just missed out on provision pole position. 

The session calmed down for a while, but as riders started leaving the pits with seven minutes left, Raffaele De Rosa, out pretty much on his own, slapped down a 1'40.012, two tenths clear of Locatelli's fast time. Locatelli responded with a 1'39.860, but he was very close to the green line on the exit to the straight. Lucas Mahias tucked in behind Philipp Oettl as he charged to the line and set a 1'39.666. Locatelli's time was deleted for a green paint incursion, but the lap after was a thousandth of a second quicker, making the penalty moot. A lap later, Locatelli took the chequered flag, throwing down a 1'39.520 to claim pole position as the last spot of the front row was determined behind him.

Andrea Locatelli took pole position ahead of Lucas Mahias and Philipp Oettl with Raffaele De Rosa, Danny Webb and Isaac Viñales making up the second row.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.520   262,3
2 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.666 0.146 262,3
3 5 P. OETTL Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.829 0.309 268,0
4 3 R. DE ROSA MV Agusta F3 675 1'39.979 0.459 270,0
5 99 D. WEBB Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.559 1.039 252,7
6 32 I. VINALES Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.581 1.061 267,4
7 81 M. GONZALEZ Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.690 1.170 260,4
8 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.694 1.174 258,6
9 4 S. ODENDAAL Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.724 1.204 266,7
10 98 K. HANIKA Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.852 1.332 259,8
11 56 P. SEBESTYEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.951 1.431 250,4
12 61 C. ONCU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.984 1.464 258,6
13 38 H. SOOMER Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.140 1.620 266,7
14 94 C. PEROLARI Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.296 1.776 264,8
15 47 A. BASSANI Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.335   255,6
16 22 F. FULIGNI MV Agusta F3 675 1'41.538 2.018 259,2
17 34 K. MANFREDI Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.609   262,3
18 12 A. RUIZ CARRANZA Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.743   255,6
19 78 H. OKUBO Honda CBR600RR 1'42.087 2.567 245,9
20 30 G. VAN STRAALEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.148 2.628 252,7
21 52 P. HOBELSBERGER Honda CBR600RR 1'42.366 2.846 249,8
22 25 A. VERDOIA Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.586 3.066 252,7
23 9 G. HENDRA PRATAMA Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.884 3.364 252,7
24 21 V. FALCONE Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.413 4.893 248,7
Round Number: 
8
2020
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2020 Aragon Moto2 FP3 Result: Di Giannantonio Strikes Back

The new schedule and improved tracked conditions allowed the intermediate class some quick improvements on the combined timesheets, which saw Sam Lowes top the standings early on. However, FP2 master Fabio Di Giannantonio was back on the offense for the final handful of minutes and went on to improve the all time lap record and reclaim top spot overall. Lowes did not get a final say in that as he slid out at turn 14, but he remained second fastest, seven hundredths of a second behind the leader.

Remy Gardner in third was the only other rider within half a second of Di Giannantonio, while Augusto Fernandez and Joe Roberts completed the top five. Compatriots Jorge Navarro and Marcos Ramirez finished close behind, with Jake Dixon not too far back in eighth position. Marco Bezzecchi was one of the few riders who failed to go any faster than Friday, but he was fast enough for ninth in the session and a secure place in Q2.

Enea Bastianini rounded out the top ten of the session, while the final tickets to Q2 went to Bo Bendsneyder, Luca Marini, Hector Garzo and Edgar Pons. The Gresini rider was only 23rd in the session after an early tumble, but his FP2 time saved the day for him. The big losers of FP3 were teammates Marcel Schrotter and Tom Luthi, who will be joined by Jorge Martin in Q1, after a cancelled lap time demoted the Spaniard to 19th on the combined standings.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 1'52.171    
2 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'52.243 0.072 0.072
3 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'52.552 0.381 0.309
4 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'52.672 0.501 0.120
5 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'52.704 0.533 0.032
6 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up 1'52.751 0.580 0.047
7 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'52.765 0.594 0.014
8 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'52.830 0.659 0.065
9 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'52.844 0.673 0.014
10 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex 1'52.905 0.734 0.061
11 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS 1'52.907 0.736 0.002
12 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1'52.937 0.766 0.030
13 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'52.947 0.776 0.010
14 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'53.078 0.907 0.131
15 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 1'53.114 0.943 0.036
16 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'53.227 1.056 0.113
17 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'53.304 1.133 0.077
18 88 Jorge Martin Kalex 1'53.344 1.173 0.040
19 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'53.474 1.303 0.130
20 55 Hafizh Syahrin Speed Up 1'53.559 1.388 0.085
21 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'53.594 1.423 0.035
22 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1'53.620 1.449 0.026
23 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 1'53.669 1.498 0.049
24 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1'53.713 1.542 0.044
25 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'53.793 1.622 0.080
26 27 Andi Farid Izdihar Kalex 1'54.017 1.846 0.224
27 18 Xavi Cardelus Speed Up 1'54.582 2.411 0.565
28 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'55.296 3.125 0.714
29 74 Piotr Biesiekirski NTS 1'55.947 3.776 0.651
30 99 Kasma Daniel Kalex 1'56.011 3.840 0.064
Round Number: 
11
2020
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2020 Estoril World Superbike Superpole Result: Crashtastic

With the championship able to be decided today, World Superbike qualifying at Estoril, the shortest track of the year, also has lap records up for grabs after a 27-year absence. There would be five unrelated crashes in the first half of the session.

Scott Redding crashed out on the first lap of qualifying, dejectedly limping from the gravel, with a highside at turn six as Jonathan Rea set a 1'38.192 before also crashing out with a front end crash at turn four, nicking a green scooter from Florian Marino, Marino working as a spotter for Alex Lowes, to get back to the pits. Sylvain Barrier also crashed out, his bike spitting him off at the exit of the last turn, and he was taken to the medical centre.

A red flag came out and a restart was ordered.

Alex Lowes held the fastest time, a 1'37.417, before the red flags, but Jonas Folger took it from him immediately with a 1'37.175. Garrett Gerloff posted a 1'37.065 as Loris Baz crashed into turn nine and picked up his bike. Chaz Davies took the top spot from him with a 1'37.040 as Matteo Ferrari crashed at turn three. 

At the halfway mark, Scott Redding's bike was still being fixed up as Jonathan Rea's bike was chucked in the bin and replaced by the spare parts second bike. Everyone still with a bike pitted in for the mid-session tea break and the wrappers were taken off the yellow-labelled qualifying tyres.

Chaz Davies held the top spot briefly until Leon Haslam stole it with a 1'36.856, but it was Toprak Razgatlioglu who moved the benchmark seven tenths quicker with an astounding 1'36.154 with just under two minutes left.

Jonathan Rea did not get back out, with his early time putting him in fifteenth place. Redding got his rebuilt bike out for a test in the last minute, but he didn't record a complete lap time.

Toprak Razgatlioglu got his first World Superbike pole position, ahead of Leon Haslam and a late-charging Garrett Gerloff picking up his first front row. Chaz Davies led his 2021 replacement Michael Ruben Rinaldi on the second row with Michael van der Mark filling the last spot. Scott Redding, needing three victories this weekend to keep his mathematical chances of a title alive, will start race one from twenty third place at the back of the grid.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.154   286,1
2 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000RR-R 1'36.856 0.702 270,0
3 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.865 0.711 270,7
4 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'36.891 0.737 277,5
5 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'36.911 0.757 264,2
6 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.947 0.793 271,3
7 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'37.028 0.874 274,0
8 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000RR-R 1'37.042 0.888 270,7
9 12 X. FORES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'37.129 0.975 267,4
10 66 T. SYKES BMW S1000 RR 1'37.159 1.005 270,7
11 94 J. FOLGER Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.175 1.021 271,3
12 76 L. BAZ Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.307 1.153 276,1
13 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.481 1.327 265,4
14 50 E. LAVERTY BMW S1000 RR 1'37.984 1.830 271,3
15 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'38.192 2.038 262,9
16 36 L. MERCADO Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'38.367 2.213 270,7
17 71 M. FERRARI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'38.375 2.221 258,0
18 32 S. MORAIS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'38.379 2.225 255,6
19 13 T. TAKAHASHI Honda CBR1000RR-R 1'38.581 2.427 276,8
21 20 S. BARRIER Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'39.346 3.192 251,5
22 84 L. CRESSON Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'40.967 4.813 271,3
Round Number: 
8
2020
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2020 Aragon MotoGP FP3 Result: Morbidelli Keeps Yamaha On Top

One hour later than initially planned, the premier class hit the track for their first session of the day. It was a familiar sight at the top of the timesheets, with Franco Morbidelli placing yet another Yamaha in the lead for the final handful of minutes, nearly half a second faster than his rivals. However, the challengers were led by the Honda of Cal Crutchlow, who made a late jump into second position, ahead of Pol Espargaro.

Joan Mir was in no rush to join the action in the still cool morning conditions but when he did he joined the top positions straight away, ending the session fourth on the timesheets. Alex Marquez saw his name sliding down the combined standings throughout the session but a late time attack saw him join the top five and the Q2 lineup for the first time in his rookie year. Colleague Takaaki Nakagami had led the way early on but was pushed back down to sixth, half a second off top spot and two tenths ahead of Alex Rins. Aleix Espargaro’s late charge secured him eighth position in FP3 and the final ticket to Q2.

Maverick Vinales might not have featured in the top ten of the session but his FP2 benchmark remained the fastest time of the weekend, so the Spaniard was able to focus on race pace instead of a late time attack. Fabio Quartararo’s Friday time was also sufficient to see him through to Q2, but the Frenchman suffered a nasty highside over the kerbs at infamous turn 14 in the closing stages of FP3 and had to be taken to the medical centre for a check-up.

The late yellow flag led to a lap time cancellation for the only Ducati that was clinging onto a top 10 position, pushing Jack Miller all the way down to 17th overall. Andrea Dovizioso failed to significantly improve after an odd mid-session crash at turn 6, which left him 13th overall and ahead of all of his colleagues, turning Q1 into a Ducati Battle Royale.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'47.859    
2 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'48.314 0.455 0.455
3 44 Pol Espargaro KTM 1'48.319 0.460 0.005
4 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'48.322 0.463 0.003
5 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'48.403 0.544 0.081
6 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'48.406 0.547 0.003
7 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'48.633 0.774 0.227
8 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'48.653 0.794 0.020
9 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'48.754 0.895 0.101
10 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'48.837 0.978 0.083
11 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'48.900 1.041 0.063
12 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'48.912 1.053 0.012
13 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'48.953 1.094 0.041
14 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'49.074 1.215 0.121
15 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'49.106 1.247 0.032
16 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'49.203 1.344 0.097
17 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'49.244 1.385 0.041
18 53 Tito Rabat Ducati 1'49.283 1.424 0.039
19 38 Bradley Smith Aprilia 1'49.368 1.509 0.085
20 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'49.569 1.710 0.201
21 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'49.910 2.051 0.341
Round Number: 
11
2020
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2020 Aragon Moto3 FP3 Result: Migno Plays It Safe

FP3 action might have started an hour later than originally planned, but the increased temperatures were not enough to give much hope to those wanting to challenge the hierarchy for Q2. The final time attack did see Friday times being challenged but a yellow flag saw many final flying laps cancelled after the checkered flag. Andrea Migno did not leave it until the final shootout to make an impact on the timesheets and the Italian was rewarded with top spot in FP3, which was good enough for seventh on the combined standings. Jeremy Alcoba, Niccolo Antonelli and Deniz Oncu followed him on the timesheets and were the only other riders who improved their times sufficiently to sneak into direct Q2 positions.

Other men had to rely on their achievements from Friday afternoon, including Alonso Lopez, who joined the top five of the session, three tenths off top spot, followed by Raul Fernandez, whose FP2 time remained the fastest overall. Tatsuki Suzuki in seventh position was the final rider within half a second of Migno, the Japanese rider securing a Q2 ticket, unlike the man behind him, Filip Salac. Sergio Garcia was ninth after he also got his fastest time cancelled but his FP2 time held him securely inside combined top 14.

Gabriel Rodrigo had proved to be the fastest man of the morning at the checkered flag but was one of the many victims of the late yellow flag, demoting him to 10th in the session and 17th overall. John McPhee suffered a similar faith, the late laptime cancellation removing him from direct Q2 positions. Although not making much noise on Saturday morning, the remaining places in the combined top 14 went to Romano Fenati, Albert Arenas Celestino Vietti, Darryn Binder and Jaume Masia.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 16 Andrea Migno KTM 1'58.880    
2 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'59.057 0.177 0.177
3 23 Niccolò Antonelli Honda 1'59.074 0.194 0.017
4 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1'59.124 0.244 0.050
5 21 Alonso Lopez Husqvarna 1'59.147 0.267 0.023
6 25 Raul Fernandez KTM 1'59.362 0.482 0.215
7 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'59.365 0.485 0.003
8 12 Filip Salac Honda 1'59.525 0.645 0.160
9 11 Sergio Garcia Honda 1'59.680 0.800 0.155
10 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 1'59.682 0.802 0.002
11 9 Davide Pizzoli KTM 1'59.689 0.809 0.007
12 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'59.711 0.831 0.022
13 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'59.770 0.890 0.059
14 75 Albert Arenas KTM 1'59.837 0.957 0.067
15 13 Celestino Vietti KTM 1'59.849 0.969 0.012
16 40 Darryn Binder KTM 1'59.855 0.975 0.006
17 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 2'00.055 1.175 0.200
18 17 John McPhee Honda 2'00.284 1.404 0.229
19 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 2'00.289 1.409 0.005
20 5 Jaume Masia Honda 2'00.352 1.472 0.063
21 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 2'00.491 1.611 0.139
22 70 Barry Baltus KTM 2'00.669 1.789 0.178
23 79 Ai Ogura Honda 2'00.898 2.018 0.229
24 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 2'01.097 2.217 0.199
25 27 Kaito Toba KTM 2'01.350 2.470 0.253
26 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Honda 2'01.422 2.542 0.072
27 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 2'01.501 2.621 0.079
28 50 Jason Dupasquier KTM 2'01.885 3.005 0.384
29 6 Ryusei Yamanaka Honda 2'01.922 3.042 0.037
  54 Riccardo Rossi KTM      
Round Number: 
11
2020
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