MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2020 Valencia MotoGP FP1 Result: Nakagami Resumes Control

Valencia welcomed the premier class back, this time with a dry albeit overcast circuit, encouraging the premiers class to find quick improvements on last weekend’s times. Pol Espargaro and Franco Morbidelli traded top spot for the early part of FP1, but then Takaaki Nakagami took over halfway through proceedings and ended the morning one tenth ahead of his rivals. Morbidelli kept second position, while colleague Maverick Vinales made a late jump on fresh rubber into the top three, demoting the younger Espargaro to fourth.

Aleix Espargaro finished one tenth down on his little brother, with Johann Zarco the top Ducati in sixth position, just ahead of Andrea Dovizioso. Championship leader Joan Mir had a solid morning in eighth position, six tenths down on the leader and narrowly ahead of Miguel Oliveira and Stefan Bradl, who completed the top ten.

Alex Rins in 11th position was less than seven tenths down on Nakagami, with Jack Miller 12th and Valentino Rossi finally getting some solid running in Valencia in 13th place. Fabio Quartararo went under the radar in FP1, down in 16th and a little under eight tenths slower than the leader, with the top 19 men covered by one second.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'30.829    
2 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'30.944 0.115 0.115
3 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'30.968 0.139 0.024
4 44 Pol Espargaro KTM 1'31.052 0.223 0.084
5 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'31.170 0.341 0.118
6 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'31.297 0.468 0.127
7 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'31.410 0.581 0.113
8 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'31.436 0.607 0.026
9 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'31.486 0.657 0.050
10 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'31.514 0.685 0.028
11 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'31.528 0.699 0.014
12 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'31.541 0.712 0.013
13 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'31.545 0.716 0.004
14 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'31.572 0.743 0.027
15 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'31.598 0.769 0.026
16 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'31.617 0.788 0.019
17 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'31.678 0.849 0.061
18 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'31.805 0.976 0.127
19 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'31.828 0.999 0.023
20 53 Tito Rabat Ducati 1'32.198 1.369 0.370
21 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'32.772 1.943 0.574
  27 Iker Lecuona KTM      
Round Number: 
14
2020
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2020 Valencia Moto3 FP1 Result: Arbolino Aims High

After a short break to catch our breath, bikes were back on track in Valencia and lightweight class riders were right back on the pace, Tony Arbolino improving the lap record that stood since 2017 late in FP1. The Italian ended the morning session less than a tenth of a second faster than Deniz Oncu, who started his day in the gravel at turn 6 and finished it in second position. Romano Fenati was another of the late leaders but got pushed back to third, one and a half tenths off top spot.

Jeremy Alcoba was back at the business end in fourth, just ahead of Raul Fernandez and Dennis Foggia. Darryn Binder led the way halfway through the session but had to make do with seventh place at the checkered flag, as the final rider within half a second of the leader. Jaume Masia in eighth position will be hoping for a better display than one week ago, while Stefano Nepa and Kaito Toba rounded out the top ten.

Championship leader Albert Arenas was quick to put his name at the top of the timing screens as the session got underway but slid down the order to 12th position, only three hundredths of a second faster than rival Ai Ogura. Celestino Vietti had a tough start to his weekend, his tumble in the final 16 minutes also taking out teammate Andrea Migno and leaving the Italians outside of the top 15.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 14 Tony Arbolino Honda 1'38.413    
2 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1'38.511 0.098 0.098
3 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'38.559 0.146 0.048
4 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'38.680 0.267 0.121
5 25 Raul Fernandez KTM 1'38.762 0.349 0.082
6 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'38.805 0.392 0.043
7 40 Darryn Binder KTM 1'38.824 0.411 0.019
8 5 Jaume Masia Honda 1'38.945 0.532 0.121
9 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'39.033 0.620 0.088
10 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'39.050 0.637 0.017
11 11 Sergio Garcia Honda 1'39.064 0.651 0.014
12 75 Albert Arenas KTM 1'39.067 0.654 0.003
13 79 Ai Ogura Honda 1'39.102 0.689 0.035
14 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 1'39.110 0.697 0.008
15 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 1'39.110 0.697  
16 16 Andrea Migno KTM 1'39.154 0.741 0.044
17 17 John McPhee Honda 1'39.156 0.743 0.002
18 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 1'39.260 0.847 0.104
19 23 Niccolò Antonelli Honda 1'39.424 1.011 0.164
20 50 Jason Dupasquier KTM 1'39.465 1.052 0.041
21 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'39.468 1.055 0.003
22 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'39.471 1.058 0.003
23 21 Alonso Lopez Husqvarna 1'39.514 1.101 0.043
24 70 Barry Baltus KTM 1'39.593 1.180 0.079
25 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'39.771 1.358 0.178
26 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 1'39.882 1.469 0.111
27 6 Ryusei Yamanaka Honda 1'39.900 1.487 0.018
28 13 Celestino Vietti KTM 1'40.024 1.611 0.124
29 9 Davide Pizzoli KTM 1'40.159 1.746 0.135
30 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Honda 1'40.173 1.760 0.014
31 12 Filip Salac Honda 1'41.281 2.868 1.108
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14
2020
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2020 Europe MotoGP Race Result: The Better Shade Of Blue

With sun shining all morning in Valencia, the premier class was looking at a nice dry race, although turn 1 got the paper towel treatment and tyre swaps were in full swing ahead of the 27 lap battle – the choice a shot in the dark for the most part. The lack of dry practice time was looking to put a twist in the tale but it was mostly an opportunity for Suzuki to prove that they have the most adaptable men and machines in the game. The blue bikes dominated the race start to finish and Joan Mir put an end to further talk about winless world champions by claiming his maiden win at Valencia, becoming the fifth brand new winner of 2020. Teammate Alex Rins took second position to strengthen Suzuki’s lead in the teams and manufacturers’ championships, while poleman Pol Espargaro secured his fifth podium in the premier class, in an all-Spanish podium on home soil.

All three men made a fine start from the first and second rows of the grid, Pol Espargaro leading off the line from Rins and with Mir overtaking Takaaki Nakagami for third by turn 6. Miguel Oliveira and Johann Zarco followed, while Jack Miller dropped out of the top 10 after un underwhelming start from the second row. Fabio Quartararo and Andrea Dovizioso joined the top ten after starting just outside it but things didn’t look rosy for much longer for the duo. The Frenchman soon suffered a crash at turn 8, in a synchronised but unrelated incident with Aleix Espargaro before the end of lap 1. Quartararo was able to rejoin but his prospects were not good as he was a good 15 seconds behind Maverick Vinales, who had started from pitlane.

While the replays of the odd incident were still rolling, Rins got past the leading Espargaro brother by lap 3 and teammate Mir was looking to do the same but had Oliveira breathing down his neck. Half a second behind, Nakagami was leading a sizeable group comprising the rest of the top ten. Mir joined his teammate at the front on lap four, leaving the KTMs to contend with the chasers. As if things weren’t bad enough for Yamaha, with Vinales and Quartararo already closing the field, Valentino Rossi’s comeback ended with a retirement for mechanical issues on lap 5. However, crashes from the likes of Lorenzo Savadori, Pecco Bagnaia and Cal Crutchlow allowed Vinales to join the point-scoring positions.

Back at the front, Rins and Mir were in control and keeping Pol Epsargaro and Oliveira at arm’s length, with Nakagami and Zarco close behind, but Franco Morbidelli was dropping back from the leaders by a full second so Miller made his move on lap 8 to try to bring the rest of the group back into contention. Morbidelli seemed to be fading already and was coming under attack from Alex Marquez and Dovizioso but the duo took a couple laps too long finding a way past and lost contact with Miller.

With a long way still to go, Mir was not in a rush to attack his leading teammate and only Pol Espargaro could keep up with the Suzukis, as Oliveira dropped one second back with 15 laps remaining. Nakagami kept the Portuguese rider company, while Zarco was another second back and being reeled in by Miller. Alex Marquez was showing the way to Dovizioso almost three seconds down the road and the duo were quickly dropping Morbidelli. Meanwhile, teammate Quartararo benefitted from a retirement from Tito Rabat to claim one point.

There was not much action at the midway stage of the race, with only Nakagami making a move on Oliveira for fourth but the two second gap to the leaders seemed a step too far. A tense wait ensued for the Suzuki family affair (with a KTM intruder) to unfold and Mir made his move on Rins at turn 11 with 11 laps to go, helped by a mistake from his colleague. The championship leader’s string of red sector times suggested that he was attempting an escape and the championship leader shook off Rins and Espargaro within a couple of laps, although the gap hovered at around half a second.

The Suzukis continued to be the fastest men on track – together with Vinales in 14th, in a painful irony – but Rins did not seem to have a response for his teammate’s charge and dropped over a second behind with six laps to go. Rather than looking ahead at victory, Rins had to keep an eye on Pol Espargaro, who was only four tenths behind. Nakagami and Oliveira enjoyed some clear air in fourth and fifth place, while Miller got some breathing room as well after getting past Zarco. Marquez looked good for eighth place but crashed out with 5 laps remaining, unsettled by an overtake from Dovizioso at turn 1. The Italian quickly caught up with a fading Zarco to claim seventh position heading into the final two laps but Brad Binder had different plans, getting past both Zarco and Dovizioso by the end of that same lap.

Mir started the final lap one second ahead of Rins and took the checkered flag in the same position, putting one hand on the world championship trophy. Rins made it a third consecutive double podium for Suzuki, with Pol Espargaro bringing KTM another trophy in what started like an unlucky weekend for the Austrian factory. Nakagami was best of the rest in fourth, ahead of Oliveira and Miller. Binder did a fine job to claim seventh despite having served a long lap penalty early in the race and got the upper hand in the rookie of the year battle, while the Ducati trio of Dovizioso, Zarco and Danilo Petrucci rounded out the top ten.

In a nightmare couple of days, Yamaha saw all three of their riders’ championship chances nearly evaporate, with Morbidelli 11th, Vinales 13th and Quartararo 14th out of 14 finishers at the checkered flag. Mir’s maiden win came at the right time for the Spaniard, who extends his lead in the championship to a solid 37 points ahead of Quartararo, the despondent Frenchman now equal on points with Rins. Vinales is fourth, still with a mathematical chance but a 41-point deficit looks like a mountain to climb for the Spaniard, much like Morbidelli and Dovizioso’s 45 points gap.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time/Diff
1 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 41'37.297
2 42 Alex Rins Suzuki +0.651
3 44 Pol Espargaro KTM +1.203
4 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda +2.194
5 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM +8.046
6 43 Jack Miller Ducati +8.755
7 33 Brad Binder KTM +10.137
8 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati +10.801
9 5 Johann Zarco Ducati +11.550
10 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati +16.803
11 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha +17.617
12 6 Stefan Bradl Honda +24.350
13 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha +25.403
14 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha +39.639
Not Classified
  32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 2 Laps
  73 Alex Marquez Honda 4 Laps
  53 Tito Rabat Ducati 14 Laps
  63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 22 Laps
  35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 22 Laps
  46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 23 Laps
Not Finished 1st Lap
  41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 0 Lap
Round Number: 
13
2020
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2020 Europe Moto2 Race Result: Blue Skies Are Back

A partially sunny and fully dry Ricardo Tormo Circuit was a pleasant sight for the intermediate class after a gloomy weekend, but it did mean that riders were heading into the unknown without much dry practice time. Marco Bezzecchi worked that to his advantage, the Italian one step ahead of the competition and taking victory by nearly two seconds as his rivals faltered around him. Jorge Martin inherited second after some championship drama unfolded, while Remy Gardner joined them on the podium in third position.

Poleman Xavi Vierge had made a solid start ahead of front row starter Joe Roberts, while Bezzecchi, Gardner and Martin got past Sam Lowes, who had to fight back from an underwhelming start. Also in the title battle line-up, Luca Marini dropped from 7th on the grid to 10th on lap 1, while Enea Bastianini climbed from 15th on the grid to 9th, just ahead of rival Marini.

Roberts got ahead of Vierge by the end of lap 1 and attempted an escape but the American pushed too soon and crashed out of the lead at turn 2, leaving Bezzecchi in charge of proceedings. The Italian got pushing at the front and only Gardner seemed to have the pace to go with him, Vierge over eight tenths down by lap four and under attack from Lowes and Martin, with Bastianini making swift progress only seven tenths behind them. The Italtrans rider had made quick work of Lorenzo Baldassari, Hector Garzo and Marcel Schrotter, who were keeping safely ahead of Marini.

Bezzecchi and Gardner continued to extend their advantage at the front, starting lap 5 over a second ahead of the battle for third, where Lowes finally made it stick on Vierge and with Martin waiting to pounce on the poleman. The Spaniards swapped places one lap later, when Bastianini, Baldassarri and Garzo also joined the group and it suddenly turned from the battle for third to the victory battle, as Lowes managed to bridge the gap to the two leaders and dragged the rest of the chasing pack with him. Canet was leading the next group two seconds down the road, after getting the best of Schrotter and Marini for 9th position.

Status quo was maintained for the next few laps as the top 8 men were posting nearly identical times and waiting to see how tyre choices would pan out. Lowes was the man on the move, taking Gardner for second on lap 10, which encouraged Martin to have a go at turn 4, putting the Australian off the provisional podium. Bezzecchi, Lowes and Martin looked like the strongest met at the halfway point of the race, but Gardner, Vierge, Bastianini, Baldassarri and Garzo were still in with a shot and red sector times were being posted all over the timing screens.

Bezzecchi did well to keep Lowes around half a second behind, with Martin and Gardner closely following the British rider, but Vierge was dropping back to over a second and Bastianini still struggled to find a way past the Spaniard. The Italian finally made his move at turn 11 with 11 laps remaining and compatriot Baldassarri followed his example at turn 14. It was a costly lap for Vierge as Garzo also got past soon after.

A metaphorical storm hit the championship battle with 10 laps remaining, when Lowes got caught out at turn 6 and crashed out of second position. That left Martin with the mission of reeling in Bezzecchi, who had a six tenths advantage at the front but that gap continued to grow to over a second with five laps remaining. Gardner in turn had a second to find if he was to challenge Martin but his podium position seemed secure as the next group was over two seconds down the road, where Baldassarri was giving Bastianini headaches and the Italtrans rider had to find a way past his compatriot for the final handful of laps. To make things worse for Lowes, Marini found some late race speed and climbed up to seventh position, pushing to catch up with the Baldassarri, Bastianini and Garzo group for the final handful of laps. Bastianini saw the threat coming and swiftly got past Baldassarri with 2 laps to go and the duo built a bit of a gap over Garzo and Marini. Marini made his move on Garzo at turn 1, heading into the final lap in sixth spot.

Bezzecchi made amends for the mistakes of late with a fine ride to victory, crossing the finish line almost two seconds ahead of Martin and with Gardner completing the podium. Bastianini held onto fourth to claim the championship lead, with Baldassarri a solid fifth place ahead of Marini and Garzo. Nicolo Bulega, Vierge and Jorge Navarro completed the top ten.

Bastianini heads to the penultimate race of the season 6 points ahead of Lowes, with Marini closing the gap to 19 points, with Bezzecchi 29 points down following his victory.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time/Diff
1 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 40'06.441
2 88 Jorge Martin Kalex +1.941
3 87 Remy Gardner Kalex +3.553
4 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex +4.494
5 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex +4.648
6 10 Luca Marini Kalex +5.142
7 40 Hector Garzo Kalex +5.224
8 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex +8.104
9 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex +8.746
10 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up +11.930
11 44 Aron Canet Speed Up +12.451
12 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex +13.209
13 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex +13.585
14 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS +15.528
15 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta +19.284
16 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex +20.085
17 57 Edgar Pons Kalex +21.512
18 27 Andi Farid Izdihar Kalex +22.965
19 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex +24.769
20 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex +34.173
21 99 Kasma Daniel Kalex +44.355
22 74 Piotr Biesiekirski NTS +59.450
Not Classified
  22 Sam Lowes Kalex 7 Laps
  35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 16 Laps
  24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 20 Laps
  21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 23 Laps
  16 Joe Roberts Kalex 24 Laps
  55 Hafizh Syahrin Speed Up 24 Laps
Round Number: 
13
2020
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2020 Europe Moto3 Race Result: At Last

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Results:

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

Results:

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

Results:

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

Results:

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

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

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

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

Results to be added. 

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

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

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

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

Results:

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