MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2020 Portimao World Supersport Race One Result: Delayed Start Doesn't Dampen Prospects

The World Supersport race start was delayed by over an hour, until the medical helicopter could return after the crash at end of the World Superbike race. As the day dragged on, the weather didn't turn and the seventeen lap race could start after a quick start procedure. 

Corentin Perolari and Jules Cluzel got the jump on Andrea Locatelli into the first turn, with Lucas Mahias, Philipp Oettl and Isaac Viñales behind them. Perolari and Cluzel swapped places around the first lap, but as the GMT94 teammates charged down the straight, Locatelli tucked into the soft air behind them and passed both of them into turn one for the lead. Cluzel and Locatelli then chopped back and forth for the lead, and Locatelli set the fastest lap, a 1'46.761, fending off his title rival. 

The leading six riders had a two second gap after just two laps, as the lead changed again, with Locatelli going wide into turn eleven giving Cluzel the opportunity to take the lead from him. Cluzel then set the fastest lap of 1'46.404 as he tried to capitalise on his lead.

The leading four riders, Jules Cluzel, Andrea Locatelli, Corentin Perolari and Lucas Mahias, started breaking away from Isaac Viñales and Philipp Oettl and Locatelli once again took the lead only to have Cluzel to outbreak him into turn one of lap five for the lead. Lucas Mahias carried his speed down the hill to sweep under Corentin Perolari, only for the pair to swap places to lose the leading two. Mahias then signalled to Perolari to stick with him to close the gap. 

Jules Cluzel and Andrea Locatelli both set the fastest lap as they crossed the line, with Locatelli once again taking the lead into turn one after setting a 1'46.251 lap. Mahias, Perolari and Viñales were over two seconds behind the leading pair seven laps in. Mahias kept charging but Perolari got into a fight with Viñales a second behind. 

Andrea Locatelli was trying to break away from Jules Cluzel, as he has done every chance he's had this year, but Cluzel kept within four tenths of a second lap after lap as the pair kept the hammer down. Locatelli gained a tenth then lost it as they passed half race distance, while Lucas Mahias, over three seconds behind, was in a comfortable third place as Corentin Perolari and Isaac Viñales, three seconds behind Mahias, were caught by the late-race specialist Raffaele De Rosa. On lap twelve, Locatelli finally broke free of Cluzel and De Rosa took fourth place, passing both Perolari and Viñales as they were distracted by each other into turn one. 

At the start of lap thirteen, Locatelli lost half a second of his lead as Cluzel caught back up, but in catching up, Cluzel crashed out at turn five, losing the front and having to pick his bike up to rejoin. Cluzel rejoined in sixth place, four seconds behind Perolari and closing, but with only four laps left. 

Three laps from the end, Locatelli had a seven and a half second lead over Lucas Mahias with Raffaele De Rosa a further four seconds behind with Isaac Viñales and Corentin Perolari challenging him for the last step of the podium. Viñales kept the pressure on De Rosa and the pair crossed the line to start the last lap at the same time. 

Andrea Locatelli won decisively, ahead of Lucas Mahias, but the battle for third place was hard fought, with Isaac Viñales taking third from Raffaele De Rosa ahead of Corentin Perolari before the last sector, a long sequence of right handers, only to have all three riders charging down the straight together. Raffaele De Rosa powered past Isaac Viñales and dragged Corentin Perolari with him. De Rosa took third ahead of Perolari and Viñales as under two hundredths of a second separated there trio. Jules Cluzel finished in sixth place a few seconds later. 

Andrea Locatelli won his fourth race of the year, extending his championship lead over Jules Cluzel to 30 points. Lucas Mahias closed to within eight points of Cluzel while Raffaele De Rosa once again got his first podium of the year, with is previous third place being removed for a technical infringement. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R6  
2 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-6R 8.380
3 3 R. DE ROSA MV Agusta F3 675 11.217
4 94 C. PEROLARI Yamaha YZF R6 11.228
5 32 I. VIÑALES Yamaha YZF R6 11.235
6 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 14.831
7 5 P. OETTL Kawasaki ZX-6R 20.736
8 4 S. ODENDAAL Yamaha YZF R6 22.123
9 38 H. SOOMER Yamaha YZF R6 22.219
10 81 M. GONZALEZ Kawasaki ZX-6R 25.663
11 99 D. WEBB Yamaha YZF R6 31.941
12 56 P. SEBESTYEN Yamaha YZF R6 32.159
13 47 A. BASSANI Yamaha YZF R6 39.769
14 77 M. PONS Yamaha YZF R6 40.111
15 84 L. CRESSON Yamaha YZF R6 41.845
16 52 P. HOBELSBERGER Honda CBR600RR 45.608
17 9 G. HENDRA PRATAMA Yamaha YZF R6 48.714
18 83 L. EPIS Yamaha YZF R6 53.121
19 6 M. HERRERA Honda CBR600RR 1'08.613
RET 61 C. ÖNCÜ Kawasaki ZX-6R 4 Laps
RET 22 F. FULIGNI MV Agusta F3 675 8 Laps
RET 2 L. MONTELLA Yamaha YZF R6 10 Laps
RET 25 A. VERDOÏA Yamaha YZF R6 11 Laps
RET 34 K. MANFREDI Yamaha YZF R6 14 Laps
Round Number: 
3
2020
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2020 Portimao World Superbike Race One Result: Grandstands Not Empty

Five times world champion Jonathan Rea is the most successful World Superbike rider around Portimao, but Toprak Razgatlioglu heads to the grid after a tremendous couple of days qualifying, and Scott Redding has a title lead to defend. With riders getting enough practice in the right weather to know what their tyres should do, the riders lined up with an audience of 250 fans allowed to watch with a socially distanced post-pandemic grandstand view under a 30°C summer sky.

Alex Lowes lined up on the grid with the SCX Superpole race tyre, the only rider to favour the extra-soft option, but it was his teammate and the pole sitter Jonathan Rea who got to the first turn in the lead, ahead of Toprak Razgatlioglu and Alex Lowes, but Lowes was quickly dealt with by Loris Baz and Michael van der Mark, with the Ducatis of Scott Redding and Michael Ruben Rinaldi contesting sixth place. 

Jonathan Rea set the fastest lap on laps two, three and four, setting a 1'42.075 and finally breaking a second free of the hard-charging Toprak Razgatlioglu by the start of the fifth lap. Razgatlioglu was a second clear of the scrap over third place between Loris Baz and Michael van der Mark. As the leading two riders charged off at the front, van der Mark tried to take third from Baz into turn one, powering alongside him down the straight, but Baz was stronger on the brakes and van der Mark had to look elsewhere for a pass, but as he was catching, he crested a hill, the same hill he had jumped earlier, and suffered a lock-to-lock tank slapper as his bike got very light. After he recovered without crashing, he did get caught by Scott Redding and Alex Lowes making the fight for third place a four-way fight.

On lap seven of twenty, van der Mark once again went side by side with Baz, and once again Baz took third back on the brakes. Scott Redding was alongside the pair and looked like he might benefit from the Yamaha's duelling, but van der Mark sliced across his nose, holding fourth place from the class rookie. Later in the lap, van der Mark found a false neutral and ran on in a corner as his engine braking disappeared. He was able to recover behind Redding and Alex Lowes, losing only six tenths of a second or so.

On lap eight, Redding latched on to Baz and patiently looked for a pass on the hard-braking Frenchman. Picking sector four as his chance, Redding took a wide, sweeping line behind Baz, building exit speed onto the straight and Redding used his Ducati's massive exit speed to take third place from Loris Baz before they even crossed the line, giving Baz no chance to use his braking advantage to retain the potential podium place.

As Scott Redding rode on the edge of adhesion to fend off attacks from the three riders behind them, they were joined by Michael Ruben Rinaldi and Tom Sykes as the four became six. 

Jonathan Rea was over two seconds clear of Toprak Razgatlioglu, gently teasing out his lead a tenth or three a lap, but the gap behind Razgatlioglu was also stretching his lead from the third place battle to almost four seconds at half race distance. Loris Baz went wide and he tool Alex Lowes with him only to have Michael van der Mark pass the pair of them and close up on Scott Redding over the next lap. 

Two laps later, Redding's attempts to break free from the peloton took him and Michael van der Mark a second clear of Alex Lowes in fifth place, while Loris Baz had to fend off Michael Ruben Rinaldi behind Lowes.

Michael van der Mark started nipping at Scott Redding's heels as the Ducati's grip looked to be dropping slightly, and Redding then overcooked a corner enough to allow van der Mark past and start escaping at the pace of half a second a lap. Redding's pace allowed the riders they had escaped close up to him and challenge him for fourth place.

Alex Lowes was the first to catch Scott Redding and he was able to pass five laps from the end as Redding rode defensively in an effort not to lose places, and Michael Ruben Rinaldi tried to pass the factory rider on his customer Panigale. Rinaldi tried lap after lap to pass Redding, swapping places on lap eighteen, and at the start of lap nineteen, Scott Redding and Michael Ruben Rinaldi played chicken on the brakes into turn one, with Redding holding the lead, but going wide on the corner, Rinaldi went wide as well, but not as much, allowing him to finally take fifth place behind Alex Lowes. Loris Baz didn't go wide and slipped underneath Redding on the exit of turn one, taking sixth place from Redding.

On the last lap, Jonathan Rea took the victory with a five second lead at the chequered flag, ahead of Toprak Razgatlioglu and Michael van der Mark. Alex Lowes was fourth, ahead of Michael Ruben Rinaldi, the first Ducati, and Loris Baz. Scott Redding held off Tom Sykes to retain seventh place. 

Sandro Cortese crashed on the last lap, with the ambulance taking him to the helicopter. He was conscious, but the helicopter's absence caused a long delay to the start of the World Supersport as they could not take to the grid until the medical helicopter returned.

Jonathan Rea closed up the gap to eight points behind Scott Redding in the title chase, with Toprak Razgatlioglu taking third place from Alex Lowes. Michael van der Mark took fifth place from Chaz Davies, whose eleventh placed finish today did him no favours. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR  
2 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 5.142
3 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 7.029
4 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 9.851
5 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 10.705
6 76 L. BAZ Yamaha YZF R1 12.226
7 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 12.485
8 66 T. SYKES BMW S1000 RR 12.829
9 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000RR-R 14.233
10 50 E. LAVERTY BMW S1000 RR 16.208
11 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 22.477
12 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000RR-R 22.581
13 12 X. FORES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 23.535
14 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 23.577
15 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R1 30.728
16 36 L. MERCADO Ducati Panigale V4 R 39.137
17 33 M. MELANDRI Ducati Panigale V4 R 49.020
18 20 S. BARRIER Ducati Panigale V4 R 55.510
19 13 T. TAKAHASHI Honda CBR1000RR-R 55.891
20 63 L. GABELLINI Honda CBR1000RR-R 1'16.109
21 77 M. SCHEIB Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1 Lap
RET 11 S. CORTESE Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1 Lap
RET 23 C. PONSSON Aprilia RSV4 1000 4 Laps
Round Number: 
3
2020
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2020 Brno Moto2 Qualifying Result: A Star Is Born

The closing act once more, the Moto2 class had some twists and turns in store, with pole position being disputed by the three main actors from practice. Joe Roberts posted the top time early into Q2 and despite attempts to dethrone him, the American secured his second pole position of the season by over a tenth of a second. Sam Lowes took a risk by joining the track late for his time attack but made it work and got second position out of it. Enea Bastianini was another contender early on, but got demoted to the final place on the front row.

Hafizh Syahrin finally found his way towards the business end of proceedings by qualifying fourth, sharing the second row of the grid with Marco Bezzecchi and Jorge Martin. Marcel Schrotter opens row three from Augusto Fernandez and Q1 fast man Fabio Di Giannantonio, while Luca Marini will be somewhat disappointed by his 10th place on the grid. He will face stiff competition from his fourth row companions, Jorge Navarro and Xavi Vierge.

Rookie Aron Canet had a low key session down in 15th, while Tetsuta Nagashima was amongst the riders who missed out most in Q1 and will be starting all the way down in 21st grid position, five places ahead of Tom Luthi.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 2'01.692    
2 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 2'01.822 0.130 0.130
3 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex 2'01.881 0.189 0.059
4 55 Hafizh Syahrin Speed Up 2'02.145 0.453 0.264
5 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 2'02.178 0.486 0.033
6 88 Jorge Martin Kalex 2'02.289 0.597 0.111
7 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 2'02.345 0.653 0.056
8 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 2'02.365 0.673 0.020
9 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 2'02.376 0.684 0.011
10 10 Luca Marini Kalex 2'02.494 0.802 0.118
11 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up 2'02.499 0.807 0.005
12 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 2'02.500 0.808 0.001
13 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 2'02.515 0.823 0.015
14 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 2'02.653 0.961 0.138
15 44 Aron Canet Speed Up 2'02.766 1.074 0.113
16 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 2'02.773 1.081 0.007
17 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS 2'02.827 1.135 0.054
18 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 2'03.308 1.616 0.481
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 2'02.093    
Q2 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS 2'02.230 0.137 0.137
Q2 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 2'02.242 0.149 0.012
Q2 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 2'02.255 0.162 0.013
19 11 Nicolo Bulega Kalex 2'02.341 0.248 0.086
20 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 2'02.374 0.281 0.033
21 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 2'02.414 0.321 0.040
22 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 2'02.421 0.328 0.007
23 77 Dominique Aegerter NTS 2'02.544 0.451 0.123
24 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 2'02.600 0.507 0.056
25 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 2'02.731 0.638 0.131
26 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 2'02.736 0.643 0.005
27 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 2'03.057 0.964 0.321
28 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 2'03.062 0.969 0.005
29 27 Andi Farid Izdihar Kalex 2'03.674 1.581 0.612
30 99 Kasma Daniel Kalex 2'03.777 1.684 0.103
Round Number: 
4
2020
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2020 Brno MotoGP Qualifying Result: When Questionable Decisions Work Out

The heat dial was turned up to the max ahead of the premier class’ qualifying session given the modest gaps throughout practice and the result was a bigger surprise than expected. Fabio Quartararo started the session in his favourite position, at the top of the timesheets, and looked to comfortably continue his fine qualifying run - that is until compatriot Johann Zarco flew past by three tenths of a second. The Avintia rider finally got rewarded for the troublesome 18 months he endured with an excellent pole position in Brno and will headline the Saturday press conference for the first time in two years. Quartararo benefitted from a yellow flag infringement by Pol Espargaro and inherited second place from the Spaniard, making it a French one-two despite a late crash at run 13. Franco Morbidelli joins them on the front row of the grid, only eight thousandths of a second slower than his teammate.

Aleix Espargaro proved once again to be the expert in following the right people at the right time and a tow from Quartararo helped him score a place at the front of the second row. Maverick Vinales fought his Yamaha to climb into fifth on his first run but got his timing wrong and missed out on a second run before running out of fuel. Pol Espargaro dropped to sixth after the penalty for setting his best lap under a yellow flag prompted by Cal Crutchlow’s crash but just about kept the honours for being the top KTM, one place ahead of his teammate. Brad Binder snuck through Q1 and made the best of it to open the third row of the grid, ahead of Danilo Petrucci and Joan Mir.

Valentino Rossi finds himself in familiar company on row four, where he is joined by Q1 leader Alex Rins and the equally convalescent Cal Crutchlow. Miguel Oliveira and Jack Miller narrowly missed out on Q2 but the real losers of the first qualifying session were Takaaki Nakagami, whose Q2-worthy time got cancelled for exceeding track limits and dropped him to 17th, and Andrea Dovizioso, whose 18th qualifying position made it a truly bittersweet afternoon for Ducati.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'55.687    
2 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'55.990 0.303 0.303
3 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'55.998 0.311 0.008
4 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'56.074 0.387 0.076
5 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'56.131 0.444 0.057
6 44 Pol Espargaro KTM 1'56.142 0.455 0.011
7 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'56.299 0.612 0.157
8 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'56.454 0.767 0.155
9 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'56.512 0.825 0.058
10 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'56.515 0.828 0.003
11 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'56.571 0.884 0.056
12 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'56.797 1.110 0.226
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'56.230    
Q2 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'56.291 0.061 0.061
13 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'56.328 0.098 0.037
14 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'56.352 0.122 0.024
15 53 Tito Rabat Ducati 1'56.695 0.465 0.343
16 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'56.764 0.534 0.069
17 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'56.822 0.592 0.058
18 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'57.034 0.804 0.212
19 38 Bradley Smith Aprilia 1'57.438 1.208 0.404
20 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'57.573 1.343 0.135
21 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'57.606 1.376 0.033
Round Number: 
4
2020
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2020 portimao World Supersport Superpole Result: One And Done And A Yellow Flag

Superpole qualifying for World Supersport would determine the grids for both today's and tomorrow's races. Without qualifying tyres, fast laps could come at any time in the session.

As riders set their first laps, Jules Cluzel set a 1'45.382 with Andrea Locatelli immediately recording a 1'44.627 on his first flying lap. Lucas Mahias took a tenth of a second off Jules Cluzel who struck back immediately as Isaac Viñales made it a Yamaha top three with fifteen minutes remaining. Corentin Perolari knocked Viñales off third place while everyone else was sat in the pits, fifteen minutes in. 

Seven minutes left, Jules Cluzel was the first of the top five to head back out, and he improved on his best time, getting to within exactly half a second of Andrea Locatelli's opening lap. Four minutes from the end, a few riders were faffing about looking for a tow, and an exasperated Mahias gallicly boffed and left them flocking around as he sneaked out of the squabbling gaggle and set the second quickest lap, under three tenths off Locatelli's pole. 

The chequered flag came out, locking Jules Cluzel's best time to second place, seven hundredths ahead of Mahias, whose quickest lap was under investigation for setting a quick sector under a yellow flag. 

Locatelli's opening lap stood unbeaten for the whole session, and he took pole position ahead of Jules Cluzel and Lucas Mahias, with Corentin Perolari in fourth place, hoping to be promoted to third, alongside Isaac Viñales and Philipp Oettl.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.627   279,3
2 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.853 0.226 277,8
3 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.924 0.297 277,1
4 94 C. PEROLARI Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.233 0.606 275,7
5 32 I. VIÑALES Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.301 0.674 275,7
6 5 P. OETTL Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'45.461 0.834 277,8
7 38 H. SOOMER Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.544 0.917 275,7
8 81 M. GONZALEZ Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'45.553 0.926 275,0
9 3 R. DE ROSA MV Agusta F3 675 1'45.608 0.981 273,6
10 4 S. ODENDAAL Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.882 1.255 277,8
11 56 P. SEBESTYEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.344 1.717 277,1
12 99 D. WEBB Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.361 1.734 277,1
13 77 M. PONS Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.405 1.778 272,9
14 34 K. MANFREDI Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.455   275,0
15 22 F. FULIGNI MV Agusta F3 675 1'46.542 1.915 272,9
16 47 A. BASSANI Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.574   273,6
17 61 C. ÖNCÜ Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'46.707 2.080 282,2
18 52 P. HOBELSBERGER Honda CBR600RR 1'47.256 2.629 275,0
19 25 A. VERDOÏA Yamaha YZF R6 1'47.463 2.836 272,9
20 84 L. CRESSON Yamaha YZF R6 1'47.596 2.969 273,6
21 9 G. HENDRA PRATAMA Yamaha YZF R6 1'47.628 3.001 275,0
22 83 L. EPIS Yamaha YZF R6 1'47.663 3.036 269,6
23 6 M. HERRERA Honda CBR600RR 1'48.193 3.566 275,0
24 2 L. MONTELLA Yamaha YZF R6 1'48.590   268,2
Round Number: 
3
2020
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2020 Brno MotoGP FP4 Result: Quartararo Carries On

The final practice session for the premier class was a fairly predictable affair that saw Fabio Quartararo lead the way on both top times and consistency. The Frenchman was eighth thousandths of a second faster than Pol Espargaro and the duo were nearly half a second ahead of the opposition and with pace destined for the podium at the very least. Franco Morbidelli was best of the rest but made his first mistake of the weekend only ten minutes into the session, when he slid off at turn 11. It was only a minor hiccup and the Italian brushed himself off and was right back on the pace.

Alex Rins looked like he put his injury behind him and found the way up the timesheets, fourth at the end of FP4, two tenths of a second faster than Valentino Rossi. Andrea Dovizioso progressed into sixth, while Joan Mir in seventh position was the last rider to post a time within a second of Quartararo. Aleix Espargaro, Brad Binder and Takaaki Nakagami rounded out the top ten, leaving Maverick Vinales in a more unusual 13th place.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'56.959    
2 44 Pol Espargaro KTM 1'56.967 0.008 0.008
3 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'57.437 0.478 0.470
4 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'57.547 0.588 0.110
5 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'57.751 0.792 0.204
6 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'57.844 0.885 0.093
7 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'57.919 0.960 0.075
8 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'57.979 1.020 0.060
9 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'58.002 1.043 0.023
10 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'58.032 1.073 0.030
11 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'58.085 1.126 0.053
12 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'58.106 1.147 0.021
13 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'58.125 1.166 0.019
14 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'58.231 1.272 0.106
15 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'58.366 1.407 0.135
16 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'58.370 1.411 0.004
17 53 Tito Rabat Ducati 1'58.374 1.415 0.004
18 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'58.433 1.474 0.059
19 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'58.513 1.554 0.080
20 38 Bradley Smith Aprilia 1'58.536 1.577 0.023
21 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'59.448 2.489 0.912
Round Number: 
4
2020
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2020 Brno Moto3 Qualifying Result: The Early Bird

The lightweight class opened the matinee performance for qualifying but it ended up with a somewhat anticlimactic plotline. Raul Fernandez might disagree, as the Spanish rider secured his first pole position in the world championship after posting a solid time early in Q2 that never got seriously challenged. The cat and mouse chase for a good tow opportunity meant that not many riders managed to improve on the second run, allowing Fernandez to keep top spot by two tenths of a second. Gabriel Rodrigo proved some consistency to climb into second, while Tatsuki Suzuki overcame a tricky start to his weekend to join the front row of the grid.

Ai Ogura continues to impress in fourth, opening the second row ahead of Dennis Foggia and prolific rookie Jeremy Alcoba. The championship leader will start tomorrow’s race from the third row, Albert Arenas being joined by Q1 leader Tony Arbolino and compatriot Romano Fenati. Rookie Yuki Kunii completed the top ten and heads the fourth row from Andrea Migno and Niccolo Antonelli – the trio over a second slower than the poleman.

While Darryn Binder’s 15th grid spot is hardly a surprise and, as he continues to prove, hardly a hindrance when it comes to the race, another high profile name missing from top positions was John McPhee. The Petronas rider failed to set a time in Q2 as he suffered a high side at turn 9 on his first flying lap and will be starting from 18th grid spot.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 25 Raul Fernandez KTM 2'08.372    
2 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 2'08.583 0.211 0.211
3 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 2'08.708 0.336 0.125
4 79 Ai Ogura Honda 2'08.773 0.401 0.065
5 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 2'08.801 0.429 0.028
6 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 2'08.864 0.492 0.063
7 75 Albert Arenas KTM 2'08.969 0.597 0.105
8 14 Tony Arbolino Honda 2'09.061 0.689 0.092
9 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 2'09.205 0.833 0.144
10 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 2'09.414 1.042 0.209
11 16 Andrea Migno KTM 2'09.518 1.146 0.104
12 23 Niccolò Antonelli Honda 2'09.565 1.193 0.047
13 5 Jaume Masia Honda 2'09.566 1.194 0.001
14 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 2'09.655 1.283 0.089
15 40 Darryn Binder KTM 2'09.886 1.514 0.231
16 27 Kaito Toba KTM 2'10.181 1.809 0.295
17 6 Ryusei Yamanaka Honda 2'11.697 3.325 1.516
18 17 John Mcphee Honda      
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 14 Tony Arbolino Honda 2'09.267    
Q2 40 Darryn Binder KTM 2'09.412 0.145 0.145
Q2 5 Jaume Masia Honda 2'09.736 0.469 0.324
Q2 16 Andrea Migno KTM 2'09.936 0.669 0.200
19 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 2'10.017 0.750 0.081
20 12 Filip Salac Honda 2'10.030 0.763 0.013
21 70 Barry Baltus KTM 2'10.084 0.817 0.054
22 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 2'10.120 0.853 0.036
23 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 2'10.142 0.875 0.022
24 13 Celestino Vietti KTM 2'10.222 0.955 0.080
25 21 Alonso Lopez Husqvarna 2'10.292 1.025 0.070
26 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 2'10.383 1.116 0.091
27 11 Sergio Garcia Honda 2'10.514 1.247 0.131
28 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 2'10.567 1.300 0.053
29 50 Jason Dupasquier KTM 2'11.173 1.906 0.606
  9 Davide Pizzoli KTM      
  89 Khairul Idham Pawi Honda      
Round Number: 
4
2020
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2020 Portimao World Superbike Superpole Result: Flying On A Broken Wing

World Superbike Superpole at Portimao opened with Toprak Razgatlioglu being the quickest rider, but with riders having the option of what should be called the Tom Sykes tyre, he would have his work cut out for him if he intended to get a front row start.

Loris Baz was the first to set a fast lap, but when Razgatlioglu set his first lap, he went to the top with a 1'41.353. Scott Redding set the second-quickest lap before losing a wing hitting the bump into turn five and crashing out, but the Marshalls were quick enough to help him back up and he gave his mechanics some extra work.

At the halfway mark, most riders pitted in for the standard issue mid-session break, but Scott Redding made the most of a mostly empty track to check out his new left-side plastics. At the seven minute mark, the sticky tyres were fitted and the qualifying proper started.

Leon Haslam snuck out while Alvaro Bautista got his Honda repaired after an off. Haslam was the first to set a lap with the Q tyre, and he put himself in a fourth place that would not last. Alex Lowes set a 1'41.074 to go quickest, and Tom Sykes set red sectors throughout his lap only to miss out in the last sector. Jonathan Rea took the top place with a 1'40.676, with Toprak Razgatlioglu just a quarter of a second off pole.

With the flag out, Scott Redding was on quick sector times, but as he fluffed his first lap on the quick tyre, his second attempt dropped off the pace halfway around. 

Jonathan Rea sat in his 24th career pole position, fourth at Portimao, for this afternoon's race, ahead of Toprak Razgatlioglu's first ever Superpole front row and Alex Lowes on the second Kawasaki. 

Tom Sykes headed the second row, ahead of Michael van der Mark and Loris Baz. Michael Ruben Rinaldi was the quickest Ducati, ahead of Scott Redding and Eugene Laverty. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'40.676   307,8
2 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 1'40.954 0.278 313,2
3 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'41.074 0.398 310,5
4 66 T. SYKES BMW S1000 RR 1'41.240 0.564 309,6
5 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'41.335 0.659 306,1
6 76 L. BAZ Yamaha YZF R1 1'41.354 0.678 307,8
7 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'41.424 0.748 306,1
8 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'41.436 0.760 312,3
9 50 E. LAVERTY BMW S1000 RR 1'41.504 0.828 307,8
10 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000RR-R 1'41.607 0.931 306,1
11 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 1'41.807 1.131 308,7
12 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000RR-R 1'42.123 1.447 308,7
13 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'42.227 1.551 315,9
14 11 S. CORTESE Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'42.345 1.669 298,5
15 12 X. FORES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'42.421 1.745 310,5
16 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R1 1'42.491 1.815 304,4
17 77 M. SCHEIB Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'42.654 1.978 301,8
18 36 L. MERCADO Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'42.718 2.042 307,8
19 33 M. MELANDRI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'42.873 2.197 304,4
20 20 S. BARRIER Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'42.894 2.218 301,8
21 13 T. TAKAHASHI Honda CBR1000RR-R 1'44.025 3.349 300,2
22 23 C. PONSSON Aprilia RSV4 1000 1'44.027 3.351 305,2
23 63 L. GABELLINI Honda CBR1000RR-R 1'44.779 4.103 288,2
Round Number: 
3
2020
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2020 Portimao World Supersport FP3 Result: Cluzel, Perolari, Mahias.

Three Frenchmen set the provisional front row, with the Yamahas of Jules Cluzel and Corentin Perolari beating the Kawasaki of Lucas Mahias.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.299   272,3
2 94 C. PEROLARI Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.466 0.167 270,9
3 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'45.515 0.216 272,3
4 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.730 0.431 272,9
5 38 H. SOOMER Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.957 0.658 275,0
6 81 M. GONZALEZ Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'45.959 0.660 272,9
7 32 I. VIÑALES Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.064 0.765 274,3
8 3 R. DE ROSA MV Agusta F3 675 1'46.101 0.802 273,6
9 5 P. OETTL Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'46.230 0.931 271,6
10 47 A. BASSANI Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.578   275,0
11 61 C. ÖNCÜ Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'46.657 1.358 272,3
12 77 M. PONS Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.660 1.361 269,6
13 56 P. SEBESTYEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.854 1.555 268,9
14 34 K. MANFREDI Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.902   266,9
15 99 D. WEBB Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.923 1.624 271,6
16 4 S. ODENDAAL Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.971 1.672 277,1
17 22 F. FULIGNI MV Agusta F3 675 1'47.396 2.097 270,2
18 84 L. CRESSON Yamaha YZF R6 1'47.436 2.137 268,9
19 83 L. EPIS Yamaha YZF R6 1'47.825 2.526 264,3
20 52 P. HOBELSBERGER Honda CBR600RR 1'47.991 2.692 270,9
21 9 G. HENDRA PRATAMA Yamaha YZF R6 1'48.176 2.877 269,6
22 25 A. VERDOÏA Yamaha YZF R6 1'48.297 2.998 261,7
23 6 M. HERRERA Honda CBR600RR 1'48.642 3.343 267,6
24 2 L. MONTELLA Yamaha YZF R6 1'49.498   266,2
Round Number: 
3
2020
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2020 Portimao World Superbike FP3 Result:Razgatlioglu Back On Top

Toprak Razgatlioglu and Michael van der Mark kept Yamaha on top in the last free session.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 1'41.658   312,3
2 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'41.844 0.186 308,7
3 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'41.870 0.212 307,8
4 76 L. BAZ Yamaha YZF R1 1'41.935 0.277 310,5
5 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'41.962 0.304 312,3
6 66 T. SYKES BMW S1000 RR 1'42.119 0.461 306,1
7 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'42.123 0.465 309,6
8 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'42.143 0.485 310,5
9 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000RR-R 1'42.330 0.672 302,7
10 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'42.547 0.889 319,6
11 50 E. LAVERTY BMW S1000 RR 1'42.584 0.926 305,2
12 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 1'42.681 1.023 307,0
13 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000RR-R 1'42.689 1.031 303,5
14 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R1 1'42.797 1.139 305,2
15 12 X. FORES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'42.879 1.221 304,4
16 77 M. SCHEIB Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'43.334 1.676 304,4
17 36 L. MERCADO Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'43.336 1.678 308,7
18 11 S. CORTESE Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'43.604 1.946 300,2
19 33 M. MELANDRI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'43.689 2.031 307,8
20 20 S. BARRIER Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'43.722 2.064 304,4
21 13 T. TAKAHASHI Honda CBR1000RR-R 1'44.399 2.741 302,7
22 23 C. PONSSON Aprilia RSV4 1000 1'45.244 3.586 298,5
23 63 L. GABELLINI Honda CBR1000RR-R 1'46.320 4.662 296,9
Round Number: 
3
2020
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