MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2020 Catalunya World Supersport 300 Race One Result: Wet Race

The World Supersport 300 race was ten damp laps of the Catalunya circuit. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike  
1 69 T. BOOTH-AMOS Kawasaki Ninja 400  
2 46 S. DI SORA Kawasaki Ninja 400  
3 43 M. GARCIA Kawasaki Ninja 400  
4 8 M. PEREZ Kawasaki Ninja 400  
5 6 J. BUIS Kawasaki Ninja 400  
6 27 F. ROVELLI Kawasaki Ninja 400  
7 19 V. RODRIGUEZ NUNEZ Yamaha YZF-R3  
8 17 K. MEUFFELS Kawasaki Ninja 400  
9 54 B. SOFUOGLU Yamaha YZF-R3  
10 7 J. GIMBERT Kawasaki Ninja 400  
12 15 A. COPPOLA Kawasaki Ninja 400  
13 95 S. DEROUE Kawasaki Ninja 400  
14 64 H. DE CANCELLIS Yamaha YZF-R3  
17 42 I. GARCIA ABELLA Kawasaki Ninja 400  
18 85 K. SABATUCCI Kawasaki Ninja 400  
19 75 F. PEREZ CASAS Yamaha YZF-R3  
20 10 U. ORRADRE Yamaha YZF-R3  
21 26 M. GENNAI Yamaha YZF-R3  
22 73 J. PEREZ GONZALEZ Yamaha YZF-R3  
23 48 T. BRIANTI Kawasaki Ninja 400  
24 2 A. CARRION Kawasaki Ninja 400  
25 78 D. MOGEDA Kawasaki Ninja 400  
26 25 A. KROH Yamaha YZF-R3  
27 80 G. MASTROLUCA Kawasaki Ninja 400  
28 61 Y. OKAYA Kawasaki Ninja 400  
29 99 A. HUERTAS Yamaha YZF-R3  
30 81 A. HEREDIA Kawasaki Ninja 400  
RET 84 K. ALOISI Yamaha YZF-R3  
RET 88 B. IERACI Kawasaki Ninja 400  
RET 58 I. IGLESIAS BRAVO Kawasaki Ninja 400  
RET 22 N. KALININ Kawasaki Ninja 400  
RET 9 P. GRASSIA Kawasaki Ninja 400  
Round Number: 
6
2020
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2020 Emilia-Romagna MotoE Race 1 Result: Tight At The Top

MotoE gave us the first taste of racing for the second week in Misano and victory was disputed until the final turn of the final lap. Reigning champion Matteo Ferrari got the holeshot from poleman Jordi Torres, with some early drama as second row starter Lukas Tulovic abandoned the battle through a nasty highside. Championship leader Dominique Aegerter made a good start from the front row and was up to second by lap two but Torres fought back at turn 8 and set off to chase down the leader. While Ferrari was not really getting challenged at the front, he could not escape his pursuers either. However, the list of contenders reduced on lap three, when Eric Granado’s Misano curse continued and the Brazilian went down while overtaking Xavier Simeon at turn 4, making both of their title challenges near impossible.

The front runners were sensible for the next few laps, waiting until the final lap to make any significant moves. Aegerter sniffed around Torres for a long time until he attacked going into turn one for the final time and then waited until turn 14 to attack Ferrari. The Italian tried to fight back but Aegerter defended well to cross the finish line only seven hundredths of a second ahead of the home favourite. Victory was all the sweeter for Aegerter as Ferrari was soon demoted another position for exceeding track limits at the final turn, awarding second position to Torres. A lonely Mattia Casadei finished fourth, over two seconds down the road, with Tommaso Marcon leading a group across the line in the battle for fifth.

Aegerter’s second victory of the season extends his advantage to 19 points ahead of Torres and with Ferrari another two points back.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Gap
1 77 Dominique AEGERTER Energica 12'11.346
2 40 Jordi TORRES Energica +0.103
3 11 Matteo FERRARI Energica +0.075
4 27 Mattia CASADEI Energica +2.531
5 70 Tommaso MARCON Energica +6.578
6 7 Niccolo CANEPA Energica +7.695
7 55 Alejandro MEDINA Energica +8.277
8 16 Josh HOOK Energica +8.336
9 18 Xavi CARDELUS Energica +8.553
10 61 Alessandro ZACCONE Energica +8.640
11 6 Maria HERRERA Energica +11.566
12 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Energica +16.973
13 66 Niki TUULI Energica +17.538
    Not Classified    
  15 Alex DE ANGELIS Energica 4 Laps
  10 Xavier SIMEON Energica 5 Laps
  51 Eric GRANADO Energica 5 Laps
    Not Finished 1st Lap    
  35 Lukas TULOVIC Energica 0 Lap
  63 Mike DI MEGLIO Energica 0 Lap
Round Number: 
4
2020
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2020 Catalunya World Supersport Race One Result: Wait, What?

After the threat of rain, World Supersport would start on a dry track, and Andrea Locatelli could take the title with a win. 

Corentin Perolari took the lead ahead of Lucas Mahias and Andrea Locatelli, but Locatelli knocked Mahias out of the way. A few turns later, Locatelli took to the front and tried to build a gap.

At the start of the second lap, the leading three bikes charged into the first turn three abreast, and Lucas Mahias took the lead ahead of Corentin Perolari and Andrea Locatelli. Philipp Oettl took third from Locatelli a few turns later. At the start of lap three, Mahias setting the fastest lap, four riders headed into turn one together, Perolari, Locatelli, Mahias and Oettl changing places again. Locatelli took the lead at turn five.

Locatelli set the fastest lap, a 1'45.869, and held the lead for a few more laps, ahead of Lucas Mahias for eight laps, but at half race distance, the rain arrived.

The limited adhesion flags came out as Locatelli's two second lead dropped to a one second lead as riders started putting in for tyres. Lucas Mahias took the lead from Locatelli as the weather started to get worse and worse, with Kyle Smith benefitting as well, but the rain just kept getting even worse. Smith and Mahias had a conversation of gesticulation in the top two places before finally deciding to put in. Smith slowed down, chatted with Mahias about the red flag, and the pair pitted in the lap behind Locatelli did.

Andy Verdoia stayed out as everyone else pitted in, betting on a red flag as the weather kept getting worse. His gamble paid off and he rowed his bike round the river as the red flags came out with two thirds race distance completed.

As the remaining riders tried to paddle their bikes back to the pits to make their efforts count, everyone else huddle around out of the rain, trying to work out if Locatelli was the world champion or if he only had a ninety nine point lead over Mahias when the rain settled.

Andy Verdoia was declared the winner, taking his first win, with Lucas Mahias and Kyle Smith rounding out the podium. The bikes eventually were wheeled into Parc Fermé as Verdoia couldn't stop laughing at his first top ten finish being a win, as he stayed out in what he thought was fourteenth place. He gambled on the red flag, hoping he'd be rewarded for a top ten place only to find out he won. 

Once the confusion dissipated, Andrea Locatelli ended the race in fourth place, ninety two points clear of Jules Cluzel and ninety nine ahead of Lucas Mahias. The championship would wait another day. 

Verdoia still can't believe he won.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 25 A. VERDOIA Yamaha YZF R6  
2 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-6R  
3 11 K. SMITH Yamaha YZF R6  
4 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R6  
5 34 K. MANFREDI Yamaha YZF R6  
6 4 S. ODENDAAL Yamaha YZF R6  
7 81 M. GONZALEZ Kawasaki ZX-6R  
8 5 P. OETTL Kawasaki ZX-6R  
9 77 M. PONS Honda CBR600RR  
10 47 A. BASSANI Yamaha YZF R6  
11 84 L. CRESSON Yamaha YZF R6  
12 61 C. ONCU Kawasaki ZX-6R  
13 38 H. SOOMER Yamaha YZF R6  
14 3 R. DE ROSA MV Agusta F3 675  
15 32 I. VINALES Yamaha YZF R6  
16 94 C. PEROLARI Yamaha YZF R6  
17 22 F. FULIGNI MV Agusta F3 675  
18 99 D. WEBB Yamaha YZF R6  
20 56 P. SEBESTYEN Yamaha YZF R6  
21 52 P. HOBELSBERGER Honda CBR600RR  
22 30 G. VAN STRAALEN Yamaha YZF R6  
23 12 A. RUIZ CARRANZA Yamaha YZF R6  
24 2 L. MONTELLA Yamaha YZF R6  
RET 57 G. ERILL Kawasaki ZX-6R  
RET 9 G. HENDRA PRATAMA Yamaha YZF R6  
Round Number: 
6
2020
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2020 Emilia-Romagna Moto2 Qualifying Result: Setting Sky High Expectations

Although not closing the Saturday show in Misano, the intermediate class was not short on entertainment, Luca Marini improving the lap record only five minutes into Q2 and making an early bid for pole. The challenge came from teammate Marco Bezzecchi, who got within four hundredths of a second of top spot but the championship leader held onto a precious pole. The Sky Racing men will be joined on the front row by Xavi Vierge, the Spaniard getting quicker after a slow start to his season, although he did slide off at turn one just after he posted his top time.

Vierge’s late attack demoted Sam Lowes to the second row of the grid, four tenths off pole and ahead of championship hopeful Enea Bastianini. Exceptional rookie Aron Canet joins them on row two, while Jake Dixon continues to impress in seventh place and opens the third row of the grid alongside Q1 escapee Fabio Di Giannantonio and his teammate Jorge Navarro. Nicolo Bulega completes the top ten and will start from the fourth row together with Marcel Schrotter and Augusto Fernandez – the Spaniard only dropping one position after a late crash.

A notable mention goes to Mattia Pasini, who filled Jorge Martin’s shoes quite nicely by escaping Q1 and qualifying 14th on familiar home soil. The Italian will start in the middle of row five, between an underwhelming Tetsuta Nagashima and speedy rookie Hector Garzo. Having shown some decent speed in practice, Tom Luthi’s struggles continued in qualifying, the veteran rider only 16th on the grid, ahead of youngsters Lorenzo Dalla Porta and Joe Roberts.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1'35.271    
2 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'35.307 0.036 0.036
3 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'35.619 0.348 0.312
4 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'35.740 0.469 0.121
5 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex 1'35.789 0.518 0.049
6 44 Aron Canet Speed Up 1'35.803 0.532 0.014
7 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'35.814 0.543 0.011
8 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 1'35.928 0.657 0.114
9 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up 1'35.952 0.681 0.024
10 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'35.979 0.708 0.027
11 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'36.033 0.762 0.054
12 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'36.054 0.783 0.021
13 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1'36.087 0.816 0.033
14 54 Mattia Pasini Kalex 1'36.154 0.883 0.067
15 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'36.210 0.939 0.056
16 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'36.242 0.971 0.032
17 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'36.245 0.974 0.003
18 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'36.396 1.125 0.151
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'36.129    
Q2 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 1'36.208 0.079 0.079
Q2 54 Mattia Pasini Kalex 1'36.239 0.110 0.031
Q2 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'36.254 0.125 0.015
19 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1'36.304 0.175 0.050
20 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'36.335 0.206 0.031
21 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 1'36.342 0.213 0.007
22 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 1'36.551 0.422 0.209
23 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS 1'36.569 0.440 0.018
24 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'36.760 0.631 0.191
25 55 Hafizh Syahrin Speed Up 1'36.869 0.740 0.109
26 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'37.044 0.915 0.175
27 99 Kasma Daniel Kalex 1'37.409 1.280 0.365
28 27 Andi Farid Izdihar Kalex 1'37.812 1.683 0.403
29 74 Piotr Biesiekirski NTS 1'39.413 3.284 1.601
Round Number: 
8
2020
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2020 Catalunya World Superbike Race One Result: Not Raining Yet

World Superbike's debut race at Catalunya is twenty laps of the Barcelona track with the track at a 28ºC temperature. Alvaro Bautista and Michael Ruben Rinaldi, two of the lightest riders, chose to start with the SCX Superpole race tyre.

Jonathan Rea took the lead from pole position ahead of Toprak Razgatlioglu, Michael Ruben Rinaldi and Scott Redding until Michael van der Mark took an ambitious dive from fifth place into turn one, shooting past the Ducatis of Redding and Rinaldi and meeting his teammate Razgatlioglu at the apex. Van der Mark carried a little too much pace in to the corner and pushed himself and Razgatlioglu wide, letting Rinaldi and Redding scoot past. 

Razgatlioglu lost a few places, ending up behind Tom Sykes and Alvaro Bautista, while van der Mark recovered in fourth place. Scott Redding took second place from Michael Ruben Rinaldi into turn ten, a popular passing place. On lap two, Redding lost grip into turn four, letting Rinaldi past him. Rinaldi signalled to Redding to sit behind him to let him drag the pair up to Rea's lead. Jonathan Rea had other plans, setting the fastest lap, a 1'42.797, and cleared off into the distance, starting lap four with over a second of a lead. Michael van der Mark was alone in fourth place, with a fight for fifth behind him raging on between Alvaro Bautista, Toprak Razgatlioglu and Chaz Davies.

Chaz Davies got ahead of Toprak Razgatlioglu but while he was doing that, Alvaro Bautista had escaped to hassle Michael van der Mark, waving his sticky SCX tyre at him on lap eight as he took fourth place from him. 

On lap nine, Scott Redding had had enough of following Michael Ruben Rinaldi and took second place from him into turn one, over a second behind Jonathan Rea. Instead of closing up to the championship leader, Redding dropped a couple of tenths a lap until the gap to the leader was 2 seconds by lap twelve. At this point, Alvaro Bautista had dropped off Michael van der Mark with Chaz Davies and Toprak Razgatlioglu. Chaz Davies was the quickest man on track, the only rider in the same lap times as Rea in the lead, and on lap thirteen, turn ten, Davies took fifth place from van der Mark and started closing in on Bautista ahead of him, bringing van der Mark with him. Bautista's SCX tyre started to lose grip on lap fifteen and Davies still had plenty in reserve as Bautista overcooked turn one, letting Davies power past and take fourth place from him. A lap later, van der Mark passed him for fifth place as Davies charged through towards Rinaldi.

Michael Ruben Rinaldi and Alvaro Bautista both saw the longevity of the SCX tyre expire with a few laps to go. Chaz Davies took third place from Rinaldi into turn one of lap eighteen and van der Mark took fourth from him a lap later. 

As the last laps ticked down, the leading four all had around two seconds of fresh air around them and were locked into their positions, with only fifth place left to be decided between Rinaldi and Bautista, and into the penultimate lap, Bautista and Rinaldi gently touched into the last corner, and Bautista took the lead into turn one, settling the last two places in the top six.

Jonathan Rea won KRT's home race ahead of the Ducatis of Scott Redding and Chaz Davies, with Michael van der Mark, Alvaro Bautista and Michael Ruben Rinaldi behind them. On his victory lap, Rea stopped to pay tribute to the injured Ana Carrasco, putting on one of her "RIDE LIKE A GIRL" shirts, emblazoned with the #pinkwarrior hashtag, and even opened the Parc Fermé interview in Spanish.

Rea extended his lead over Scott Redding to forty one points while third placed Chaz Davies moved into joint third place with Toprak Razgatlioglu seventy points off Redding's second place. Michael van der Mark and Michael Ruben Rinaldi kept their hopes alive in the fight for third place.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR  
2 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 2.625
3 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 1.834
4 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 6.078
5 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000RR-R 6.989
6 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 8.770
7 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 11.676
8 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 15.639
9 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 18.128
10 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000RR-R 22.344
11 50 E. LAVERTY BMW S1000 RR 22.460
12 94 J. FOLGER Yamaha YZF R1 22.934
13 12 X. FORES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 25.428
14 76 L. BAZ Yamaha YZF R1 26.083
15 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R1 31.880
16 97 S. CAVALIERI Ducati Panigale V4 R 37.361
17 87 L. ZANETTI Ducati Panigale V4 R 40.668
18 20 S. BARRIER Ducati Panigale V4 R 48.001
19 13 T. TAKAHASHI Honda CBR1000RR-R 55.793
20 53 V. DEBISE Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'02.531
RET 66 T. SYKES BMW S1000 RR 14 Laps
Round Number: 
6
2020
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2020 Emilia-Romagna MotoGP Qualifying Result: If At First You Don’t Succeed...

With so many riders showing fine speed on Saturday morning in Misano, the fight for pole position wasn’t going to be a straightforward affair but in the end it was a familar picture, with Maverick Vinales scoring a second consecutive pole in Misano. The Spaniard further improved the all time lap record to give himself a fighting chance on Sunday but the jury is out on what we’ll see in 24 hours, given his overnight reversal of fortunes of late. Jack Miller had a busy afternoon, escaping Q1 to eventually climb to the front row of the grid, despite having his fair share of cancelled lap times. While both fast and consistent throughout practice, pole evaded Fabio Quartararo by a tenth and a half but the Petronas rider stays on the front row.

The KTMs of Pol Espargaro and Brad Binder sandwich the Ducati of Pecco Bagnaia on the second row. The Italian proved that he had the pace for pole but touching the green at the final corner wiped out his pole-worthy time and dropped him to fifth position. Espargaro’s late exploits pushed Valentino Rossi to the third row of the grid, ahead of compatriots Franco Morbidelli and Danilo Petrucci.

Andrea Dovizioso continues to not enjoy his time in Misano, just about sneaking through Q1 to finish Q2 half a second down on pole and at the bottom of the top ten. The championship leader will start from the fourth row, ahead of an even more disappointed Joan Mir, whose qualifying performance is no match for his impressive rhythm on used rubber. After yet another crash at fast turn 15, Takaaki Nakagami closes row four with less than a handful of laps on the board.

KTM were close to having three men in Q2, with Iker Lecuona demoted at the very last second by Dovizoso and forced to start 13th, one place ahead of Johann Zarco, the Ducati man’s session impacted by a tumble through the gravel. Another man who seems to struggle after an eventful time in practice was Alex Rins, last week’s podium challenger starting only 18th on the grid, behind rookie Alex Marquez.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'31.077    
2 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'31.153 0.076 0.076
3 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'31.222 0.145 0.069
4 44 Pol Espargaro KTM 1'31.308 0.231 0.086
5 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'31.313 0.236 0.005
6 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'31.389 0.312 0.076
7 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'31.436 0.359 0.047
8 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'31.566 0.489 0.130
9 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'31.574 0.497 0.008
10 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'31.581 0.504 0.007
11 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'31.617 0.540 0.036
12 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'32.284 1.207 0.667
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'31.559    
Q2 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'31.612 0.053 0.053
13 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'31.715 0.156 0.103
14 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'31.764 0.205 0.049
15 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'31.841 0.282 0.077
16 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'31.912 0.353 0.071
17 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'32.198 0.639 0.286
18 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'32.275 0.716 0.077
19 38 Bradley Smith Aprilia 1'32.486 0.927 0.211
20 53 Tito Rabat Ducati 1'32.850 1.291 0.364
Round Number: 
8
2020
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2020 Emilia-Romagna MotoGP FP4 Result: Bagnaia’s Mission Possible

The premier class made the best of the final opportunity to show off their pace and quite a few men earned their bragging rights at the end of the 30 minutes. Pecco Bagnaia was first of those men, a tenth faster than Joan Mir’s top time but both riders had pace to spare in the low 1:32s. While the still convalescent Italian decided to rest a little by only doing one run, Mir managed to run full race distance on his tyres, to impressive results.

Maverick Vinales’s effort was on par with the leaders to finish third but we’ve repeatedly learned that it's not always a good indication of his performance on Sunday. Pol Espargaro managed not to add any more tumbles to his portfolio in Misano and climbed to fourth, ahead of Fabio Quartararo, who might be somewhat worried by how many rivals are matching his fast pace.

Danilo Petrucci continues to progress on home soil, up sixth in the session but only narrowly ahead of rookies Alex Marquez and Iker Lecuona, who finished only four tenths off top spot. The KTM duo of Brad Binder and Miguel Oliveira rounded out the top ten, the Portuguese rider catching up after a bruising morning in Misano.

Some of the stars of last weekend, Franco Morbidelli and Valentino Rossi, could not quite keep up with their teammates and missed out on the top ten, about half a second off the pace. Despite having two men in top ten positions, the rest of the Ducati garage had a concerning session, with Andrea Dovizioso in 13th position and Jack Miller 18th, over a second off his teammate’s top time. Takaaki Nakagami’s 16th place could partly be explained by an early tumble at turn 15, but Alex Rins in 17th offered much less of an explanation.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'32.005    
2 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'32.103 0.098 0.098
3 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'32.124 0.119 0.021
4 44 Pol Espargaro KTM 1'32.145 0.140 0.021
5 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'32.295 0.290 0.150
6 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'32.348 0.343 0.053
7 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'32.382 0.377 0.034
8 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'32.425 0.420 0.043
9 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'32.518 0.513 0.093
10 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'32.545 0.540 0.027
11 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'32.553 0.548 0.008
12 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'32.558 0.553 0.005
13 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'32.603 0.598 0.045
14 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'32.605 0.600 0.002
15 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'32.638 0.633 0.033
16 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'32.815 0.810 0.177
17 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'32.923 0.918 0.108
18 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'33.097 1.092 0.174
19 53 Tito Rabat Ducati 1'33.502 1.497 0.405
20 38 Bradley Smith Aprilia 1'33.977 1.972 0.475
Round Number: 
8
2020
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2020 Emilia-Romagna Moto3 Qualifying Result: Robbing The Locals

After the opening act of MotoE, the lightweight class were the next to do battle for pole in the warm Misano afternoon and many riders had a claim at top spot. Romano Fenati, Celestino Vietti and Tony Arbolino wanted a good showing on home soil but Raul Fernandez reclaimed his title of Saturday maestro and snatched pole position in the final minute of the session. After acing Q1, Arbolino was first of the locals, eight hundredths of a second off pole, with Andrea Migno completing the front row of the grid after a late jump up the timesheets.

Albert Arenas spent most of the session outside of the top 15 but recovered enough to start the race from the top of the second row of the grid, only one tenth off pole. Vietti got pushed to fifth, with Fenati closing row two after being the early leader. Having gone through Q1, Kaito Toba achieved a top result with seventh on the grid, ahead of compatriot Tatsuki Suzuki, who dropped to eighth after he got launched off his machine at turn five quite nastily. Jaume Masia could not quite replicate his pace from Friday and closes the third row of the grid. Jeremy Alcoba joined the top ten positions and opens row four ahead of Dennis Foggia and title contender Ai Ogura.

After two crashes in the morning, the bad day at the office continued for Gabriel Rodrigo, who failed to make it out of Q1 and will start 19th, while last week’s victor, John McPhee, could not do any better than 20th on the grid.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 25 Raul Fernandez KTM 1'41.705    
2 14 Tony Arbolino Honda 1'41.793 0.088 0.088
3 16 Andrea Migno KTM 1'41.797 0.092 0.004
4 75 Albert Arenas KTM 1'41.851 0.146 0.054
5 13 Celestino Vietti KTM 1'41.873 0.168 0.022
6 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'41.961 0.256 0.088
7 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'41.963 0.258 0.002
8 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'41.971 0.266 0.008
9 5 Jaume Masia Honda 1'42.044 0.339 0.073
10 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'42.129 0.424 0.085
11 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'42.296 0.591 0.167
12 79 Ai Ogura Honda 1'42.314 0.609 0.018
13 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1'42.375 0.670 0.061
14 12 Filip Salac Honda 1'42.460 0.755 0.085
15 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'42.742 1.037 0.282
16 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 1'42.855 1.150 0.113
17 70 Barry Baltus KTM 1'43.133 1.428 0.278
18 11 Sergio Garcia Honda 1'43.671 1.966 0.538
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1'42.223    
Q2 14 Tony Arbolino Honda 1'42.305 0.082 0.082
Q2 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'42.378 0.155 0.073
Q2 12 Filip Salac Honda 1'42.421 0.198 0.043
19 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 1'42.564 0.341 0.143
20 17 John McPhee Honda 1'42.704 0.481 0.140
21 40 Darryn Binder KTM 1'42.717 0.494 0.013
22 23 Niccolò Antonelli Honda 1'42.751 0.528 0.034
23 21 Alonso Lopez Husqvarna 1'42.868 0.645 0.117
24 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'43.052 0.829 0.184
25 6 Ryusei Yamanaka Honda 1'43.074 0.851 0.022
26 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Honda 1'43.210 0.987 0.136
27 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'43.217 0.994 0.007
28 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 1'43.388 1.165 0.171
29 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 1'43.418 1.195 0.030
30 50 Jason Dupasquier KTM 1'43.794 1.571 0.376
31 9 Davide Pizzoli KTM 1'43.850 1.627 0.056
Round Number: 
8
2020
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2020 Emilia-Romagna MotoE E-Pole Result: Fresh Faces At The Front

Without any time to practice on Saturday morning, MotoE riders headed straight into battle in Misano and battle they did, with a maiden pole position going to rookie Jordi Torres. The Spaniard led the way by one hundredth of a second from Misano expert Matteo Ferrari, while Dominique Aegerter will defend his championship lead from the final spot on the front row.

Eric Granado was only fourth but it was a welcome improvement after last week’s misfortunes and the Brazilian will be accompanied by Xavier Simeon and Lukas Tulovic on the second row of the grid. Mattia Casadei had a rollercoaster session after glitches with his transponder halted his first run and the Italian was offered a second shot at it, which he used to climb into seventh on the grid, ahead of Mike Di Meglio and Niki Tuuli.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 40 Jordi TORRES Energica 1'43.154    
2 11 Matteo FERRARI Energica 1'43.165 0.011 0.011
3 77 Dominique AEGERTER Energica 1'43.297 0.143 0.132
4 51 Eric GRANADO Energica 1'43.352 0.198 0.055
5 10 Xavier SIMEON Energica 1'43.417 0.263 0.065
6 35 Lukas TULOVIC Energica 1'43.432 0.278 0.015
7 27 Mattia CASADEI Energica 1'43.502 0.348 0.070
8 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Energica 1'43.845 0.691 0.343
9 66 Niki TUULI Energica 1'43.850 0.696 0.005
10 55 Alejandro MEDINA Energica 1'43.906 0.752 0.056
11 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Energica 1'43.990 0.836 0.084
12 70 Tommaso MARCON Energica 1'44.133 0.979 0.143
13 7 Niccolo CANEPA Energica 1'44.139 0.985 0.006
14 18 Xavi CARDELUS Energica 1'44.251 1.097 0.112
15 16 Josh HOOK Energica 1'44.502 1.348 0.251
16 61 Alessandro ZACCONE Energica 1'44.591 1.437 0.089
17 6 Maria HERRERA Energica 1'45.310 2.156 0.719
18 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Energica 1'45.965 2.811 0.655
Round Number: 
4
2020
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2020 Catalunya World Supersport Superpole Result: Last Minute For Once

Raffaele De Rosa entered World Supersport Superpole knowing his qualifying wouldn't change his grid position as he would start the race from the pit lane as a penalty for crashing into Jules Cluzel last time out. 

Lucas Mahias set the first benchmark with a 1'46.015, holding off Andrea Locatelli for a lap, but Isaac Viñales set a 1'45.968 as Mahias pitted in. Viñales improved with a 1'45.968 as most riders pitted in at the halfway mark. 

Raffaele De Rosa, Steven Odendaal and Kyle Smith sat behind the leading three of Viñales, Mahias and Locatelli, until Corentin Perolari knocked them all down a place with a 1'45.734, but Locatelli wouldn't let that stand.

Andrea Locatelli went half a second quicker than the field with a 1'45.212, making a quarter second in the last sector alone. Manuel Gonzales slotted into second place as Locatelli ran off the track at turn five after losing the rear, recovering his rear slide to safely run into the kitty litter and make it back to the pits unscathed. 

Raffaele De Rosa set the exact same time as Manuel Gonzales, a 1'45.544, putting himself in third place, and a lap later, he set an identical 1'45.544 to put him in second place, his second quickest time being identical to his quickest time. The confusing "check the rulebooks" place was resolved a lap later as De Rosa improved by five hundredths.

As the clock ticked down, a few riders put in their last hopeful laps, red lights scattered over the timing screens, and Lucas Mahias set a 1'44.989, two tenths ahead of an equally quick Corentin Perolari. However, normal service was resumed as Andrea Locatelli, in spite of meeting traffic at the end of the lap, set a 1'44.958 for the pole position. 

Andrea Locatelli claimed his sixth pole position out of six tries, winning the Superpole award for 2020, ahead of Lucas Mahias and Corentin Perolari. Manuel Gonzales, Raffaele De Rosa and Philipp Oettl made up the second row, although Kyle Smith, an Englishman with local knowledge of the Spanish track, would benefit from De Rosa's penalty and be the sixth rider on the grid. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.958   276,9
2 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.989 0.031 270,7
3 94 C. PEROLARI Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.204 0.246 278,4
4 81 M. GONZALEZ Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'45.297 0.339 272,7
5 3 R. DE ROSA MV Agusta F3 675 1'45.501 0.543 274,1
6 5 P. OETTL Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'45.576 0.618 282,7
7 11 K. SMITH Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.890 0.932 272,0
8 32 I. VINALES Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.921 0.963 268,7
9 38 H. SOOMER Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.086 1.128 270,7
10 99 D. WEBB Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.160 1.202 272,7
11 4 S. ODENDAAL Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.279 1.321 275,5
12 85 O. GUTIERREZ IGLESIAS Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.447 1.489 274,8
13 25 A. VERDOIA Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.466 1.508 271,4
14 47 A. BASSANI Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.517   277,6
15 61 C. ONCU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'46.554 1.596 270,7
16 34 K. MANFREDI Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.625   276,9
17 56 P. SEBESTYEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.673 1.715 268,0
18 9 G. HENDRA PRATAMA Yamaha YZF R6 1'47.062 2.104 274,8
19 52 P. HOBELSBERGER Honda CBR600RR 1'47.213 2.255 271,4
20 77 M. PONS Honda CBR600RR 1'47.245 2.287 270,7
21 84 L. CRESSON Yamaha YZF R6 1'47.641 2.683 270,7
22 12 A. RUIZ CARRANZA Yamaha YZF R6 1'47.779   275,5
23 57 G. ERILL Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'48.119 3.161 265,4
24 2 L. MONTELLA Yamaha YZF R6 1'48.160   264,1
25 30 G. VAN STRAALEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'48.321 3.363 276,9
Round Number: 
6
2020
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