MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2021 Sachsenring Moto2 FP3 Result: Running Out Of Headlines For Gardner

The final chase for the top 14 looked like it got settled early on for the intermediate class, but a few riders had other plans for the final handful of minutes of FP3. Behind Remy Gardner, who led the way throughout the session once more, there were some late improvements from teammate Raul Fernandez and Fabio Di Giannantonio, who climbed into a top three covered by two tenths of a second.

Xavi Vierge continued his progress with fourth place, with compatriot Marcos Ramirez joining the top five. Augusto Fernandez in sixth place was the last rider within half a second of the leader and only narrowly ahead of home favourite Marcel Schrotter and rookie Ai Ogura. Jake Dixon found some speed to climb into ninth place, while Jorge Navarro rounded out the top 10.

Somkiat Chantra placed both Honda Team Asia bikes directly in Q2 with 11th position, ahead of Sam Lowes, one of the few riders who failed to improve their top times from Friday, although he did get really close. Joe Roberts and Nicolò Bulega took the remaining Q2 tickets and left the likes of Tony Arbolino, Bo Bendsneyder, Aron Canet or Marco Bezzecchi to fight it off in Q1, although all of those riders ended the session within nine tenths of top spot.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'24.003    
2 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'24.121 0.118 0.118
3 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'24.183 0.180 0.062
4 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'24.293 0.290 0.110
5 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'24.397 0.394 0.104
6 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'24.495 0.492 0.098
7 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'24.559 0.556 0.064
8 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'24.577 0.574 0.018
9 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'24.612 0.609 0.035
10 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'24.619 0.616 0.007
11 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'24.629 0.626 0.010
12 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'24.693 0.690 0.064
13 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'24.702 0.699 0.009
14 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'24.717 0.714 0.015
15 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'24.724 0.721 0.007
16 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'24.773 0.770 0.049
17 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'24.818 0.815 0.045
18 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'24.844 0.841 0.026
19 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'24.877 0.874 0.033
20 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'24.979 0.976 0.102
21 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'25.066 1.063 0.087
22 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'25.153 1.150 0.087
23 2 Alonso Lopez Kalex 1'25.215 1.212 0.062
24 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 1'25.276 1.273 0.061
25 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'25.301 1.298 0.025
26 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 1'25.414 1.411 0.113
27 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'25.434 1.431 0.020
28 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'25.501 1.498 0.067
29 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'25.768 1.765 0.267
30 70 Barry Baltus NTS 1'26.003 2.000 0.235
Round Number: 
8
2021
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2021 Sachsenring MotoGP FP3 Result: No Question About Quartararo

The premier class fought for that valuable top 10 in a sweltering Sachsenring and after refining their race pace for a bit, the first of two time attacks started in the final 15 minutes. What both of those attacks had in common was Fabio Quartararo’s name at the top of the timesheets, the Frenchman ending the session quickest and with few rivals able to threaten him with red sector times or match his pace over the session. Jack Miller came closest in the standings, five hundredths of a second behind the leader and two hundredths ahead of colleague Johann Zarco, both Ducatis showing great race pace as well.

After leading the way on Friday, Miguel Oliveira was slower to improve on the combined standings but still kept fourth place and similar rhythm to the men ahead. Aleix Espargaro in fifth posted an identical time to the KTM rider, while Jorge Martin did an amazing job with a late jump into sixth. Takaaki Nakagami wanted none of that fancy new aero and was still quick enough for seventh place, only two tenths off the lead, while Pecco Bagnaia saved the day with eighth place, after a pretty anonymous Friday.

Having skipped the speed run on Friday, Marc Marquez was in time attack mode for most of FP3, spending all session on soft rear tyres, including a long run that was fairly unusual for the Honda. The Spaniard led the way early on and gave hints at session-topping speed but some minor rodeo moments, running as wide as the Pacific at turn 10 and a track limits inconvenience meant he had to settle for ninth in the end. There were still reasons to celebrate for the household, as Alex Marquez managed to cling onto a top 10 position and placed both LCR machines directly in Q2.

With a top 10 covered by only three tenths of a second, a few of the big hitters will be entertaining us in Q2, Joan Mir the first under the line by only two hundredths of a second and closely followed by Franco Morbidelli. Maverick Viñales showed pace to match the leaders throughout the session, but a mistake at the wrong time cost him dearly once more. As things were heating up in the final time attack, the Yamaha man crashed out at turn 1 and was left in a vulnerable position on the timesheets. He was fortunately close to the pits and rushed to his second machine for another attempt but couldn’t do any better than 13th. Alex Rins wasn’t spared trouble either, the Suzuki rider starting the session with some technical issues but it didn’t lose him much time and he eventually finished 14th, albeit only half a second off the lead. Q1 should be a pretty spicy affair, with Pol Espargaro also looking to contribute, as he didn’t get a chance at a final time attack due to a crash at turn 8.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'20.348    
2 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'20.404 0.056 0.056
3 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'20.433 0.085 0.029
4 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'20.451 0.103 0.018
5 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'20.451 0.103  
6 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1'20.501 0.153 0.050
7 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'20.560 0.212 0.059
8 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'20.564 0.216 0.004
9 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'20.662 0.314 0.098
10 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'20.682 0.334 0.020
11 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'20.707 0.359 0.025
12 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'20.749 0.401 0.042
13 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'20.887 0.539 0.138
14 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'20.889 0.541 0.002
15 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'20.903 0.555 0.014
16 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'20.961 0.613 0.058
17 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'20.978 0.630 0.017
18 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'20.988 0.640 0.010
19 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'21.270 0.922 0.282
20 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'21.415 1.067 0.145
21 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'21.447 1.099 0.032
22 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'21.669 1.321 0.222
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8
2021
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2021 Sachsenring Moto3 FP3 Result: Migno Leaps To The Top

It was another hot morning in Germany and the battle for the top 14 was just as hot in the lightweight class. Riders miraculously avoided leaving pitlane at the very last second – and sometimes a few seconds too late – and started a first time attack halfway through the session. They even snuck in a generous two or three flying laps for the second attack in the final four minutes or so. Andrea Migno made the best of those final few laps to jump from outside the top 14 to the top of the timesheets, less than a tenth of a second ahead of compatriot Stefano Nepa. Kaito Toba led the way after the first time attack and kept close the second time around, keeping third in front of compatriot Tatsuki Suzuki and Filip Salac, who completed the top 5.

Rookie Lorenzo Fellon shined in sixth position, ahead of Dennis Foggia, who was one of the early leaders of the session. John McPhee held onto top spot on the combined standings until the final third of the session and was slower to improve on his Friday benchmark but eventually managed to do it to secure eighth place. After an underwhelming Friday, Sergio Garcia climbed up to ninth in the losing stages of FP3, while Romano Fenati completed the top 10.

Rookies Izan Guevara, Xavier Artigas and Pedro Acosta also secured top 14 positions, the championship leader ending practice half a second off top spot. The final direct Q2 ticket was taken away from Jaume Masia after a late track limits infringement and handed to Niccolò Antonelli. The Spaniard will be joining the likes of Deniz Öncü, Darryn Binder and Jeremy Alcoba in the battle of Q1. Gabriel Rodrigo suffered a high side at turn 3 after only a couple of laps and missed the rest of the session while getting a medical check, which saw him drop down to 18th on the combined standings.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 16 Andrea Migno Honda 1'26.317    
2 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'26.409 0.092 0.092
3 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'26.459 0.142 0.050
4 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'26.588 0.271 0.129
5 12 Filip Salac Honda 1'26.631 0.314 0.043
6 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 1'26.676 0.359 0.045
7 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'26.699 0.382 0.023
8 17 John McPhee Honda 1'26.712 0.395 0.013
9 11 Sergio Garcia GASGAS 1'26.730 0.413 0.018
10 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'26.757 0.440 0.027
11 28 Izan Guevara GASGAS 1'26.817 0.500 0.060
12 43 Xavier Artigas Honda 1'26.889 0.572 0.072
13 37 Pedro Acosta KTM 1'26.903 0.586 0.014
14 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 1'26.924 0.607 0.021
15 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1'27.009 0.692 0.085
16 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1'27.024 0.707 0.015
17 40 Darryn Binder Honda 1'27.048 0.731 0.024
18 19 Andi Farid Izdihar Honda 1'27.114 0.797 0.066
19 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 1'27.191 0.874 0.077
20 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'27.205 0.888 0.014
21 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'27.279 0.962 0.074
22 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'27.401 1.084 0.122
23 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 1'28.230 1.913 0.829
24 22 Elia Bartolini KTM 1'28.318 2.001 0.088
25 66 Joel Kelso KTM 1'28.331 2.014 0.013
26 31 Adrian Fernandez Husqvarna 1'28.650 2.333 0.319
Round Number: 
8
2021
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2021 Sachsenring Moto2 FP2 Result: Gardner Keeps It Going

It was a fairly unusual session to end the day for the intermediate class, who had to deal with a delayed start due to some grass being blown on track and then saw a short red flag after pit board signs flew all over the finish straight. Once clean-up was sorted, the session quickly resumed with Sam Lowes in prime position and with FP1 times under attack straight away. Remy Gardner might have been slower to improve but when he did, he took over the top of the timesheets and left teammate Raul Fernandez three tenths of a second behind. Fabio Di Giannantonio steadily progressed towards the top three, while Lowes dropped to fourth and could not improve in the closing stages due to a crash at turn 12.

Xavi Vierge completed the top 5, six tenths behind the leader and a mere three hundredths ahead of Augusto Fernandez. Simone Corsi snuck ahead of the Liqui Moli Intact GP duo of Marcel Schrotter and Tony Arbolino, while Tom Luthi makes a rare appearance in the top 10. Marcos Ramirez, Albert Arenas, Jorge Navarro and Marco Bezzecchi provisionally sit inside the combined top 14, with the likes of Joe Roberts, Bo Bendsneyder, Ai Ogura or Aron Canet hoping to change that come FP3.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'24.197    
2 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'24.536 0.339 0.339
3 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'24.639 0.442 0.103
4 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'24.640 0.443 0.001
5 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'24.807 0.610 0.167
6 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'24.840 0.643 0.033
7 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'25.032 0.835 0.192
8 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'25.045 0.848 0.013
9 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'25.085 0.888 0.040
10 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'25.093 0.896 0.008
11 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'25.141 0.944 0.048
12 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'25.152 0.955 0.011
13 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'25.162 0.965 0.010
14 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'25.183 0.986 0.021
15 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'25.436 1.239 0.253
16 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 1'25.462 1.265 0.026
17 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'25.553 1.356 0.091
18 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'25.594 1.397 0.041
19 2 Alonso Lopez Kalex 1'25.600 1.403 0.006
20 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'25.699 1.502 0.099
21 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'25.717 1.520 0.018
22 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'25.725 1.528 0.008
23 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'25.816 1.619 0.091
24 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'25.848 1.651 0.032
25 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'25.864 1.667 0.016
26 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'25.886 1.689 0.022
27 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 1'25.906 1.709 0.020
28 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'25.937 1.740 0.031
29 70 Barry Baltus NTS 1'26.161 1.964 0.224
30 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'26.920 2.723 0.759
Round Number: 
8
2021
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2021 Sachsenring MotoGP FP2 Result: Oliveira Stays In The Limelight

The second practice session for the premier class got hot and hard – hot in terms of track conditions and hard when it came to tyre choice in sweltering Sachsenring. After laying low in FP1, Barcelona victor Miguel Oliveira traded the lead of FP2 with Marc Marquez and ended up on top after acing the time attack in the final five minutes of the session. The KTM man eventually demoted the factory Yamaha duo of Fabio Quartararo and Maverick Viñales, the Frenchman particularly focused on long runs and only joining the top 10 for the time attack. With all three riders showing excellent pace throughout the 45 minutes, it was a tough ask for the recovering Alex Rins to do any better but the Spaniard managed to keep within four tenths of the leader and with pretty solid pace of his own.

After adding another crash at turn 3 to his to-do list on Friday, Pol Espargaro managed to join the top five, narrowly ahead of colleague Takaaki Nakagami. Aleix Espargaro and Johann Zarco were the last riders within half a second of the leader but with Jack Miller not too far back in ninth place. Franco Morbidelli overcame a slow start to his weekend and climbed up to claim a provisional top 10 position.

Having led the way at the halfway mark of the session, Marc Marquez focused on putting both the hard and the medium rear tyre through their paces and skipped the time attack altogether, which saw him demoted from second to 12th in the final minutes of the session. Joan Mir did have a go on soft rubber but it only served him to take 16th place and will join his compatriot in the chase for a top 10 on Saturday morning. The list of hopefuls will also include Danilo Petrucci, Brad Binder and Pecco Bagnaia, the Ducati man ending the session last.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'20.690    
2 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'20.910 0.220 0.220
3 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'21.023 0.333 0.113
4 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'21.077 0.387 0.054
5 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'21.108 0.418 0.031
6 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'21.131 0.441 0.023
7 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'21.143 0.453 0.012
8 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'21.181 0.491 0.038
9 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'21.192 0.502 0.011
10 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'21.228 0.538 0.036
11 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'21.282 0.592 0.054
12 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'21.291 0.601 0.009
13 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'21.293 0.603 0.002
14 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1'21.398 0.708 0.105
15 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'21.426 0.736 0.028
16 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'21.453 0.763 0.027
17 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'21.568 0.878 0.115
18 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'21.595 0.905 0.027
19 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'21.702 1.012 0.107
20 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'21.878 1.188 0.176
21 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'21.968 1.278 0.090
22 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'22.211 1.521 0.243
Round Number: 
8
2021
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2021 Sachsenring Moto3 FP2 Result: Acosta Back At The Front

Moto3 riders started the second round of practice sessions under a burning sun and despite an attempt at a late time attack, most FP1 times stood on the combined timesheets. John McPhee remained the fastest man on track at the end of Friday’s action, courtesy of his FP1 time, but it was championship leader Pedro Acosta grabbing the headlines for FP2. The Spaniard was one of the few to improve their time in the afternoon session, which he finished half a tenth faster than Gabriel Rodrigo. The Argentinian rider also took a quick turn at the front during the session, while Deniz Öncü joined the top three, another tenth back.

Tatsuki Suzuki climbed up to fourth, with Romano Fenati joining the top five after going quicker in the afternoon session. Stefano Nepa finished sixth in the session and sixth overall, only five thousandths of a second faster than Darryn Binder, whose late charge promoted him to 10th on the combined timesheets. Dennis Foggia, rookie Izan Guevara and Jaume Masia rounded out the top 10 positions in the session, all three safely inside the provisional top 14. Although he kept top spot in the combined standings, McPhee was 11th in FP2 and seven tenths off the lead.

Andrea Migno ended the session 17th, after his machine unhelpfully had a problem in the final minute, but the Italian’s FP1 time saved his day and keeps him provisionally in the top 14, together with Niccolò Antonelli and Filip Salac, who both had a low key session. Sergio Garcia will be looking to change that hierarchy on Saturday morning, after an early tumble at turn 3 affected his session and left him over a second slower than the leader.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 37 Pedro Acosta KTM 1'27.090    
2 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 1'27.134 0.044 0.044
3 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1'27.269 0.179 0.135
4 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'27.376 0.286 0.107
5 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'27.497 0.407 0.121
6 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'27.505 0.415 0.008
7 40 Darryn Binder Honda 1'27.510 0.420 0.005
8 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'27.554 0.464 0.044
9 28 Izan Guevara GASGAS 1'27.736 0.646 0.182
10 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1'27.782 0.692 0.046
11 17 John McPhee Honda 1'27.844 0.754 0.062
12 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'27.915 0.825 0.071
13 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'27.919 0.829 0.004
14 43 Xavier Artigas Honda 1'27.922 0.832 0.003
15 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'27.951 0.861 0.029
16 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'27.975 0.885 0.024
17 16 Andrea Migno Honda 1'28.104 1.014 0.129
18 31 Adrian Fernandez Husqvarna 1'28.110 1.020 0.006
19 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 1'28.219 1.129 0.109
20 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 1'28.295 1.205 0.076
21 11 Sergio Garcia GASGAS 1'28.299 1.209 0.004
22 12 Filip Salac Honda 1'28.305 1.215 0.006
23 19 Andi Farid Izdihar Honda 1'28.556 1.466 0.251
24 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 1'29.101 2.011 0.545
25 66 Joel Kelso KTM 1'29.575 2.485 0.474
26 22 Elia Bartolini KTM 1'29.623 2.533 0.048
Round Number: 
8
2021
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2021 Sachsenring Moto2 FP1 Result: Gardner Stays On Top

The intermediate class took their turn in the heat of the Sachsenring and their first practice session ended with championship leader Remy Gardner in prime position. Joining him not only in the top 2 of the session but also in the premier class next season is Fabio Giannantonio, the Gresini rider a tenth of a second off the lead. Xavi Vierge led the way at the halfway mark of the morning session, before dropping to third, ahead of rookie sensation Raul Fernandez, who started FP1 at the top and ended it two tenths behind his teammate.

Augusto Fernandez joined the top five, while teammate Sam Lowes also finished within half a second of the leader but got demoted to seventh position by a last minute jump up the timesheets from Lorenzo Dalla Porta. Jorge Navarro, Marco Bezzecchi and Tony Arbolino rounded out the top 10, the rookie doing well to cling onto 10th despite a late tumble at the final corner. He wasn’t the only one to suffer at turn 13, as teammate Marcel Schrotter did that a few minutes before and Hafizh Syahrin followed their example soon after. Aron Canet chose turn 12 instead and ended the morning in 12th place, with Simone Corsi, Albert Arenas and Syahrin also provisionally inside the top 14.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'24.873    
2 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'24.975 0.102 0.102
3 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'25.097 0.224 0.122
4 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'25.124 0.251 0.027
5 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'25.161 0.288 0.037
6 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'25.187 0.314 0.026
7 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'25.362 0.489 0.175
8 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'25.390 0.517 0.028
9 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'25.483 0.610 0.093
10 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'25.495 0.622 0.012
11 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'25.518 0.645 0.023
12 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'25.551 0.678 0.033
13 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'25.565 0.692 0.014
14 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 1'25.594 0.721 0.029
15 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'25.609 0.736 0.015
16 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'25.630 0.757 0.021
17 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'25.648 0.775 0.018
18 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'25.718 0.845 0.070
19 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'25.727 0.854 0.009
20 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'25.906 1.033 0.179
21 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 1'25.917 1.044 0.011
22 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'25.987 1.114 0.070
23 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'26.022 1.149 0.035
24 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'26.110 1.237 0.088
25 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'26.141 1.268 0.031
26 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'26.162 1.289 0.021
27 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'26.436 1.563 0.274
28 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'26.475 1.602 0.039
29 2 Alonso Lopez Kalex 1'26.522 1.649 0.047
30 70 Barry Baltus NTS 1'26.893 2.020 0.371
Round Number: 
8
2021
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2021 Sachsenring MotoGP FP1 Result: Marquez Marks The Spot

The Sachsenring welcomed the premier class after a pandemic-induced hiatus and its monarch enjoyed the welcome more than most, Marc Marquez quickly placing his name at the top of the timesheets. The Spaniard did the most laps and demonstrated over the course of those 25 laps that he didn’t lose any of his speed or rhythm around his German-made playpen. It even looked like a Honda top 3 for a while, until Fabio Quartararo dusted himself off from an early crash at turn 12 and climbed to second on the timesheets, a tenth and a half off the leader. That dropped Takaaki Nakagami to third and the LCR man was the final rider to post a 1:21 lap time in the morning session.

Pol Espargaro started the day with a tumble of his own at turn 3 but recovered up to fourth, while Aleix Espargaro joined his brother in the top five. Jack Miller seemed to have solid pace as well, despite being only sixth on the timesheets. Alex Rins made his return to the track after the cycling mishap in Barcelona and jumped up to seventh place late in the session. Johann Zarco in eighth place was the last rider within half a second of the leader, while Joan Mir made a late climb up to ninth on fresh rubber, having spent much of the session down in 18th. Maverick Viñales rounded out the top 10 positions ahead of Pecco Bagnaia, with Miguel Oliveira the lead KTM in 12th place, six tenths off top spot.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'21.660    
2 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'21.828 0.168 0.168
3 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'21.936 0.276 0.108
4 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'22.010 0.350 0.074
5 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'22.040 0.380 0.030
6 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'22.051 0.391 0.011
7 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'22.076 0.416 0.025
8 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'22.148 0.488 0.072
9 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'22.172 0.512 0.024
10 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'22.253 0.593 0.081
11 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'22.260 0.600 0.007
12 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'22.324 0.664 0.064
13 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'22.364 0.704 0.040
14 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'22.381 0.721 0.017
15 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'22.477 0.817 0.096
16 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'22.537 0.877 0.060
17 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'22.612 0.952 0.075
18 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'22.646 0.986 0.034
19 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1'22.678 1.018 0.032
20 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'22.691 1.031 0.013
21 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'22.728 1.068 0.037
22 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'22.969 1.309 0.241
Round Number: 
8
2021
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2021 Sachsenring Moto3 FP1 Result: Fast Start For McPhee

Action returned to the Sachsenring after the pandemic cut the fun in 2020 and it was a sweltering welcome for the lightweight class. Tatsuki Suzuki was fastest on the hot asphalt for much of the session, until John McPhee picked up top spot in the final minute of FP1. That dropped Suzuki to second, one tenth behind the leader and two more tenths ahead of Gabriel Rodrigo.

Stefano Nepa in fourth was over half a second behind McPhee, while championship leader Pedro Acosta made a solid start in the top five. Dennis Foggia climbed up to sixth, ahead of the Rivacold Snipers duo of Filip Salac and Andrea Migno. Deniz Öncü and Romano Fenati rounded out the top ten, while the rest of the provisional top 14 was occupied by Niccolò Antonelli, Jeremy Alcoba, Jaume Masia and Lorenzo Fellon. Sergio Garcia missed out by six thousandths of a second but FP1 times are expected to quickly tumble in FP2.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 17 John McPhee Honda 1'26.739    
2 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'26.852 0.113 0.113
3 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 1'27.109 0.370 0.257
4 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'27.289 0.550 0.180
5 37 Pedro Acosta KTM 1'27.336 0.597 0.047
6 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'27.501 0.762 0.165
7 12 Filip Salac Honda 1'27.501 0.762  
8 16 Andrea Migno Honda 1'27.593 0.854 0.092
9 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1'27.661 0.922 0.068
10 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'27.679 0.940 0.018
11 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 1'27.699 0.960 0.020
12 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'27.798 1.059 0.099
13 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1'27.847 1.108 0.049
14 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 1'27.849 1.110 0.002
15 11 Sergio Garcia GASGAS 1'27.855 1.116 0.006
16 40 Darryn Binder Honda 1'27.882 1.143 0.027
17 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'27.975 1.236 0.093
18 43 Xavier Artigas Honda 1'27.988 1.249 0.013
19 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 1'28.120 1.381 0.132
20 28 Izan Guevara GASGAS 1'28.319 1.580 0.199
21 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'28.326 1.587 0.007
22 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'28.392 1.653 0.066
23 19 Andi Farid Izdihar Honda 1'28.741 2.002 0.349
24 31 Adrian Fernandez Husqvarna 1'28.986 2.247 0.245
25 22 Elia Bartolini KTM 1'29.617 2.878 0.631
26 66 Joel Kelso KTM 1'30.849 4.110 1.232
Round Number: 
8
2021
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2021 Misano World Superbike Race 2 Result: Let Them Fight

Misano's leather-clad soprano, Paola Tiraferri, bashed out the Italian anthem again, under a 30ºC sun in preparation for a twenty one lap race. 

As the lights went out, Michael Ruben Rinaldi hit turn one first, ahead of Toprak Razgatlioglu and Jonathan Rea, but a couple of turns in, Razgatlioglu made a play for the lead, pushing Rinaldi off his line, the pair going wide enough to let Rea sneak through. Rinaldi took second back on the exit and Razgatlioglu fell back to third place, ahead of Scott Redding, Alex Lowes and Tom Sykes.

On lap two, Rinaldi powered past Rea into turn eight, his Ducati's favourite sprint, but Rea kept on him and passed back when Rinaldi went wide at turn eleven and Rea capitalised at turn twelve. Behind them Razgatlioglu set the fastest lap. A lap later, Rinaldi tried to make his turn eight pass, in spite of Rea trying to block him out of the exit of turn seven with his Kawasaki, and took the lead. Rinaldi set the fastest lap in front.

On lap four, as Leon Haslam crashed at turn two behind the action, Toprak Razgatlioglu copied Rinaldi's play and passed Rea into turn eight, holding Rea off over the following corners as Rea tried to immediately strike back. Scott Redding And Alex Lowes were still in tough with the leaders as Tom Sykes dropped back from the leading five riders. Toprak Razgatlioglu set the fastest lap on lap five and Michael Ruben Rinaldi took it back a lap later. 

On lap six, Alex Lowes dropped off the leading pack as Chaz Davies pitted in with a technical issue. Over the next few laps, with Razgatlioglu setting the fastest lap on lap seven, Razgatlioglu looked like Rinaldi was holding him up in a few places and he looked for a way past, eventually making a hard pass at turn fourteen, the slowest corner of the track, to put his Yamaha into the top spot. Two laps later had enough of a gap to ride his own race. Scott Redding could no longer keep up with the leaders and had to settle for fourth place. Alex Lowes was a few seconds behind, with a gap to a resurgent Garrett Gerloff who fought his way past several riders to get to sixth place, four seconds behind Lowes, but like Razgatlioglu in the lead, his Yamaha was settling into a good pace, a few tenths faster than Lowes ahead of him. 

At half race distance, it looked like Rea still had tyre left as Rinaldi's started to wane, but he couldn't pass him. When his tyre finally caught up to Rinaldi's, he lots touch. 

There was a brief moment on lap sixteen when the leading trio were all within grabbing distance of each other, but then it passed.

Toprak Razgatlioglu strung out a small lead, a tenth a lap quicker than the riders behind, with Rinaldi doing the same to Rea. Scott Redding ticked off the last few laps between four and five seconds adrift, but comfortably ahead of Alex Lowes behind him. Lowes, however, was eventually caught by Garrett Gerloff whose pace was significantly better, and Gerloff wasted no time passing Lowes two laps from the end, around the same time, Razgatlioglu got a warning for exceeding the track limits, but he had enough of a lead to take enough care to avoid a penalty. He waved to his team, acknowledging he'd seen the warning and it didn't become an issue as the race ran out of laps. 

Toprak Razgatlioglu won his first race of the year ahead of Michael Ruben Rinaldi and Jonathan Rea. Scott Redding took his third fourth place ahead of Garrett Gerloff and Alex Lowes. 

Razgatlioglu's win closed the gap to Rea at the top of the championship to just twenty points, and increased his lead over third placed Redding to twenty five points. Alex Lowes held on to fourth place but is now only six points ahead of Michael Ruben Rinaldi whose two wins and second place this weekend strengthened his campaign. Garrett Gerloff, fifth place today, holds sixth place of the championship.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1  
2 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1.286
3 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 2.987
4 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 6.115
5 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 10.695
6 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 13.117
7 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4 R 17.621
8 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 17.893
9 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 22.458
10 60 M. VAN DER MARK BMW M 1000 RR 25.118
11 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 27.107
12 66 T. SYKES BMW M 1000 RR 28.353
13 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 33.391
14 53 T. RABAT Ducati Panigale V4 R 38.817
15 50 E. LAVERTY BMW M 1000 RR 41.262
16 94 J. FOLGER BMW M 1000 RR 43.046
17 32 I. VINALES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 53.844
18 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 1'00.109
19 76 S. CAVALIERI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'11.934
20 84 L. CRESSON Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'23.648
RET 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 17 Laps
RET 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000 RR-R 18 Laps
Round Number: 
3
2021
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