2016 Superprestigio Qualifying Practice Times

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Qualifying for the Superprestigio at Barcelona saw Marc Marquez top the timesheets, both in the Superprestigio class and overall. The Spaniard posted a time 12.054 seconds on the 180 meter track. Former Moto2 champion and current MotoAmerica Yoshimura Suzuki rider Toni Elias was second fastest, just under a tenth of a second slower than Marquez, while Tech 3 rider Xavi Vierge was third quickest.

In the Open class, it was Supermoto champion Tom Chareyre who set the quickest time, ahead of Spanish Flat Track championship runner up Genis Gelada, and Japanese bike drifting specialist Masatoshi Ohmori. Former AMA Grand Champion Brad Baker was fourth quickest, less than seven hundredths slower than Chareyre and over a tenth off the time of Marc Marquez. During yesterday's press conference, however, Baker said he would be concentrating on consistency rather than outright speed, as he believes that the race will be won by the rider who makes the fewest mistakes and has the best pace.

Qualifying practice times count only to for the qualifying groups, with the fastest riders being seeded first and being allowed to choose their grid positions first.

Qualifying heats start at 6:30pm, with the Superfinal due to take place at 9:11pm local time.

Superprestigio class

Pos No Rider Nation Bike Time Diff Prev
1 93 Marc Marquez ESP Honda 12.054    
2 24 Toni Elias ESP Suzuki 12.139 0.085 0.085
3 97 Xavi Vierge ESP Tech3 12.210 0.156 0.071
4 36 Joan Mir ESP Honda 12.228 0.174 0.018
5 75 Albert Arenas ESP KTM 12.229 0.175 0.001
6 23 Marcel Schrotter GER Suzuki 12.251 0.197 0.022
7 12 Xavi Forés ESP Suzuki 12.293 0.239 0.042
8 88 Ricky Cardus ESP Suzuki 12.323 0.269 0.030
9 15 Dani Ribalta ESP Honda 12.330 0.276 0.007
10 73 Alex Marquez ESP Honda 12.340 0.286 0.010
11 19 Xavier Simeon BEL Suzuki 12.347 0.293 0.007
12 8 Jorge Martin ESP Honda 12.409 0.355 0.062
13 111 Ruben Xaus AND Pursang 12.414 0.360 0.005
14 31 Carmelo Morales ESP Yamaha 12.423 0.369 0.009
15 11 Vincent Philippe FRA Suzuki 12.435 0.381 0.012
16 60 Julian Simon ESP Yamaha 12.447 0.393 0.012
17 42 Marcos Ramirez ESP Honda 12.460 0.406 0.013
18 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio ITA Honda 12.484 0.430 0.024
19 18 Nico Terol ESP Suzuki 12.559 0.505 0.075
20 29 Raul Fernandez ESP Husqvarna 12.579 0.525 0.020
21 1 Kyle Smith GBR Honda 12.599 0.545 0.020
22 2 Jesko Raffin SUI Yamaha 12.649 0.595 0.050
23 81 Jordi Torres ESP Honda 12.665 0.611 0.016

Open class

Pos No Rider Nation Bike Time Diff Prev
1 4 Thomas Chareyre FRA TM 12.122    
2 72 Genis Gelada ESP Honda 12.172 0.050 0.050
3 70 Masatoshi Ohmori JAP Suzuki 12.183 0.061 0.011
4 6 Brad Baker USA Honda 12.191 0.069 0.008
5 77 Ferran Cardus ESP Suzuki 12.195 0.073 0.004
6 124 Oliver Brindley GBR Kawasaki 12.233 0.111 0.038
7 17 Gerard Bailo ESP Suzuki 12.279 0.157 0.046
8 181 Gianni Borgiotti ITA Suzuki 12.292 0.170 0.013
9 10 Francesco Cecchini ITA TM 12.336 0.214 0.044
10 38 George Pickering GBR KTM 12.339 0.217 0.003
11 215 Ferran Sastre ESP Kawasaki 12.344 0.222 0.005
12 66 Fredrik Lindgren SWE Honda 12.346 0.224 0.002
13 213 Jaume Gaya ESP Honda 12.354 0.232 0.008
14 179 Guillermo Cano ESP Honda 12.355 0.233 0.001
15 64 Sylvain Bidart FRA Honda 12.434 0.312 0.079
16 79 Josep Piedra ESP Husqvarna 12.446 0.324 0.012
17 34 Jordi Casas ESP Honda 12.494 0.372 0.048
18 121 Joan Noguera ESP Yamaha 12.526 0.404 0.032
19 30 Alan Birtwistle GBR Honda 12.529 0.407 0.003
20 48 Emanuele Marzotto ITA Yamaha 12.558 0.436 0.029
21 20 Toby Hales GBR Husqvarna 12.565 0.443 0.007
22 971 Tom Edwards AUS Suzuki 12.693 0.571 0.128

 

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I know they use to have this in American Flat Track singles class racing back in the day but wow are we seeing prototype chassis just for this non-championship invitational? CRTs in Flat Track lol. Pretty soon we'll see unobtanium factory electronics on these dirt bikes if not already "wink wink".......looking at you HRC

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So was he riding a Tech 3-built special? Or is he listed as Tech 3 because that's what he rides in Moto2?

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Yeah, I don't think so!  You see how that worked out for Troy Bayliss, not the talent in this field.

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