MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2021 Barcelona Moto3 Warm Up Result: McPhee Holds Off Rodrigo

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 17 John McPhee Honda 1'48.839    
2 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 1'48.877 0.038 0.038
3 28 Izan Guevara GASGAS 1'48.965 0.126 0.088
4 40 Darryn Binder Honda 1'49.137 0.298 0.172
5 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'49.193 0.354 0.056
6 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 1'49.265 0.426 0.072
7 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'49.307 0.468 0.042
8 37 Pedro Acosta KTM 1'49.359 0.520 0.052
9 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 1'49.426 0.587 0.067
10 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'49.485 0.646 0.059
11 11 Sergio Garcia GASGAS 1'49.491 0.652 0.006
12 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1'49.509 0.670 0.018
13 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'49.591 0.752 0.082
14 43 Xavier Artigas Honda 1'49.739 0.900 0.148
15 31 Adrian Fernandez Husqvarna 1'49.775 0.936 0.036
16 12 Filip Salac Honda 1'49.783 0.944 0.008
17 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1'49.788 0.949 0.005
18 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 1'50.056 1.217 0.268
19 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'50.071 1.232 0.015
20 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'50.142 1.303 0.071
21 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'50.186 1.347 0.044
22 19 Andi Farid Izdihar Honda 1'50.254 1.415 0.068
23 16 Andrea Migno Honda 1'50.407 1.568 0.153
24 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'50.459 1.620 0.052
25 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 1'50.594 1.755 0.135
26 96 Daniel Holgado KTM 1'50.749 1.910 0.155
27 32 Takuma Matsuyama Honda 1'51.205 2.366 0.456
28 22 Elia Bartolini KTM 1'53.547 4.708 2.342
Round Number: 
7
2021
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2021 Barcelona Moto3 E-Pole Result: Back To Basics

Sunny Barcelona meant that the MotoE class reverted back to the usual qualifying format after the washout of Le Mans but it was French GP victor Eric Granado who secured pole position by seven hundredths of a second from reigning cup champion Jordi Torres. The Spaniard will start his home race from the middle of the front row and the duo will be joined by title contender Dominique Aegerter.

Miquel Pons missed out on the front row by seven thousandths of a second and will open row two from Lukas Tulovic and championship leader Alessandro Zaccone. Fermín Aldeguer was fastest in practice and still holds the quickest lap of the weekend but could not convert that speed into anything more than seventh on the grid, sharing third row with Mattia Casadei and Matteo Ferrari.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 51 Eric Granado Energica 1'50.446    
2 40 Jordi Torres Energica 1'50.517 0.071 0.071
3 77 Dominique Aegerter Energica 1'50.719 0.273 0.202
4 71 Miquel Pons Energica 1'50.726 0.280 0.007
5 3 Lukas Tulovic Energica 1'50.772 0.326 0.046
6 61 Alessandro Zaccone Energica 1'50.813 0.367 0.041
7 54 Fermín Aldeguer Energica 1'50.991 0.545 0.178
8 27 Mattia Casadei Energica 1'51.077 0.631 0.086
9 11 Matteo Ferrari Energica 1'51.187 0.741 0.110
10 18 Xavi Cardelus Energica 1'51.398 0.952 0.211
11 78 Hikari Okubo Energica 1'51.455 1.009 0.057
12 68 Yonny Hernandez Energica 1'51.528 1.082 0.073
13 19 Corentin Perolari Energica 1'51.620 1.174 0.092
14 9 Andrea Mantovani Energica 1'51.658 1.212 0.038
15 6 Maria Herrera Energica 1'51.691 1.245 0.033
16 80 Jasper Iwema Energica 1'52.559 2.113 0.868
17 21 Kevin Zannoni Energica 1'53.342 2.896 0.783
18 14 Andre Pires Energica 1'55.509 5.063 2.167
Round Number: 
3
2021
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2021 Barcelona Moto2 Qualifying Result: Friendly Fire

The Moto2 qualifying show was very much the Red Bull KTM Ajo show, unfolding in front of the grateful scattering of fans around the Barcelona circuit. Remy Gardner and teammate Raul Fernandez traded top spot for the length of Q2, until the Australian improved the lap record with the only 1:42 time of the weekend and the rookie had no reply left. Gardner will defend his lead in the championship from pole position in tomorrow's race, a tenth of a second quicker than Fernandez. Bo Bendsneyder makes a rare but very much welcome appearance on the front row, the Dutch rider third and four tenths off pole.

Augusto Fernandez continued his good run of form on home soil to claim fourth on the grid, while Fabio Di Giannantonio ended a rollercoaster of a day in fifth place. The Italian was back in action after a nasty crash at turn 4 in FP3 sent him to the doctor’s office and he navigated his way out of Q1 and all the way up to the second row of the grid. Xavi Vierge closes row two, while rookie Ai Ogura opens row three ahead of Sam Lowes, who struggled to get within seven tenths of pole and was only two hundredths of a second quicker than Q1 qualifier Somkiat Chantra.

Marco Bezzecchi had even worse of an afternoon, down in 10th and in the company of Aron Canet and Q1 leader Jorge Navarro, who also suffered a tumble early in Q2. Marcel Schrotter qualified 13th, although any result would have been a bonus after the massive save he pulled off at turn 4 early in the session. He will be joined on row 5 by rookie teammate Tony Arbolino and Lorenzo Dalla Porta, while Joe Roberts was only 17th fastest.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'42.977    
2 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'43.135 0.158 0.158
3 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'43.400 0.423 0.265
4 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'43.501 0.524 0.101
5 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'43.566 0.589 0.065
6 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'43.567 0.590 0.001
7 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'43.609 0.632 0.042
8 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'43.693 0.716 0.084
9 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'43.716 0.739 0.023
10 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'43.738 0.761 0.022
11 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'43.774 0.797 0.036
12 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'43.904 0.927 0.130
13 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'44.031 1.054 0.127
14 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'44.063 1.086 0.032
15 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'44.102 1.125 0.039
16 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'44.158 1.181 0.056
17 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'44.346 1.369 0.188
18 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'44.498 1.521 0.152
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'43.684    
Q2 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'43.824 0.140 0.140
Q2 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'43.858 0.174 0.034
Q2 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'43.898 0.214 0.040
19 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'43.926 0.242 0.028
20 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 1'43.934 0.250 0.008
21 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'44.055 0.371 0.121
22 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'44.076 0.392 0.021
23 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'44.098 0.414 0.022
24 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'44.321 0.637 0.223
25 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'44.335 0.651 0.014
26 70 Barry Baltus NTS 1'44.409 0.725 0.074
27 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'44.528 0.844 0.119
28 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'44.720 1.036 0.192
29 2 Alonso Lopez Boscoscuro 1'45.463 1.779 0.743
30 81 Keminth Kubo Kalex 1'45.535 1.851 0.072
31 74 Piotr Biesiekirski Kalex 1'45.914 2.230 0.379
32 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'50.609 6.925 4.695
Round Number: 
7
2021
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2021 Barcelona MotoGP Qualifying Result: Faster Than A Speeding Bullet

After a long year of putting on a show to empty grandstands, the first round of applause of the season went to Fabio Quartararo and it was fully deserved as the Frenchman took control of the qualifying session early on and never let go. Rivals could only close the gap from four tenths to four hundredths of a second and Quartararo secured another lap record and his fifth consecutive pole position. Jack Miller was his closest challenger but it wasn’t a carefree afternoon for the Ducati man, who spent his first Q1 outing of the season extending his taxi services to towing services for the Repsol Hondas before ending Q2 in the gravel trap at turn 3. However, his quickest lap was enough to secure second on the grid and Miller was all smiles by the time he arrived in parc fermé. Johann Zarco gave his leading compatriot some palpitations as he lined up 3 red sector times on his final flying lap but lost some speed in the final sector and had to make do with third.

Miguel Oliveira continued his excellent form in Barcelona to open the second row of the grid ahead of Franco Morbidelli. Maverick Viñales probably got some flashbacks to last weekend when he saw the Espargaro brothers glued to his tail on his final time attack and it wasn’t until he ditched the company for the last flying lap that he climbed into sixth on the grid. Aleix Espargaro still managed seventh in the end, three tenths of a second off pole and another tenth ahead of Brad Binder. Pecco Bagnaia’s issue with respecting track limits cost him quite a bit and the Italian will start the race from the back of row three.

Joan Mir met a similar challenge down in 10th place and will share fourth row with Valentino Rossi and Pol Espargaro, both of whom suffered crashes in Q2. Rossi slid out at turn 4 early on and struggled to go quicker than 11th on his second machine, while Pol Espargaro benefited from a second-hand tow from Miller and Marquez to escape Q1, only to crash out at turn 10 on his final flying lap of Q2. As any good equal opportunities employer, Marc Marquez picked a new Ducati friend to follow in Q1 this time around but ultimately missed out on Q2 by one hundredth of a second after the strategy backfired and his teammate snatched second in his tow. The Spaniard starts his home race from 13th grid position, sharing row five with Takaaki Nakagami and the returning Jorge Martin.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'38.853    
2 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'38.890 0.037 0.037
3 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'39.049 0.196 0.159
4 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'39.099 0.246 0.050
5 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'39.109 0.256 0.010
6 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'39.157 0.304 0.048
7 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'39.218 0.365 0.061
8 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'39.343 0.490 0.125
9 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'39.359 0.506 0.016
10 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'39.431 0.578 0.072
11 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'39.605 0.752 0.174
12 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'41.791 2.938 2.186
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'39.153    
Q2 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'39.170 0.017 0.017
13 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'39.181 0.028 0.011
14 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'39.347 0.194 0.166
15 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1'39.532 0.379 0.185
16 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'39.567 0.414 0.035
17 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'39.590 0.437 0.023
18 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'39.744 0.591 0.154
19 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'39.942 0.789 0.198
20 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'40.009 0.856 0.067
21 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'40.158 1.005 0.149
Round Number: 
7
2021
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2021 Barcelona MotoGP FP4 Result: Quartararo Like Clockwork

There was lots of hard rubber in action for the final practice session in Barcelona but no one used it better than Fabio Quartararo, who ended practice four tenths ahead of his rivals and looking strong on both the hard and medium rear tyres. Maverick Viñales had to settle for second and although he had a strong session of his own, it was not quite as excellent as his teammate’s. Miguel Oliveira was another familiar sight inside the top 3 and was the last rider within half a second of the leader. Johann Zarco was the lead Ducati man in fourth position ahead of the pretty consistent Suzuki of Joan Mir.

Marc Marquez climbed into sixth spot courtesy of a tow from good pal Maverick Vinales and was closely followed by old pal Valentino Rossi. Pol Espargaro, Jack Miller and Takaaki Nakagami completed the top 10, while Pecco Bagnaia in 11th position was the last rider posting a time within a second of Quartararo. Franco Morbidelli in 13th place was likely not in a representative position for the speed and consistency shown in throughout the weekend.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'39.602    
2 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'40.028 0.426 0.426
3 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'40.073 0.471 0.045
4 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'40.286 0.684 0.213
5 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'40.380 0.778 0.094
6 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'40.425 0.823 0.045
7 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'40.437 0.835 0.012
8 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'40.454 0.852 0.017
9 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'40.469 0.867 0.015
10 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'40.534 0.932 0.065
11 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'40.565 0.963 0.031
12 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'40.643 1.041 0.078
13 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'40.704 1.102 0.061
14 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'40.717 1.115 0.013
15 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'40.741 1.139 0.024
16 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'40.741 1.139  
17 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'40.782 1.180 0.041
18 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1'40.887 1.285 0.105
19 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'40.962 1.360 0.075
20 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'40.995 1.393 0.033
21 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'41.465 1.863 0.470
Round Number: 
7
2021
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2021 Barcelona Moto3 Qualifying Result: To Tow Or Not To Tow

The first qualifying session of the day was greeted by sunshine but also quite a bit of wind along the main straight – not that the lightweight class needed any encouragement to seek a suitable tow. After the usual game of pitlane charades, the Indonesian Racing Gresini Team played the winning strategy by sending their riders together and despite the big gaggle of riders waiting to mooch off provisional poleman Gabriel Rodrigo, the Argentinian rider needed no help in securing pole position with a three tenth advantage on his teammate, having helped Jeremy Alcoba into second position. Despite being over three tenths slower than the poleman, Niccolò Antonelli secured a front row start, while compatriot and FP3 leader Stefano Nepa opens row two. Rookie Izan Guevara was the first one out in Q2 and briefly held provisional pole before dropping down to an excellent fifth on the grid, with Q1 leader John McPhee completing row two.

Teammate Darryn Binder also climbed into seventh position and will be joined on the third row of the grid by Tatsuki Suzuki and Jaume Masia, after the Spaniard escaped Q1. Although the timing screens were all red and orange for the final flying laps, the gaps throughout the field were not quite as small as we’re used to in Moto3, with Riccardo Rossi in 10th place almost a second off pole. Romano Fenati looked good for most of the session but the lack of a tow cost him somewhat and he dropped to the fourth row, ahead of Deniz Öncü.

A very competitive Q1 session cost a few riders dearly, including Sergio Garcia, who missed out on Q2 places by seven hundredths of a second and starts 19th. Andrea Migno’s late crash at turn 5 left him 21st and championship leader Pedro Acosta has another challenge on his hands from 25th on the grid.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 1'47.597    
2 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'47.914 0.317 0.317
3 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 1'47.958 0.361 0.044
4 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'48.295 0.698 0.337
5 28 Izan Guevara GASGAS 1'48.318 0.721 0.023
6 17 John McPhee Honda 1'48.350 0.753 0.032
7 40 Darryn Binder Honda 1'48.489 0.892 0.139
8 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'48.498 0.901 0.009
9 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1'48.500 0.903 0.002
10 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'48.552 0.955 0.052
11 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'48.662 1.065 0.110
12 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1'48.717 1.120 0.055
13 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'48.860 1.263 0.143
14 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 1'48.957 1.360 0.097
15 31 Adrian Fernandez Husqvarna 1'48.984 1.387 0.027
16 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'49.226 1.629 0.242
17 12 Filip Salac Honda 1'49.297 1.700 0.071
18 43 Xavier Artigas Honda 1'49.421 1.824 0.124
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 17 John McPhee Honda 1'48.529    
Q2 43 Xavier Artigas Honda 1'48.902 0.373 0.373
Q2 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1'48.921 0.392 0.019
Q2 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'49.000 0.471 0.079
19 11 Sergio Garcia GASGAS 1'49.077 0.548 0.077
20 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'49.198 0.669 0.121
21 16 Andrea Migno Honda 1'49.482 0.953 0.284
22 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 1'49.504 0.975 0.022
23 96 Daniel Holgado KTM 1'49.645 1.116 0.141
24 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 1'49.659 1.130 0.014
25 37 Pedro Acosta KTM 1'49.743 1.214 0.084
26 19 Andi Farid Izdihar Honda 1'49.812 1.283 0.069
27 32 Takuma Matsuyama Honda 1'49.852 1.323 0.040
28 22 Elia Bartolini KTM 1'50.143 1.614 0.291
Round Number: 
7
2021
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2021 Barcelona MotoE FP3 Result: Aldeguer Leads Granado

The final practice session for the MotoE cup brought Fermín Aldeguer firmly into the limelight, the impressive rookie leading the way throughout the session. Eric Granado joined the action late but quickly came within a tenth of a second of the leader, with Jordi Torres in third and three tenths off top spot. Yonny Hernandez and Miquel Pons rounded out the top five, with Dominique Aegerter and Mattia Casadei also within half a second of Aldeguer. Lukas Tulovic briefly joined the top three but got demoted to eighth place due to a late yellow flag infringement. Hikari Okubo and Alessandro Zaccone completed the top 10 positions covered by six tenths of a second.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 54 Fermín Aldeguer Energica 1'50.399    
2 51 Eric Granado Energica 1'50.475 0.076 0.076
3 40 Jordi Torres Energica 1'50.712 0.313 0.237
4 68 Yonny Hernandez Energica 1'50.724 0.325 0.012
5 71 Miquel Pons Energica 1'50.792 0.393 0.068
6 77 Dominique Aegerter Energica 1'50.801 0.402 0.009
7 27 Mattia Casadei Energica 1'50.831 0.432 0.030
8 3 Lukas Tulovic Energica 1'50.903 0.504 0.072
9 78 Hikari Okubo Energica 1'50.963 0.564 0.060
10 61 Alessandro Zaccone Energica 1'51.069 0.670 0.106
11 9 Andrea Mantovani Energica 1'51.325 0.926 0.256
12 11 Matteo Ferrari Energica 1'51.390 0.991 0.065
13 18 Xavi Cardelus Energica 1'51.658 1.259 0.268
14 6 Maria Herrera Energica 1'51.860 1.461 0.202
15 19 Corentin Perolari Energica 1'51.906 1.507 0.046
16 80 Jasper Iwema Energica 1'52.203 1.804 0.297
17 21 Kevin Zannoni Energica 1'53.280 2.881 1.077
18 14 Andre Pires Energica 1'56.827 6.428 3.547
Round Number: 
3
2021
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2021 Barcelona Moto2 FP3 Result: Gardner Demotes The Fernandez Duet

The final practice session of the premier class was a familiar sight with championship leader Remy Gardner demoting the Fernandez clan out of the limelight in the closing stages of FP3. Teammate Raul Fernandez was only two hundredths of a second back, while Augusto Fernandez dropped to third, after having led the way for most of the session. Aron Canet in fourth adds a third Spaniard to the mix, while Bo Bendsneyder joined the top five early on.

Marco Bezzecchi and Marcos Ramirez were the only other riders to post a lap time within half a second of the leader, with Xavi Vierge close behind in 8th position. Sam Lowes finished the session 9th and failed to improve on his Friday time after missing out on some track time due to a harmless early tumble at turn 10. Marcel Schrotter rounded out the top 10, followed by two sets of teammates: Marcel Schrotter and rookie Tony Arbolino for Liqui Moly Intact GP and Joe Roberts and more surprisingly Lorenzo Dalla Porta for Italtrans Racing. The final Q2 tickets went to Ai Ogura, whose session got cut short by a late crash at turn 4.

Although he spent most of the session within the top 14, Albert Arenas got demoted by Dalla Porta’s late charge and the Moto3 champion missed out on Q2 by three hundredths of a second. He will be joined in the Q1 line-up by the likes of Tom Luthi, Jorge Navarro, Jake Dixon and Fabio Di Giannantonio, although the Italian visited the medical centre for a check-up after a nasty highside at turn 4.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'43.446    
2 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'43.467 0.021 0.021
3 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'43.588 0.142 0.121
4 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'43.744 0.298 0.156
5 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'43.780 0.334 0.036
6 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'43.878 0.432 0.098
7 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'43.934 0.488 0.056
8 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'43.970 0.524 0.036
9 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'43.988 0.542 0.018
10 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'43.997 0.551 0.009
11 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'44.047 0.601 0.050
12 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'44.071 0.625 0.024
13 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'44.094 0.648 0.023
14 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'44.129 0.683 0.035
15 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'44.163 0.717 0.034
16 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'44.193 0.747 0.030
17 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'44.214 0.768 0.021
18 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'44.257 0.811 0.043
19 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'44.268 0.822 0.011
20 70 Barry Baltus NTS 1'44.377 0.931 0.109
21 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'44.409 0.963 0.032
22 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'44.441 0.995 0.032
23 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'44.575 1.129 0.134
24 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'44.662 1.216 0.087
25 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'44.714 1.268 0.052
26 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'44.735 1.289 0.021
27 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'44.865 1.419 0.130
28 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 1'44.939 1.493 0.074
29 2 Alonso Lopez Boscoscuro 1'45.448 2.002 0.509
30 74 Piotr Biesiekirski Kalex 1'46.045 2.599 0.597
31 81 Keminth Kubo Kalex 1'46.050 2.604 0.005
  7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta      
Round Number: 
7
2021
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2021 Barcelona MotoGP FP3 Result: Morbidelli Leads Quartararo

The premier class returned to a much sunnier Montmeló on Saturday morning and the improved conditions saw the lap record improved further and gaps reduced throughout the field. Johann Zarco’s Friday benchmark stood until the final 15 minutes of FP3, when Fabio Quartararo anticipated the shootout and posted the first 1:38 time of the weekend, leaving rivals with a half second gap to recover. The timing screens only really turned red in the final couple of minutes and Franco Morbidelli promptly reminded his former teammate of his speed despite the antique material underneath him. The Italian went quicker by half a tenth and showed similar pace and consistency to Quartararo throughout the session.

Miguel Oliveira was the early leader of the session and kept close to the top positions to finish third, while Pecco Bagnaia left it really late to find his way back in the limelight, making the jump to fourth on his final flying lap. Aleix Espargaro in fifth was only a tenth off top spot and closely followed by Brad Binder. Although he finished down in 15th position in the session, Zarco’s FP2 time stood the test of time and kept him seventh on the combined timesheets, ahead of Maverick Viñales, who was only three tenths slower than his leading colleagues and showed similar pace on used rubber.

The final Q2 tickets went to two riders who will welcome the break from Q1, Joan Mir and Valentino Rossi, the Italian’s late charge demoting Jack Miller out of the combined top 10. The Ducati man will join the likes of Takaaki Nakagami, Danilo Petrucci and Repsol Honda duo Pol Espargaro and Marc Marquez in Q1.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'38.929    
2 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'38.975 0.046 0.046
3 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'39.051 0.122 0.076
4 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'39.073 0.144 0.022
5 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'39.079 0.150 0.006
6 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'39.166 0.237 0.087
7 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'39.282 0.353 0.116
8 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'39.324 0.395 0.042
9 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'39.426 0.497 0.102
10 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'39.495 0.566 0.069
11 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'39.498 0.569 0.003
12 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'39.519 0.590 0.021
13 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'39.689 0.760 0.170
14 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'39.701 0.772 0.012
15 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'39.760 0.831 0.059
16 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1'39.816 0.887 0.056
17 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'39.918 0.989 0.102
18 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'39.928 0.999 0.010
19 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'40.075 1.146 0.147
20 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'40.743 1.814 0.668
21 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'41.180 2.251 0.437
Round Number: 
7
2021
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2021 Barcelona Moto3 FP3 Result: Nepa Surprises Rodrigo

The sun finally found its way to Barcelona and there was no cloud in sight for the final practice session of the Moto3 class. Gabriel Rodrigo started the day like he finished Friday, at the top of the timesheets at the start of FP3 and maintained his prime position on the combined standings until the final shootout for Q2 places. With the habitual waiting around and faffing about, the time attack lasted only one lap but timing screens turned red all over and the order changed quite drastically. In the end it was Stefano Nepa popping up to the top of the charts and demoting Rodrigo from the lead by four hundredths of a second. Tatsuki Suzuki’s late charge lifted him up to third, with Deniz Öncü and Romano Fenati joining the top five.

Niccolò Antonelli, Jeremy Alcoba, Dennis Foggia and Ayumu Sasaki all finished the session within half a second of the leader, while Filip Salac rounded out the top ten positions. Kaito Toba and Adrian Fernandez missed out on the top 10 by less than a tenth of a second but safely secured Q2 places. The remaining lucky tickets went to Darryn Binder and Izan Guevara, the only riders who failed to get quicker on Saturday morning and finished 21st and 27th on the timesheets but their FP2 times saved the day. That left the likes of Sergio Garcia, Jaume Masia, Andrea Migno, Pedro Acosta and John McPhee to battle it out in Q1, despite only being around 7 tenths slower than the leader.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'47.761    
2 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 1'47.809 0.048 0.048
3 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'47.833 0.072 0.024
4 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1'47.980 0.219 0.147
5 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'48.031 0.270 0.051
6 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 1'48.055 0.294 0.024
7 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'48.157 0.396 0.102
8 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'48.163 0.402 0.006
9 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 1'48.259 0.498 0.096
10 12 Filip Salac Honda 1'48.310 0.549 0.051
11 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'48.383 0.622 0.073
12 31 Adrian Fernandez Husqvarna 1'48.402 0.641 0.019
13 11 Sergio Garcia GASGAS 1'48.455 0.694 0.053
14 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1'48.457 0.696 0.002
15 16 Andrea Migno Honda 1'48.479 0.718 0.022
16 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 1'48.490 0.729 0.011
17 37 Pedro Acosta KTM 1'48.560 0.799 0.070
18 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'48.570 0.809 0.010
19 17 John Mcphee Honda 1'48.583 0.822 0.013
20 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'48.800 1.039 0.217
21 40 Darryn Binder Honda 1'48.939 1.178 0.139
22 43 Xavier Artigas Honda 1'49.199 1.438 0.260
23 19 Andi Farid Izdihar Honda 1'49.332 1.571 0.133
24 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 1'49.348 1.587 0.016
25 96 Daniel Holgado KTM 1'49.719 1.958 0.371
26 32 Takuma Matsuyama Honda 1'50.100 2.339 0.381
27 28 Izan Guevara GASGAS 1'50.177 2.416 0.077
28 22 Elia Bartolini KTM 1'50.221 2.460 0.044
Round Number: 
7
2021
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