MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2021 Jerez MotoGP Qualifying Result: Someone’s Keen On A New Car

Looking at the lessons learned from practice, it seemed like pole position was only going one way: in Fabio Quartararo’s scorebook. The prophecy came true soon after, although the Frenchman did get some friendly fire from former teammate Franco Morbidelli, who initially got within five thousandths of a second of pole, until Quartararo extended his lead to a marginally more comfortable five hundredths of a second. After seeing his best FP3 time cancelled really late after the session, the Italian was the undisputed leader of Q1 and climbed all the way to second on the grid, while also giving us a phenomenal save at turn 13 in the process. Jack Miller benefitted from Morbidelli’s lap cancellation to take part in Q2 directly and made the best of it, joining the front row of the grid, only a tenth off pole.

Pecco Bagnaia towed his teammate around for the final run and eventually managed to follow him on the timesheets in fourth, ahead of Takaaki Nakagami and Johann Zarco, the Honda man infiltrating the Ducati duo on row two. After being right at the sharp end in practice, Maverick Viñales will be disappointed to find himself on the third row of the grid, three tenths slower that his teammate and sharing the grid with compatriots Aleix Espargaro and Alex Rins.

Joan Mir rounded out the top ten ahead of Q1 escapee Brad Binder and the second-best Honda of test rider Stefan Bradl, the trio composing fourth row. The Repsol Honda duo of Pol Espargaro and Marc Marquez start from row five, after their respective crashes at turn 7 earlier today derailed their weekend but Marquez was still busy putting on a show with a couple of saves in Q1. They will be joined on the fifth row by top rookie Enea Bastianini. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'36.755    
2 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'36.812 0.057 0.057
3 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'36.860 0.105 0.048
4 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'36.960 0.205 0.100
5 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'37.008 0.253 0.048
6 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'37.054 0.299 0.046
7 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'37.070 0.315 0.016
8 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'37.085 0.330 0.015
9 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'37.124 0.369 0.039
10 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'37.154 0.399 0.030
11 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'37.467 0.712 0.313
12 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'37.502 0.747 0.035
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'36.916    
Q2 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'37.350 0.434 0.434
13 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'37.407 0.491 0.057
14 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'37.489 0.573 0.082
15 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'37.675 0.759 0.186
16 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'37.746 0.830 0.071
17 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'37.915 0.999 0.169
18 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'37.925 1.009 0.010
19 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'38.065 1.149 0.140
20 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'38.069 1.153 0.004
21 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'38.139 1.223 0.070
22 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'38.325 1.409 0.186
23 53 Tito Rabat Ducati 1'38.641 1.725 0.316
Round Number: 
4
2021
Tweet Button: 

Back to top

2021 Jerez MotoGP FP4 Result: Quartararo Leads Yamaha Brigade

The final practice session for the MotoGP class proved quite an eventful afternoon for much of the field but the factory Yamaha men truly enjoyed their time on the playground, comfortably experimenting with different tyre options and fast on all of them. Fabio Quartararo had a tiny bit of an advantage on Maverick Viñales on both speed and rhythm but both men showed really strong pace throughout the session. Alex Rins was also in the top three mix from the start, although the Suzuki man ended the session in the gravel trap at turn five after a harmless tumble.

Takaaki Nakagami once again carried the flag for Honda, this time up to fourth place, ahead of Franco Morbidelli, who had a very late lap cancellation in FP3 and found himself suddenly in Q1. Pol Espargaro finished in a solid sixth place but the Spaniard was lucky to escape unharmed from a turn 7 incident - a cursed spot for Honda - while Joan Mir had a quietly rapid afternoon in seventh position. One man’s misfortune is another man’s luck, as Jack Miller got promoted into the combined top 10 by Morbidelli's mistake and celebrated it with eighth place in FP4, after missing out on the early part of the session due to his bike needing some attention.

Marc Marquez returned unharmed from his precautionary medical checks and did well to join the top nine with a drama-free session, but he did get to witness his teammate replicate his mistake at turn 7 in the closing stages of FP4. Miguel Oliveira rounded out the top ten ahead of teammate Brad Binder, while Aleix Espargaro dropped down to 12th after a tricky session bookended by crashes. Pecco Bagnaia in 13th spot was the final rider to post a time within a second of the leader. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'37.341    
2 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'37.391 0.050 0.050
3 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'37.772 0.431 0.381
4 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'37.917 0.576 0.145
5 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'38.012 0.671 0.095
6 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'38.053 0.712 0.041
7 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'38.079 0.738 0.026
8 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'38.134 0.793 0.055
9 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'38.149 0.808 0.015
10 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'38.168 0.827 0.019
11 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'38.180 0.839 0.012
12 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'38.203 0.862 0.023
13 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'38.287 0.946 0.084
14 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'38.373 1.032 0.086
15 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'38.430 1.089 0.057
16 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'38.760 1.419 0.330
17 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'38.862 1.521 0.102
18 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'38.966 1.625 0.104
19 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'39.024 1.683 0.058
20 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'39.062 1.721 0.038
21 53 Tito Rabat Ducati 1'39.132 1.791 0.070
22 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'39.135 1.794 0.003
23 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'39.161 1.820 0.026
Round Number: 
4
2021
Tweet Button: 

Back to top

2021 Jerez Moto3 Qualifying Result: The Early Bird Gets The Pole

Conditions got a bit breezy as the lightweight class kicked off the battle for qualifying and a few questions were quickly answered. First of all, Tatsuki Suzuki made it clear that he still has the speed shown at this track last year and after a difficult start to 2021, he will be hoping for another victory from pole in Jerez. The Japanese rider had a strong first run that placed him in provisional pole and it proved quick enough to secure him a Tissot watch a few minutes later. He also helped answer the question as to whether Moto3 teams have learned how to tell the time and the answer for many of them was still no. Suzuki was one of a pretty illustrious line-up of riders who left pitlane too late to get a final flying lap but was lucky to have a decent gap at the front that went unchallenged. One man who got things right in the end was Jeremy Alcoba, the Spaniard making a late jump from 13th to second on the grid, pushing back Andrea Migno, who could not reply as he too took the checkered flag of shame.

Gabriel Rodrigo got demoted from the front row at the last minute by his teammate but he opens row two ahead of Romano Fenati and John McPhee. Turn seven continues to cause trouble today and Darryn Binder witnessed it first hand as he suffered a high side early in Q2 and it was session over for the South African. However, it did not prove as costly as it could have been, only dropping him to seventh on the timesheets, where he opens row three from Ayumu Sasaki and Niccolò Antonelli.

Deniz Öncü could not quite replicate the speed he demonstrated in practice and had to make do with 10th position, in the company of rookie Izan Guevara and Filip Salac on the fourth row. Another big question got answered by Pedro Acosta, who kept his cool under the pressure of Q1 and made it through Q2, where he could only get 13th position on the fifth row of the grid, where he will be in the company of Jason Dupasquier and teammate Jaume Masia, who both missed out on the final time attack. The big loser of Q1 ended up being Dennis Foggia, who qualified only 23rd on the grid.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'45.807    
2 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'45.932 0.125 0.125
3 16 Andrea Migno Honda 1'46.007 0.200 0.075
4 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 1'46.048 0.241 0.041
5 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'46.166 0.359 0.118
6 17 John McPhee Honda 1'46.185 0.378 0.019
7 40 Darryn Binder Honda 1'46.288 0.481 0.103
8 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 1'46.312 0.505 0.024
9 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 1'46.440 0.633 0.128
10 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1'46.449 0.642 0.009
11 28 Izan Guevara GASGAS 1'46.522 0.715 0.073
12 12 Filip Salac Honda 1'46.566 0.759 0.044
13 37 Pedro Acosta KTM 1'46.667 0.860 0.101
14 50 Jason Dupasquier KTM 1'46.714 0.907 0.047
15 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1'46.843 1.036 0.129
16 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 1'47.060 1.253 0.217
17 43 Xavier Artigas Honda 1'47.517 1.710 0.457
18 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'47.686 1.879 0.169
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 37 Pedro Acosta KTM 1'46.138    
Q2 28 Izan Guevara GASGAS 1'46.164 0.026 0.026
Q2 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 1'46.388 0.250 0.224
Q2 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'46.503 0.365 0.115
19 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 1'46.579 0.441 0.076
20 19 Andi Farid Izdihar Honda 1'46.737 0.599 0.158
21 11 Sergio Garcia GASGAS 1'46.754 0.616 0.017
22 31 Adrian Fernandez Husqvarna 1'46.763 0.625 0.009
23 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'46.777 0.639 0.014
24 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'46.830 0.692 0.053
25 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'46.839 0.701 0.009
26 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'46.867 0.729 0.028
27 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 1'47.114 0.976 0.247
28 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 1'47.686 1.548 0.572
Round Number: 
4
2021
Tweet Button: 

Back to top

2021 Jerez MotoE FP3 Result: Granado vs Aegerter Once Again

The MotoE class closed the FP3 action and after 30 minutes, it was the usual sight at the top of the timesheets. Dominique Aegerter led the way early on, until Eric Granado joined the track and immediately snatched top spot for the final half of the session. Aegerter did not respond and finished the morning four tenths of a second behind the leader, while Lukas Tulovic was the only other rider within half a second of Granado. Reigning cup victor Jordi Torres and rookie Fermín Aldeguer rounded out the top five positions, while there was an Italian invasion in the remaining top ten spots, with Alessandro Zaccone, Andrea Mantovani, Matteo Ferrari and Mattia Casadei sandwiching Spaniard Miquel Pons.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 51 Eric Granado Energica 1'47.866    
2 77 Dominique Aegerter Energica 1'48.275 0.409 0.409
3 3 Lukas Tulovic Energica 1'48.305 0.439 0.030
4 40 Jordi Torres Energica 1'48.396 0.530 0.091
5 54 Fermín Aldeguer Energica 1'48.405 0.539 0.009
6 61 Alessandro Zaccone Energica 1'48.418 0.552 0.013
7 9 Andrea Mantovani Energica 1'48.433 0.567 0.015
8 71 Miquel Pons Energica 1'48.532 0.666 0.099
9 11 Matteo Ferrari Energica 1'48.628 0.762 0.096
10 27 Mattia Casadei Energica 1'48.783 0.917 0.155
11 78 Hikari Okubo Energica 1'48.835 0.969 0.052
12 68 Yonny Hernandez Energica 1'48.968 1.102 0.133
13 6 Maria Herrera Energica 1'49.009 1.143 0.041
14 18 Xavi Cardelus Energica 1'49.500 1.634 0.491
15 19 Corentin Perolari Energica 1'50.163 2.297 0.663
16 21 Kevin Zannoni Energica 1'50.571 2.705 0.408
17 14 Andre Pires Energica 1'50.815 2.949 0.244
18 80 Jasper Iwema Energica 1'51.096 3.230 0.281
Round Number: 
1
2021
Tweet Button: 

Back to top

2021 Jerez Moto2 FP3 Result: Gardner Sets The Record Straight

The intermediate class enjoyed perfect conditions to challenge for Q2 spots in FP3 and pretty much everyone attacked the combined timesheets early on. However, the final time attack ended up deciding the hierarchy and it was championship leader Remy Gardner who set a new all time lap record in the final couple of minutes of the session. Both Fabio Di Giannantonio and Jorge Navarro enjoyed short stints at the top of the timing screens before being demoted by a small margin, while Joe Roberts in fourth was the last rider to post a 1:40 time and finished a tenth and a half away from top spot.

Raul Fernandez joined the top five, while Sam Lowes dropped to sixth after leading the way most of the session and skipping the late time attack. He was closely followed by rival Marco Bezzecchi, who posted an identical time to Marcel Schrotter. Augusto Fernandez and Jake Dixon rounded out the top ten, followed by Albert Arenas, who missed out some track time after an early crash at turn 11 but recovered to claim 11th position. The final Q2 places were secured by Xavi Vierge, Aron Canet and Ai Ogura, while the top 26 riders were covered by one second.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'40.841    
2 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'40.861 0.020 0.020
3 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'40.912 0.071 0.051
4 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'40.998 0.157 0.086
5 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'41.002 0.161 0.004
6 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'41.078 0.237 0.076
7 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'41.083 0.242 0.005
8 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'41.083 0.242  
9 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'41.126 0.285 0.043
10 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'41.171 0.330 0.045
11 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'41.178 0.337 0.007
12 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'41.342 0.501 0.164
13 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'41.388 0.547 0.046
14 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'41.392 0.551 0.004
15 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'41.423 0.582 0.031
16 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'41.523 0.682 0.100
17 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'41.524 0.683 0.001
18 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'41.603 0.762 0.079
19 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'41.605 0.764 0.002
20 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'41.657 0.816 0.052
21 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'41.722 0.881 0.065
22 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'41.768 0.927 0.046
23 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'41.780 0.939 0.012
24 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'41.788 0.947 0.008
25 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'41.853 1.012 0.065
26 5 Yari Montella Boscoscuro 1'41.863 1.022 0.010
27 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'42.035 1.194 0.172
28 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'42.364 1.523 0.329
29 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 1'42.475 1.634 0.111
30 10 Tommaso Marcon MV Agusta 1'43.758 2.917 1.283
31 32 Taiga Hada NTS 1'43.885 3.044 0.127
Round Number: 
4
2021
Tweet Button: 

Back to top

2021 Jerez MotoGP FP3 Result: Nakagami Tops Bittersweet Morning For Honda *UPDATED*

The premier class went into battle for precious Q2 positions under a spotless blue sky, after putting the soft-medium tyre combination through its paces. Although the likes of Aleix Espargaro and Franco Morbidelli held top spot in the early stages, Pecco Bagnaia’s FP2 time was not at threat until the final time attack. Trying to avoid a last-minute yellow flag disaster, many riders anticipated the shoot-out and started their charge with 20 minutes left of the session. Fabio Quartararo looked like he would continue his great run in Jerez, had it not been for Takaaki Nakagami’s first and only 1:36 time of the session, posted in the final couple of minutes. The LCR Honda man went unchallenged to the checkered flag, with Quartararo two hundredths of a second slower. An impressive Stefan Bradl placed a second Honda in the top three, only half a tenth behind his leading colleague, while reigning world champion Joan Mir finally managed to skip Q1, although he left it late in the session to show his speed.

Aleix Espargaro dropped to fifth position, ahead of the Yamaha duo of Maverick Viñales and Morbidelli, who posted identical times that were within a tenth of a second of the leader. Pecco Bagnaia’s FP2 time served him well for most of the session, but the Italian eventually found himself out of the top ten and had to rely on his final flying lap to rejoin in eighth place, ahead of Ducati colleague Johann Zarco. Alex Rins snatched the final Q2 ticket, leaving Jack Miller out in the cold by only a hundredth of a second and despite being only two tenths off the lead.

Marc Marquez spent most of the session safely inside the top positions, but the Jerez curse struck once more in the final couple of minutes of the session, when the Honda man hit the airfence at turn 7 at considerable speed. As he wobbled away to the familiar medical centre for a precautionary check after the first crash since his comeback, his name dropped to 12th on the timesheets and into Q1, where he will also be joined by another of the crashers in FP3. Brad Binder suffered an unusual fall going into turn 5 early on and could not go quicker than 13th on his second machine, although the KTM man was less than four tenths off top spot.

UPDATE: Franco Morbidelli's fastest time got cancelled after the session and he got relgated to 11th place on the combined timesheets, joining the Q1 line-up and promoting Miller into the top 10.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda 1'36.985    
2 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Yamaha 1'37.010 0.025 0.025
3 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 1'37.026 0.041 0.016
4 36 Joan MIR Suzuki 1'37.036 0.051 0.010
5 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 1'37.049 0.064 0.013
6 12 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'37.083 0.098 0.034
7 63 Francesco BAGNAIA Ducati 1'37.136 0.151 0.053
8 5 Johann ZARCO Ducati 1'37.157 0.172 0.021
9 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 1'37.178 0.193 0.021
10 43 Jack MILLER Ducati 1'37.188 0.203 0.010
11 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Yamaha 1'37.220 0.235 0.032
12 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'37.354 0.369 0.134
13 33 Brad BINDER KTM 1'37.360 0.375 0.006
14 73 Alex MARQUEZ Honda 1'37.642 0.657 0.282
15 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'37.704 0.719 0.062
16 88 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'37.710 0.725 0.006
17 44 Pol ESPARGARO Honda 1'37.753 0.768 0.043
18 10 Luca MARINI Ducati 1'37.771 0.786 0.018
19 32 Lorenzo SAVADORI Aprilia 1'37.814 0.829 0.043
20 23 Enea BASTIANINI Ducati 1'37.913 0.928 0.099
21 9 Danilo PETRUCCI KTM 1'37.934 0.949 0.021
22 53 Tito RABAT Ducati 1'38.413 1.428 0.479
23 27 Iker LECUONA KTM 1'38.501 1.516 0.088
Round Number: 
4
2021
Tweet Button: 

Back to top

2021 Jerez Moto3 FP3 Result: Migno Sets Lap Record

Saturday morning brought perfect track conditions for the lightweight class and after the initial enthusiasm led to some mild tumbles early on, riders turned their focus on the battle for Q2 positions. No harm was done at the top of the combined practice times until the final shoot-out, when Deniz Öncü made the first move but it was Andrea Migno who went on to grab the all time lap record, leaving the young Turkish rider over half a second behind. To make it every worse, Öncü also finished the session in the gravel trap at turn nine, after getting caught up in Sergio Garcia’s crash. John McPhee and teammate Darryn Binder closely followed the leaders, with Filip Salac completing the top five.

Jaume Masia briefly held the lead of the session before dropping to sixth position, ahead of rookie Xavier Artigas. Tatsuki Suzuki in eighth place was one whole second slower than the leader, while Friday fast man Gabriel Rodrigo was one of the few riders not to go any faster on Saturday morning, but his FP2 time was enough to keep him fourth on the combined standings, while ninth in the session. Ayumu Sasaki rounded out the top ten, while the remaining Q2 spots were secured by Yuki Kunii, Jason Dupasquier, Niccolò Antonelli and Romano Fenati, although the Max Racing rider had very limited track time after some bike trouble at the beginning of the session and was saved by the time posted on Friday. The big surprise of FP3 was championship leader Pedro Acosta, who finished the session 16th and will have to take a trip through Q1.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 16 Andrea Migno Honda 1'44.988    
2 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1'45.566 0.578 0.578
3 17 John McPhee Honda 1'45.598 0.610 0.032
4 40 Darryn Binder Honda 1'45.662 0.674 0.064
5 12 Filip Salac Honda 1'45.795 0.807 0.133
6 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1'45.797 0.809 0.002
7 43 Xavier Artigas Honda 1'45.949 0.961 0.152
8 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'46.032 1.044 0.083
9 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 1'46.057 1.069 0.025
10 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 1'46.078 1.090 0.021
11 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'46.091 1.103 0.013
12 50 Jason Dupasquier KTM 1'46.209 1.221 0.118
13 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 1'46.217 1.229 0.008
14 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 1'46.218 1.230 0.001
15 19 Andi Farid Izdihar Honda 1'46.267 1.279 0.049
16 37 Pedro Acosta KTM 1'46.295 1.307 0.028
17 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 1'46.315 1.327 0.020
18 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'46.344 1.356 0.029
19 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'46.374 1.386 0.030
20 28 Izan Guevara GASGAS 1'46.471 1.483 0.097
21 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'46.492 1.504 0.021
22 11 Sergio Garcia GASGAS 1'46.658 1.670 0.166
23 31 Adrian Fernandez Husqvarna 1'47.338 2.350 0.680
24 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'47.354 2.366 0.016
25 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 1'47.398 2.410 0.044
26 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 1'47.427 2.439 0.029
27 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'47.563 2.575 0.136
28 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'49.480 4.492 1.917
Round Number: 
4
2021
Tweet Button: 

Back to top

2021 Jerez MotoE FP2 Result: Fast Start For Granado

MotoE’s final session of the day was slow to get going after an early crash for Corentin Perolari prompted a red flag while his machine could safely be removed. Once the session was restarted, FP1 leader Eric Granado promptly reclaimed top spot and kept it to the checkered flag, finishing the day two tenths of a second faster than Miquel Pons. Xavi Cardelus joined the top three, while Alessandro Zaccone was the final rider within half a second of the leader. Dominique Aegerter, Fermín Aldeguer, Mattia Casadei, Matteo Ferrari, Yonny Hernandez and Jordi Torres completed the top ten positions, with the reigning Cup winner one second down on the leader.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 51 Eric Granado Energica 1'48.234    
2 71 Miquel Pons Energica 1'48.457 0.223 0.223
3 18 Xavi Cardelus Energica 1'48.596 0.362 0.139
4 61 Alessandro Zaccone Energica 1'48.687 0.453 0.091
5 77 Dominique Aegerter Energica 1'48.806 0.572 0.119
6 54 Fermín Aldeguer Energica 1'48.899 0.665 0.093
7 27 Mattia Casadei Energica 1'49.029 0.795 0.130
8 11 Matteo Ferrari Energica 1'49.163 0.929 0.134
9 68 Yonny Hernandez Energica 1'49.264 1.030 0.101
10 40 Jordi Torres Energica 1'49.314 1.080 0.050
11 3 Lukas Tulovic Energica 1'49.349 1.115 0.035
12 78 Hikari Okubo Energica 1'49.654 1.420 0.305
13 6 Maria Herrera Energica 1'49.859 1.625 0.205
14 9 Andrea Mantovani Energica 1'50.637 2.403 0.778
15 14 Andre Pires Energica 1'50.644 2.410 0.007
16 21 Kevin Zannoni Energica 1'50.780 2.546 0.136
  19 Corentin Perolari Energica      
  80 Jasper Iwema Energica      
Round Number: 
1
2021
Tweet Button: 

Back to top

2021 Jerez Moto2 FP2 Result: Lowes Leads The Way

Despite the beautiful conditions throughout FP2, the intermediate class were in no rush to go quicker and at the end of the 40 minutes, there was a pretty even split between riders who managed to improve their times from FP1 and those waiting for FP3. Sam Lowes spent a significant amount of time at the top of the timing screens and despite a late attack from championship leader Remy Gardner, the British rider reclaimed top spot at the very end. Gardner finished second, two tenths of a second behind the leader and only one hundredth of a second ahead of Jake Dixon.

Joe Roberts in fourth also finished within three tenths of a second of Lowes, while rookie and early session leader Raul Fernandez completed the top five. Nicolò Bulega in sixth spot was the final rider within half a second of the leader, followed by compatriot Fabio Di Giannantonio and birthday boy Xavi Vierge. Marco Bezzecchi and Augusto Fernandez rounded out the top ten, while the remaining provisional top 14 positions were taken by Stefano Manzi, Jorge Navarro, Marcel Schrotter and Somkiat Chantra. Local favourites Aron Canet and Albert Arenas will be some of the men looking to change that hierarchy on Saturday morning.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'41.515    
2 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'41.774 0.259 0.259
3 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'41.785 0.270 0.011
4 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'41.813 0.298 0.028
5 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'41.958 0.443 0.145
6 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'42.002 0.487 0.044
7 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'42.091 0.576 0.089
8 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'42.166 0.651 0.075
9 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'42.193 0.678 0.027
10 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'42.214 0.699 0.021
11 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'42.252 0.737 0.038
12 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'42.313 0.798 0.061
13 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'42.329 0.814 0.016
14 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'42.415 0.900 0.086
15 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'42.421 0.906 0.006
16 5 Yari Montella Boscoscuro 1'42.438 0.923 0.017
17 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'42.533 1.018 0.095
18 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'42.575 1.060 0.042
19 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'42.588 1.073 0.013
20 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'42.648 1.133 0.060
21 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'42.723 1.208 0.075
22 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'42.734 1.219 0.011
23 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'42.841 1.326 0.107
24 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'42.842 1.327 0.001
25 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'42.955 1.440 0.113
26 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'42.960 1.445 0.005
27 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 1'42.965 1.450 0.005
28 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'43.171 1.656 0.206
29 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'43.620 2.105 0.449
30 10 Tommaso Marcon MV Agusta 1'43.702 2.187 0.082
31 32 Taiga Hada NTS 1'44.423 2.908 0.721
Round Number: 
4
2021
Tweet Button: 

Back to top

2021 Jerez MotoGP FP2 Result: Bagnaia Retaliates

The second outing for the premier class took place under beautiful sunshine in Andalucía and riders set a hot pace at the top of the timing screens. It was the usual contenders at the very top - Yamaha branded for the most part - but in the end it was Pecco Bagnaia's Ducati that blitzed past in the closing stages to claim the lead. Fabio Quartararo reduced the gap from four tenths of a second to less than two but had to make do with second position, ahead of a rapid Aleix Espargaro.

Having held top spot for much of the session, Franco Morbidelli dropped down to fourth, as the final rider to post a time within half a second of the eventual leader. Maverick Viñales made a late jump into the top five, while Takaaki Nakagami led the Honda charge from sixth – although the LCR man briefly threatened top spot too. Miguel Oliveira was the top KTM in the session, ahead of Alex Rins and Johann Zarco, while teammate Brad Binder rounded out the top ten positions in FP2 and on the combined standings.

Honda wildcard Stefan Bradl was the first to miss out on the top ten by only four hundredths of a second andwas faster than Jack Miller and Joan Mir. Marc Marquez was one of the few riders who opted to sit out the late time attack and dropped to 16th on the timesheets, one second off top spot.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'37.209    
2 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'37.387 0.178 0.178
3 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'37.646 0.437 0.259
4 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'37.704 0.495 0.058
5 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'37.726 0.517 0.022
6 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'37.775 0.566 0.049
7 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'37.816 0.607 0.041
8 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'37.847 0.638 0.031
9 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'37.888 0.679 0.041
10 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'37.896 0.687 0.008
11 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'37.939 0.730 0.043
12 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'37.965 0.756 0.026
13 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'38.040 0.831 0.075
14 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'38.115 0.906 0.075
15 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'38.274 1.065 0.159
16 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'38.295 1.086 0.021
17 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'38.462 1.253 0.167
18 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'38.516 1.307 0.054
19 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'38.594 1.385 0.078
20 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'38.618 1.409 0.024
21 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'38.698 1.489 0.080
22 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'38.713 1.504 0.015
23 53 Tito Rabat Ducati 1'39.023 1.814 0.310
Round Number: 
4
2021
Tweet Button: 

Back to top

Pages