2019 Misano MotoGP FP1 Result: Full Steam Ahead For Quartararo

Sunny Misano welcomed the racket of MotoGP machines and the enduring rivalry between Fabio Quartararo and Marc Marquez, the duo starting proceedings by trading top spot for the first 10 minutes. Things settled with the Frenchman narrowly ahead as focus turned to long runs and Vinales was the only one within reach of the leaders at this point. Quartararo took advantage of the recent Misano test to perfect his setup for the race and the head start secured him top spot at the checkered flag and a hot pace in the mid 1:33s. Marquez settled for second and showed glimpses of that same pace on medium tyres but the Spaniard kept getting distracted by twitches, track limits and Alex Rins.

Vinales was best of the rest and the only other rider within half a second of the leader, the Spaniard’s excellent pace going a bit under the radar but putting him ahead of familiar wildcard Michele Pirro. Aleix Espargaro went one better than his brother to claim fifth, while Pol Espargaro benefitted from some early laps behind the world champion to secure sixth spot.

Franco Morbidelli and Danilo Petrucci were the final riders to finish within a second of Quartararo, while Valentino Rossi and Tito Rabat rounded out the top ten. The Spaniard’s achievement was offset by a late crash but he still finished ahead of Andrea Dovizioso, the Italian taking it easy on his return after the scary incident on Sunday at Silverstone. British GP victor Alex Rins was over a second slower than the FP1 leader and finished 12th, ahead of Pecco Bagnaia and the welcome return of Joan Mir. The rookie finished just one tenth behind his teammate and ahead of Jack Miller and Cal Crutchlow.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Yamaha 1'33.153    
2 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'33.529 0.376 0.376
3 12 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'33.599 0.446 0.070
4 51 Michele PIRRO Ducati 1'33.704 0.551 0.105
5 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 1'33.762 0.609 0.058
6 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 1'34.002 0.849 0.240
7 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Yamaha 1'34.039 0.886 0.037
8 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'34.149 0.996 0.110
9 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'34.182 1.029 0.033
10 53 Tito RABAT Ducati 1'34.261 1.108 0.079
11 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'34.274 1.121 0.013
12 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 1'34.284 1.131 0.010
13 63 Francesco BAGNAIA Ducati 1'34.324 1.171 0.040
14 36 Joan MIR Suzuki 1'34.374 1.221 0.050
15 43 Jack MILLER Ducati 1'34.487 1.334 0.113
16 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'34.512 1.359 0.025
17 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda 1'34.568 1.415 0.056
18 5 Johann ZARCO KTM 1'34.760 1.607 0.192
19 29 Andrea IANNONE Aprilia 1'34.990 1.837 0.230
20 88 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'35.264 2.111 0.274
21 99 Jorge LORENZO Honda 1'35.292 2.139 0.028
22 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 1'35.320 2.167 0.028
23 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN KTM 1'36.180 3.027 0.860
Round Number: 
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2019
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Fabulous Fabio Quartararo strikes again.

Can we call this rider Fab Qat for short, el diablo, yeah that is what is on his leathers but, no.

All the Yamahas in the top nine. In what is now the usual order.

Michele Pirro fastest Duck, bet he has done a million laps around this circuit.

Both Espargaro bros in the top 6! Faster than both Factory Ducatis & Valentino Rossi !

Tito Rabat faster than Dovizioso on the factory missile, by a gnat's whisker I admit.

Not the usual suspects.

Total votes: 4