MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2021 Sachsenring Moto2 Qualifying Result: Better Late Than Never, Better A Lap Record Than Just Pole

The intermediate class the were last to sweat it out in the battle for pole at the Sachsenring and despite the headlines throughout practice, qualifying ended up telling a slightly different story. Keen to avoid the script for the premier class pole, Remy Gardner quickly moved to the top of the timesheets in Q2 but rivals had different ideas. The first to attack was Fabio Di Giannantonio, who looked like provisional pole after the first run, but then Raul Fernandez made his move on the second run, when most other riders struggled to improve. Not only did the Spaniard improve, but he also set a new lap record to secure his third pole in the class. Di Giannantonio and Gardner will be looking to exert their revenge on Sunday morning, starting right behind him on the front row of the grid.

Marco Bezzecchi worked some magic to escape Q1 and climb up to fourth, although over seven tenths off pole. Xavi Vierge and Jorge Navarro will join the Italian on the second row of the grid, as the last riders within a second of the leader. Sam Lowes took seventh place for little over a second, but his performance was hindered by an early crash at turn 1, which won’t have helped the soreness from his other crash at the Sachsenring. Ai Ogura and Q1 leader Bo Bendsneyder completed the third row, with Aron Canet, Nicolò Bulega and Joe Roberts making up row four.

Augusto Fernandez could not keep up his recent progress and qualified down in 14th, in between Somkiat Chantra and Jake Dixon on the fifth row and ahead of Marcos Ramirez, home favourite Marcel Schrotter and Albert Arenas.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'23.397    
2 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'23.744 0.347 0.347
3 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'23.769 0.372 0.025
4 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'24.184 0.787 0.415
5 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'24.296 0.899 0.112
6 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'24.301 0.904 0.005
7 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'24.416 1.019 0.115
8 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'24.439 1.042 0.023
9 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'24.474 1.077 0.035
10 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'24.500 1.103 0.026
11 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'24.503 1.106 0.003
12 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'24.521 1.124 0.018
13 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'24.594 1.197 0.073
14 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'24.600 1.203 0.006
15 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'24.611 1.214 0.011
16 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'24.616 1.219 0.005
17 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'24.624 1.227 0.008
18 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'24.807 1.410 0.183
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'24.122    
Q2 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'24.259 0.137 0.137
Q2 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'24.328 0.206 0.069
Q2 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'24.344 0.222 0.016
19 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'24.378 0.256 0.034
20 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'24.569 0.447 0.191
21 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'24.604 0.482 0.035
22 2 Alonso Lopez Kalex 1'24.619 0.497 0.015
23 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 1'24.667 0.545 0.048
24 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'24.694 0.572 0.027
25 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'24.738 0.616 0.044
26 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 1'24.874 0.752 0.136
27 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'24.946 0.824 0.072
28 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'24.998 0.876 0.052
29 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'25.407 1.285 0.409
30 70 Barry Baltus NTS 1'25.600 1.478 0.193
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8
2021
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2021 Sachsenring MotoGP Qualifying Result: Surprise, Surprise

In the torrid heat at the Sachsenring and with so many headline acts in Q1, the action was quick to heat up and there were quite a few surprises on the cards, beginning with a power cut that delayed the start but built up the suspense. Once the action got underway, Fabio Quartararo flexed his muscles to lead after the first run and went on to improve his time at the second try. It was all going according to plan but Johann Zarco had other plans of his own and went even quicker to rob his compatriot of another Tissot watch. Zarco looked to improve his pole position time on the very next lap but crashed at turn 4, with the subsequent yellow flags impeding his rivals’ progress as well. Quartararo had to make do with second and missed out on pole by only one hundredth of a second but despite the French 1-2, the happiest man in pitlane was Aleix Espargaro, who gifts Aprilia their first front row start in the premier class in over two decades.

Jack Miller opted for a two-stop strategy and looked like he had the speed to challenge the French domination but a mistake on his final lap left him fourth, with the King of the Sachsenring breathing down his neck and three tenths off pole. Marc Marquez might not be in a grid spot that he’s familiar with at the Sachsenring but will be holding hopes of a podium starting from fifth on the grid. Miguel Oliveira will also be a threat from the back of the second row, while Jorge Martin did an amazing job to claim seventh on a pretty amazing day for the Pramac squad.

Pol Espargaro managed to escape Q1 and chasing Quartararo on his final run gave him a good marker on his way to eighth place, sharing third row with Honda colleague Takaaki Nakagami, who could have hoped for better than ninth, had he not crashed at turn 1 on his final flying lap. Pecco Bagnaia opens row four ahead of Alex Rins and Alex Marquez. The Suzukis looked like the favourites to escape Q1, but while Rins topped the session, Joan Mir struggled to match his teammate and a cancelled lap time for a yellow flag infringement dropped him all the way down to 17th on the grid, behind the class rookies. The rest of the unpleasant surprises were in Yamaha’s yard, where Franco Morbidelli crashed out at the final corner in the final minute of Q1 and had to settle for 18th, and an underwhelming Maverick Viñales had a disastrous session that saw him qualify on the last row of the grid. Thanks to Zarco’s surprise pole and a Q1 crash for Lorenzo Savadori the factory Yamaha team were spared from bookending the grid.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'20.236    
2 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'20.247 0.011 0.011
3 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'20.447 0.211 0.200
4 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'20.508 0.272 0.061
5 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'20.567 0.331 0.059
6 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'20.589 0.353 0.022
7 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1'20.617 0.381 0.028
8 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'20.659 0.423 0.042
9 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'20.810 0.574 0.151
10 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'20.811 0.575 0.001
11 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'20.949 0.713 0.138
12 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'21.135 0.899 0.186
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'20.644    
Q2 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'20.700 0.056 0.056
13 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'20.736 0.092 0.036
14 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'20.864 0.220 0.128
15 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'20.953 0.309 0.089
16 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'20.972 0.328 0.019
17 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'21.014 0.370 0.042
18 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'21.091 0.447 0.077
19 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'21.137 0.493 0.046
20 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'21.154 0.510 0.017
21 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'21.165 0.521 0.011
22 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'21.411 0.767 0.246
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8
2021
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2021 Sachsenring Moto3 Qualifying Result: You Never Forget Your First Free Watch

You’ve heard this all weekend but it does bear repeating just how hot the conditions were for the start of the qualifying sessions in Germany with 31 degrees air temperature and significantly more on the asphalt. The less pleasant surprises started as early as Q1 but the most pleasant of them was seeing Filip Salac take his very first pole position in the lightweight class. The Czech rider took control of the session after the first run, with the only 1:26 time of the afternoon, and rivals struggled to match it for the remainder of Q2. Dennis Foggia came closest, nearly two tenths behind the poleman and they will be joined by Tatsuki Suzuki on the front row of the grid.

John McPhee opens row two ahead of Kaito Toba, although the Japanese rider was taken to the medical centre after he suffered a crash at the end of the session, so it remains unclear if he will be fit to race on Sunday. Rookie Lorenzo Fellon continued to impress by securing his best qualifying position in sixth place, while class veteran Niccolò Antonelli was seventh. The Italian will share the third row of the grid with compatriots Romano Fenati and Stefano Nepa.

Andrea Migno had to watch his teammate grab pole, while the best he could do was 10th on the grid and seven tenths slower than Salac. After navigating his way out of Q1 on his lonesome, Deniz Öncü crashed before setting a time in Q2 but was able to rejoin and secure a fourth row start ahead of rookie Izan Guevara. Pedro Acosta had a costly twitch on the final flying lap, which left him 13th, but ahead of title rival Serio Garcia and compatriot Xavier Artigas.

Row five will be made up of Q1 graduates Yuki Kunii, Jaume Masia and Darryn Binder and while the first two have only their performance to blame for those positions, Binder had topped Q1 but tangled with Joel Kelso in the closing stages of the session and was found to be the guilty party, which led to being black flagged from Q2. Gabriel Rodrigo was back in action in Q1, after his FP3 crash and it looked like he had the speed for Q2 but a mistake at turn 8 on his final flying lap left him 19th on the grid, ahead of teammate Jeremy Alcoba.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 12 Filip Salac Honda 1'26.913    
2 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'27.096 0.183 0.183
3 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'27.127 0.214 0.031
4 17 John McPhee Honda 1'27.228 0.315 0.101
5 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'27.350 0.437 0.122
6 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 1'27.392 0.479 0.042
7 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 1'27.398 0.485 0.006
8 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'27.475 0.562 0.077
9 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'27.522 0.609 0.047
10 16 Andrea Migno Honda 1'27.629 0.716 0.107
11 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1'27.693 0.780 0.064
12 28 Izan Guevara GASGAS 1'27.899 0.986 0.206
13 37 Pedro Acosta KTM 1'27.906 0.993 0.007
14 11 Sergio Garcia GASGAS 1'27.919 1.006 0.013
15 43 Xavier Artigas Honda 1'27.995 1.082 0.076
16 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'28.365 1.452 0.370
17 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1'28.393 1.480 0.028
18 40 Darryn Binder Honda      
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 40 Darryn Binder Honda 1'27.481    
Q2 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1'27.516 0.035 0.035
Q2 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1'27.584 0.103 0.068
Q2 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'27.714 0.233 0.130
19 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 1'28.051 0.570 0.337
20 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'28.178 0.697 0.127
21 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 1'28.183 0.702 0.005
22 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'28.439 0.958 0.256
23 31 Adrian Fernandez Husqvarna 1'28.523 1.042 0.084
24 66 Joel Kelso KTM 1'28.713 1.232 0.190
25 22 Elia Bartolini KTM 1'28.756 1.275 0.043
26 19 Andi Farid Izdihar Honda 1'29.041 1.560 0.285
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8
2021
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2021 Sachsenring MotoGP FP4 Result: Zarco Dethrones Quartararo

Under 32 degrees of air temperature, the asphalt gave a searing welcome to the premier class for their final practice session and it was the same familiar names towards the top of the timesheets. However, Fabio Quartararo had to share the limelight with compatriot Johann Zarco, with the Yamaha man leading for most of the session but eventually getting demoted from top spot by the Pramac rider, who was tempted by fresh rubber in the final few minutes. Quartararo did do the most laps – not that he needed it, with the scary pace he already showed all weekend.

The rest of the top five featured some of the most consistent riders over practice, including Miguel Oliveira in third, who continued to just about match Quartararo on pace. Jack Miller’s session was impacted by some early technical issues but he rejoined the track for the final 10 minutes and climbed up to fourth, ahead of Marc Marquez, whose pace looked good but maybe a couple tenths off Quartararo’s. Aleix Espargaro added a fifth manufacturer to the top five of the session, while Alex Marquez kept seventh position despite a late tumble at turn 1.

Pol Espargaro managed to avoid another unwanted off track excursion and ended the session eighth, while Joan Mir was the lead Suzuki in ninth place. Franco Morbidelli closed the top 10, ahead of Brad Binder. Maverick Viñales made a slow start as he stomped into the garage looking pretty unhappy early on and finished 12th, six tenths off top spot. Compatriot Alex Rins looked like he struggled a bit more, down in 15th and one full second slower than Zarco’s top time.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'21.397    
2 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'21.480 0.083 0.083
3 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'21.554 0.157 0.074
4 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'21.558 0.161 0.004
5 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'21.661 0.264 0.103
6 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'21.686 0.289 0.025
7 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'21.767 0.370 0.081
8 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'21.912 0.515 0.145
9 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'21.924 0.527 0.012
10 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'22.047 0.650 0.123
11 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'22.070 0.673 0.023
12 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'22.073 0.676 0.003
13 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'22.185 0.788 0.112
14 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'22.352 0.955 0.167
15 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'22.401 1.004 0.049
16 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'22.407 1.010 0.006
17 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'22.436 1.039 0.029
18 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1'22.455 1.058 0.019
19 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'22.506 1.109 0.051
20 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'22.523 1.126 0.017
21 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'22.617 1.220 0.094
22 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'22.736 1.339 0.119
Round Number: 
8
2021
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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
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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
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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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