MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2020 Teruel Moto2 Race Result: A Demolition Job From Start To Finish

Closing the second Aragon showdown was the intermediate class but the sun skipped this one and allowed some cloud cover and a bit of a breeze to join the party. That did not seem to impact Sam Lowes’ menacing speed in the slightest, the British rider making it three consecutive victories at the end of 21 perfect laps and taking over the lead in the championship. Fabio Di Giannantonio was over eight seconds slower by the checkered flag but scored his best result of the season with second position. Enea Bastianini joined the podium with another consistent performance to aid his title bid.

Poleman Lowes had made a solid launch off the line ahead of Remy Gardener and Di Giannantonio, while front row qualifier Jorge Navarro had a dreadful start and dropped to 10th. Lowes put in a gap of seven tenths by the end of lap one, while Di Giannantonio picked up the chase ahead of Jake Dixon, Gardner and Bastianini. Marcos Ramirez dropped one second behind the leaders and was coming under attack from Jorge Martin and Luca Marini, who were quick to join the top 10 having started on the fourth row. However, Marini was also getting harassed by Augusto Fernandez and Hector Garzo. Meanwhile, Marcos Bezzecchi kept station in 14th, ahead of slow-starting Navarro.

Lowes’ gap grew to two seconds by lap 4, with Di Giannantonio trying to stay one step ahead of the chasing group led by Gardner and Bastianini. Bastianini made a move on the next lap going into turn 16 and was left with a 1.7s gap to compatriot Di Giannantonio. Dixon and Ramirez were doing their best to tag along to the podium battle, while Martin was another second back, in the company of Fernandez and Garzo. Meanwhile, the SKY Racing boys’ nightmare in Aragon continued, with Marini dropping out of the top ten and Bezzecchi crashing out at turn 1 and pretty much ending his championship bid.

Back at the front, Lowes continued to extend his lead to over three seconds by lap 9, while Di Giannantonio had two seconds over Bastianini, who had company from Binder. Another two seconds back, Dixon was under attack from the Spanish foursome of Martin, Fernandez, Garzo and Ramirez. Martin and Fernandez made quick work of the British rider but Garzo crashed out at turn 8 one lap later and was promptly replaced by compatriot Navarro in that group. While his main title rivals were provisionally in podium positions, Marini left the point scoring places with 12 laps remaining.

With 9 laps left, Lowes, Di Giannantonio and Bastianini looked quite secure in their podium positions, with Gardner close enough to pick up the pieces from any mistake from the Italtrans rider, but the cameras were focused on the battle for fifth, where Fernandez, Navarro, Martin and Dixon were having some fun. Navarro looked like the man with the best pace apart from the leader and was probably rueing that poor start. A couple of crashes in the top 10 and some late pace from Marini brought the Italian back into the points in 12th position.

The final handful of laps were a steady procession to the line, Lowes taking the checkered flag eight seconds ahead of Di Giannantonio, with Bastianini securing the final podium position. Gardner held off Navarro for fourth, with the rest of the top ten places going to Martin, Dixon, Fernandez, Ramirez and Joe Roberts. Marini got past Xavi Vierge late on to climb into 11th position and grab a handful of points.

With Lowes taking the win and the championship lead, Bastianini is his main pursuer, 7 points down on the Marc VDS rider. Marini’s deficit grows to 23 points, while teammate Bezzecchi is a distant 48 points down after a dismal couple of weeks in Aragon.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time/Diff
1 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 39'27.645
2 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up +8.425
3 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex +10.871
4 87 Remy Gardner Kalex +12.657
5 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up +13.006
6 88 Jorge Martin Kalex +14.766
7 96 Jake Dixon Kalex +16.905
8 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex +17.027
9 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex +21.888
10 16 Joe Roberts Kalex +22.951
11 10 Luca Marini Kalex +24.969
12 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex +26.206
13 55 Hafizh Syahrin Speed Up +26.317
14 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex +26.685
15 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta +26.899
16 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS +27.404
17 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex +30.319
18 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex +30.707
19 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex +30.980
20 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex +31.501
21 27 Andi Farid Izdihar Kalex +47.953
22 18 Xavi Cardelus Speed Up +48.375
23 74 Piotr Biesiekirski NTS +1'00.394
Not Classified
  62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 1 Lap
  57 Edgar Pons Kalex 2 Laps
  7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 6 Laps
  40 Hector Garzo Kalex 11 Laps
  72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 18 Laps
Not Finished 1st Lap
  12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 0 Lap
  99 Kasma Daniel Kalex 0 Lap
Round Number: 
12
2020
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2020 Teruel MotoGP Race Result: Broken Dreams And Dream Comebacks

Expectations were sky high ahead of the second premier class clash in Aragon, especially for the Honda camp, but the 2020 season likes to reverse fortunes come Sunday afternoon and saw one Yamaha one step ahead of the competition. Franco Morbidelli led all the way from turn 5 on the first lap to the checkered flag to secure a second victory of the season, keeping the Suzuki’s at bay. Alex Rins looked like he was preparing a late bid for the win but had to wave the white flag in the final handful of laps, while Joan Mir made it a third consecutive double podium for Suzuki. Having started 12th, the youngster made a quick comeback to join the podium and extend his lead in the world championship.

Honda’s dream weekend quickly turned into a nightmare, as Takaaki Nakagami led from pole position into turn one from fellow front row starters Morbidelli and Rins, but did not make it past turn 5 as he got harshly punished for taking a slightly wide line. That left Morbidelli and Rins in charge of proceedings, with Johann Zarco third, while Mir had made a lightning start to go from 12th of the grid to fifth on lap one, sandwiched between title rivals Maverick Vinales and Fabio Quartararo. Cal Crutchlow, Pol Espargaro, Alex Marquez and Miguel Oliveira completed the top ten after the first lap, while Jack Miller and Brad Binder tangled at turn 2 and ended in the gravel.

By lap 3, a lead group of five was building a one second gap to Quartararo, who was holding off the remaining Hondas and KTMs. Cal Crutchlow was sniffing around the Frenchman for a while but Alex Marquez picked up that mission and got past the Petronas man by lap four. The Spaniard seemed to have warmed up his hard front tyre nicely and did not need long to catch up with the leaders, Mir getting a déjà vu by lap five, with Marquez on his tail and Vinales ahead of him. The trio were pushing to catch up with Zarco, who was being dropped by the two leaders, Morbidelli setting a fast pace ahead of Rins. Meanwhile, Andrea Dovizioso was up to 12th, having started 17th.

By lap 6, Morbidelli and Rins had one second of advantage over Zarco, who in turn had one second in hand over the chasing group, where Mir and Marquez took control from Vinales and looked threatening for the lone Ducati in the podium battle. Vinales seemed to be losing a few tenths here and there and dropped into the clutches of future teammate Quartararo, who had a sizeable group waiting to pounce, including Crutchlow, Aleix Espargaro, Dovizioso and all the KTMs left in the race.

Back at the front, Morbidelli and Rins had a comfortable lead of almost two seconds over Zarco by lap ten but the Frenchman had Mir and Marquez breathing down his neck. The Spaniards bided their time despite seeing the leaders break away, until Mir attacked with 13 laps remaining and Marquez followed his example that same lap at turn 16. The Ducati briefly fought back at turn 1 but had no answer for the Honda for the rest of the lap. However, the exchange left Marquez one second behind Mir, who was slow to reel in the leaders. Meanwhile, Vinales and Quartararo seemed to be having a repeat of last weekend, with Pol Espargaro and Oliveira keen to push them towards the bottom of the top ten and with Crutchlow and Dovizioso also up for the fight.

The final 10 laps started with Morbidelli and Rins still comfortably in the lead, but Mir got some breathing space after Alex Marquez’s hard front had enough at turn 2 and ruled him out of a podium hattrick, leaving the premier class with no riders to have finished all races. Zarco was left three seconds down on the podium positions and two and a half seconds ahead of Pol Espargaro, who had broken apart from Vinales and the feisty battle between Oliveira and Quartararo. Dovizioso must have felt like Christmas came early as he saw Quartararo only half a second ahead of him with 8 laps remaining but he immediately ran wide at the reverse corkscrew and dropped outside of the top ten once again.

Rins was yet to show a wheel to Morbidelli but there was no rush as Mir did not seem able to reduce the gap significantly. However, Morbidelli had other plans and started to drop Rins, the gap nearing one second with 6 laps remaining. Mir had a pretty lonely ride behind them, but no such luck for Zarco, who was getting reeled in by Pol Espargaro and Oliveira after the KTM duo dropped Vinales. Espargaro robbed former teammate Zarco of fourth with 3 laps remaining and Oliveira tried to replicate that but Zarco wasn’t keen on giving up another position. Another second down the road, Quartararo encountered an unlikely adversary in Aleix Espargaro in the battle for 8th position, but the Aprilia suffered some sort of failure at the final turn with three laps left.

Morbidelli took the checkered flag two seconds ahead of Rins, with Mir making it another solid day for Suzuki. Pol Espargaro in fourth scored KTM’s best result around Motorland Aragon and Zarco completed the top five as the best Ducati rider, followed by Oliveira, Vinales, Quartararo, Lecuona and Petrucci in the top ten. Dovizioso continued to fade in the closing stages, dropping down to 13th position.

Mir’s solid run of podiums extends his lead in the world championship to 14 points from an underwhelming Quartararo, with Vinales another 5 points back. Morbidelli’s victory brings him back in contention, 25 points down on the leader, while Dovizioso drops to fifth, 28 points behind Mir. Rins goes to Valencia sixth, with a 32 point deficit.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time/Diff
1 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 41'47.652
2 42 Alex Rins Suzuki +2.205
3 36 Joan Mir Suzuki +5.376
4 44 Pol Espargaro KTM +10.299
5 5 Johann Zarco Ducati +12.915
6 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM +12.953
7 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha +14.262
8 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha +14.720
9 27 Iker Lecuona KTM +17.177
10 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati +19.519
11 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda +19.708
12 6 Stefan Bradl Honda +20.591
13 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati +22.222
14 53 Tito Rabat Ducati +26.496
15 38 Bradley Smith Aprilia +31.816
Not Classified
  41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 3 Laps
  73 Alex Marquez Honda 10 Laps
  63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 18 Laps
Not Finished 1st Lap
  30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 0 Lap
  43 Jack Miller Ducati 0 Lap
  33 Brad Binder KTM 0 Lap
Round Number: 
12
2020
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2020 Teruel Moto3 Race Result: Practice Makes Perfect

The lightweight class opened the show in front of the great wall of Aragon and provided the usual amount of entertainment until the final turn of the final lap. Although Albert Arenas seemed to be the strongest rider over the 19 laps, the long run into turn 16 was his downfall and Jauma Masia took advantage to score an Aragon double and get right back into title contention while scoring Honda’s 800th Grand Prix victory across all classes. The final couple of corners also rewarded Ayumu Sasaki with a maiden podium in second position, while compatriot and KTM colleague Kaito Toba shared the cava in third.

The first lap told a different story, with Tony Arbolino getting the best launch off the line but quickly under attack from poleman Raul Fernandez at turn 2, with title rivals Arenas and Celestino Vietti straight into the mix. Arenas didn’t take long to claim the lead on the back straight but Fernandez hit straight back into turn 1. Meanwhile, John McPhee had started 17th and was up to 10th by the end of lap 1, in close proximity to rival Ai Ogura.

Gabriel Rodrigo tried his hand at the lead at turn 16 next time around but turn 1 was once again Fernandez’ strong point. That did not stop the Argentine rider from trying again on lap three and that time he kept it past turn 1, aided by Vietti and Sasaki attacking the poleman. Vietti soon became a threat for the lead and started lap five ahead of Sasaki, Arenas, Darryn Binder and Toba, with Rodrigo and Fernandez dropping out of the top five in the finish straight slipstream bonanza, together with Masia and Arbolino. Meanwhile, both McPhee and Ogura were dropping positions towards the bottom of the top 15 but were still in the leading group.

With the generous slipstreaming opportunities, the lead had changed hands on every lap, until Arenas took his turn on lap 6 and actually held on for two full laps. While Fernandez was still fighting to rejoin the top five, teammate Toba was attacking the leader and briefly robbing him of top spot on lap 8. Right behind that battle, Masia and Binder were joined by McPhee inside the top five, while Ogura was pushing to get into point scoring positions.

While Toba continued to bother Arenas, the championship leader always found a way back into the lead by turn 1 and started the final half of the race ahead of a leading group of about 25 riders. Toba’s charge seemed to have faded a bit and left the likes of Binder, Masia and Vietti to challenge the leader, while Sergio Garcia went under the radar to join the top 5, having started 28th on the grid. Sasaki, Toba, Arbolino, McPhee and Fernandez were still in the top ten positions, while Ogura finally broke into the points and was hoping to have a say in the sizeable podium battle.

Although Arenas was mostly unbothered at the front, the likes of Masia, Binder and Vietti were still looking for a way past. Masia tested the waters a couple of times at the final turn but Arenas always found the inside by turn 1. If Arenas needed another reason to worry, a track limits warning with four laps to go provided that but it did not seem to affect his speed much and although Masia changed tactic and overtook at turn 1 instead, Arenas still found a way past soon after. Arenas started the final two laps holding Masia at bay, while the battle for third was unfolding between the likes of McPhee, Toba, Vietti and Binder.

All the back straight dress rehearsals for Masia paid off on the final lap, the Leopard rider getting past Arenas and was immediately followed by Sasaki and Toba, Arenas finding himself off the podium in the blink of an eye. Title rival Vietti completed the top five, ahead of McPhee and an impressive Deniz Oncu. Binder finished ahead of Ogura and Arbolino in the rest of the top ten positions, aided by an unfortunate last lap crash for Tatsuki Suzuki and Garcia. Alonso Lopez did well to finish 11th after serving a long lap penalty, ahead of poleman Fernandez.

Arenas continues to lead in the world championship standings, 19 points ahead of Ogura, with Vietti another point down and Masia up to fourth, 24 points behind the leader.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time/Diff
1 5 Jaume Masia Honda 37'44.602
2 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM +0.051
3 27 Kaito Toba KTM +0.152
4 75 Albert Arenas KTM +0.296
5 13 Celestino Vietti KTM +0.331
6 17 John McPhee Honda +0.372
7 53 Deniz Öncü KTM +0.583
8 40 Darryn Binder KTM +0.772
9 79 Ai Ogura Honda +0.955
10 14 Tony Arbolino Honda +2.259
11 21 Alonso Lopez Husqvarna +2.489
12 25 Raul Fernandez KTM +2.493
13 12 Filip Salac Honda +2.520
14 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda +2.686
15 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda +2.745
16 7 Dennis Foggia Honda +2.895
17 99 Carlos Tatay KTM +3.019
18 16 Andrea Migno KTM +3.622
19 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna +5.448
20 82 Stefano Nepa KTM +5.620
21 70 Barry Baltus KTM +5.680
22 23 Niccolò Antonelli Honda +6.103
23 6 Ryusei Yamanaka Honda +16.543
24 50 Jason Dupasquier KTM +21.606
25 92 Yuki Kunii Honda +21.716
26 9 Davide Pizzoli KTM +21.812
27 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Honda +32.799
28 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM +33.600
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  24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1 Lap
  11 Sergio Garcia Honda 1 Lap
Round Number: 
12
2020
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2020 Teruel Moto2 Warm Up Result: Lowes Leads Once More

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'52.167    
2 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 1'52.637 0.470 0.470
3 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up 1'52.658 0.491 0.021
4 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'52.691 0.524 0.033
5 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'52.828 0.661 0.137
6 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'52.834 0.667 0.006
7 88 Jorge Martin Kalex 1'52.835 0.668 0.001
8 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex 1'52.925 0.758 0.090
9 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1'52.998 0.831 0.073
10 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'53.017 0.850 0.019
11 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'53.098 0.931 0.081
12 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'53.109 0.942 0.011
13 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 1'53.156 0.989 0.047
14 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1'53.173 1.006 0.017
15 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 1'53.176 1.009 0.003
16 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1'53.266 1.099 0.090
17 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'53.269 1.102 0.003
18 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'53.277 1.110 0.008
19 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'53.409 1.242 0.132
20 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'53.449 1.282 0.040
21 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'53.491 1.324 0.042
22 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS 1'53.675 1.508 0.184
23 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'53.732 1.565 0.057
24 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'53.859 1.692 0.127
25 27 Andi Farid Izdihar Kalex 1'53.935 1.768 0.076
26 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'53.968 1.801 0.033
27 55 Hafizh Syahrin Speed Up 1'54.208 2.041 0.240
28 18 Xavi Cardelus Speed Up 1'54.517 2.350 0.309
29 99 Kasma Daniel Kalex 1'54.679 2.512 0.162
30 74 Piotr Biesiekirski NTS 1'55.681 3.514 1.002
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2020 Teruel MotoGP Warm Up Result: New Day Same Nakagami

Results: 

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'48.565    
2 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'48.656 0.091 0.091
3 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'48.795 0.230 0.139
4 44 Pol Espargaro KTM 1'49.151 0.586 0.356
5 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'49.166 0.601 0.015
6 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'49.214 0.649 0.048
7 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'49.231 0.666 0.017
8 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'49.304 0.739 0.073
9 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'49.328 0.763 0.024
10 38 Bradley Smith Aprilia 1'49.356 0.791 0.028
11 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'49.362 0.797 0.006
12 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'49.383 0.818 0.021
13 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'49.395 0.830 0.012
14 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'49.427 0.862 0.032
15 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'49.436 0.871 0.009
16 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'49.438 0.873 0.002
17 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'49.525 0.960 0.087
18 53 Tito Rabat Ducati 1'49.572 1.007 0.047
19 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'49.615 1.050 0.043
20 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'49.814 1.249 0.199
21 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'50.977 2.412 1.163
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12
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2020 Teruel Moto3 Warm Up Result: Arbolino Leaps Ahead

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 14 Tony Arbolino Honda 1'58.867    
2 12 Filip Salac Honda 1'59.035 0.168 0.168
3 75 Albert Arenas KTM 1'59.114 0.247 0.079
4 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'59.170 0.303 0.056
5 79 Ai Ogura Honda 1'59.215 0.348 0.045
6 13 Celestino Vietti KTM 1'59.272 0.405 0.057
7 40 Darryn Binder KTM 1'59.335 0.468 0.063
8 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'59.337 0.470 0.002
9 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'59.347 0.480 0.010
10 21 Alonso Lopez Husqvarna 1'59.447 0.580 0.100
11 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1'59.463 0.596 0.016
12 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'59.501 0.634 0.038
13 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'59.534 0.667 0.033
14 5 Jaume Masia Honda 1'59.554 0.687 0.020
15 17 John McPhee Honda 1'59.594 0.727 0.040
16 23 Niccolò Antonelli Honda 1'59.631 0.764 0.037
17 11 Sergio Garcia Honda 1'59.659 0.792 0.028
18 16 Andrea Migno KTM 1'59.661 0.794 0.002
19 9 Davide Pizzoli KTM 1'59.666 0.799 0.005
20 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 1'59.686 0.819 0.020
21 25 Raul Fernandez KTM 1'59.701 0.834 0.015
22 70 Barry Baltus KTM 1'59.705 0.838 0.004
23 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'59.792 0.925 0.087
24 50 Jason Dupasquier KTM 1'59.870 1.003 0.078
25 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 1'59.883 1.016 0.013
26 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 1'59.990 1.123 0.107
27 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 2'00.045 1.178 0.055
28 6 Ryusei Yamanaka Honda 2'00.786 1.919 0.741
29 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Honda 2'01.106 2.239 0.320
30 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 2'01.331 2.464 0.225
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12
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2020 Teruel Moto2 Qualifying Result: Keep Calm And Carry On

The last action of the day was provided by the Moto2 class, where there was a rather predictable back to back pole position for Sam Lowes. To no one’s surprise, the British rider demonstrated to be the fastest man in the intermediate class throughout Q2 as well and even afforded to sit out the final couple of minutes. No one came close enough to make him nervous, although that was partly due to a late crash for Jorge Navarro, which prompted a yellow flag, although the Spaniard had claimed second on the grid before the crash. Remy Gardner did a solid job to join the front row, four tenths off Lowes’ benchmark.

Fabio Di Giannantonio will have another go at victory from fourth on the grid, ahead of a fairly impressive Marcos Ramirez and championship leader Enea Bastianini. Jake Dixon opens row three as the final man within half a second of the leader and followed by another solid performance from Hector Garzo and Augusto Fernandez.

Q1 leader Bo Bendsneyder rounded out the top ten and will be joined on the front row by Q1 colleague Luca Marini and Jorge Martin, although the Spaniard should expect a visit to the stewards after a post-session temper tantrum with Marco Bezzecchi. The Italian is supposed to start one row behind, between Joe Roberts and Edgar Pons.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'51.296    
2 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up 1'51.512 0.216 0.216
3 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'51.711 0.415 0.199
4 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 1'51.720 0.424 0.009
5 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'51.721 0.425 0.001
6 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex 1'51.776 0.480 0.055
7 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'51.780 0.484 0.004
8 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'51.831 0.535 0.051
9 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'51.839 0.543 0.008
10 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS 1'51.946 0.650 0.107
11 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1'51.958 0.662 0.012
12 88 Jorge Martin Kalex 1'51.990 0.694 0.032
13 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'52.007 0.711 0.017
14 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'52.070 0.774 0.063
15 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 1'52.099 0.803 0.029
16 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'52.134 0.838 0.035
17 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1'52.255 0.959 0.121
18 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 1'52.455 1.159 0.200
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Q2 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS 1'51.933    
Q2 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'52.123 0.190 0.190
Q2 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1'52.210 0.277 0.087
Q2 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 1'52.279 0.346 0.069
19 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'52.326 0.393 0.047
20 55 Hafizh Syahrin Speed Up 1'52.333 0.400 0.007
21 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'52.433 0.500 0.100
22 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'52.479 0.546 0.046
23 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'52.528 0.595 0.049
24 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'52.532 0.599 0.004
25 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1'52.618 0.685 0.086
26 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'52.888 0.955 0.270
27 99 Kasma Daniel Kalex 1'53.027 1.094 0.139
28 18 Xavi Cardelus Speed Up 1'53.234 1.301 0.207
29 27 Andi Farid Izdihar Kalex 1'53.890 1.957 0.656
30 74 Piotr Biesiekirski NTS 1'54.398 2.465 0.508
Round Number: 
12
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2020 Teruel MotoGP Qualifying Result: New Is Always Better

Another crucial and somewhat dramatic qualifying session for the premier class got underway in a warm Saturday afternoon at Motorland Aragon and it was a momentous achievement for Takaaki Nakagami. The Japanese rider was fastest throughout Q2 and never allowed anyone to get a proper taste at pole, becoming the sixth pole sitter of the season and the first Japanese one in the premier class in 16 years. Franco Morbidelli came as close as six hundredths of a second of pole but will be happy enough starting from the middle of the front row. Alex Rins found himself chasing qualifying expert Fabio Quartararo on his final flying lap and used the deluxe tow to place himself on the front row of the grid, which bodes well for Suzuki given what he did from fourth row last time out.

Maverick Vinales came nearly four tenths short of pole and opens row two of the grid, ahead of Q1 escapee Johann Zarco. The Frenchman was the only Ducati to escape the first qualifying session and despite a late crash he did well to finish fifth, ahead of compatriot Quartararo, whose couple of moments at the final turn cost him a go at pole.

Zarco’s crash made quite a few victims on the timesheets initally but after all the times were reinstated post-session, without much explanation offered, Cal Crutchlow opened row three ahead of Miguel Oliveira and Pol Espargaro. The Spaniard was the fastest man in Q1 but ran out of soft tyres for Q2 and the mediums were only fast enough for ninth place. 

With penalties also reversed for rookies Alex Marquez and Iker Lecuona, the Spaniards scored their best starting positions. Meanwhile, Joan Mir was the slowest rider in the session and left himself with a lot of work to do to defend the championship lead. However, the Spaniard won’t be as miserable as title rival Andrea Dovizioso, the disappointing Ducati show ending in Q1 with Jack Miller 14th, Dovizioso 17th and Danilo Petrucci 19th.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'46.882    
2 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'46.945 0.063 0.063
3 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'47.155 0.273 0.210
4 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'47.241 0.359 0.086
5 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'47.297 0.415 0.056
6 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'47.326 0.444 0.029
7 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'47.377 0.495 0.051
8 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'47.509 0.627 0.132
9 44 Pol Espargaro KTM 1'47.519 0.637 0.010
10 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'47.603 0.721 0.084
11 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'47.621 0.739 0.018
12 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'47.642 0.760 0.021
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 44 Pol Espargaro KTM 1'47.071    
Q2 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'47.303 0.232 0.232
13 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'47.372 0.301 0.069
14 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'47.394 0.323 0.022
15 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'47.478 0.407 0.084
16 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'47.585 0.514 0.107
17 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'47.747 0.676 0.162
18 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'47.759 0.688 0.012
19 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'47.855 0.784 0.096
20 53 Tito Rabat Ducati 1'48.114 1.043 0.259
21 38 Bradley Smith Aprilia 1'48.402 1.331 0.288
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2020 Teruel MotoGP FP4 Result: Vinales Leads, Nakagami Dominates

The final practice session saw the premier class flexing their race pace muscles and many came prepared for battle. Maverick Vinales robbed Takaaki Nakagami of top spot by over a tenth of a second on his final flying lap and while both men demonstrated solid pace, it was the Japanese rider who seemed one step ahead of the competition. Joan Mir held the lead early in the session before dropping to third, four tenths off the fastest time but with fine pace of his own and minuscule gaps in the rest of the top ten behind him.

Pol and Aleix Espargaro also showed their speed inside the top five, ahead of Franco Morbidelli and Jack Miller finally adding a Ducati to the top ten mix. While most riders had settled on the medium front-soft rear tyre combination, Alex Rins committed to the soft-soft option and showed decent pace on it, finishing eighth in the session. Cal Crutchlow and Miguel Oliveira rounded out the top ten, while Alex Marquez in 11th was the only rider tempted by the hard front in the closing stages on FP4, on which he posted times similar to his pace on the medium. Fabio Quartararo ended the session 12th, eight tenths off the lead but with similar pace to the leaders, in the high 1:48s but consistently a couple of tenths slower than Nakagami.

Meanwhile, Andrea Dovizioso struggled to even break into the 1:48s and ended FP4 down in 17th position.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'47.931    
2 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'48.085 0.154 0.154
3 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'48.366 0.435 0.281
4 44 Pol Espargaro KTM 1'48.391 0.460 0.025
5 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'48.475 0.544 0.084
6 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'48.497 0.566 0.022
7 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'48.580 0.649 0.083
8 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'48.683 0.752 0.103
9 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'48.686 0.755 0.003
10 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'48.700 0.769 0.014
11 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'48.704 0.773 0.004
12 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'48.761 0.830 0.057
13 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'48.807 0.876 0.046
14 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'48.812 0.881 0.005
15 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'48.943 1.012 0.131
16 38 Bradley Smith Aprilia 1'49.011 1.080 0.068
17 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'49.035 1.104 0.024
18 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'49.045 1.114 0.010
19 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'49.126 1.195 0.081
20 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'49.430 1.499 0.304
21 53 Tito Rabat Ducati 1'49.449 1.518 0.019
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2020 Teruel Moto3 Qualifying Result: Not Everyone Needs A Slipstream

The lightweight class were ready for battle in the warmer afternoon of Motorland Aragon but ultimately there was only one gladiator up for the fight. While rivals were trying to find clever ways to chase the right slipstream, Raul Fernandez minded his own business and consolidated his advantage at the front of the pack. The Spaniard led the way throughout and secured his fifth pole position of the season by over two tenths of a second from the returning Tony Arbolino. The Italian chased the championship leader to climb to the middle of the front row, with compatriot Celestino Vietti completing the line-up.

Gabriel Rodrigo was the last rider to sneak out of Q1 and looked like securing a fine front row for much of Q2 but eventually got demoted to fourth, ahead of Albert Arenas and Ayumu Sasaki. Jaume Masia made a late jump onto the third row, where he will be joined by Kaito Toba, who benefitted from a bit of help from his poleman teammate, and Tatsuki Suzuki, who was six tenths off pole.

Ai Ogura completed the top ten and opens row four from Q1 leader Filip Salac and Dennis Foggia, while Romano Fenati, Jeremy Alcoba and Darryn Binder make up row five. Although he made it straight to Q2, John McPhee seemed to struggle during qualifying, only 17th fastest and starting his attack for the title from the middle of the sixth row, between Stefano Nepa and Deniz Oncu.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 25 Raul Fernandez KTM 1'57.199    
2 14 Tony Arbolino Honda 1'57.430 0.231 0.231
3 13 Celestino Vietti KTM 1'57.544 0.345 0.114
4 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 1'57.561 0.362 0.017
5 75 Albert Arenas KTM 1'57.676 0.477 0.115
6 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 1'57.709 0.510 0.033
7 5 Jaume Masia Honda 1'57.811 0.612 0.102
8 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'57.822 0.623 0.011
9 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'57.837 0.638 0.015
10 79 Ai Ogura Honda 1'57.849 0.650 0.012
11 12 Filip Salac Honda 1'58.011 0.812 0.162
12 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'58.022 0.823 0.011
13 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'58.029 0.830 0.007
14 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'58.076 0.877 0.047
15 40 Darryn Binder KTM 1'58.186 0.987 0.110
16 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'58.205 1.006 0.019
17 17 John McPhee Honda 1'58.328 1.129 0.123
18 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1'58.398 1.199 0.070
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 12 Filip Salac Honda 1'57.551    
Q2 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'57.947 0.396 0.396
Q2 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'57.971 0.420 0.024
Q2 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 1'58.007 0.456 0.036
19 23 Niccolò Antonelli Honda 1'58.266 0.715 0.259
20 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 1'58.335 0.784 0.069
21 21 Alonso Lopez Husqvarna 1'58.341 0.790 0.006
22 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'58.395 0.844 0.054
23 70 Barry Baltus KTM 1'58.434 0.883 0.039
24 9 Davide Pizzoli KTM 1'58.921 1.370 0.487
25 6 Ryusei Yamanaka Honda 1'58.952 1.401 0.031
26 16 Andrea Migno KTM 1'59.001 1.450 0.049
27 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Honda 1'59.722 2.171 0.721
28 11 Sergio Garcia Honda 1'59.785 2.234 0.063
29 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 1'59.844 2.293 0.059
30 50 Jason Dupasquier KTM 2'00.032 2.481 0.188
Round Number: 
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