2021 Misano MotoGP FP2 Results: Zarco Fast In The Wet

The premier class did not have an easy afternoon, with rain arriving once more just ahead of FP2, so they stood no chance of changing the top 10 configuration from the morning session. Given the moody forecast, riders were keen to put in a solid run on rain tyres and some of the names you’d expect were towards the top end of the timesheets. The Ducatis seemed to be enjoying the ride the most, Johann Zarco taking top spot away from Pecco Bagnaia in the final couple of laps, with Jack Miller dropping to third after leading for much of the session. Joan Mir was their first challenger, the world champion climbing up to fourth, ahead of rain aficionado Marc Marquez.

Miguel Oliveira made a late jump into the top 6 but over a second slower than the leader, with Danilo Petrucci obviously in his element in the difficult conditions and stepping up to seventh position. Aleix Espargaro was the sole Aprilia in the top 10, ahead of Iker Lecuona, who had made a fast start in soaking wet conditions but his progress was then halted by a big crash at turn 1. Alex Marquez rounded out the top 10 places in the session ahead of Alex Rins and wildcard Michele Pirro.

The returning Franco Morbidelli was the lead Yamaha but down in 13th place, 1.7 seconds off top spot and four tenths quicker than teammate Fabio Quartararo. The Frenchman ended the day down in 18th position, right behind Maverick Vinales, although the new Aprilia signing kept top spot on the combined standings with his dry FP1 time.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'42.097    
2 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'42.650 0.553 0.553
3 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'42.719 0.622 0.069
4 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'42.910 0.813 0.191
5 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'42.921 0.824 0.011
6 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'43.234 1.137 0.313
7 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'43.329 1.232 0.095
8 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'43.629 1.532 0.300
9 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'43.722 1.625 0.093
10 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'43.739 1.642 0.017
11 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'43.760 1.663 0.021
12 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1'43.811 1.714 0.051
13 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'43.844 1.747 0.033
14 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'43.901 1.804 0.057
15 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1'43.906 1.809 0.005
16 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'44.130 2.033 0.224
17 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia 1'44.203 2.106 0.073
18 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'44.205 2.108 0.002
19 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'44.266 2.169 0.061
20 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'44.404 2.307 0.138
21 4 Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha 1'44.530 2.433 0.126
22 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'44.713 2.616 0.183
23 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'44.970 2.873 0.257
24 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'44.992 2.895 0.022
Round Number: 
14
2021
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