Results and summary of the MotoGP race at Jerez:
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Results and summary of qualifying for the Moto2 class at Jerez:
Results and summary of qualifying for the MotoGP class at Jerez:
In the heat of the Andalusian afternoon, the hierarchy suffered a few changes, with some riders suffering more than others in the hot slippery conditions. One man who shined more than just literally was Takaaki Nakagami, the LCR man on a roll in Jerez and snatching top spot away from Fabio Quartararo for the final six minutes of the session. The Frenchman had to relinquish control of FP4 but his pace stayed fearsome.
Results and summary of qualifying for the Moto3 class at Jerez:
With temperatures rising throughout the final practice session for the intermediate class, improvements on the timesheets came early on, but there were a few personal bests in the final shootout as well. Jorge Martin set up camp at the top of the combined standings on his third lap and did not budge for the remainder of FP3. Sam Lowes came close to the lead, only one hundredth of a second behind the Spaniard, the duo one step ahead of Lorenzo Baldassarri and Edgar Pons.
Not unusual for an FP3 session, all eyes were on Marc Marquez but this time it was due to his surprising return to action only four days after surgery. After gingerly dancing around the track for a couple of laps, the cameras remembered that the winner of last week’s race was also on track and setting a fine pace already. Even with a cautious Marquez, Fabio Quartararo did not have it easy at the front, with Takaaki Nakagami and the KTMs nipping at his heels.
The lightweight class took advantage of the cooler morning conditions to post some seriously hot times, under the lap record set just last weekend, causing a major shuffle in the combined standings for direct Q2 places. John McPhee had led the way for most of the session but in the end it was Andrea Migno robbing him of top stop by nearly two tenths of a second. McPhee stayed second, with fantastic rookie Jeremy Alcoba making a late jump into the top three.
With the same race track, same harsh conditions and same names showing the way at the top of the timesheets in the intermediate class, FP2 offered some more time in the limelight to the SKY Racing Team. Luca Marini established himself as the fastest man of the afternoon early in the session and went unchallenged as rivals focused on race pace. Teammate Marco Bezzecchi had his back, at least until the final eight minutes, when his pretty solid session was cut short by a crash at turn 1, which prompted fire extinguishers to make an appearance.
The premier class was back out to play with race setup under the dizzying sun of Andalucia and top spot was more of a curse throughout FP2. Johann Zarco was an early leader until he crashed out at turn six, while Pol Espargaro dropped it at turn two just after grabbing top spot for the final half of the session, all of this allowing Takaaki Nakagami to swoop in for the final stretch and save Honda’s blushes. The LCR man was a tenth and a half faster than Zarco and Espargaro, with Franco Morbidelli the lead Yamaha this time around, in fourth position.