MotoGP Race And Practice Results

Valencia MotoGP Test Tuesday Times Final: Viñales Edges Rossi And Lorenzo

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Final times at the end of Tuesday:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 25 Maverick Viñales Yamaha M1 1:30.930    
2 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:30.950 0.020 0.020
3 99 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati GP17 1:31.052 0.122 0.102
4 93 Marc Marquez Honda RC213V 1:31.102 0.172 0.050
5 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP17 1:31.131 0.201 0.029
6 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:31.156 0.226 0.025
7 29 Andrea Iannone Suzuki GSX-RR 1:31.165 0.235 0.009
8 45 Scott Redding Ducati GP16 1:31.242 0.312 0.077
9 8 Hector Barbera Ducati GP16 1:31.286 0.356 0.044
10 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda RC213V 1:31.306 0.376 0.020
11 43 Jack Miller Honda RC213V 1:31.477 0.547 0.171
12 19 Alvaro Bautista Ducati GP16 1:31.674 0.744 0.197
13 51 Michele Pirro Ducati GP17 1:32.068 1.138 0.394
14 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:32.177 1.247 0.109
15 76 Loris Baz Ducati GP15 1:32.315 1.385 0.138
16 94 Jonas Folger Yamaha M1 1:32.450 1.520 0.135
17 5 Johann Zarco Yamaha M1 1:32.462 1.532 0.012
18 53 Tito Rabat Honda RC213V 1:32.578 1.648 0.116
19 44 Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 1:32.613 1.683 0.035
20 38 Bradley Smith KTM RC16 1:32.806 1.876 0.193
21 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:32.811 1.881 0.005
22 50 Eugene Laverty Aprilia RS-GP 1:32.935 2.005 0.124
23 17 Karel Abraham Ducati GP15 1:33.231 2.301 0.296
24 22 Sam Lowes Aprilia RS-GP 1:33.359 2.429 0.128
25 12 Takuya Tsuda Suzuki GSX-RR 1:34.110 3.180 0.751
26 21 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati GP15 1:36.940 6.010 2.830
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2017
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Valencia MotoGP Test Tuesday Times 3pm: Rossi Still Fastest, Times All Close

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Times at 3pm:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:30.950    
2 93 Marc Marquez Honda RC213V 1:31.102 0.152 0.152
3 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP17 1:31.149 0.199 0.047
4 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:31.156 0.206 0.007
5 29 Andrea Iannone Suzuki GSX-RR 1:31.165 0.215 0.009
6 25 Maverick Viñales Yamaha M1 1:31.234 0.284 0.069
7 8 Hector Barbera Ducati GP16 1:31.286 0.336 0.052
8 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda RC213V 1:31.320 0.370 0.034
9 43 Jack Miller Honda RC213V 1:31.477 0.527 0.157
10 99 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati GP17 1:31.575 0.625 0.098
11 45 Scott Redding Ducati GP16 1:31.668 0.718 0.093
12 51 Michele Pirro Ducati GP17 1:32.068 1.118 0.400
13 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:32.177 1.227 0.109
14 19 Alvaro Bautista Ducati GP16 1:32.280 1.330 0.103
15 53 Tito Rabat Honda RC213V 1:32.578 1.628 0.298
16 44 Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 1:32.613 1.663 0.035
17 76 Loris Baz Ducati GP15 1:32.663 1.713 0.050
18 38 Bradley Smith KTM RC16 1:32.806 1.856 0.143
19 94 Jonas Folger Yamaha M1 1:33.119 2.169 0.313
20 5 Johann Zarco Yamaha M1 1:33.166 2.216 0.047
21 17 Karel Abraham Ducati GP15 1:33.536 2.586 0.370
22 50 Eugene Laverty Aprilia RS-GP 1:33.800 2.850 0.264
23 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:33.953 3.003 0.153
24 22 Sam Lowes Aprilia RS-GP 1:33.966 3.016 0.013
25 12 Takuya Tsuda Suzuki GSX-RR 1:34.110 3.160 0.144
26 21 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati GP15 1:36.940 5.990 2.830
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2017
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Valencia MotoGP Test Tuesday Times 12 noon: Rossi Fastest In Early Days Of Bike Swap

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Jorge Lorenzo was the first factory rider out of the pits at 10am this morning, following Suzuki test rider Takuya Tsuda. The rest followed half an hour later, as the sun broke through the clouds and warmed the track. So far, Valentino Rossi has been fastest, ahead of the Repsol Honda riders on the new big bang RC213V.

Times shortly after 12:00

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:30.950    
2 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda RC213V 1:31.531 0.581 0.581
3 93 Marc Marquez Honda RC213V 1:31.605 0.655 0.074
4 25 Maverick Viñales Yamaha M1 1:31.913 0.963 0.308
5 29 Andrea Iannone Suzuki GSX-RR 1:32.207 1.257 0.294
6 8 Hector Barbera Ducati GP16 1:32.321 1.371 0.114
7 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:32.353 1.403 0.032
8 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:32.363 1.413 0.010
9 53 Tito Rabat Honda RC213V 1:32.578 1.628 0.215
10 45 Scott Redding Ducati GP16 1:32.602 1.652 0.024
11 99 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati GP17 1:32.616 1.666 0.014
12 43 Jack Miller Honda RC213V 1:32.714 1.764 0.098
13 44 Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 1:33.333 2.383 0.619
14 19 Alvaro Bautista Ducati GP16 1:33.425 2.475 0.092
15 51 Michele Pirro Ducati GP17 1:33.479 2.529 0.054
16 76 Loris Baz Ducati GP15 1:33.526 2.576 0.047
17 5 Johann Zarco Yamaha M1 1:33.669 2.719 0.143
18 94 Jonas Folger Yamaha M1 1:33.933 2.983 0.264
19 22 Sam Lowes Aprilia RS-GP 1:34.142 3.192 0.209
20 17 Karel Abraham Ducati GP15 1:34.436 3.486 0.294
21 38 Bradley Smith KTM RC16 1:34.496 3.546 0.060
22 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:35.000 4.050 0.504
23 12 Takuya Tsuda Suzuki GSX-RR 1:35.043 4.093 0.043
24 21 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati GP15 1:36.940 5.990 1.897
25 50 Eugene Laverty Aprilia RS-GP 1:42.741 11.791 5.801
  4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP17      

 

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2017
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2016 Valencia MotoGP Race Result: One Last Tango

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With the world champions from both Moto3 and Moto2 winning their last race of the season, Marc Marquez had quite a formidable challenge in stopping a blisteringly fast Jorge Lorenzo from spoiling the record. But not even mighty Marquez could resist the Yamaha man on his last race for the blue team, Lorenzo departing after adding another trophy to their cabinet. Marquez finished second on his 150th GP but got to celebrate the title once again with his home crowd.

The start took place under slight cloud cover, Lorenzo’s dream start balanced by a terrible wheelie from Marquez, the world champion dropping behind Valentino Rossi, both of them overtaken on the line by Andrea Iannone and Maverick Viñales. That was the moment when Marquez lost the race, despite making up ground on Lorenzo in the late part of the race.

As Lorenzo was stretching a bit of a gap at the start, Iannone had just enough of a gap to not get embroiled in the fight for third, where Rossi and Marquez overtook Vinales by lap five. One lap later Lorenzo was already over two seconds away, but the group caught up with Iannone, bringing Dovizioso along for the ride.

Rossi did have a few tries at his fellow Italian but either the horsepower of the Ducati or Rossi himself running wide brought Iannone back in front time after time. The Yamaha man made it stick by lap ten, getting Marquez stuck to do the same dance with the Ducati. Business as usual at the front, Lorenzo four seconds ahead of the rest.

At the halfway point, the hierarchy looked settled but the expected drop-off deadlines for the softer front tyres were approaching. Iannone made his move on Rossi with fourteen laps to go, restarting the tango, Marquez waiting two more laps to put his harder front to good use and steal Rossi’s podium position. Then he wasted no time to deal with Iannone, in an old-time Moto2-style scrap between the two.

Ten laps to go and Marquez was slowly building a gap to the third place fight, Rossi and Iannone the main protagonists, with Viñales a silent spectator. Meanwhile, Lorenzo was setting a string of mid 1:31s in the lead of the race, despite the world champion closing up on him slowly and getting the almost five-second gap down to little over a second.

The Ducati’s top speed helped in the fight for third, but credit where credit due, Iannone’s willingness to rub elbows eventually got him a spot on the podium for the last race of the year, a farewell gift for his Ducati team.

Amongst other notable results, Pol Espargaro got past Dovizioso in the final moments of the race, while Bradley Smith held on to ninth position, just ahead of Alvaro Bautista. Despite only finishing twelfth in a pretty anonymous race, Danilo Petrucci wins the intra-team fight for the Ducati GP17 in the Pramac garage next year.

With the championship wrapped up for a while, the team championship went to Movistar Yamaha following Dani Pedrosa’s early crash, with Honda grabbing the constructors’ title. The trophies will be given later today, while the bikes will be back in two days for the start of winter testing.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Gap
1 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 45'54.228
2 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda +1.185
3 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati +6.603
4 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha +7.668
5 25 Maverick VIÑALES Suzuki +10.610
6 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha +18.378
7 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati +18.417
8 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Suzuki +18.678
9 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha +25.993
10 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia +35.065
11 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati +36.425
12 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati +42.415
13 6 Stefan BRADL Aprilia +49.823
14 45 Scott REDDING Ducati +52.035
15 43 Jack MILLER Honda +55.625
16 50 Eugene LAVERTY Ducati +58.254
17 53 Tito RABAT Honda +58.555
18 76 Loris BAZ Ducati +1'06.164
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  36 Mika KALLIO KTM 11 Laps
  35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 14 Laps
  26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 24 Laps
  68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 26 Laps

 

Round Number: 
18
2016
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2016 Valencia Moto2 Race Result: A Commanding Win That Was Actually Exciting

In a sunny Valencia, another champion bowed out of the class he conquered with a trip to the top of the podium. Johann Zarco and Franco Morbidelli put on a show in the name of the intermediate class for the first part of the race, the Frenchman ending up in front with another dominating performance.

Despite getting a great start, Luthi couldn’t hold off Zarco, the Frenchman taking the lead and also keeping an aggressive Morbidelli at bay. The Italian came off worse in the battle, losing second place to Alex Rins. That finally seemed to give us the much anticipated battle that should have taken place much earlier in the championship, Zarco and Rins trading overtakes at the top, but that particular fight didn’t last long either.

As Morbidelli eventually split the duo, that allowed Luthi to rejoin the lead group and steal third position from Rins. By lap seven, Zarco and Morbidelli seemed to make it a two-horse race – albeit a very exciting one, the duo rubbing fairings at every possible occasion. The unstoppable battle brought Luthi and Rins back into contention although the non-stop action at the front left little room for them to try anything. Behind the lead group, Sam Lowes had over a second to recover if he were to join the fun.

With fifteen laps to go and with Morbidelli at the lead, the group seemed to have remembered that you are not supposed to have many overtaking opportunities around this track, the order settling a little until Zarco got away again, posting several fastest laps to stretch a significant gap to his Estrella Galicia rival. With six laps to go, the gap was almost a second, with Luthi a further second behind Morbidelli and getting pushed by Rins but never looking like a real threat.

On the last lap, Morbidelli paid the price for his early feistiness, Luthi making the overtake on the Italian look effortless and snatching second place away from him. Rins also suffered and that allowed Lowes to get ahead in the final turns, despite the Brit spending most of the race over a second behind the lead group.

Luthi’s second place consolidated his second position in the championship as well, Alex Rins only just holding on to third after the last lap shenanigans, one point ahead of Morbidelli.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Gap
1 5 Johann ZARCO Kalex 43'17.626
2 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex +3.281
3 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex +4.981
4 22 Sam LOWES Kalex +5.636
5 40 Alex RINS Kalex +5.850
6 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex +11.605
7 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex +16.391
8 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex +16.964
9 52 Danny KENT Kalex +17.451
10 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex +17.668
11 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up +20.455
12 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 +20.911
13 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Kalex +21.650
14 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex +22.581
15 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex +23.734
16 19 Xavier SIMEON Speed Up +26.328
17 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex +29.421
18 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex +29.667
19 57 Edgar PONS Kalex +29.749
20 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Kalex +39.289
21 70 Robin MULHAUSER Kalex +43.105
22 10 Luca MARINI Kalex +43.532
23 60 Julian SIMON Speed Up +51.271
24 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex +56.617
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  73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 10 Laps
  32 Isaac VIÑALES Tech 3 17 Laps
  42 Federico FULIGNI Kalex 22 Laps
  11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 23 Laps
  49 Axel PONS Kalex 23 Laps
  16 Hugo CLERE Transfiormers 23 Laps

 

Round Number: 
18
2017
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2016 Valencia MotoGP Warm Up Result: Marquez Leads Viñales

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Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'31.095    
2 25 Maverick VIÑALES Suzuki 1'31.216 0.121 0.121
3 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'31.270 0.175 0.054
4 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'31.281 0.186 0.011
5 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'31.334 0.239 0.053
6 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'31.371 0.276 0.037
7 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'31.435 0.340 0.064
8 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Suzuki 1'31.591 0.496 0.156
9 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'31.614 0.519 0.023
10 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'31.693 0.598 0.079
11 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'31.997 0.902 0.304
12 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 1'32.169 1.074 0.172
13 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'32.248 1.153 0.079
14 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'32.382 1.287 0.134
15 43 Jack MILLER Honda 1'32.458 1.363 0.076
16 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia 1'32.491 1.396 0.033
17 50 Eugene LAVERTY Ducati 1'32.575 1.480 0.084
18 6 Stefan BRADL Aprilia 1'32.660 1.565 0.085
19 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 1'32.683 1.588 0.023
20 53 Tito RABAT Honda 1'32.770 1.675 0.087
21 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'32.930 1.835 0.160
22 36 Mika KALLIO KTM 1'33.749 2.654 0.819
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18
2016
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2016 Valencia Moto3 Race Result: Another Race To Watch Again This Winter

The opening act of the last race Sunday of the season was definitely no holiday stroll. Pole man Aron Canet might have had a memorable Saturday but things didn’t quite work out as expected some hours later, the Spaniard stalling his bike on the line and having to start from pitlane. A similar but less dramatic faith suffered Brad Binder, the world champion narrowly avoiding a crash on the first lap and dropping outside of the top twenty in the process.

That series of events left front row starter Hiroki Ono having to deal with a fast-starting Enea Bastianini, the Gresini rider starting from the end of the second row. The Italian took the lead early on the first lap, the rookies in full attack mode behind him, Joan Mir and Fabio Di Giannantonio battling for the honours as Bulega struggled far behind them.

Mir took over the lead soon after and built a bit of a gap while the Italians sorted out the provisional podium positions. Another Italian tagged along to the battle within a few laps, Andrea Migno seeming to have recovered just fine after his big crash on Saturday.

With half a second of a gap, Mir was forced to drop one position for overtaking under yellow flags, bringing him back to the chasing group and letting Migno take over the lead. While this minor drama was unfolding, the following group joined the party, making it an eleven-man fight for the podium places, although not many of them got a chance to get involved.

Towards the end of that group was Brad Binder, the world champion left to play catch-up after his first lap adventures, although he was already hunting down the top ten within ten laps. Eight laps to go and Binder made the overtake for podium positions on Di Giannantonio, having already dismissed with the likes of Bastianini and Navarro.

With seven laps to go, Mir was missing the limelight and made his move on Migno, Binder imitating that two laps later and unsurprisingly taking the lead after one more. That was not the end of the fairytale recovery, the world champion running wide and letting Migno, Mir and Bastianini back past him.

The permutations continued until, with two laps to go, Binder was right on Mir’s tail once again, the South African leading the group over the line for the last lap and keeping his rivals at bay until the checkered flag.

It proved to be quite a suitable curtain call for the reigning world champion, Binder saying goodbye to the Moto3 class from the top step of the podium and by beating the record for the highest championship winning margin in the class. Joan Mir sealed the faith of the Rookie of the Year award with a second place, while Andrea Migno accompanied them on the podium in third.

There was some movement in the championship standings as well, Jorge Navarro back into third position despite only finishing ninth, as Pecco Bagnaia lost his chance to fight for the position on the first lap of the race when he unluckily collided with Gabriel Rodrigo.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Gap
1 41 Brad BINDER KTM 40'13.777
2 36 Joan MIR KTM +0.056
3 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM +0.081
4 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda +0.147
5 4 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda +0.713
6 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM +0.899
7 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Honda +2.683
8 65 Philipp OETTL KTM +3.145
9 9 Jorge NAVARRO Honda +5.263
10 88 Jorge MARTIN Mahindra +7.921
11 31 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM +8.081
12 40 Darryn BINDER Mahindra +8.250
13 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM +8.603
14 20 Fabio QUARTARARO KTM +9.283
15 11 Livio LOI Honda +9.358
16 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda +9.527
17 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM +9.652
18 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Mahindra +9.950
19 44 Aron CANET Honda +16.838
20 55 Andrea LOCATELLI KTM +18.712
21 76 Hiroki ONO Honda +18.737
22 98 Karel HANIKA KTM +18.976
23 63 Vicente PEREZ Peugeot +19.039
24 12 Albert ARENAS Peugeot +24.297
25 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Honda +24.526
26 95 Jules DANILO Honda +25.331
27 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda +25.370
28 77 Lorenzo PETRARCA Mahindra +48.829
29 26 Daniel SAEZ KTM +48.861
30 99 Enzo BOULOM Mahindra +49.282
31 43 Stefano VALTULINI Mahindra +1'12.409
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  42 Marcos RAMIREZ Mahindra 17 Laps
  48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA KTM 21 Laps
    Not Finished 1st Lap    
  19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 0 Lap
  21 Francesco BAGNAIA Mahindra 0 Lap

 

Round Number: 
18
2016
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2016 Valencia Moto2 Warm Up Result: Morbidelli Pips Nakagami

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Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'35.456    
2 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'35.458 0.002 0.002
3 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 1'35.619 0.163 0.161
4 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 1'35.774 0.318 0.155
5 5 Johann ZARCO Kalex 1'35.790 0.334 0.016
6 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'35.802 0.346 0.012
7 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 1'35.927 0.471 0.125
8 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 1'36.000 0.544 0.073
9 60 Julian SIMON Speed Up 1'36.074 0.618 0.074
10 40 Alex RINS Kalex 1'36.096 0.640 0.022
11 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'36.116 0.660 0.020
12 19 Xavier SIMEON Speed Up 1'36.124 0.668 0.008
13 52 Danny KENT Kalex 1'36.127 0.671 0.003
14 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'36.187 0.731 0.060
15 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'36.198 0.742 0.011
16 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Kalex 1'36.201 0.745 0.003
17 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'36.213 0.757 0.012
18 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'36.271 0.815 0.058
19 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'36.436 0.980 0.165
20 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Kalex 1'36.479 1.023 0.043
21 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'36.513 1.057 0.034
22 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'36.562 1.106 0.049
23 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'36.633 1.177 0.071
24 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 1'36.699 1.243 0.066
25 32 Isaac VIÑALES Tech 3 1'37.071 1.615 0.372
26 70 Robin MULHAUSER Kalex 1'37.087 1.631 0.016
27 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'37.165 1.709 0.078
28 42 Federico FULIGNI Kalex 1'37.209 1.753 0.044
29 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 1'37.257 1.801 0.048
30 16 Hugo CLERE Transfiormers 1'42.631 7.175 5.374
Round Number: 
18
2016
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2016 Valencia Moto3 Warm Up Result: Binder Fends Off Mir

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Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'39.953    
2 36 Joan MIR KTM 1'40.335 0.382 0.382
3 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 1'40.396 0.443 0.061
4 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'40.422 0.469 0.026
5 21 Francesco BAGNAIA Mahindra 1'40.453 0.500 0.031
6 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'40.511 0.558 0.058
7 9 Jorge NAVARRO Honda 1'40.547 0.594 0.036
8 11 Livio LOI Honda 1'40.556 0.603 0.009
9 31 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 1'40.578 0.625 0.022
10 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'40.615 0.662 0.037
11 88 Jorge MARTIN Mahindra 1'40.680 0.727 0.065
12 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Honda 1'40.754 0.801 0.074
13 20 Fabio QUARTARARO KTM 1'40.775 0.822 0.021
14 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Honda 1'40.821 0.868 0.046
15 40 Darryn BINDER Mahindra 1'40.875 0.922 0.054
16 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'40.883 0.930 0.008
17 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Mahindra 1'40.897 0.944 0.014
18 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'40.938 0.985 0.041
19 4 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'40.940 0.987 0.002
20 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'40.974 1.021 0.034
21 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'41.049 1.096 0.075
22 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'41.101 1.148 0.052
23 76 Hiroki ONO Honda 1'41.124 1.171 0.023
24 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 1'41.139 1.186 0.015
25 55 Andrea LOCATELLI KTM 1'41.255 1.302 0.116
26 12 Albert ARENAS Peugeot 1'41.282 1.329 0.027
27 63 Vicente PEREZ Peugeot 1'41.299 1.346 0.017
28 98 Karel HANIKA KTM 1'41.371 1.418 0.072
29 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA KTM 1'41.516 1.563 0.145
30 95 Jules DANILO Honda 1'41.573 1.620 0.057
31 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Mahindra 1'41.575 1.622 0.002
32 26 Daniel SAEZ KTM 1'41.660 1.707 0.085
33 77 Lorenzo PETRARCA Mahindra 1'41.707 1.754 0.047
34 99 Enzo BOULOM Mahindra 1'42.437 2.484 0.730
35 43 Stefano VALTULINI Mahindra 1'43.482 3.529 1.045
Round Number: 
18
2016
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2016 Valencia Moto2 Qualifying Result: The Mark Of A Champion

Despite not leading any of the practice sessions, Johann Zarco gave us an early reminder of why he is the reigning world champion, beating Pol Espargaro’s fastest lap record around the Ricardo Tormo circuit, standing from 2013.

Once the impressive benchmark was set, it was up to the rivals to reach the bar that was raised. Thomas Luthi also managed to drop under the record time but it was still not enough to get ahead of the Frenchman, so he will start from second position on the grid. Franco Morbidelli also put up a fight to get as close as five hundredths of a second off Zarco but eventually had to settle for third.

Mattia Pasini is enjoying a great weekend, starting at the front of the second row, while Alex Rins seems to have finally caught up with the crowd he usually hangs with. He will start fifth, in front of fellow Spaniard Julian Simon, the QMMF rider making the best of what appears to be his last race in Moto2.

Brits Sam Lowes and Danny Kent will share third row with Takaaki Nakagami, Alex Marquez and Jonas Folger just behind, less than a tenth of a second off Kent, the top twenty covered by less than one second.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 5 Johann ZARCO Kalex 1'34.879    
2 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'34.885 0.006 0.006
3 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'34.933 0.054 0.048
4 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'35.152 0.273 0.219
5 40 Alex RINS Kalex 1'35.184 0.305 0.032
6 60 Julian SIMON Speed Up 1'35.222 0.343 0.038
7 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 1'35.237 0.358 0.015
8 52 Danny KENT Kalex 1'35.345 0.466 0.108
9 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'35.365 0.486 0.020
10 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'35.368 0.489 0.003
11 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 1'35.403 0.524 0.035
12 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'35.495 0.616 0.092
13 19 Xavier SIMEON Speed Up 1'35.517 0.638 0.022
14 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 1'35.607 0.728 0.090
15 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Kalex 1'35.650 0.771 0.043
16 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'35.682 0.803 0.032
17 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 1'35.747 0.868 0.065
18 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'35.756 0.877 0.009
19 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 1'35.797 0.918 0.041
20 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'35.863 0.984 0.066
21 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'35.923 1.044 0.060
22 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'35.993 1.114 0.070
23 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'35.995 1.116 0.002
24 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'36.012 1.133 0.017
25 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Kalex 1'36.045 1.166 0.033
26 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 1'36.278 1.399 0.233
27 70 Robin MULHAUSER Kalex 1'36.309 1.430 0.031
28 42 Federico FULIGNI Kalex 1'36.728 1.849 0.419
29 32 Isaac VIÑALES Tech 3 1'36.787 1.908 0.059
30 16 Hugo CLERE Transfiormers 1'40.531 5.652 3.744

 

Round Number: 
18
2016
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Total votes: 25

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