MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2019 Le Mans Moto2 FP3 Result: Odendaal Times It Right

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The rain that drizzled all throughout the morning faded as the intermediate class took to the track and the surface dried to the point that slicks were a tempting option, splitting the timesheets between those who did and those who didn’t. Steven Odendaal definitely did and led the way by a mere three hundredths of a second from Augusto Fernandez. Dominique Aegerter was another name that had been missing from the business end this season and slicks helped him finally make an appearance in third spot.

Simone Corsi was best of the rest, a second and a half slower than Odendaal, with Philipp Oettl completing the top five but another two seconds back. Rookies Jorge Martin and Jake Dixon were welcome arrivals to the top ten, which was rounded out by Alex Marquez and Marcel Schrotter. Sam Lowes was an early leader but dropped down to 11th, ahead of the likes of Mattia Pasini, Tom Luthi and Lorenzo Baldassarri, who seemed to take it easy in the changing conditions.

Despite the track getting faster as it got drier in the final part of FP3, times were nowhere near Friday’s benchmark for the top 14, FP2 results determining who would battle it out in Q1 later today.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 4 Steven ODENDAAL NTS 1'40.581    
2 40 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex 1'40.614 0.033 0.033
3 77 Dominique AEGERTER MV Agusta 1'40.809 0.228 0.195
4 24 Simone CORSI Kalex 1'42.084 1.503 1.275
5 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'44.290 3.709 2.206
6 88 Jorge MARTIN KTM 1'45.271 4.690 0.981
7 96 Jake DIXON KTM 1'45.569 4.988 0.298
8 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 1'45.766 5.185 0.197
9 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'45.872 5.291 0.106
10 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'46.027 5.446 0.155
11 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 1'46.118 5.537 0.091
12 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Speed Up 1'46.362 5.781 0.244
13 72 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM 1'46.515 5.934 0.153
14 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'46.622 6.041 0.107
15 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'46.644 6.063 0.022
16 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'46.747 6.166 0.103
17 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'46.904 6.323 0.157
18 9 Jorge NAVARRO Speed Up 1'46.946 6.365 0.042
19 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER NTS 1'47.045 6.464 0.099
20 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'47.052 6.471 0.007
21 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 1'47.097 6.516 0.045
22 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'47.265 6.684 0.168
23 35 Somkiat CHANTRA Kalex 1'47.417 6.836 0.152
24 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'47.479 6.898 0.062
  27 Iker LECUONA KTM 1'47.790 7.209 0.311
  11 Nicolo BULEGA Kalex 1'48.029 7.448 0.239
  16 Joe ROBERTS KTM 1'49.207 8.626 1.178
  18 Xavi CARDELUS KTM 1'49.890 9.309 0.683
  33 Enea BASTIANINI Kalex 1'50.049 9.468 0.159
  3 Lukas TULOVIC KTM 1'50.289 9.708 0.240
  62 Stefano MANZI MV Agusta 1'50.940 10.359 0.651
  20 Dimas EKKY PRATAMA Kalex 1'52.665 12.084 1.725
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2019 Le Mans MotoGP FP3 Result: Vinales vs Marquez vs Miller

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The first properly wet session of the year for the premier class came as predicted on Saturday morning at Le Mans and it saw most of the usual suspects shining under the cloud cover. The Yamahas came to the surface like earthworms after rain at the start of the session but rivals picked up some speed on the final run and it turned into a tasty Yamaha-Honda-Ducati battle. Maverick Vinales carried the flag for the blue bikes and ended the session in the lead by nearly two tenths of a second from the master of tricky conditions, Marc Marquez. In Ducati’s corner stood Jack Miller, who thrived in the wet and was the first of only three men to dip down into the 1:42s.

Alex Rins was best of the rest, showing good one lap speed in the wet but still almost a second off the fastest man and not close enough to Vinales and Marquez’s pace. However, given the drastic change of conditions overnight, FP2 times stood for the combined standings and the Spaniard will have to go through Q1 – as will Johann Zarco, who provided a late surprise for the home audience by jumping into fifth in the session. Danilo Petrucci was a couple hundredths of a second behind, with Jorge Lorenzo leaving it late to join the top seven but a full second slower than his teammate.

Pol Espargaro found himself as not the first KTM since quite a while but snuck ahead of Andrea Dovizioso, with compatriot Valentino Rossi completing the top ten. Despite an early fall, Joan Mir led the rookie brigade ahead of Miguel Oliveira and Fabio Quartararo, with the likes of Cal Crutchlow and Franco Morbidelli nearly two seconds off Vinales’ top time.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 12 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'42.498    
2 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'42.678 0.180 0.180
3 43 Jack MILLER Ducati 1'42.951 0.453 0.273
4 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 1'43.438 0.940 0.487
5 5 Johann ZARCO KTM 1'43.452 0.954 0.014
6 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'43.487 0.989 0.035
7 99 Jorge LORENZO Honda 1'43.668 1.170 0.181
8 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 1'43.715 1.217 0.047
9 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'43.766 1.268 0.051
10 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'43.857 1.359 0.091
11 36 Joan MIR Suzuki 1'43.942 1.444 0.085
12 88 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'44.017 1.519 0.075
13 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Yamaha 1'44.197 1.699 0.180
14 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 1'44.277 1.779 0.080
15 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'44.402 1.904 0.125
16 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Yamaha 1'44.403 1.905 0.001
17 63 Francesco BAGNAIA Ducati 1'44.989 2.491 0.586
18 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda 1'45.191 2.693 0.202
19 53 Tito RABAT Ducati 1'45.559 3.061 0.368
20 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 1'45.638 3.140 0.079
21 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN KTM 1'46.046 3.548 0.408
22 29 Andrea IANNONE Aprilia 1'47.711 5.213 1.665
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2019 Le Mans Moto3 FP3 Result: Suzuki Steals Migno’s Thunder

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The promise of rain materialised ahead of the first session of the day and for the lightweight class that meant a wet track, slow motion footage of slides and the occasional excursion into damp gravel. While rainfall was not particularly heavy, it did mean that FP2 gave us the final line-up for the two qualifying sessions, leaving riders to concentrate on their wet weather riding.

Despite his worrying stint on the stretcher on Friday, Jaume Masia got straight back into the groove to lead proceedings for the first half of FP3. Andrea Migno picked up the baton for the final half of the session and things looked settled until Tatsuki Suzuki attacked top spot on his final flying lap. The SIC58 rider took the checkered flag at the top of the timesheets, ahead of Migno and Masia.

Gabriel Rodrigo finished three tenths down on the leader, with Friday hero Ai Ogura completing the top five. Makar Yurchenko seemed to enjoy the conditions and made an appearance at the sharp end in sixth position, ahead of Aron Canet, who took a bit of a tumble on his way to seventh. Dennis Foggia in eighth was the final rider within half a second of the leader. Raul Fernandez and Darryn Binder rounded out the top ten but it was not all good news for the duo as they got hit with 12 place grid penalties for irresponsible riding on Friday.

The likes of Tony Arbolino, John McPhee and Niccolo Antonelli just about missed out on the top ten, while Lorenzo Dalla Porta seemed a bit more off the pace in the tricky conditions. Meanwhile Romano Fenati eased his way back into the action after a quick visit to the medical centre for a left ankle issue following yesterday’s fall.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'53.429    
2 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'53.554 0.125 0.125
3 5 Jaume MASIA KTM 1'53.677 0.248 0.123
4 19 Gabriel RODRIGO Honda 1'53.704 0.275 0.027
5 79 Ai OGURA Honda 1'53.719 0.290 0.015
6 76 Makar YURCHENKO KTM 1'53.729 0.300 0.010
7 44 Aron CANET KTM 1'53.817 0.388 0.088
8 7 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 1'53.833 0.404 0.016
9 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 1'54.005 0.576 0.172
10 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'54.028 0.599 0.023
11 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'54.057 0.628 0.029
12 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'54.152 0.723 0.095
13 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'54.270 0.841 0.118
14 77 Vicente PEREZ KTM 1'54.303 0.874 0.033
15 61 Can ONCU KTM 1'54.318 0.889 0.015
16 69 Tom BOOTH-AMOS KTM 1'54.533 1.104 0.215
17 12 Filip SALAC KTM 1'54.541 1.112 0.008
18 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'54.592 1.163 0.051
19 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda 1'54.681 1.252 0.089
20 54 Riccardo ROSSI Honda 1'54.966 1.537 0.285
21 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'54.991 1.562 0.025
22 55 Romano FENATI Honda 1'55.113 1.684 0.122
23 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Honda 1'55.144 1.715 0.031
24 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 1'55.235 1.806 0.091
25 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'55.530 2.101 0.295
26 21 Alonso LOPEZ Honda 1'55.533 2.104 0.003
27 11 Sergio GARCIA Honda 1'55.738 2.309 0.205
28 22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM 1'56.221 2.792 0.483
29 13 Celestino VIETTI KTM 1'56.696 3.267 0.475
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2019 Le Mans Moto2 FP2 Result: A Blinder From Binder

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With the darkening clouds edging ever closer throughout the final session of the day, it was lucky that the intermediate class got a full afternoon of dry running. Brad Binder in particular made the best of the track time available and brought KTM and their new chassis back into the limelight by taking the lead in FP2 as the checkered flag came out. After a pretty excellent FP1, Remy Gardner confirmed that no bruises or burns were going to keep him away from the fight and as proof, he finished the day five hundredths of a second down on the leader.

Lorenzo Baldassarri completed the top ten not too far back and having led for most of the session, while Augusto Fernandez and Mattia Pasini joined the top five. Marcel Schrotter is always there or thereabouts, this time in sixth, with FP1 leader Andrea Locatelli seventh, two tenths off the leader.

The experience of Simone Corsi and Alex Marquez put them ahead of rookie Enea Bastianini but the Italian showed good speed to round out the top ten. If the forecast for FP3 is to be believed, then Nicolo Bulega, Bo Bendsneyder, Jorge Martin and Xavi Vierge look set for Q2 from the top 14 positions, while Jorge Navarro, Tom Luthi and Sam Lowes missed out – the last two due to more or less unexpected crashes.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'36.551    
2 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 1'36.600 0.049 0.049
3 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'36.668 0.117 0.068
4 40 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex 1'36.687 0.136 0.019
5 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'36.694 0.143 0.007
6 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'36.754 0.203 0.060
7 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'36.762 0.211 0.008
8 24 Simone CORSI Kalex 1'36.834 0.283 0.072
9 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'36.841 0.290 0.007
10 33 Enea BASTIANINI Kalex 1'36.858 0.307 0.017
11 11 Nicolo BULEGA Kalex 1'36.972 0.421 0.114
12 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER NTS 1'37.101 0.550 0.129
13 88 Jorge MARTIN KTM 1'37.140 0.589 0.039
14 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 1'37.141 0.590 0.001
15 9 Jorge NAVARRO Speed Up 1'37.232 0.681 0.091
16 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'37.247 0.696 0.015
17 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'37.315 0.764 0.068
18 27 Iker LECUONA KTM 1'37.319 0.768 0.004
19 35 Somkiat CHANTRA Kalex 1'37.381 0.830 0.062
20 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Speed Up 1'37.488 0.937 0.107
21 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'37.653 1.102 0.165
22 4 Steven ODENDAAL NTS 1'37.713 1.162 0.060
23 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'37.730 1.179 0.017
24 16 Joe ROBERTS KTM 1'37.836 1.285 0.106
25 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 1'37.861 1.310 0.025
26 62 Stefano MANZI MV Agusta 1'38.148 1.597 0.287
27 77 Dominique AEGERTER MV Agusta 1'38.205 1.654 0.057
28 72 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM 1'38.529 1.978 0.324
29 96 Jake DIXON KTM 1'38.839 2.288 0.310
30 3 Lukas TULOVIC KTM 1'38.845 2.294 0.006
31 20 Dimas EKKY PRATAMA Kalex 1'39.772 3.221 0.927
32 18 Xavi CARDELUS KTM 1'40.437 3.886 0.665
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2019 Le Mans MotoGP FP2 Result: Vinales and Marquez Lead The Way

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The premier class was straight out of the gates when the light turned green with the overcast sky giving some minor cause for concern. Marc Marquez took this opportunity to sample the hard rear tyre and dragged a decent result out of it by taking charge of the session while most people fancied the medium. Fellow Honda rider Cal Crutchlow was the only other rider tempted by the hard, while Yamaha picked the mediums and Ducati flirted with the soft.

The battle for direct Q2 places started in the final eight minutes and it found Valentino Rossi and Alex Rins on the back foot once again, outside the combined top ten as they headed out of pitlane with dark clouds awaiting in turn one. The rain thankfully stayed away just long enough to get a proper fight but Rossi turned up improperly armed, on mediums while seemingly testing a setup change. There were no such problems for teammate Maverick Vinales, the Spaniard demonstrating impressive pace on mediums and excellent speed on the soft in his journey to the top of FP3 and the combined standings. A couple of whoopsies later, Marquez joined the top two, his heart presumably set on the hard rear that he used to post impressively consistent low 1:32s.

Local favourite Fabio Quartararo was not too far from his slightly older rivals, the Petronas youngster sharing fastest sector times with Vinales and trailing the reigning world champion by less than a tenth of a second. Meanwhile, Jorge Lorenzo stopped being miserable for the final three minutes of FP2 as he came from quite low down to briefly take over top position and eventually settle for fourth at the flag. Former teammate Andrea Dovizioso completed the top five but his sluggish start and low key finish masked a pretty good long run on the soft tyre, rivalling Vinales and Marquez’s pace. Another tenth back, teammate Danilo Petrucci finished sixth after starting his afternoon with a bizarre crash into turn 8 – adding to Ducati’s early troubles as Jack Miller immediately took his first tumble of FP3.

The Espargaro brothers had a bittersweet session, Pol leading Aleix in seventh and eighth positions as the session closed but that barely told the story of their afternoon. With KTM's recent test at Le Mans, Pol showed great speed from the off, as well as a carbon fibre swingarm that he trialled in the morning session. However, the new piece of kit also got its first crash test as the Spaniard went down at turn 14 early on, causing limited running from then on and closing the day with another tumble in the last minute, just as brother Aleix took his Aprilia off road.

Takaaki Nakagami kept a low profile on his way to ninth, seven tenths down on the leader. Franco Morbidelli completed the top ten in FP3 but it was Jack Miller who snatched the final provisional Q2 spot despite failing to improve on his FP1 time. The Pramac man didn’t get much time to do that in between two crashes but got lucky to stay in the combined top ten ahead of the rainy forecast for FP3.

Amongst the least lucky, Crutchlow went from hero in second position to zero in 12th overall after a late crash hindered his time attack. Unless the sun decides to make a proper appearance on Saturday morning, the LCR man will have to battle the likes of Rossi, Mir and Rins for a Q2 ticket.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 12 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'31.428    
2 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'31.618 0.190 0.190
3 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Yamaha 1'31.713 0.285 0.095
4 99 Jorge LORENZO Honda 1'31.716 0.288 0.003
5 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'31.736 0.308 0.020
6 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'31.899 0.471 0.163
7 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 1'31.923 0.495 0.024
8 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 1'32.132 0.704 0.209
9 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda 1'32.203 0.775 0.071
10 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Yamaha 1'32.239 0.811 0.036
11 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'32.270 0.842 0.031
12 63 Francesco BAGNAIA Ducati 1'32.285 0.857 0.015
13 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'32.320 0.892 0.035
14 36 Joan MIR Suzuki 1'32.322 0.894 0.002
15 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 1'32.385 0.957 0.063
16 43 Jack MILLER Ducati 1'32.573 1.145 0.188
17 5 Johann ZARCO KTM 1'32.574 1.146 0.001
18 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 1'32.999 1.571 0.425
19 29 Andrea IANNONE Aprilia 1'33.141 1.713 0.142
20 88 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'33.401 1.973 0.260
21 53 Tito RABAT Ducati 1'33.431 2.003 0.030
22 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN KTM 1'33.903 2.475 0.472
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2019 Le Mans Moto3 FP2 Result: Ogura Impresses Again

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The second set of sessions for the day started with some more cloud cover gathering over the Bugatti Circuit and with the threat of rain for the remaining practice session, lightweight class seemed in a hurry to set up a competitive time for the important top 14. Quite a few riders got caught out in some that rush and visited the gravel trap and runoff areas all throughout the session, including Aron Canet, Darryn Binder, John McPhee, Lorenzo Dalla Porta, Romano Fenati and Niccolo Anotoneli.

It wasn’t all bad news for the SIC58 squad as Tatsuki Suzuki set camp at the top of the timesheets while all this was unfolding. The only real threat to his position came in the final five minutes of the session, when fresh rubber came out for a time attack, and it was rookie Ai Ogura who dethroned his compatriot to make an impression at the top of the timesheets. Antonelli and Suzuki followed him in the top three but only thousandths of a second kept them ahead of the very tight pack behind them.

Andrea Migno, Albert Arenas, Tony Arbolino, Canet and Gabriel Rodrigo occupied positions four to eight within one tenth of a second of each other, while Raul Fernandez and Dennis Foggia completed the top ten. The luckiest man of the session was Dalla Porta, the Italian taking a second tumble on his final flying lap but managed to keep 12th spot, behind Kazuki Masaki and ahead of Kaito Toba.

Romano Fenati was the last man to join the provisional top 14, although the Italian finished the session with a visit to the medical centre after a hefty crash. Jaume Masia had a promising start to FP2 but also joined the crash list and looked to be in quite a bit of pain as he was aided off the circuit and dropped down to 16th on the timesheets.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 79 Ai OGURA Honda 1'42.147    
2 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'42.263 0.116 0.116
3 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'42.460 0.313 0.197
4 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'42.465 0.318 0.005
5 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 1'42.482 0.335 0.017
6 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'42.493 0.346 0.011
7 44 Aron CANET KTM 1'42.508 0.361 0.015
8 19 Gabriel RODRIGO Honda 1'42.554 0.407 0.046
9 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 1'42.620 0.473 0.066
10 7 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 1'42.686 0.539 0.066
11 22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM 1'42.688 0.541 0.002
12 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda 1'42.691 0.544 0.003
13 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'42.797 0.650 0.106
14 55 Romano FENATI Honda 1'42.835 0.688 0.038
15 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'42.919 0.772 0.084
16 5 Jaume MASIA KTM 1'42.934 0.787 0.015
17 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Honda 1'42.940 0.793 0.006
18 12 Filip SALAC KTM 1'43.005 0.858 0.065
19 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'43.060 0.913 0.055
20 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'43.084 0.937 0.024
21 13 Celestino VIETTI KTM 1'43.134 0.987 0.050
22 21 Alonso LOPEZ Honda 1'43.172 1.025 0.038
23 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'43.212 1.065 0.040
24 11 Sergio GARCIA Honda 1'43.389 1.242 0.177
25 77 Vicente PEREZ KTM 1'43.411 1.264 0.022
26 54 Riccardo ROSSI Honda 1'43.459 1.312 0.048
27 76 Makar YURCHENKO KTM 1'43.557 1.410 0.098
28 61 Can ONCU KTM 1'44.039 1.892 0.482
29 69 Tom BOOTH-AMOS KTM 1'44.374 2.227 0.335
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2019 Le Mans Moto2 FP1 Result: Locatelli In The Limelight

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The intermediate class had a side of cloud with their blue sky but Andrea Locatelli enjoyed the cool morning from the top of the timesheets for most of the session, consolidating his position late on with the only time in the 1:36s. Marcel Schrotter slowly climbed through the ranking and eventually finished second to the Italian, a little over a tenth of a second off. Brad Binder put the brand new KTM chassis to good use to join the top three while Sam Lowes got demoted to fourth position after a brief stint at the top.

Remy Gardener made a decent comeback to the top five after his bruising incident with Alex Marquez last time out and finished less than three tenths off the lead. Nicolo Bulega went under the radar for most of the session, only to come out of nowhere (well, from outside the top 15) to claim sixth on his final flying lap. Mattia Pasini claimed seventh aboard his third different bike in three consecutive weekends, this time in the turquoise and grey of Petronas, replacing injured Pawi.

Class veterans Tom Luthi, Lorenzo Baldassari and Alex Marquez completed the top ten, all within half a second of the leader and with the top 18 riders covered by eighth tenths of a second. Some of the names who seemed to struggle early on were Xavi Vierge and Luca Marini, both outside the top 20 and with the Italian also hindered by some technical niggles.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'36.894    
2 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'37.029 0.135 0.135
3 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'37.110 0.216 0.081
4 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 1'37.150 0.256 0.040
5 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 1'37.166 0.272 0.016
6 11 Nicolo BULEGA Kalex 1'37.230 0.336 0.064
7 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'37.305 0.411 0.075
8 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'37.346 0.452 0.041
9 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'37.352 0.458 0.006
10 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'37.365 0.471 0.013
11 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER NTS 1'37.412 0.518 0.047
12 88 Jorge MARTIN KTM 1'37.450 0.556 0.038
13 27 Iker LECUONA KTM 1'37.501 0.607 0.051
14 9 Jorge NAVARRO Speed Up 1'37.521 0.627 0.020
15 33 Enea BASTIANINI Kalex 1'37.578 0.684 0.057
16 24 Simone CORSI Kalex 1'37.589 0.695 0.011
17 40 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex 1'37.629 0.735 0.040
18 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Speed Up 1'37.676 0.782 0.047
19 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'38.097 1.203 0.421
20 35 Somkiat CHANTRA Kalex 1'38.148 1.254 0.051
21 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 1'38.201 1.307 0.053
22 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'38.250 1.356 0.049
23 77 Dominique AEGERTER MV Agusta 1'38.397 1.503 0.147
24 4 Steven ODENDAAL NTS 1'38.449 1.555 0.052
25 16 Joe ROBERTS KTM 1'38.551 1.657 0.102
26 62 Stefano MANZI MV Agusta 1'38.594 1.700 0.043
27 72 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM 1'38.987 2.093 0.393
28 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'39.271 2.377 0.284
29 96 Jake DIXON KTM 1'39.319 2.425 0.048
30 3 Lukas TULOVIC KTM 1'39.616 2.722 0.297
31 20 Dimas EKKY PRATAMA Kalex 1'40.747 3.853 1.131
32 18 Xavi CARDELUS KTM 1'40.894 4.000 0.147
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2019 Le Mans MotoGP FP1 Result: A Homely Welcome For Quartararo

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Perhaps the Eiffel Tower was a bit of a lucky charm to the local men who paid a visit before action set off in France. Fabio Quartararo had a dream start to his home race weekend, the Jerez poleman back at the top of the timesheets with a final flying lap in the 1:31s. Andrea Dovizioso looked keen to threaten that but had to make do with second position, one tenth slower than the lead Yamaha and another tenth ahead of teammate Danilo Petrucci.

Maverick Vinales also had a brief stint at the top ahead the final time attack before being pushed down to fourth position, ahead of compatriot Marc Marquez. Honda’s pride and joy finished fifth and only two and a half tenths off the lead despite setting his fastest lap on well worn rubber, Marquez doing his usual strategy despite the forecast alluding to some drops of rain come Saturday morning. However, it was an up and down session for Honda, mostly down for Jorge Lorenzo, who slid out on the kerb at turn 8 early on. Marquez almost immediately did a copycat of his teammate’s incident but the cat element came to the fore and saved his mechanics’ lunch break.

On the other hand, KTM seemed to have made an excellent start, Pol Espargaro only four thousandths of a second off Marquez on equally worn rubber and a thousandth of a second ahead of Jack Miller’s Ducati. Joan Mir was top Suzuki in eighth position, with Johann Zarco thriving in more familiar surroundings and climbing all the way to ninth.

Valentino Rossi had a forced pitstop halfway through the session when his chain seemed to break – his Yamaha presumably jealous of all the attention Honda’s chain was getting. The Italian went back out and managed to provisionally sneak into top ten positions, pushing out Cal Crutchlow and Academy apprentices Franco Morbidelli and Pecco Bagnaia. After his early adventures, Lorenzo finished the morning 14th, one second off the leader.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Yamaha 1'31.986    
2 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'32.113 0.127 0.127
3 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'32.193 0.207 0.080
4 12 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'32.203 0.217 0.010
5 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'32.233 0.247 0.030
6 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 1'32.237 0.251 0.004
7 43 Jack MILLER Ducati 1'32.238 0.252 0.001
8 36 Joan MIR Suzuki 1'32.626 0.640 0.388
9 5 Johann ZARCO KTM 1'32.724 0.738 0.098
10 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'32.760 0.774 0.036
11 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'32.831 0.845 0.071
12 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Yamaha 1'32.887 0.901 0.056
13 63 Francesco BAGNAIA Ducati 1'32.982 0.996 0.095
14 99 Jorge LORENZO Honda 1'33.091 1.105 0.109
15 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda 1'33.123 1.137 0.032
16 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 1'33.259 1.273 0.136
17 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 1'33.357 1.371 0.098
18 53 Tito RABAT Ducati 1'34.113 2.127 0.756
19 29 Andrea IANNONE Aprilia 1'34.135 2.149 0.022
20 88 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'34.229 2.243 0.094
21 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 1'34.481 2.495 0.252
22 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN KTM 1'35.479 3.493 0.998
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5
2019
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2019 Le Mans Moto3 FP1 Result: Rodrigo Fends Off The Italians

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Sunshine accompanied the MotoGP circus from Jerez all the way to Le Mans so the lightweight class opened proceedings in a sunny but chilly morning at the notorious French circuit. Jerez poleman Lorenzo Dalla Porta led most of the session until a minor tip off sent him back to the Leopard Racing garage halfway through the action. This allowed Gabriel Rodrigo to rob him of top position and the duo were running together for their final time attack. Although the Italian was stringing together red sectors on the timesheets, the Gresini man held firm at the front by eight hundredths of a second. Tony Arbolino joined the party in the final minutes of the session to sneak in between the two headliners of FP1, the Snipers rider half a tenth faster than Dalla Porta, who got demoted to third.

Kazuki Masaki and Tatsuki Suzuki completed the top five only two tenths off the leader, with the rest of the top ten also within half a second of Rodrigo. The Spanish duo of Marcos Ramirez and Vicente Perez were sixth and seventh, while Ai Ogura snuck ahead of Raul Fernandez and Alonso Lopez. John McPhee also looked good inside the top ten until a late tumble cut his session short and pushed him back to 13th position.

It was a sluggish start for the likes of Andrea Migno, Jaume Masia, Aron Canet, Romano Fenati and Jerez victor Niccolo Antonelli, who finished their morning session towards the bottom of the top 20, almost a second slower than the leader.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 19 Gabriel RODRIGO Honda 1'42.954    
2 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'43.042 0.088 0.088
3 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda 1'43.099 0.145 0.057
4 22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM 1'43.120 0.166 0.021
5 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'43.221 0.267 0.101
6 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Honda 1'43.230 0.276 0.009
7 77 Vicente PEREZ KTM 1'43.307 0.353 0.077
8 7 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 1'43.362 0.408 0.055
9 79 Ai OGURA Honda 1'43.409 0.455 0.047
10 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 1'43.412 0.458 0.003
11 21 Alonso LOPEZ Honda 1'43.517 0.563 0.105
12 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'43.641 0.687 0.124
13 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'43.643 0.689 0.002
14 11 Sergio GARCIA Honda 1'43.663 0.709 0.020
15 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'43.700 0.746 0.037
16 5 Jaume MASIA KTM 1'43.765 0.811 0.065
17 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 1'43.813 0.859 0.048
18 44 Aron CANET KTM 1'43.870 0.916 0.057
19 55 Romano FENATI Honda 1'43.938 0.984 0.068
20 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'43.992 1.038 0.054
21 12 Filip SALAC KTM 1'44.025 1.071 0.033
22 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'44.039 1.085 0.014
23 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'44.101 1.147 0.062
24 54 Riccardo ROSSI Honda 1'44.263 1.309 0.162
25 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'44.589 1.635 0.326
26 13 Celestino VIETTI KTM 1'44.718 1.764 0.129
27 61 Can ONCU KTM 1'44.973 2.019 0.255
28 76 Makar YURCHENKO KTM 1'45.081 2.127 0.108
29 69 Tom BOOTH-AMOS KTM 1'46.577 3.623 1.496
Round Number: 
5
2019
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