MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2017 Valencia Moto3 Warm Up Result: Martin vs Mir

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Results: 

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 1'39.466    
2 36 Joan MIR Honda 1'39.782 0.316 0.316
3 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'40.052 0.586 0.270
4 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'40.084 0.618 0.032
5 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'40.105 0.639 0.021
6 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'40.190 0.724 0.085
7 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 1'40.207 0.741 0.017
8 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'40.316 0.850 0.109
9 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 1'40.366 0.900 0.050
10 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'40.436 0.970 0.070
11 5 Romano FENATI Honda 1'40.460 0.994 0.024
12 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'40.484 1.018 0.024
13 95 Jules DANILO Honda 1'40.517 1.051 0.033
14 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 1'40.578 1.112 0.061
15 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'40.603 1.137 0.025
16 10 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 1'40.727 1.261 0.124
17 12 Marco BEZZECCHI Mahindra 1'40.833 1.367 0.106
18 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'40.913 1.447 0.080
19 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'41.190 1.724 0.277
20 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 1'41.234 1.768 0.044
21 39 Kazuki MASAKI Honda 1'41.334 1.868 0.100
22 96 Manuel PAGLIANI Mahindra 1'41.430 1.964 0.096
23 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Mahindra 1'41.454 1.988 0.024
24 11 Livio LOI Honda 1'41.457 1.991 0.003
25 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'41.629 2.163 0.172
26 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Peugeot 1'41.699 2.233 0.070
27 4 Patrik PULKKINEN Peugeot 1'41.763 2.297 0.064
28 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'41.782 2.316 0.019
29 75 Albert ARENAS Mahindra 1'41.857 2.391 0.075
30 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 1'41.880 2.414 0.023
31 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 1'41.965 2.499 0.085
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2017 Valencia Moto2 Qualifying Result: Happy Hunting Ground

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The sun shone on the intermediate class and so did Alex Marquez, the Spaniard leading the field on his home playground for much of the qualifying session and finding half a second on the fastest time of the weekend on only his fourth lap. The time went unchallenged until the final shootout stated with ten minutes to go of the session, although to underwhelming results, with only a handful of changes throughout the grid. Marquez ended up scoring another pole position on home ground and will be hoping to repeat the pole-win trick from Barcelona.

World champion Franco Morbidelli kept within a tenth of his teammate following an early fast lap and will start the final race of the year from the middle of the front row. Mattia Pasini showed up to the party on Saturday afternoon and jumped straight on the front row, ruffling some feathers in the process, starting with the poleman himself.

It was more of the same for Brad Binder, consistency never an issue with the South-African, who climbed into fourth position and settled there until teammate Miguel Oliveira snuck ahead. Binder could not retaliate as he crashed lightly in turn four and was stuck with fifth. The KTM duo will share the second row of the grid with Dominique Aegerter.

Takaaki Nakagami finished seventh, to open the third row ahead of Pecco Bagnaia, the two being the final men within half a second of pole. Two tenths back, Xavi Vierge will join them on the third row.

A dreadful day at the office continued for Forward Racing, both of their riders outside the top twenty-five positions.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'35.050    
2 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'35.115 0.065 0.065
3 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'35.155 0.105 0.040
4 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'35.182 0.132 0.027
5 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'35.323 0.273 0.141
6 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 1'35.448 0.398 0.125
7 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'35.462 0.412 0.014
8 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 1'35.467 0.417 0.005
9 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 1'35.653 0.603 0.186
10 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Suter 1'35.683 0.633 0.030
11 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'35.762 0.712 0.079
12 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'35.770 0.720 0.008
13 11 Sandro CORTESE Suter 1'35.787 0.737 0.017
14 88 Ricard CARDUS Kalex 1'35.848 0.798 0.061
15 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 1'35.866 0.816 0.018
16 40 Fabio QUARTARARO Kalex 1'35.923 0.873 0.057
17 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'35.970 0.920 0.047
18 51 Eric GRANADO Kalex 1'36.022 0.972 0.052
19 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'36.033 0.983 0.011
20 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'36.035 0.985 0.002
21 37 Augusto FERNANDEZ Speed Up 1'36.043 0.993 0.008
22 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'36.101 1.051 0.058
23 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 1'36.142 1.092 0.041
24 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 1'36.165 1.115 0.023
25 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 1'36.189 1.139 0.024
26 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'36.208 1.158 0.019
27 62 Stefano MANZI Kalex 1'36.269 1.219 0.061
28 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'36.333 1.283 0.064
29 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 1'36.397 1.347 0.064
30 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 1'36.403 1.353 0.006
31 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'36.403 1.353  
32 6 Tarran MACKENZIE Suter 1'36.996 1.946 0.593
  94 Jake DIXON Suter      

 

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2017 Valencia MotoGP Qualifying Result: Crash and Conquer

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The opening act for the final showdown for the title took place under brilliant sun and the basic plot was a Marquez classic. Marc Marquez shot into the lead on his first flying lap and posted the weekend’s first 1:29 time the second time around. With the challenge set, his rivals were left with half a second to find and Jorge Lorenzo looked like the main challenger before tumbling through the gravel trap at turn 13 on only his second flying lap.

Marquez copied the feat and crashed out on his second outing into turn 4, leaving the challengers to sort it out amongst themselves. Johann Zarco gave his best and it gained him a second place on the grid, three tenths down on the world champion. As Marquez sealed pole position, one small niggle to his ideal starting position would be sharing the front row with not only Zarco but also feisty Andrea Iannone, who dragged his Suzuki to the spotlight into third.

Lorenzo could not improve the time on his second bike and had to settle for fourth, sharing second row of the grid with pal Dani Pedrosa and even better pal Michele Pirro, giving Ducati some options in aiding their title bid.

Valentino Rossi was left almost a second adrift of his leading nemesis and into seventh position, ahead of Aleix Espargaro, who had an eventful half an hour after going through Q1 and crashing out once again in Q2. The third row of the grid will be shared with Andrea Dovizioso, who will need to conjure all his starting skills to challenge for the much needed win on Sunday – still, it could have been worse as the Italian was eleventh after the first run.

Alex Rins added a tenth place to his qualifying record and will theoretically share fourth row with Q1 survivor Pol Espargaro and Jack Miller, although the KTM’s engine penalty means that Espargaro will actually start from pitlane.

Maverick Viñales felt brave enough to attempt to get through Q1 on the medium rear and after some off track excursions and head shakes, the Spaniard put some softs on and had another try. Too little too late as Viñales only managed to climb up to thirteenth grid position.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'29.897    
2 5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha 1'30.246 0.349 0.349
3 29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 1'30.399 0.502 0.153
4 99 Jorge LORENZO Ducati 1'30.460 0.563 0.061
5 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'30.589 0.692 0.129
6 51 Michele PIRRO Ducati 1'30.764 0.867 0.175
7 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'30.848 0.951 0.084
8 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 1'30.857 0.960 0.009
9 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'30.961 1.064 0.104
10 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 1'30.972 1.075 0.011
11 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 1'31.044 1.147 0.072
12 43 Jack MILLER Honda 1'31.190 1.293 0.146
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Q2 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 1'30.893    
Q2 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 1'30.913 0.020 0.020
13 25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'31.030 0.137 0.117
14 53 Tito RABAT Honda 1'31.197 0.304 0.167
15 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'31.216 0.323 0.019
16 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'31.297 0.404 0.081
17 38 Bradley SMITH KTM 1'31.300 0.407 0.003
18 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 1'31.325 0.432 0.025
19 36 Mika KALLIO KTM 1'31.361 0.468 0.036
20 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'31.487 0.594 0.126
21 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 1'31.578 0.685 0.091
22 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 1'31.625 0.732 0.047
23 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 1'31.775 0.882 0.150
24 22 Sam LOWES Aprilia 1'31.816 0.923 0.041
5 60 Michael VAN DER MARK Yamaha 1'32.504 1.611 0.688

 

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2017 Valencia MotoGP FP4 Result: Marquez Planning His Escape

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Under the resplendent Valencian sun, it was hard to tell what was hotter: the Spanish circuit or the pace of Marc Marquez. The world champion rolled out the garage with a hard front-medium rear combination and posted an unrivalled series of low 1:31s straight away. The Honda man then switched to a used soft rear tyre and had another go at some mid 1:31s, clocking up 18 laps in the short session.

Meanwhile, Jorge Lorenzo got as close as a tenth of a second in speed but not quite there in terms of pace, the Spaniard ending the session in second position.

Dani Pedrosa didn’t quite keep up with his teammate’s rhythm but kept close enough, two tenths down on the leader. Adding another Spaniard to the top four was Tito Rabat, the Marc VDS rider surprising by finishing four tenths of a second down on the lead Honda.

Andrea Dovizioso’s slight woes continued, the Italian showing a pace in the high 1:31s on the medium tyre and finishing fifth in the session, but nearly half a second slower than his title rival. Johann Zarco slid his way into seventh position, practically glued to Dovizioso by the eight thousandths of a second separating the two.

Less than a tenth of a second split positions seven to eleven, Jack Miller leading Valentino Rossi, Andrea Iannone, Aleix Espargaro and Alex Rins. The two men who have been struggling to climb up the timesheets throughout the weekend continued to linger on the lower pages of the timing screens, with Danilo Petrucci seventeenth and Maverick Viñales twentieth.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'31.156    
2 99 Jorge LORENZO Ducati 1'31.271 0.115 0.115
3 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'31.378 0.222 0.107
4 53 Tito RABAT Honda 1'31.578 0.422 0.200
5 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'31.590 0.434 0.012
6 5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha 1'31.598 0.442 0.008
7 43 Jack MILLER Honda 1'31.629 0.473 0.031
8 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'31.651 0.495 0.022
9 29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 1'31.666 0.510 0.015
10 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 1'31.677 0.521 0.011
11 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 1'31.695 0.539 0.018
12 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'31.729 0.573 0.034
13 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 1'31.766 0.610 0.037
14 51 Michele PIRRO Ducati 1'31.803 0.647 0.037
15 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 1'31.829 0.673 0.026
16 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 1'32.008 0.852 0.179
17 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'32.135 0.979 0.127
18 38 Bradley SMITH KTM 1'32.158 1.002 0.023
19 36 Mika KALLIO KTM 1'32.193 1.037 0.035
20 25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'32.215 1.059 0.022
21 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 1'32.247 1.091 0.032
22 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'32.437 1.281 0.190
23 22 Sam LOWES Aprilia 1'32.576 1.420 0.139
24 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 1'32.713 1.557 0.137
25 60 Michael VAN DER MARK Yamaha 1'33.435 2.279 0.722
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2017 Valencia Moto3 Qualifying Result: Bow To The One Lap King

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A wonderful afternoon welcomed the lightweight class in their search for speed. Jorge Martin looked like he was picking up where he left off in FP3, the Spaniard heading straight to the top of the timesheets as the light went green but a trip outside the white lines cancelled his early advantage. No harm done, the Gresini rider headed back out to decimate the circuit record, for the second time today, leaving only five riders able to get within a second of his time.

With pole settled by a majestic Martin, the battle for best of the rest was kick-started in the final five minutes after some dawdling for tows and the winner was Joan Mir, the world champion outpaced by almost half a second. But all was not as gloomy as it looked a few moments before, when the Spaniard’s best time was cancelled due to exceeding track limits and he got tangled in a bit of traffic on several occasions. Mir looked like challenging for pole on the very last lap until Martin squashed those hopes with his blistering speed.

While Martin consolidated his title of the king of Moto3 Saturdays and will share front row with the reigning world champion, the top three was completed by another one-lap specialist this season, Gabriel Rodrigo.

Tatsuki Suzuki left it until the very last lap to make an impression on proceedings and jumped straight to the top of the second row on the grid. Ht will share that row with Estrella Galicia teammates Enea Bastianini and Aron Canet. While Canet will find it a reasonable result after his heavy tumble through the gravel earlier today, Bastanini was looking at a front row start until the final few minutes, the Italian failing to improve as his rivals did.

Ayumu Sasaki capitalized on his good pace throughout practice to snatch a third row start, ahead of Marcos Ramirez and Fabio Di Giannantonio. In a rather unusual sight, Bo Bendsneyder did not bother with a slipstream and the Dutchman set a time good enough for tenth all on his own. He will share fourth row with Juanfran Guevara and Adam Norrodin.

While having a decent showing in practice, Romano Fenati could not quite up the pace in qualifying and will have to find his way back from thirteenth position.

After we lost Nicolo Bulega from this morning’s action due to an ankle injury, Darryn Binder joined the list following a crash in FP3 causing a ligament injury. As a consequence, the duo will sit out the race and start their holiday early.

Results:          

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 1'38.428    
2 36 Joan MIR Honda 1'38.873 0.445 0.445
3 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'38.976 0.548 0.103
4 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'39.308 0.880 0.332
5 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'39.319 0.891 0.011
6 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'39.399 0.971 0.080
7 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'39.492 1.064 0.093
8 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 1'39.492 1.064  
9 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'39.521 1.093 0.029
10 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 1'39.536 1.108 0.015
11 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 1'39.551 1.123 0.015
12 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'39.615 1.187 0.064
13 5 Romano FENATI Honda 1'39.699 1.271 0.084
14 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 1'39.826 1.398 0.127
15 10 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 1'39.827 1.399 0.001
16 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'39.946 1.518 0.119
17 75 Albert ARENAS Mahindra 1'39.966 1.538 0.020
18 39 Kazuki MASAKI Honda 1'39.985 1.557 0.019
19 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Mahindra 1'39.988 1.560 0.003
20 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'40.123 1.695 0.135
21 95 Jules DANILO Honda 1'40.142 1.714 0.019
22 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'40.177 1.749 0.035
23 96 Manuel PAGLIANI Mahindra 1'40.216 1.788 0.039
24 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'40.220 1.792 0.004
25 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Peugeot 1'40.521 2.093 0.301
26 4 Patrik PULKKINEN Peugeot 1'40.662 2.234 0.141
27 11 Livio LOI Honda 1'40.775 2.347 0.113
28 12 Marco BEZZECCHI Mahindra 1'40.777 2.349 0.002
29 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'41.278 2.850 0.501
30 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 1'41.600 3.172 0.322
31 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 1'42.469 4.041 0.869

 

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2017 Valencia Moto2 FP3 Result: Morbidelli Finds Some Speed

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A usual sunny Saturday in Valencia, a usual configuration at the business end of the session. Already crowned world champion Franco Morbidelli set camp at the top of the timesheets at the start of the session and did not let the place go until the checker flag waved. After an average Friday by his own standards, the Italian picked up six tenths of a second overnight to post the best time of the weekend.

Miguel Oliveira improved his best time by a couple of tenths to get close to his Italian rival but those last three hundredths of a second proved too far and the KTM rider settled for second.

Once Alex Marquez put Kalex testing to the side, the Spaniard found some more speed to go third, a tenth behind his teammate. The Estrella Galicia 0,0 and Red Bull KTM battle continued with Brad Binder slotting into fourth place, two tenths adrift of Morbidelli.

The best of the rest was Dominique Aegerter, the Swiss rider only two hundredths of a second behind Binder and a mere three thousandths of a second ahead of Mattia Pasini in sixth. Ricky Cardus improved on an already impressive Friday performance with a seventh place in FP3, under three tenths slower than the reigning world champion.

Marcel Schrotter ended up eighth, a thousandth of a second behind Cardus and two hundredths ahead of Pecco Bagnaia. The top ten, covered by less than four tenths of a second, was completed by Hafizh Syahrin, with the top twenty-seven riders covered by one second.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'35.600    
2 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'35.637 0.037 0.037
3 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'35.736 0.136 0.099
4 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'35.826 0.226 0.090
5 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 1'35.848 0.248 0.022
6 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'35.851 0.251 0.003
7 88 Ricard CARDUS Kalex 1'35.893 0.293 0.042
8 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Suter 1'35.903 0.303 0.010
9 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 1'35.922 0.322 0.019
10 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'35.986 0.386 0.064
11 11 Sandro CORTESE Suter 1'35.991 0.391 0.005
12 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 1'36.021 0.421 0.030
13 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'36.060 0.460 0.039
14 37 Augusto FERNANDEZ Speed Up 1'36.111 0.511 0.051
15 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'36.132 0.532 0.021
16 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'36.171 0.571 0.039
17 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 1'36.333 0.733 0.162
18 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 1'36.434 0.834 0.101
19 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'36.447 0.847 0.013
20 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'36.511 0.911 0.064
21 40 Fabio QUARTARARO Kalex 1'36.525 0.925 0.014
22 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'36.578 0.978 0.053
23 51 Eric GRANADO Kalex 1'36.601 1.001 0.023
24 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 1'36.633 1.033 0.032
25 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 1'36.666 1.066 0.033
26 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 1'36.686 1.086 0.020
27 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'36.690 1.090 0.004
28 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'36.833 1.233 0.143
29 62 Stefano MANZI Kalex 1'36.864 1.264 0.031
30 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'37.183 1.583 0.319
31 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 1'37.270 1.670 0.087
32 6 Tarran MACKENZIE Suter 1'37.295 1.695 0.025
33 94 Jake DIXON Suter 1'37.500 1.900 0.205

 

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2017 Valencia MotoGP FP3 Result: Marquez Takes Over

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An extra touch of sun awaited the premier class for the pre-qualifying showdown. While the usual race runs were unfolding in the early part of the session, it was only Marc Marquez who improved on his Friday time by a few tenths and led FP3 throughout, with rather scary pace. His main challenger proved to be Johann Zarco, the Frenchman also improving to get within two hundredths of a second of the world champion.

Most riders spent the morning working on the soft tyre combination and it was more of the same on the menu for the shootout in the final 10 minutes. Marquez posted the best time of the weekend in the last five minutes, while dragging Andrea Iannone behind him, both on track and on the timing screens. The Suzuki man encountered some bike trouble afterwards but his time was enough to place him third with an identical time to Zarco in second.

Friday leader Jorge Lorenzo had to settle for fourth, although the Spaniard did improve on his FP2 time. Dani Pedrosa did not go faster than Friday and was ninth in the session but his best time from Friday was sufficient for fifth place in the combined standings. On the other hand, Alex Rins improved by almost a second overnight and will join his teammate in Q2 though a fifth place in FP3 and a sixth overall.

Michele Pirro was the second Ducati across the line in sixth position, the Italian also ensuring a Q2 ticket. Title contender Andrea Dovizioso was another of only a handful of riders who did not improve their time from Friday to finish sixteenth in FP3 but the Italian’s eighth place overall will see him head out in Q2 as well.

Jack Miller snuck into ninth place on combined standings, while the final Q2 ticket went to the forever surprising Valentino Rossi, the Yamaha man finding some speed on his final few laps to deny Aleix Espargaro. The Spaniard was on track to improve as well when he crashed out in turn ten on his last lap.

The factory Yamahas were on a mission to cut their workload for the afternoon by snatching a direct Q2 spot but the mission was only half successful, Maverick Viñales only fourteenth overall, over a second slower than Marquez. He will join the likes of Cal Crutchlow, Danilo Petrucci and the Espargaro brothers in the Q1 party.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'30.255    
2 5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha 1'30.501 0.246 0.246
3 29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 1'30.501 0.246  
4 99 Jorge LORENZO Ducati 1'30.603 0.348 0.102
5 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 1'30.846 0.591 0.243
6 51 Michele PIRRO Ducati 1'30.883 0.628 0.037
7 43 Jack MILLER Honda 1'31.031 0.776 0.148
8 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'31.037 0.782 0.006
9 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'31.049 0.794 0.012
10 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 1'31.098 0.843 0.049
11 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 1'31.117 0.862 0.019
12 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'31.134 0.879 0.017
13 25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'31.320 1.065 0.186
14 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'31.402 1.147 0.082
15 38 Bradley SMITH KTM 1'31.407 1.152 0.005
16 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'31.460 1.205 0.053
17 53 Tito RABAT Honda 1'31.522 1.267 0.062
18 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 1'31.593 1.338 0.071
19 22 Sam LOWES Aprilia 1'31.595 1.340 0.002
20 36 Mika KALLIO KTM 1'31.617 1.362 0.022
21 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 1'31.704 1.449 0.087
22 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'31.710 1.455 0.006
23 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 1'31.969 1.714 0.259
24 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 1'32.804 2.549 0.835
25 60 Michael VAN DER MARK Yamaha 1'32.825 2.570 0.021

 

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2017 Valencia Moto3 FP3 Result: Master Martin. Again.

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The Valencian sun felt more generous the second time around and Saturday morning proved kinder to the lightweight class. Jorge Martin got back to his rightful place on a Saturday – at the top of the timesheets – with six minutes to go and continued to improve on the best time of the weekend in the following few laps. The Spaniard eventually posted the first time into the 1:38s to break the circuit record.

The RBA duo of Gabriel Rodrigo and Juanfran Guevara have already shown that they liked to do thing together and FP3 was no exception, the Argentinian rider following the Spaniard across the line into the top three.

Enea Bastianini woke up late but eventually he did and the Italian jumped straight into the top four, nearly four tenths down on the leader and another tenth in front of Bo Bendsneyder. Joan Min managed to avoid the unnecessary thrills of Friday practice and finished the session in an uneventful sixth position.

There’s no wonder that this track is amongst Ayumu Sasaki’s favourites seeing the speed that the Japanese rider showed throughout the weekend. Sasaki was the early leader of FP3 as well, until times started tumbling down in the final fifteen minutes and he dropped to seventh place. Romano Fenati followed him closely in eighth place, with Aron Canet ninth, the Spaniard going down at turn four while on a personal best lap in a mysterious crash in the final few minutes. The top ten was completed by the welcome surprise of Kazuki Masaki.

Nicolo Bulega did not take part in the session after the Italian broke his right ankle in a crash on Friday.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 1'38.989    
2 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'39.210 0.221 0.221
3 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 1'39.224 0.235 0.014
4 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'39.359 0.370 0.135
5 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 1'39.504 0.515 0.145
6 36 Joan MIR Honda 1'39.527 0.538 0.023
7 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'39.532 0.543 0.005
8 5 Romano FENATI Honda 1'39.596 0.607 0.064
9 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'39.738 0.749 0.142
10 39 Kazuki MASAKI Honda 1'39.753 0.764 0.015
11 10 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 1'39.754 0.765 0.001
12 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 1'39.869 0.880 0.115
13 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'39.890 0.901 0.021
14 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'39.897 0.908 0.007
15 96 Manuel PAGLIANI Mahindra 1'39.912 0.923 0.015
16 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'40.109 1.120 0.197
17 12 Marco BEZZECCHI Mahindra 1'40.129 1.140 0.020
18 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Mahindra 1'40.159 1.170 0.030
19 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'40.243 1.254 0.084
20 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 1'40.299 1.310 0.056
21 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'40.305 1.316 0.006
22 95 Jules DANILO Honda 1'40.405 1.416 0.100
23 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'40.493 1.504 0.088
24 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'40.746 1.757 0.253
25 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Peugeot 1'40.763 1.774 0.017
26 75 Albert ARENAS Mahindra 1'40.768 1.779 0.005
27 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'40.878 1.889 0.110
28 11 Livio LOI Honda 1'41.052 2.063 0.174
29 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'41.452 2.463 0.400
30 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 1'41.578 2.589 0.126
31 4 Patrik PULKKINEN Peugeot 1'41.591 2.602 0.013
32 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 1'43.596 4.607 2.005
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2017 Valencia Moto2 FP2 Result: Oliveira Once Again

A more welcoming 22 degrees were in store for the afternoon sessions, although – spoiler alert – it failed to liven up the intermediate class action too much, riders taking their time in improving their laps from the morning.

It did seem to do the trick for Pecco Bagnaia though. The Italian might have looked a little off the pace in FP1 but he built up some speed to lead the session after the first run and maintained his position until the final five minutes. Then it was once again Miguel Oliveira’s time to shine, the Portuguese rider the only one able to improve on his own FP1 benchmark. Bagnaia was demoted to second by only five hundredths of a second, the SKY rider splitting a KTM duo.

Brad Binder continued with the great showing of FP1 and eventually got within two tenths of a second of his teammate to finish third. Mattia Pasini must have set a late alarm because the Italian had a much improved afternoon, finding half a second right away and improving to fourth position.

Alex Marquez looked like he enjoyed the improved conditions as well, the Spaniard constantly into the top ten and making a late jump into fifth. Takaaki Nakagami left it really late to sneak into sixth spot while Franco Morbidelli had a light day at the office down in seventh and four tenths adrift of the lead KTM.

The top ten was completed by Ricky Cardus, Tom Luthi’s rapid replacement enjoying another shot at a home GP, followed by Hafizh Syahrin and Xavi Vierge.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'35.802    
2 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 1'35.859 0.057 0.057
3 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'36.010 0.208 0.151
4 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'36.013 0.211 0.003
5 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'36.038 0.236 0.025
6 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'36.118 0.316 0.080
7 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'36.246 0.444 0.128
8 88 Ricard CARDUS Kalex 1'36.311 0.509 0.065
9 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'36.390 0.588 0.079
10 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 1'36.499 0.697 0.109
11 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Suter 1'36.517 0.715 0.018
12 11 Sandro CORTESE Suter 1'36.563 0.761 0.046
13 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'36.616 0.814 0.053
14 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'36.631 0.829 0.015
15 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 1'36.695 0.893 0.064
16 37 Augusto FERNANDEZ Speed Up 1'36.720 0.918 0.025
17 40 Fabio QUARTARARO Kalex 1'36.745 0.943 0.025
18 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 1'36.805 1.003 0.060
19 51 Eric GRANADO Kalex 1'36.824 1.022 0.019
20 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'36.839 1.037 0.015
21 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'36.942 1.140 0.103
22 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 1'36.946 1.144 0.004
23 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 1'37.021 1.219 0.075
24 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'37.051 1.249 0.030
25 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'37.054 1.252 0.003
26 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 1'37.109 1.307 0.055
27 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 1'37.214 1.412 0.105
28 62 Stefano MANZI Kalex 1'37.363 1.561 0.149
29 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'37.526 1.724 0.163
30 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'37.604 1.802 0.078
31 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 1'37.772 1.970 0.168
32 6 Tarran MACKENZIE Suter 1'38.492 2.690 0.720
33 94 Jake DIXON Suter 1'38.798 2.996 0.306

 

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2017 Valencia MotoGP FP2 Result: Mission LorenzoLand Initiated

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A little warmer, a little faster, but the premier class were in no hurry to dethrone Iannone’s best time of the day from FP1. The honour had to wait until the very last minutes of the session, when fresh rubber decided it in the favour of Jorge Lorenzo.

After the impressive pace Marquez showed in the morning session, it looked like Honda’s day was about to get better, with a one-two at the top of the standings as soon as the light went green at the end of pitlane. While Marquez was evaluating the hard front and the soft rear, Pedrosa was two thousandths of a second faster on the mediums. 

While Marquez was still playing with settings on used tyres, Lorenzo stole the show in the final five minutes, going over six tenths of a second faster on brand new rubber and become the first man into the 1:30s.

Pedrosa joined that list soon after, trailing his former nemesis by a tenth of a second at the flag and showing great pace on the mediums. Andrea Dovizioso was also persevering on the used softs but the Italian joined his teammate in the top three at the final go.

Zarco in fourth position was the last man within half a second of Lorenzo, while Marquez scored his 26th crash of the season in the final minute of the session. The Honda man’s harmless slide was the cherry on top of the crash list cake after FP1 leader Andrea Iannone and brothers Aleix and Pol Espargaro hit the deck in various gravel traps around the track only minutes earlier.

Jack Miller followed up on a fast FP1 with a nearly as impressive sixth place in the afternoon, the Marc VDS rider narrowly ahead of his pal Cal Crutchlow. Michele Pirro added another Ducati to the top eight, getting the better of Valentino Rossi by less than a tenth. The youngest Espargaro snuck it into the top ten despite the late crash and only nine thousandths of a second ahead of Maverick Viñales, the Spaniard appearing to struggle all throughout the session.

Results:               

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 99 Jorge LORENZO Ducati 1'30.640    
2 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'30.762 0.122 0.122
3 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'30.949 0.309 0.187
4 5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha 1'31.054 0.414 0.105
5 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'31.243 0.603 0.189
6 43 Jack MILLER Honda 1'31.357 0.717 0.114
7 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'31.383 0.743 0.026
8 51 Michele PIRRO Ducati 1'31.413 0.773 0.030
9 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'31.488 0.848 0.075
10 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 1'31.615 0.975 0.127
11 25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'31.624 0.984 0.009
12 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 1'31.698 1.058 0.074
13 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 1'31.733 1.093 0.035
14 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 1'31.858 1.218 0.125
15 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 1'31.876 1.236 0.018
16 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'31.926 1.286 0.050
17 53 Tito RABAT Honda 1'31.958 1.318 0.032
18 29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 1'31.966 1.326 0.008
19 36 Mika KALLIO KTM 1'31.966 1.326  
20 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 1'32.076 1.436 0.110
21 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 1'32.151 1.511 0.075
22 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'32.192 1.552 0.041
23 38 Bradley SMITH KTM 1'32.457 1.817 0.265
24 22 Sam LOWES Aprilia 1'32.587 1.947 0.130
25 60 Michael VAN DER MARK Yamaha 1'33.101 2.461 0.514

 

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