MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2017 Qatar World Supersport FP1 Results: Smith Holds Off Mahias And Caricasulo

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Kyle Smith opened the weekend with the quickest time in the first evening session under the lights of Qatar. Lucas Mahias, second quickest, will have to wait until Saturday to fight for the title with Kenan Sofuoglu just half a second off the pace in seventh place. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 2'02.743   270,7
2 144 L. MAHIAS Yamaha YZF R6 2'02.815 0.072 270,7
3 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 2'02.867 0.124 271,4
4 13 A. WEST Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'03.150 0.407 269,3
5 16 J. CLUZEL Honda CBR600RR 2'03.168 0.425 276,2
6 66 N. TUULI Yamaha YZF R6 2'03.176 0.433 271,4
7 1 K. SOFUOGLU Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'03.244 0.501 274,1
8 87 L. ZANETTI MV Agusta F3 675 2'03.290 0.547 271,4
9 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 2'03.468 0.725 275,5
10 99 P. JACOBSEN MV Agusta F3 675 2'03.511 0.768 271,4
11 11 C. GAMARINO Honda CBR600RR 2'03.582 0.839 273,4
12 32 S. MORAIS Yamaha YZF R6 2'03.635 0.892 281,3
13 4 G. REA Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'03.737 0.994 272,0
14 78 H. OKUBO Honda CBR600RR 2'04.065 1.322 272,7
15 25 A. BALDOLINI Yamaha YZF R6 2'04.136 1.393 272,7
16 71 C. BERGMAN Honda CBR600RR 2'04.299 1.556 270,0
17 112 S. AL SULAITI Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'04.607 1.864 262,1
18 35 S. HILL Triumph Daytona 675 2'04.786 2.043 269,3
19 63 Z. KHAIRUDDIN Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'04.793 2.050 268,7
20 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'04.940 2.197 270,7
21 65 M. CANDUCCI Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'04.987 2.244 275,5
22 195 M. AL NAIMI Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'05.069 2.326 272,0
23 26 K. WATANABE Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'05.251 2.508 269,3
24 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'05.657 2.914 266,0
25 69 X. CARDELUS Yamaha YZF R6 2'06.811 4.068 270,7
26 48 G. SCARCELLA Honda CBR600RR 2'07.611 4.868 265,4

 

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13
2017
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2017 Sepang MotoGP Race: A Pair Of Sixes With A King Nigh

Andrea Dovizioso overcame a slick Sepang track, a fast teammate and long odds Sunday to keep his 2017 MotoGP championship quest alive in Malaysia with a sixth win of the season. The victory, coupled with points leader Marc Marquez's fourth-place finish, means the two riders now are separated by 21 points with the season's final race, Valencia, in two weeks.

Both riders have six wins. For Marquez to lock up his championship, he can finish 11th or higher in the final race regardless of Dovizioso's performance. If the pair end up tied in points -- a Dovizioso win coupled with a Marquez 12th -- then the Italian would take the champioship by virtue of race wins. In other words, the odds remain long for the 31-year-old Ducati rider to win his first MotoGP championship.

Dovizioso's teammate Jorge Lorenzo took second in the wet race after leading into the race's late stages. Rookie of the year Johann Zarco grabbed the final podium spot with a lonely third place, eight seconds ahead of fourth-place Marc Marquez. Pole-sitter Dani Pedrosa managed fifth after getting swamped at the race's start.

Danilo Petrucci climbed into sixth after starting at the back of the grid. The Italian had qualifed 13th but he ended up starting at back of a grid after a mechanical problem just before the start forced him into the pits and onto his backup bike. Valentino Rossi, who lined up at fourth on the grid only to get pushed to 13th on the first lap, fought his way back into seventh.

Jack Miller (8th), Maverick Vinales (9th) and Pol Espargaro completed the top 10.

The rain started in earnest just before the start of the MotoGP race. Zarco got the lead out of the first corner when both Marquez and Pedrosa ran wide into Turn 1. Lorenzo, too, pounced and pushed into second closely tracked by Marquez, Dovizioso and Pedrosa. Nearly right away, Zarco began pulling a gap on Lorenzo who, in turn, began to pull away from Marquez. 

With 16 laps to go, Dovizioso began pressuring Marquez, passing him once and then once again for good a lap later. Within two more laps, the Italian began to gain on the front two riders, closing within six-tenths of Lorenzo. Lorenzo also began reeling in Zarco, passing him for good with 15 laps remaining. One lap later, Dovizioso also passed the Frenchman.

Soon, Zarco began falling off the pace of the two at the front. But he was still building a gap to Marquez who could not find a consistent pace on the Honda in the rain. With five laps left, Zarco had built a three-second lead over Marquez. At the front, Lorenzo was losing ground to Dovizioso. At Turn 15 with four laps left, Lorenzo nearly low-sided and ran wide, allowing Dovizioso through and into first -- a place he held to the finish line.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time  / Diff.
1 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 44'51.497
2 99 Jorge LORENZO Ducati 0.743
3 5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha 9.738
4 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 17.763
5 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 29.144
6 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 30.38
7 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 30.769
8 43 Jack MILLER Honda 35.238
9 25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 38.053
10 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 39.847
11 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 42.559
12 38 Bradley SMITH KTM 44.602
13 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 48.696
14 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 50.058
15 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 50.705
16 60 Michael VAN DER MARK Yamaha 56.397
17 29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 58.391
18 53 Tito RABAT Honda +1'25.571
Not Classified      
  22 Sam LOWES Aprilia 11 Laps
  17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 12 Laps
  76 Loris BAZ Ducati 15 Laps
  42 Alex RINS Suzuki 0 Lap

 

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2017 Sepang Moto2 Race: One Is The Loneliest Number

Miguel Oliveira dominated the Sepang Moto2 race Sunday, winning the 19-lap contest by 2.3 seconds and never coming under attack the entire way. The wire-to-wire win -- Oliveira led at times by as much as five seconds -- is the Portugese rider's second of the season and second in a row. 

Brad Binder charged through the field from eighth to take second -- his second second-place in a row. And World Champion Franco Morbidelli put the exclamation point on his championship with the final spot on the podium. Morbidelli, who has won eight races this year with one race to go, was crowned champion prior to the contest when injuries from qualifying prevented rival Thomas Luthi from making the start.

Mattia Pasini, more than 21-seconds back, took fourth just in front of Fancesco Bagnaia (5th) in a race that saw 10 riders crash. Hometown favorite Hafizh Syahrin climbed as high as fourth in the middle of the contest before losing ground and finishing sixth. Fabio Quartararo got his fourth, top-10 finish of the year with seventh. Xavi Vierge (8th), Isaac Vinales (9th) and Tetsuda Nagashima founded out the top 10.

Result:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time / Diff.
1 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 40'28.955
2 41 Brad BINDER KTM 2.387
3 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 6.878
4 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 21.774
5 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 22.086
6 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 23.41
7 40 Fabio QUARTARARO Kalex 23.488
8 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 24.976
9 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 25.044
10 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 27.199
11 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 28.614
12 37 Augusto FERNANDEZ Speed Up 29.125
13 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 31.978
14 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 44.346
15 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 45.088
16 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 51.358
17 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Suter 59.328
18 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Kalex +1'24.767
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  7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 8 Laps
  62 Stefano MANZI Kalex 9 Laps
  49 Axel PONS Kalex 12 Laps
  26 Dimas EKKY PRATAMA Kalex 18 Laps
  87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 18 Laps
  73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 18 Laps
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  30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 0 Lap
  11 Sandro CORTESE Suter 0 Lap
  10 Luca MARINI Kalex 0 Lap
  89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 0 Lap
         

 

Round Number: 
17
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2017 Sepang Moto3 Race: No Mere Win

Joan Mir saved both his tires and opportunities for the end of the Sepang Moto3 race Sunday to take a 10th win of the season and put him one victory shy of the season record for the class -- a record still held by Valentino Rossi. Jorge Martin took second following a late, last-lap pass on Enea Bastianini, who was the final podium finisher.

Mir's win adds to a dominant season that saw him crowned champion last week at the Philip Island and crush the pole-position lap record this weekend in Malaysia. With one race remaining in Valencia, Mir has an opportunity to tie Rossi's 11-win record set in 1997 when the class consisted of 125cc two-strokes.

Livio Loi, still fighting for a contract for next year, grabbed a lonely fourth five seconds clear of fifth-place finisher John McPhee. Andrea Migno in sixth was the top KTM (and one of two non Hondas in the top 10). Romano Fenati with seventh guaranteed a second-place in the Moto3 championship. Aron Canet (8th), Fabio Di Giannantonio (9th) and Bo Bendsneyder (10th) rounded out the top 10.

Result:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time / Diff. 
1 36 Joan MIR Honda 40'14.545
2 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 0.724
3 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 0.763
4 11 Livio LOI Honda 6.868
5 17 John MCPHEE Honda 11.051
6 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 11.09
7 5 Romano FENATI Honda 11.238
8 44 Aron CANET Honda 11.671
9 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 11.959
10 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 12.062
11 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 12.572
12 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 13.581
13 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 14.885
14 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 18.736
15 96 Manuel PAGLIANI Mahindra 21.986
16 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 23.365
17 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 23.524
18 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 25.908
19 12 Marco BEZZECCHI Mahindra 26.173
20 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 40.612
21 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Peugeot 40.772
22 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 43.11
23 4 Patrik PULKKINEN Peugeot +1'00.918
24 6 Maria HERRERA Mahindra +1'01.104
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  9 Kasma Daniel KASMAYUDIN Honda 1 Lap
  48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Mahindra 2 Laps
  8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 3 Laps
  23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 10 Laps
  95 Jules DANILO Honda 13 Laps
  40 Darryn BINDER KTM 15 Laps
  24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 17 Laps

 

Round Number: 
17
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2017 Sepang MotoGP WUP: Dovizioso Not Conceding

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Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.  
1 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 2'00.456    
2 5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha 2'00.466 0.010 / 0.010
3 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 2'00.485 0.029 / 0.019
4 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 2'00.571 0.115 / 0.086
5 29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 2'00.657 0.201 / 0.086
6 99 Jorge LORENZO Ducati 2'00.661 0.205 / 0.004
7 43 Jack MILLER Honda 2'00.713 0.257 / 0.052
8 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 2'00.729 0.273 / 0.016
9 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 2'00.766 0.310 / 0.037
10 25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 2'00.806 0.350 / 0.040
11 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 2'00.823 0.367 / 0.017
12 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 2'00.827 0.371 / 0.004
13 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 2'01.133 0.677 / 0.306
14 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 2'01.157 0.701 / 0.024
15 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 2'01.341 0.885 / 0.184
16 38 Bradley SMITH KTM 2'01.399 0.943 / 0.058
17 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 2'01.400 0.944 / 0.001
18 53 Tito RABAT Honda 2'01.466 1.010 / 0.066
19 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 2'01.602 1.146 / 0.136
20 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 2'01.663 1.207 / 0.061
21 22 Sam LOWES Aprilia 2'01.776 1.320 / 0.113
22 60 Michael VAN DER MARK Yamaha 2'02.222 1.766 / 0.446

 

Round Number: 
17
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2017 Sepang Moto2 WUP: Binder Sets The Pace

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Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.  
1 41 Brad BINDER KTM 2'06.569    
2 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 2'06.678 0.109 / 0.109
3 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 2'06.693 0.124 / 0.015
4 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 2'06.747 0.178 / 0.054
5 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 2'06.840 0.271 / 0.093
6 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 2'06.998 0.429 / 0.158
7 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 2'07.254 0.685 / 0.256
8 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Suter 2'07.326 0.757 / 0.072
9 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 2'07.422 0.853 / 0.096
10 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 2'07.551 0.982 / 0.129
11 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 2'07.556 0.987 / 0.005
12 37 Augusto FERNANDEZ Speed Up 2'07.585 1.016 / 0.029
13 11 Sandro CORTESE Suter 2'07.586 1.017 / 0.001
14 49 Axel PONS Kalex 2'07.640 1.071 / 0.054
15 40 Fabio QUARTARARO Kalex 2'07.665 1.096 / 0.025
16 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 2'07.802 1.233 / 0.137
17 62 Stefano MANZI Kalex 2'07.818 1.249 / 0.016
18 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 2'07.821 1.252 / 0.003
19 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 2'07.855 1.286 / 0.034
20 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 2'07.861 1.292 / 0.006
21 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 2'07.903 1.334 / 0.042
22 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 2'08.121 1.552 / 0.218
23 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 2'08.127 1.558 / 0.006
24 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Kalex 2'08.159 1.590 / 0.032
25 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 2'08.161 1.592 / 0.002
26 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 2'08.184 1.615 / 0.023
27 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 2'08.318 1.749 / 0.134
28 26 Dimas EKKY PRATAMA Kalex 2'08.725 2.156 / 0.407

 

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17
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2017 Sepang Moto3 WUP: Well, Mir Appears Sufficiently Warm...

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Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.  
1 36 Joan MIR Honda 2'12.677    
2 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 2'12.863 0.186 / 0.186
3 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 2'13.376 0.699 / 0.513
4 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 2'13.392 0.715 / 0.016
5 11 Livio LOI Honda 2'13.398 0.721 / 0.006
6 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 2'13.514 0.837 / 0.116
7 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 2'13.532 0.855 / 0.018
8 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 2'13.545 0.868 / 0.013
9 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 2'13.624 0.947 / 0.079
10 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 2'13.646 0.969 / 0.022
11 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 2'13.750 1.073 / 0.104
12 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 2'13.895 1.218 / 0.145
13 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 2'13.896 1.219 / 0.001
14 12 Marco BEZZECCHI Mahindra 2'13.919 1.242 / 0.023
15 44 Aron CANET Honda 2'13.925 1.248 / 0.006
16 5 Romano FENATI Honda 2'13.954 1.277 / 0.029
17 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 2'13.987 1.310 / 0.033
18 17 John MCPHEE Honda 2'13.990 1.313 / 0.003
19 95 Jules DANILO Honda 2'14.048 1.371 / 0.058
20 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 2'14.186 1.509 / 0.138
21 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 2'14.202 1.525 / 0.016
22 96 Manuel PAGLIANI Mahindra 2'14.554 1.877 / 0.352
23 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Mahindra 2'14.585 1.908 / 0.031
24 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 2'14.606 1.929 / 0.021
25 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Peugeot 2'14.911 2.234 / 0.305
26 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 2'14.965 2.288 / 0.054
27 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 2'15.034 2.357 / 0.069
28 9 Kasma Daniel KASMAYUDIN Honda 2'15.197 2.520 / 0.163
29 4 Patrik PULKKINEN Peugeot 2'15.337 2.660 / 0.140
30 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 2'15.745 3.068 / 0.408
31 6 Maria HERRERA Mahindra 2'16.090 3.413 / 0.345

 

Round Number: 
17
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2017 Sepang Moto2 QP: An Eye On The Prize

Franco Morbidelli moved a step closer to the 2017 Moto2 World Championship with a pole position at the Sepang circuit Saturday in Malaysia. Morbidelli's 2'06.406 almost eclipsed the existing pole record and put the points leader in perfect position to clinch the championship Sunday. The Italian rider, who crashed at Turn 7 during the session, leads Thomas Luthi by 29 points with two races remaining.

Miguel Oliveira, two tenths back, grabbed the second spot on the front row. Next to Oliveira was the new kid on the grid, Fabio Quartararo. The young Frenchman had the best qualifying session of his rookie Moto2 season with the final front-row position. This pushed Alex Marquez (4th) into the top slot on the second row. And next to him is championship contender Thomas Luthi. 

But Luthi's status for the race remained unclear late Saturday. On a fast lap late in the session, Luthi suffered a brutal highside at Turn 3 that shattered his facesheld when his head hit the track. While the Swiss rider initially was stretchered off, cameras later caught him standing up and talking to the trackside medical staff before heading to the clinic for evaluation.

Luthi, who holds the Sepang Moto2 pole record, must finish at least five points in front of Morbidelli on Sunday to keep the championship leader from clinching the Moto2 title this weekend. Francesco Bagnaia (6th) completed the second row.

Result:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.
1 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 2'06.406    
2 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 2'06.432 0.026 / 0.026
3 40 Fabio QUARTARARO Kalex 2'06.478 0.072 / 0.046
4 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 2'06.511 0.105 / 0.033
5 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 2'06.593 0.187 / 0.082
6 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 2'06.793 0.387 / 0.200
7 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Suter 2'06.849 0.443 / 0.056
8 41 Brad BINDER KTM 2'06.909 0.503 / 0.060
9 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 2'07.029 0.623 / 0.120
10 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 2'07.123 0.717 / 0.094
11 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 2'07.137 0.731 / 0.014
12 49 Axel PONS Kalex 2'07.212 0.806 / 0.075
13 11 Sandro CORTESE Suter 2'07.330 0.924 / 0.118
14 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 2'07.370 0.964 / 0.040
15 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 2'07.513 1.107 / 0.143
16 37 Augusto FERNANDEZ Speed Up 2'07.514 1.108 / 0.001
17 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 2'07.541 1.135 / 0.027
18 62 Stefano MANZI Kalex 2'07.550 1.144 / 0.009
19 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 2'07.587 1.181 / 0.037
20 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 2'07.594 1.188 / 0.007
21 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 2'07.612 1.206 / 0.018
22 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 2'07.734 1.328 / 0.122
23 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 2'07.768 1.362 / 0.034
24 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 2'07.848 1.442 / 0.080
25 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 2'07.901 1.495 / 0.053
26 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 2'08.089 1.683 / 0.188
27 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 2'08.096 1.690 / 0.007
28 26 Dimas EKKY PRATAMA Kalex 2'08.571 2.165 / 0.475
29 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Kalex 2'09.016 2.610 / 0.445
             

 

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17
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2017 Sepang MotoGP QP: Recalling Old Records

Dani Pedrosa swiped pole position with his last flying lap at the Sepang Circuit in Malaysia Saturday relegating Johann Zarco to second on the grid by less that two-hundredths of a second. Pedrosa's fast lap of 1'59.212 pushed within two-tenths of a second of his own pole record from two years ago.

Johann Zarco (2nd) continued a strong weekend and completed the 15-minute Q2 as the top Yamaha. Andrea Dovizioso grabbed the final spot on the front row with his Ducati, a little more than two hundredths from the top spot. Valentino Rossi, who had set the top qualifying time with less than two minutes remaining, was pushed from first to fourth in the session's final minute. 

Next to Rossi (4th) on the second row of the grid is his Yamaha teammate Maverick Vinales. Completing the second row is Jorge Lorenzo (6th) who led the session early on.

And leading the third row? Marc Marquez (7th) with one of his worst qualifying sessions of his MotoGP career.  Marquez crashed at tight Turn 15 early on his first fast lap. After returning to the pits, he set his best lap on his backup bike but could not improve on his position when he switched to primary Honda at the session's end.

Alex Rins, the fastest rider from Q1, improved his lot with eighth and top-Suzuki time. Rins was the final of the top eight riders to dip into the 1'59s. His Suzuki teammate Andrea Iannone grabbed ninth, completing the third row. Cal Crutchlow, who crashed during qualifying, rounded out the top 10. 

Result:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.  
1 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'59.212    
2 5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha 1'59.229 0.017 / 0.017
3 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'59.236 0.024 / 0.007
4 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'59.498 0.286 / 0.262
5 25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'59.538 0.326 / 0.040
6 99 Jorge LORENZO Ducati 1'59.622 0.410 / 0.084
7 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'59.694 0.482 / 0.072
8 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 1'59.992 0.780 / 0.298
9 29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 2'00.119 0.907 / 0.127
10 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 2'00.181 0.969 / 0.062
11 43 Jack MILLER Honda 2'00.326 1.114 / 0.145
12 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 2'00.770 1.558 / 0.444
13 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 2'00.351 0.213 / 0.164
14 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 2'00.451 0.313 / 0.100
15 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 2'00.469 0.331 / 0.018
16 38 Bradley SMITH KTM 2'00.718 0.580 / 0.249
17 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 2'01.050 0.912 / 0.332
18 22 Sam LOWES Aprilia 2'01.207 1.069 / 0.157
19 53 Tito RABAT Honda 2'01.228 1.090 / 0.021
20 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 2'01.413 1.275 / 0.185
21 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 2'01.570 1.432 / 0.157
22 60 Michael VAN DER MARK Yamaha 2'02.376 2.238 / 0.806
             

Note: Riders in bold participated in Q1.

Round Number: 
17
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2017 Sepang MotoGP FP4: Marquez Finds His Race Pace

Finding both tires and a setup he liked more than in FP3, championship leader Marc Marquez set the fastest time of the fourth practice as riders began working on race settings before the afternoon's qualifying session. Marquez's 2'00.438 put him two-tenths ahead of leading rival Andrea Dovizioso (2nd). 

Suzuki's Alex Rins, who had one of his best races of the season at the recent Philip Island contest, finished the fourth practice in a surprising third place. Johann Zarco took the top Yamaha spot in fourth, just barely in front of Dani Pedrosa (5th).

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.  
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 2'00.438    
2 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 2'00.676 0.238 / 0.238
3 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 2'00.768 0.330 / 0.092
4 5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha 2'00.870 0.432 / 0.102
5 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 2'00.873 0.435 / 0.003
6 99 Jorge LORENZO Ducati 2'00.875 0.437 / 0.002
7 43 Jack MILLER Honda 2'00.915 0.477 / 0.040
8 25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 2'01.042 0.604 / 0.127
9 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 2'01.142 0.704 / 0.100
10 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 2'01.191 0.753 / 0.049
11 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 2'01.224 0.786 / 0.033
12 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 2'01.228 0.790 / 0.004
13 29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 2'01.233 0.795 / 0.005
14 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 2'01.235 0.797 / 0.002
15 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 2'01.412 0.974 / 0.177
16 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 2'01.464 1.026 / 0.052
17 38 Bradley SMITH KTM 2'01.768 1.330 / 0.304
18 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 2'01.777 1.339 / 0.009
19 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 2'01.967 1.529 / 0.190
20 22 Sam LOWES Aprilia 2'02.490 2.052 / 0.523
21 60 Michael VAN DER MARK Yamaha 2'02.697 2.259 / 0.207
22 53 Tito RABAT Honda 2'03.000 2.562 / 0.303
             

 

Round Number: 
17
2017
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Total votes: 5

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