MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2016 Misano Moto2 FP3 Result: A Hat-Trick For Nakagami

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Franco Morbidelli was on fire as the intermediate class took to the track, the Italian rider going straight to the top of the timesheets and keeping Johann Zarco in check, both metaphorically and literally, the Estrella Galicia rider following the world champion around the track. The duo were at the top until the very last lap, when the man who dominated Friday in Misano, Takaaki Nakagami, showed his hand and surpassed both by over a tenth of a second.

With Morbidelli second and Zarco third, fourth position went to Lorenzo Baldassarri, who improved on his last lap to trail the top three by less than a tenth. An early time kept Thomas Luthi within three tenths of the leader, with Jonas Folger and Alex Marquez another tenth back, the two separated by barely five thousands of a second.

Despite the constant red sector times, Friday’s benchmark wasn’t challenged, with quite a few riders failing to improve their own FP2 times. On that topic, Alex Rins wasn’t in much of a hurry to start off, the Spaniard quite fond of tenth place all throughout the session, before finishing off with a gentle crash in turn ten.

Sam Lowes had another challenging day, the British rider yet to find an ideal setting and losing some track time while the team was working on the bike. After a light stroll through the gravel, he made up a few places into twelfth position, six tenths down on Nakagami. With that late lap from the Japanese rider, one second covered the top twenty.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'37.908    
2 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'38.063 0.155 0.155
3 5 Johann ZARCO Kalex 1'38.076 0.168 0.013
4 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'38.163 0.255 0.087
5 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'38.251 0.343 0.088
6 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 1'38.340 0.432 0.089
7 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'38.345 0.437 0.005
8 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'38.380 0.472 0.035
9 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'38.472 0.564 0.092
10 40 Alex RINS Kalex 1'38.512 0.604 0.040
11 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'38.527 0.619 0.015
12 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 1'38.562 0.654 0.035
13 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'38.588 0.680 0.026
14 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'38.603 0.695 0.015
15 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'38.683 0.775 0.080
16 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 1'38.686 0.778 0.003
17 60 Julian SIMON Speed Up 1'38.764 0.856 0.078
18 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Kalex 1'38.794 0.886 0.030
19 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'38.822 0.914 0.028
20 52 Danny KENT Kalex 1'38.900 0.992 0.078
21 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 1'38.954 1.046 0.054
22 19 Xavier SIMEON Speed Up 1'38.955 1.047 0.001
23 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Kalex 1'38.964 1.056 0.009
24 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 1'38.965 1.057 0.001
25 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'39.299 1.391 0.334
26 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 1'39.374 1.466 0.075
27 32 Isaac VIÑALES Tech 3 1'39.667 1.759 0.293
28 42 Federico FULIGNI Kalex 1'39.685 1.777 0.018
29 70 Robin MULHAUSER Kalex 1'40.446 2.538 0.761
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13
2016
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2016 Misano MotoGP FP3 Result: Marquez Holds Off Lorenzo

The Saturday morning session started off light, teams working on race pace in the beginning, only a few riders here and there improving their Friday times early on, including Valentino Rossi, his pal Aleix Espargaro and teammate Maverick Viñales.

With eight minutes to go, the fight for a place in the top ten heated up as usual and the world championship leader was the first to put the fight talk on track and set a 1:32.4, the fastest time of the weekend so far. That meant Marc Marquez led both the session and the combined practice times.

Jorge Lorenzo was the first to reply, the world champion almost two tenths off, followed by Maverick Viñales and Pol Espargaro, but even with yet another tow from Marquez, the Tech 3 rider didn’t improve on his Friday time. Dani Pedrosa was another rider who could not improve from FP2, the Honda rider taking a harmless tumble in turn fifteen on an outlap and finishing ninth in the session.  Still the Spanish trio sits pretty in the combined times, with Espargaro third, Pedrosa fourth and Viñales fifth.

Back in the Ducati camp, Michele Pirro was the session’s fastest red bike in seventh place, but ninth overall. Andrea Dovizioso’s FP2 time also grabbed him sixth in the combined times, as Andrea Iannone was declared unfit for the rest of the weekend. 

Early improver Valentino Rossi dropped back to eighth in the combined times, behind Cal Crutchlow, with Pirro separating him from Aleix Espargaro in the tenth and final Q2 spot. 

Towards the end of the session the heat got too much to handle and several other riders joined Pedrosa on the gravel visitors list, including Danilo Petrucci, Jack Miller, Crutchlow and Alex Lowes.

After the session, Ducati decided that Pirro will replace Iannone instead of wildcarding, which makes his FP3 time irrelevant, the Italian rider having to go through Q1 on Iannone's bike. That bumps up Alvaro Bautista in the final Q2 spot.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'32.451    
2 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'32.631 0.180 0.180
3 25 Maverick VIÑALES Suzuki 1'32.839 0.388 0.208
4 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'32.861 0.410 0.022
5 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'33.074 0.623 0.213
6 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'33.075 0.624 0.001
7 51 Michele PIRRO Ducati 1'33.086 0.635 0.011
8 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Suzuki 1'33.272 0.821 0.186
9 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'33.319 0.868 0.047
10 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia 1'33.480 1.029 0.161
11 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 1'33.598 1.147 0.118
12 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'33.598 1.147  
13 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'33.830 1.379 0.232
14 22 Alex LOWES Yamaha 1'33.835 1.384 0.005
15 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'33.983 1.532 0.148
16 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'34.011 1.560 0.028
17 43 Jack MILLER Honda 1'34.165 1.714 0.154
18 6 Stefan BRADL Aprilia 1'34.171 1.720 0.006
19 53 Tito RABAT Honda 1'34.222 1.771 0.051
20 50 Eugene LAVERTY Ducati 1'34.989 2.538 0.767
21 12 Javier FORES Ducati 1'35.471 3.020 0.482

 

Round Number: 
13
2016
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2016 Misano Moto3 FP3 Result: Mir Steals Binder’s Thunder

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Another sunny morning opened Saturday proceedings for the Moto3 class, which meant the usual suspects fought to have their name at the top of the hierarchy.

Brad Binder, Jorge Navarro and Enea Bastianini juggled the top three for much of the session, before the South-African pulled a Lorenzo to set several sublime laps that beat the best time of the weekend, a mix of mid and high 1:42s. Meanwhile, the Honda boys were playing around with new fairings and let Joan Mir steal their thunder with a fast lap only a tenth away from the circuit record. The Spaniard went straight to the top of the timesheets and stayed there until the flag.

Binder, Navarro and Bastianini were all pushed down one place, followed by an excellent performance from Lorenzo Dalla Porta in fifth, Andrea Locatelli in sixth and Aron Canet in seventh spot. This part of the top ten was clearly rookie territory, with Nicolo Bulega and Bo Bendsneyder right behind Canet.

The list of people struggling is once again led by the overlord of exceeded track limits, Fabio Quartararo, the Frenchman a long way down on his teammates in thirtieth position, almost two seconds slower than Mir.

Wild (to the point of naughty) card Stefano Manzi was turning heads again, but this time for nudging Albert Arenas into a gravel trap. He still finished sixteenth, behind Fabio Di Giannantonio.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 36 Joan MIR KTM 1'42.371    
2 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'42.624 0.253 0.253
3 9 Jorge NAVARRO Honda 1'42.732 0.361 0.108
4 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'42.837 0.466 0.105
5 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA KTM 1'42.858 0.487 0.021
6 55 Andrea LOCATELLI KTM 1'42.976 0.605 0.118
7 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'43.021 0.650 0.045
8 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'43.099 0.728 0.078
9 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 1'43.142 0.771 0.043
10 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'43.143 0.772 0.001
11 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'43.221 0.850 0.078
12 76 Hiroki ONO Honda 1'43.278 0.907 0.057
13 11 Livio LOI Honda 1'43.312 0.941 0.034
14 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Honda 1'43.408 1.037 0.096
15 4 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'43.417 1.046 0.009
16 62 Stefano MANZI Mahindra 1'43.515 1.144 0.098
17 95 Jules DANILO Honda 1'43.550 1.179 0.035
18 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 1'43.580 1.209 0.030
19 21 Francesco BAGNAIA Mahindra 1'43.621 1.250 0.041
20 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 1'43.621 1.250  
21 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'43.774 1.403 0.153
22 88 Jorge MARTIN Mahindra 1'43.790 1.419 0.016
23 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Honda 1'43.859 1.488 0.069
24 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Mahindra 1'43.872 1.501 0.013
25 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'44.007 1.636 0.135
26 17 John MCPHEE Peugeot 1'44.133 1.762 0.126
27 3 Fabio SPIRANELLI Mahindra 1'44.208 1.837 0.075
28 40 Darryn BINDER Mahindra 1'44.251 1.880 0.043
29 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Mahindra 1'44.265 1.894 0.014
30 20 Fabio QUARTARARO KTM 1'44.317 1.946 0.052
31 12 Albert ARENAS Peugeot 1'44.558 2.187 0.241
32 43 Stefano VALTULINI Mahindra 1'44.661 2.290 0.103
33 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'44.706 2.335 0.045
34 77 Lorenzo PETRARCA Mahindra 1'44.833 2.462 0.127
35 71 Alex FABBRI Mahindra 1'45.207 2.836 0.374

 

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13
2016
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2016 Misano Moto2 FP2 Result: Nakagami Impresses Again

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Johann Zarco started the session at the top before Takaaki Nakagami built up momentum to lead another session on the Adriatic coast. The Japanese rider’s domination in the final sector kept Zarco’s attempts at bay until the end, registering a red hot last lap that put him over three tenths over the championship leader and the only rider into the 1:37s.

Much like in the morning session, Lorenzo Baldassarri left it late to challenge the top three but managed to put in a fast final lap that placed him one tenth off Zarco. Alex Rins and Thomas Luthi were next best, although Luthi failed to improve on this FP1 time.

The warm weather saw some close times throughout the field, less than two tenths separating Luthi in fourth and Alex Marquez in thirteenth position. Right ahead of the Spaniard sneaked in Sam Lowes, the British rider joining the track late after the team took some time changing gear sprockets early in the session.

Results:               

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'37.737    
2 5 Johann ZARCO Kalex 1'38.087 0.350 0.350
3 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'38.207 0.470 0.120
4 40 Alex RINS Kalex 1'38.285 0.548 0.078
5 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'38.363 0.626 0.078
6 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 1'38.372 0.635 0.009
7 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'38.393 0.656 0.021
8 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'38.402 0.665 0.009
9 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 1'38.476 0.739 0.074
10 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'38.489 0.752 0.013
11 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'38.506 0.769 0.017
12 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 1'38.529 0.792 0.023
13 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'38.538 0.801 0.009
14 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'38.589 0.852 0.051
15 60 Julian SIMON Speed Up 1'38.613 0.876 0.024
16 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'38.745 1.008 0.132
17 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Kalex 1'38.989 1.252 0.244
18 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'39.049 1.312 0.060
19 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Kalex 1'39.119 1.382 0.070
20 19 Xavier SIMEON Speed Up 1'39.160 1.423 0.041
21 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'39.371 1.634 0.211
22 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 1'39.455 1.718 0.084
23 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 1'39.488 1.751 0.033
24 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'39.508 1.771 0.020
25 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 1'39.553 1.816 0.045
26 52 Danny KENT Kalex 1'39.751 2.014 0.198
27 32 Isaac VIÑALES Tech 3 1'39.846 2.109 0.095
28 42 Federico FULIGNI Kalex 1'39.924 2.187 0.078
29 70 Robin MULHAUSER Kalex 1'40.150 2.413 0.226

 

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13
2016
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2016 Misano MotoGP FP2 Result: Fast Espargaro, Consistent Lorenzo

If keeping count of cancelled lap times, you might have been under the impression that you were watching a Moto3 session this afternoon, but no, it was indeed the big boys being naughty in Misano.

After Jorge Lorenzo held the lead for a significant portion of FP2, it was Pol Espargaro who took an extra step from this morning to lead another session for Yamaha. Following the world championship leader on track, Espargaro put in a lap almost half a second faster than Lorenzo’s previous benchmark, becoming the first man into the 1:32s. While the rest chipped away at his lead, he still kept top position as the checkered flag came out.

God Ra also smiled on Dani Pedrosa, the forty degrees of track temperature helping the small Spaniard into second position, less than a tenth off the Tech 3 leader. Ducati put a man into the top three as well, Andrea Dovizioso a tenth off the lead.

Jorge Lorenzo also basked in the sunshine, some more heat in the front tyre helping him on his way to top spot for most of the session, falling back to fourth eventually but showing consistent pace, ahead of championship rival Marc Marquez, the Honda rider only a tenth behind.

After leading the morning session to the delight of the audience, Valentino Rossi didn’t pick up much pace but did pick a fight with an impeding Aleix Espargaro. An agitated Italian crossed the line sixth, ahead of Cal Crutchlow, Scott Redding and Hector Barbera, all within two tenths of the Yamaha veteran.

Maverick Viñales was an early leader, dropping back eventually to the bottom of the top ten after several cancelled lap times, pipping his teammate for tenth on the last lap.

Andrea Iannone did not take part in FP2 as he was still tending to a fractured vertebra from the fast fall suffered in the morning, his participation in the race unclear until further checks.

Results:                               

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'32.769    
2 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'32.834 0.065 0.065
3 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'32.901 0.132 0.067
4 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'33.056 0.287 0.155
5 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'33.196 0.427 0.140
6 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'33.387 0.618 0.191
7 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'33.500 0.731 0.113
8 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 1'33.552 0.783 0.052
9 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'33.581 0.812 0.029
10 25 Maverick VIÑALES Suzuki 1'33.629 0.860 0.048
11 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Suzuki 1'33.643 0.874 0.014
12 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'33.803 1.034 0.160
13 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia 1'33.846 1.077 0.043
14 51 Michele PIRRO Ducati 1'33.885 1.116 0.039
15 22 Alex LOWES Yamaha 1'34.154 1.385 0.269
16 50 Eugene LAVERTY Ducati 1'34.457 1.688 0.303
17 6 Stefan BRADL Aprilia 1'34.631 1.862 0.174
18 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'34.719 1.950 0.088
19 53 Tito RABAT Honda 1'34.725 1.956 0.006
20 43 Jack MILLER Honda 1'35.062 2.293 0.337
21 12 Javier FORES Ducati 1'36.046 3.277 0.984
  29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati      

 

Round Number: 
13
2016
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2016 Misano Moto3 FP2 Result: A Friday Double For Bastianini

With the track reaching over forty degrees as the afternoon sessions started, the Moto3 grid struggled to reach the morning times but had a good look at the tyres in potential race conditions.

Otherwise, the lap cancellation festival continued. Morning leader Enea Bastianini looked in good form despite some cancelled lap times of his own seeing him linger towards the end of the top ten before a final charge that gave him back top spot on the timesheets.

With the electrical issue that shortened his morning session solved, Brad Binder went back out on a mission, the endeavour successful in bringing him back to second position but also seeing several times cancelled for going out wide in the last turn.

Much like the morning session, some of the biggest challengers proved to be Joan Mir in third spot and Jakub Kornfeil in fourth, although the duo was around half a second slower than the top two riders.

Fabio di Giannantonio and Jorge Navarro kept close too, only two hundreds of a second separating them from fourth position. On the other hand, Pecco Bagnaia lost a lot of track time with a clutch problem, only putting in eight laps before the issue put an end to his session.

Results:               

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'42.805    
2 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'42.974 0.169 0.169
3 36 Joan MIR KTM 1'43.291 0.486 0.317
4 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Honda 1'43.408 0.603 0.117
5 4 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'43.417 0.612 0.009
6 9 Jorge NAVARRO Honda 1'43.436 0.631 0.019
7 11 Livio LOI Honda 1'43.464 0.659 0.028
8 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'43.814 1.009 0.350
9 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'43.858 1.053 0.044
10 88 Jorge MARTIN Mahindra 1'43.879 1.074 0.021
11 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'43.962 1.157 0.083
12 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'43.966 1.161 0.004
13 55 Andrea LOCATELLI KTM 1'43.980 1.175 0.014
14 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 1'43.998 1.193 0.018
15 12 Albert ARENAS Peugeot 1'44.000 1.195 0.002
16 76 Hiroki ONO Honda 1'44.051 1.246 0.051
17 95 Jules DANILO Honda 1'44.074 1.269 0.023
18 17 John MCPHEE Peugeot 1'44.178 1.373 0.104
19 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 1'44.190 1.385 0.012
20 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'44.195 1.390 0.005
21 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA KTM 1'44.242 1.437 0.047
22 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Mahindra 1'44.254 1.449 0.012
23 62 Stefano MANZI Mahindra 1'44.388 1.583 0.134
24 21 Francesco BAGNAIA Mahindra 1'44.413 1.608 0.025
25 20 Fabio QUARTARARO KTM 1'44.442 1.637 0.029
26 40 Darryn BINDER Mahindra 1'44.565 1.760 0.123
27 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'44.874 2.069 0.309
28 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'44.905 2.100 0.031
29 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 1'44.998 2.193 0.093
30 43 Stefano VALTULINI Mahindra 1'45.082 2.277 0.084
31 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Honda 1'45.130 2.325 0.048
32 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Mahindra 1'45.196 2.391 0.066
33 3 Fabio SPIRANELLI Mahindra 1'45.398 2.593 0.202
34 71 Alex FABBRI Mahindra 1'45.835 3.030 0.437
35 77 Lorenzo PETRARCA Mahindra 1'45.966 3.161 0.131

 

Round Number: 
13
2016
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2016 Misano Moto2 FP1 Result: Marginal Gains For Nakagami

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A hot day in Misano was led by a Takaaki Nakagami in hot form on a track that he seems to enjoy, with two podiums in the past three years. The Japanese rider set a string of red sector times in his last run, putting him ahead but within a tenth of this closest challengers.

Thomas Luthi was also in great shape after the Silverstone win, finishing second after leading much of the session. A little tumble in turn ten didn’t seem to bother him much, although he failed to improve his early time in subsequent runs.

Johann Zarco also had a rodeo moment but kept it upright to complete the top three less than a tenth behind the leader. Lorenzo Baldassarri threatened the established order late into the session, finishing fourth, Jonas Folger doing pretty much the same just half a tenth behind the Italian.

Simone Corsi courted the top three early on but fell back to sixth, ahead of Sam Lowes. The Brit seemed to warm up slower but eventually climbed his way into seventh position, some three tenths behind the leader.

Alex Rins has many more reasons to smile compared to exactly one week ago, the Spaniard riding without painkillers and still putting in a top ten performance in eighth place, followed by Marcel Schrotter and Sandro Cortese, the top ten covered by half a second.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'38.307    
2 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'38.351 0.044 0.044
3 5 Johann ZARCO Kalex 1'38.389 0.082 0.038
4 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'38.479 0.172 0.090
5 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 1'38.536 0.229 0.057
6 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'38.634 0.327 0.098
7 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 1'38.686 0.379 0.052
8 40 Alex RINS Kalex 1'38.721 0.414 0.035
9 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'38.819 0.512 0.098
10 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 1'38.825 0.518 0.006
11 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'38.984 0.677 0.159
12 60 Julian SIMON Speed Up 1'39.003 0.696 0.019
13 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'39.045 0.738 0.042
14 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'39.049 0.742 0.004
15 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'39.133 0.826 0.084
16 52 Danny KENT Kalex 1'39.191 0.884 0.058
17 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'39.290 0.983 0.099
18 19 Xavier SIMEON Speed Up 1'39.337 1.030 0.047
19 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Kalex 1'39.408 1.101 0.071
20 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'39.573 1.266 0.165
21 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 1'39.634 1.327 0.061
22 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'39.735 1.428 0.101
23 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'39.780 1.473 0.045
24 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 1'40.019 1.712 0.239
25 32 Isaac VIÑALES Tech 3 1'40.072 1.765 0.053
26 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 1'40.157 1.850 0.085
27 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Kalex 1'40.262 1.955 0.105
28 42 Federico FULIGNI Kalex 1'40.663 2.356 0.401
29 70 Robin MULHAUSER Kalex 1'40.705 2.398 0.042
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2016
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2016 Misano MotoGP FP1 Result: Rossi Delights Home Crowd

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A toasty (at least by Silverstone standards) twenty-four degrees welcomed the MotoGP class in Misano, the riders using the session to get used to the new construction of the front tyres brought by Michelin.

Very close times at the top saw homeboy/man Valentino Rossi take a popular late lead of the session, a tenth ahead of another Yamaha – a top two that seems predictable but what is less predictable is the name of that second Yamaha rider: Pol Espargaro. The Spaniard had a fantastic start to his weekend, constantly challenging at the top of the timesheets and leading several times.

Initial questions about the Suzuki’s ability to handle the heat seem to have found an answer, with Silverstone victor Maverick Viñales in third position, although his teammate ended up just outside of the top ten.

Marc Marquez had a Marc Marquez session: always towards the top of the timesheets but also literally came to a halt in the middle of turn ten, after tucking the front and sliding off gently, the Spaniard remounting to come back to the pits. The final run grabbed him fourth spot, some two tenths behind Rossi.

Jorge Lorenzo kept real close in fifth spot, five hundreds of a second down on Marquez and only one hundredth ahead of Dani Pedrosa, the Honda rider even enjoying some time at the top in a sunny (literally and metaphorically) start to his weekend.

The Ducatis had taken an early lead with Andrea Dovizioso and Michele Pirro, the two eventually finishing seventh and fourteenth, while Andrea Iannone suffered a fast crash in turn thirteen, only having completed four laps and missing the rest of the session.

With Lorenzo as a tour guide, Hector Barbera made it into the top eight, followed by Cal Crutchlow and Scott Redding, the top ten covered by only half a second.

The combination of new tyres and new tarmac saw several fast crashes not only for Iannone but also Laverty, Petrucci and Rabat, with an unusual number of cancelled lap times for track limits infringements.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'33.451    
2 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'33.587 0.136 0.136
3 25 Maverick VIÑALES Suzuki 1'33.713 0.262 0.126
4 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'33.729 0.278 0.016
5 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'33.774 0.323 0.045
6 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'33.786 0.335 0.012
7 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'33.863 0.412 0.077
8 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'33.882 0.431 0.019
9 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'33.920 0.469 0.038
10 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 1'34.034 0.583 0.114
11 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Suzuki 1'34.072 0.621 0.038
12 6 Stefan BRADL Aprilia 1'34.126 0.675 0.054
13 43 Jack MILLER Honda 1'34.143 0.692 0.017
14 51 Michele PIRRO Ducati 1'34.234 0.783 0.091
15 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'34.412 0.961 0.178
16 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia 1'34.496 1.045 0.084
17 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'34.699 1.248 0.203
18 22 Alex LOWES Yamaha 1'34.923 1.472 0.224
19 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'34.925 1.474 0.002
20 50 Eugene LAVERTY Ducati 1'35.280 1.829 0.355
21 53 Tito RABAT Honda 1'35.302 1.851 0.022
22 12 Javier FORES Ducati 1'37.090 3.639 1.788

 

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13
2016
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2016 Misano Moto3 FP1 Result: Bastianini Enjoys Some Home Sun

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A beautifully warm and breezy day was the only distraction for the spectators who arrived in time for the first practice session of the day. The light might have turned green in time but another unlucky start to the weekend for Fabio Quartararo brought out a red flag before even a lap was completed. The Frenchman saw smoke pour out of his machine on the outlap due to a loose pipe and caused an oil spill on a significant part of the track.

Once the marshals dealt with that, the session was restarted with Enea Bastianini and Brad Binder going straight to the top of the timesheets, exchanging fastest laps. In the end, the world championship leader retired to the garage with electrical problems, not able to challenge some late fast times from his Italian rival.

Despite mingling in the midfield for much of the session, Jakub Kornfeil and Philipp Oettl made the jump into the top three on their final laps, pushing Binder down to fourth.

Another promising start for Joan Mir saw him finish fifth, after a session where we constantly featured at the top end of the timesheets. Despite the literal early spill, Quartararo recovered to finish sixth, ahead of Jorge Navarro in seventh position, only the top nine within a second of the leader.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'43.188    
2 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Honda 1'43.588 0.400 0.400
3 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'43.773 0.585 0.185
4 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'43.801 0.613 0.028
5 36 Joan MIR KTM 1'43.881 0.693 0.080
6 20 Fabio QUARTARARO KTM 1'43.944 0.756 0.063
7 9 Jorge NAVARRO Honda 1'43.957 0.769 0.013
8 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'44.033 0.845 0.076
9 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'44.042 0.854 0.009
10 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'44.229 1.041 0.187
11 88 Jorge MARTIN Mahindra 1'44.307 1.119 0.078
12 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'44.347 1.159 0.040
13 21 Francesco BAGNAIA Mahindra 1'44.390 1.202 0.043
14 11 Livio LOI Honda 1'44.489 1.301 0.099
15 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 1'44.568 1.380 0.079
16 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'44.598 1.410 0.030
17 95 Jules DANILO Honda 1'44.634 1.446 0.036
18 55 Andrea LOCATELLI KTM 1'44.645 1.457 0.011
19 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 1'44.700 1.512 0.055
20 76 Hiroki ONO Honda 1'44.741 1.553 0.041
21 12 Albert ARENAS Peugeot 1'44.781 1.593 0.040
22 4 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'44.918 1.730 0.137
23 62 Stefano MANZI Mahindra 1'45.059 1.871 0.141
24 43 Stefano VALTULINI Mahindra 1'45.122 1.934 0.063
25 17 John MCPHEE Peugeot 1'45.212 2.024 0.090
26 40 Darryn BINDER Mahindra 1'45.261 2.073 0.049
27 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 1'45.356 2.168 0.095
28 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA KTM 1'45.606 2.418 0.250
29 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Mahindra 1'45.725 2.537 0.119
30 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Mahindra 1'45.842 2.654 0.117
31 77 Lorenzo PETRARCA Mahindra 1'45.844 2.656 0.002
32 3 Fabio SPIRANELLI Mahindra 1'45.868 2.680 0.024
33 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'46.089 2.901 0.221
34 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Honda 1'46.527 3.339 0.438
35 71 Alex FABBRI Mahindra 1'47.215 4.027 0.688
Round Number: 
13
2016
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2016 Silverstone MotoGP Race Result: A Runaway Victor And Fight Club Behind

The riders’ unanimous wish for good (or at least dry) weather came true as the grid aligned to take the start on the British track. But the situation wasn’t quite as rosy, the race getting stopped before completing an actual lap due to a crash in turn two, Pol Espargaro and Loris Baz colliding violently and needing trackside medical care. After the riders had been attended to, deemed conscious and the debris cleaned up, the riders lined up for a nineteen-lap second attempt.

With the modest temperatures, the sun was (only metaphorically) shining over Maverick Viñales’s podium shots and the Spaniard put in a sublime ride to lead the race from start to finish and give Suzuki their first victory in nine years. We were also rewarded with a seventh new winner in seven consecutive races and the fourth first-time winner of the season. Otherwise it was a familiar podium, shared with fellow front row starters Cal Crutchlow and Valentino Rossi, although the story of the race wasn’t as straightforward as that.

Vinales took the lead on the first lap, Marc Marquez up to second as the Suzuki was already starting to build a gap. Marquez won’t have minded the restart after a poor start and a close call with Scott Redding dropping him towards the back of the top ten first time around.

The rapid Suzuki pushed strong at the front as Marquez on the softer front tyre was slowing down the contenders on the harder option. With fourteen laps to go, Valentino Rossi found a way past Marquez and set off to chase his future teammate, although the gap never dropped and the Italian could not shake off the Hondas of Marquez, Cal Crutchlow and Dani Pedrosa.

With ten laps to go, all hell went loose in the chasing pack. The three Hondas plus Rossi kept rubbing elbows, with Iannone getting through on them all on a soft tyre combination. As the two Italians were duelling, Vinales was almost five seconds ahead already.

With six laps to go, Crutchlow went for podium glory as Iannone crashed out of second place, leaving Rossi and Marquez to fight tooth and nail for the final podium spot, the Spaniard adding a run-off excursion and an incredible scrap with his Italian archenemy to the script. With four laps to go, the world championship leader pulled the pin to hunt down Crutchlow. Another tight fight ensued but Marquez went wide to drop back behind Rossi and Pedrosa. A last lap lunge put him back in front of Pedrosa and into fourth place.

With Pedrosa having an encouraging race in fifth, the two Hondas were followed by the first Ducati across the line, Andrea Dovizioso in sixth. Despite a one-second penalty, Aleix Espargaro finished seventh, ahead of a pretty anonymous Jorge Lorenzo, the world champion failing to make up more than one place from his starting position. The top ten was completed by Danilo Petrucci and Alvaro Bautista, the Spanish rider picking up some good points for Aprilia in tenth.

With Rossi finishing his 250th MotoGP race on the podium, right in front of the championship leader and Lorenzo spending his 150th lower down the order, Marquez still keeps a healthy lead in the title fight, 50 points ahead of Rossi. Another 14 points now separate the Yamaha teammates.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Gap
1 25 Maverick VIÑALES Suzuki 39'03.559
2 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda +3.480
3 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha +4.063
4 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda +5.992
5 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda +6.381
6 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati +12.303
7 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Suzuki +16.672
8 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha +19.432
9 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati +25.618
10 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia +32.084
11 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati +36.131
12 50 Eugene LAVERTY Ducati +39.130
13 22 Alex LOWES Yamaha +40.143
14 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati +41.356
15 53 Tito RABAT Honda +41.943
16 43 Jack MILLER Honda +47.610
17 45 Scott REDDING Ducati +1'56.177
    Not Classified    
  29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 6 Laps
  6 Stefan BRADL Aprilia 17 Laps
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  76 Loris BAZ Ducati 0 Lap
  44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 0 Lap

 

Round Number: 
12
2016
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Total votes: 49

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