MotoGP Race And Practice Results
The warmer temperature slowed the session down, making it much slower than this morning, but Alex Lowes was able to master the hotter track and set the quickest time of the session ahead of Jonathan Rea and Jordi Torres.
|1||22||A. LOWES||Suzuki GSX-R1000||1'42.047||271,4|
|2||65||J. REA||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1'42.136||0.089||272,7|
|3||81||J. TORRES||Aprilia RSV4 RF||1'42.180||0.133||270,0|
|4||66||T. SYKES||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1'42.263||0.216||274,1|
|5||91||L. HASLAM||Aprilia RSV4 RF||1'42.267||0.220||272,0|
|6||59||N. CANEPA||Ducati Panigale R||1'42.629||0.582||267,3|
|7||55||M. PIRRO||Ducati Panigale R||1'42.645||0.598||266,7|
|8||7||C. DAVIES||Ducati Panigale R||1'42.682||0.635||267,3|
|9||15||M. BAIOCCO||Ducati Panigale R||1'42.781||0.734||264,1|
|10||60||M. VD MARK||Honda CBR1000RR SP||1'42.884||0.837||271,4|
|11||1||S. GUINTOLI||Honda CBR1000RR SP||1'42.905||0.858||265,4|
|12||86||A. BADOVINI||BMW S1000 RR||1'42.969||0.922||271,4|
|13||36||L. MERCADO||Ducati Panigale R||1'42.991||0.944||269,3|
|14||14||R. DE PUNIET||Suzuki GSX-R1000||1'43.037||0.990||268,7|
|15||2||L. CAMIER||MV Agusta F4 RR||1'43.160||1.113||264,1|
|16||44||D. SALOM||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1'43.192||1.145||265,4|
|17||40||R. RAMOS||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1'44.454||2.407||264,7|
|18||23||C. PONSSON||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1'45.403||3.356||259,6|
|19||75||G. RIZMAYER||BMW S1000 RR||1'45.693||3.646||260,2|
|20||45||G. VIZZIELLO||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1'46.129||4.082||256,5|
|21||10||I. TOTH||BMW S1000 RR||1'46.622||4.575||266,0|
|22||48||A. PHILLIS||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1'46.717||4.670||264,1|
Kenan Sofuoglu retains his top spot with PJ Jacobsen just over two tenths of a second off. Jules Cluzel and his MV Agusta teammate Lorenzo Zanetti were within half a second of Sofuoglu's time.
|1||54||K. SOFUOGLU||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'44.212||241,6|
|2||99||P. JACOBSEN||Honda CBR600RR||1'44.425||0.213||244,3|
|3||16||J. CLUZEL||MV Agusta F3 675||1'44.658||0.446||240,0|
|4||87||L. ZANETTI||MV Agusta F3 675||1'44.678||0.466||239,5|
|5||5||M. FACCANI||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'44.914||0.702||241,6|
|6||111||K. SMITH||Honda CBR600RR||1'45.017||0.805||243,8|
|7||14||L. MAHIAS||Yamaha YZF R6||1'45.053||0.841||241,6|
|8||44||R. ROLFO||Honda CBR600RR||1'45.613||1.401||242,2|
|9||25||A. BALDOLINI||MV Agusta F3 675||1'45.621||1.409||244,9|
|10||4||G. REA||Honda CBR600RR||1'45.724||1.512||240,5|
|11||36||M. CARDENAS||Honda CBR600RR||1'45.974||1.762||237,9|
|12||6||D. SCHMITTER||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'46.018||1.806||238,9|
|13||11||C. GAMARINO||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'46.266||2.054||242,7|
|14||68||G. SCOTT||Honda CBR600RR||1'46.303||2.091||241,6|
|15||61||F. MENGHI||Yamaha YZF R6||1'46.353||2.141||240,0|
|16||41||A. WAGNER||Honda CBR600RR||1'46.423||2.211||241,6|
|17||24||M. RAMIREZ||Honda CBR600RR||1'46.694||2.482||239,5|
|18||119||J. CHROBAK||Honda CBR600RR||1'47.189||2.977||241,1|
|19||89||C. PALOMARES||Yamaha YZF R6||1'47.362||3.150||237,4|
|20||43||K. MANFREDI||Honda CBR600RR||1'47.379||3.167||241,1|
|21||10||N. CALERO||Honda CBR600RR||1'48.110||3.898||232,8|
|23||92||D. JUHASZ||Honda CBR600RR||1'48.316||4.104||237,9|
|24||53||N. MORRENTINO||MV Agusta F3 675||1'48.323||4.111||231,8|
|26||52||V. LEONOV||Yamaha YZF R6||1'52.426||8.214||218,2|
Kawasaki duo Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea are joined by Chaz Davies within a tenth of a second of each other.
|1||66||T. SYKES||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1'41.957||272,0|
|2||65||J. REA||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1'41.981||0.024||275,5|
|3||7||C. DAVIES||Ducati Panigale R||1'42.056||0.099||272,0|
|4||59||N. CANEPA||Ducati Panigale R||1'42.125||0.168||272,0|
|5||81||J. TORRES||Aprilia RSV4 RF||1'42.249||0.292||271,4|
|6||91||L. HASLAM||Aprilia RSV4 RF||1'42.254||0.297||271,4|
|7||15||M. BAIOCCO||Ducati Panigale R||1'42.341||0.384||269,3|
|8||55||M. PIRRO||Ducati Panigale R||1'42.408||0.451||270,7|
|9||1||S. GUINTOLI||Honda CBR1000RR SP||1'42.643||0.686||270,7|
|10||60||M. VD MARK||Honda CBR1000RR SP||1'42.784||0.827||270,7|
|11||22||A. LOWES||Suzuki GSX-R1000||1'42.886||0.929||271,4|
|12||86||A. BADOVINI||BMW S1000 RR||1'43.128||1.171||272,0|
|13||40||R. RAMOS||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1'43.242||1.285||265,4|
|14||44||D. SALOM||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1'43.319||1.362||267,3|
|15||14||R. DE PUNIET||Suzuki GSX-R1000||1'43.445||1.488||270,0|
|16||2||L. CAMIER||MV Agusta F4 RR||1'43.620||1.663||268,0|
|17||36||L. MERCADO||Ducati Panigale R||1'44.105||2.148||270,7|
|18||23||C. PONSSON||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1'44.133||2.176||263,4|
|19||75||G. RIZMAYER||BMW S1000 RR||1'46.273||4.316||262,8|
|20||48||A. PHILLIS||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1'47.246||5.289||264,7|
|21||10||I. TOTH||BMW S1000 RR||1'47.492||5.535||266,7|
|22||45||G. VIZZIELLO||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1'48.073||6.116||255,3|
Kenan Sofuoglu and Jules Cluzel open the weekend with a resumption of their title fight, with Gino Rea half a second behind.
|1||54||K. SOFUOGLU||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'43.680||244,9|
|2||16||J. CLUZEL||MV Agusta F3 675||1'43.869||0.189||243,2|
|3||4||G. REA||Honda CBR600RR||1'44.258||0.578||243,8|
|4||14||L. MAHIAS||Yamaha YZF R6||1'44.360||0.680||243,2|
|5||111||K. SMITH||Honda CBR600RR||1'44.381||0.701||247,7|
|6||52||V. LEONOV||Yamaha YZF R6||1'44.509||0.829||243,8|
|7||99||P. JACOBSEN||Honda CBR600RR||1'44.571||0.891||245,5|
|8||25||A. BALDOLINI||MV Agusta F3 675||1'44.868||1.188||244,3|
|9||87||L. ZANETTI||MV Agusta F3 675||1'44.879||1.199||246,0|
|10||5||M. FACCANI||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'45.035||1.355||243,8|
|11||36||M. CARDENAS||Honda CBR600RR||1'45.423||1.743||238,9|
|12||44||R. ROLFO||Honda CBR600RR||1'45.449||1.769||244,9|
|13||19||K. WAHR||Honda CBR600RR||1'45.982||2.302||242,7|
|14||24||M. RAMIREZ||Honda CBR600RR||1'46.068||2.388||238,4|
|15||61||F. MENGHI||Yamaha YZF R6||1'46.383||2.703||244,3|
|16||6||D. SCHMITTER||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'46.410||2.730||242,2|
|17||68||G. SCOTT||Honda CBR600RR||1'46.516||2.836||244,3|
|18||11||C. GAMARINO||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'46.620||2.940||244,3|
|19||41||A. WAGNER||Honda CBR600RR||1'47.093||3.413||240,5|
|20||43||K. MANFREDI||Honda CBR600RR||1'47.563||3.883||237,9|
|21||89||C. PALOMARES||Yamaha YZF R6||1'47.659||3.979||238,4|
|22||92||D. JUHASZ||Honda CBR600RR||1'48.455||4.775||243,2|
|23||119||J. CHROBAK||Honda CBR600RR||1'48.717||5.037||244,3|
|25||10||N. CALERO||Honda CBR600RR||1'49.004||5.324||234,3|
|27||53||N. MORRENTINO||MV Agusta F3 675||1'49.895||6.215||234,3|
Jorge Lorenzo in pole position, changed tyres on the grid while his teammate Valentino Rossi lined up to his right, with Marc Marquez splitting the pair, with wings on his bike. Would it rain, just to add yet more excitement?
Jorge Lorenzo led Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi through the first few turns, and Lorenzo and Marquez wasted no time in building a gap from Rossi, as many predicted. It looked like the race everyone predicted, Marquez chasing Lorenzo, would come to be.
And then it rained.
At the start of the second lap, the white flags waved, signalling that riders could change bikes, but nobody bit. As the track adhesion diminished, Rossi set the lap record on the third lap, beaten a lap later by Lorenzo, on his way to closing up with the front two.
On the sixth lap, the white flag crossed with red came out. It was raining properly and everyone behind the lead three started riding cautiously and deliberately. Scott Redding crashed out a lap later as riders started pitting in for wet tyres. Lorenzo, Marquez and Rossi stayed out one one more lap. Marquez looked back at Rossi to ask if he was pitting in next lap and Rossi signalled back with his right leg that he would be.
Almost everyone else pitted in on lap eight, with Bradley Smith and a few others notably staying out, and Lorenzo left the pits with the same soft wet tyres as everyone else in fifth position behind the last slick hold-outs.
On lap nine, all the hold-outs pitted in, with the exception of Smith, and Marquez, having passed Lorenzo, led the way ahead of Lorenzo, Rossi and, further back, Smith.
As Smith was swamped by faster men on rain tyres, he still didn't pit in, dropping back handfuls of positions a lap, while at the front, Marquez and Lorenzo had over a three second gap to Rossi and were looking to return the race to its original script. Marquez went a little wide on the tenth lap, letting Lorenzo through, but the pair still had a decent gap from Rossi.
The rain stopped.
Valentino Rossi, when faced with a mutable track, has an edge. He started taking over a second back from Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez and had caught them convincingly at the halfway point. Marquez responded by passing Lorenzo, then deciding to drop back to third, behind both Yamahas, forcing them to make the decision when to pit back in for slick tyres as a dry line was visible, even on the newer dark tarmac. Rossi took advantage of a blip by Lorenzo to take third, a move much appreciated by the yellow crowd filling the track to capacity.
Further back, Loris Baz, having changed to slicks was scything through the pack, showing just how good he is in limited adhesion situations, something anyone who followed his Superbike career would be well aware of.
On lap eighteen, Lorenzo gets shown a pit in sign by his team, but it's a rider decision, not a team one and he decides he's not going to blink if Rossi isn't. A lap later, Marquez blinks and pits in. Neither Yamaha does.
A lap later, when it's obviously time to change to slicks, Rossi and Lorenzo still stay out.
Another lap, lap twenty-one of twenty-eight, Jorge Lorenzo pits in for slicks. Valentino Rossi is in trouble now. He leads the race ahead of Marc Marquez, Bradley Smith, Loris Baz, Scott Redding and Jorge Lorenzo, but he needs to change his tyres. He comes in a lap later and relinquishes the race lead to Marquez.
Rossi is now looking at seven laps remaining, not enough time to catch Lorenzo and losing points in the championship lead. His decision to stay out another lap looks like a costly one, right up to the point fate steps in and deals him another ace. Jorge Lorenzo, on his first lap out on slicks, miscalculates the heat in the side of his tyre and crashes out, possibly injuring his left hand.
The crowd goes wild.
The next six laps are Marc Marquez managing a six second lead from Bradley Smith, still wearing the same tyres he lined up on the grid with, while Loris Baz tries in vain to hold off Scott Redding, a man who crashed, picked his bike up and pitted in, while Valentino Rossi manages a fifth place ahead of Danilo Petrutcci.
Marquez takes his maiden victory at Misano ahead of a tearful Bradley Smith and exuberant Scott Redding. Loris Baz in fourth, the best ever Open bike result, also looked quite content with his race.
Bradley Smith claims he didn't pit in on time and was eventually forced to stay out, muttering "luck favours the brave" to himself. Scott Redding's third place makes this the first podium in the top class with two British riders since 1979.
Somehow, Valentino Rossi left Misano increasing his championship lead to twenty three points ahead of Jorge Lorenzo. and Marc Marquez crosses another track of his list of tracks he's won at.
|4||76||Loris BAZ||Yamaha Forward||+26.427|
|13||63||Mike DI MEGLIO||Ducati||+48.381|
|20||71||Claudio CORTI||Yamaha Forward||1 Lap|
|21||17||Karel ABRAHAM||Honda||1 Lap|
|44||Pol ESPARGARO||Yamaha||2 Laps|
|99||Jorge LORENZO||Yamaha||8 Laps|
|68||Yonny HERNANDEZ||Ducati||19 Laps|
|15||Alex DE ANGELIS||ART||19 Laps|
|51||Michele PIRRO||Ducati||19 Laps|
Back-flipping Frenchman Johann Zarco, leading the title chase by eighty-five points, sits on pole position, but the fight for second place between Alex Rins and Tito Rabat is still very much undecided.
Zarco won out on the multitude of unusual lines taken in the first few corners to try to lead, with Dominique Aegerter and Alex Rins following when the dust settled. On the second lap, Aegerter and Zarco swapped the lead a few times, trading elbow boops as they swapped the lead round the faster corners. Zarco lost out in that fight while Aegerter went on to snatch the lap record a lap later.
On lap four, Alex Rins passed Zarco and set about closing down Aegerter while Zarco hit the limit of his pace, unable to keep with the faster two riders. Rins was second while his rival Tito Rabat languished in eighth place and, on lap six, he made his challenge for the lead.
As Alex Rins charged the apex, Aegerter retained his lead, closing the door but Rins was carrying far too much speed into the second apex and, rear wheel sliding, he couldn't scrub enough speed off and collected Dominique Aegerter as his front wheel punched Aegerter's rear.
Both riders skittled into the gravel, gifting Zarco with a manageable first place and scuppering Rins's lead over Rabat for second place in the championship. Both riders got back on their bikes and tried to return to the race, but they were too far back to fight for points and Aegerter pitted in. Race Direction announced their interest in the event immediately.
Zarco led ahead of Hafizh Syahrin and Simone Corsi, but it didn't take too many laps for Syahrin to be passed by Corsi, Jonas Folger, Taka Nakagami and Julian Simon. As Zarco hit his stride, building a gap over Corsi and Folger tenth by tenth, Tito Rabat's bike started to work as the weight of the fuel lowered and his handling settled.
Sam Lowes crossed the line to start lap eighteen with his rear tyre smoking. His rear hugger had given up the ghost and was causing him a few problems, but as he entered the last corner he lost power as his hugger bit into the rear tyre, cutting a groove into it and eventually spitting its carbon fibre all over the track as Lowes was forced out of the race.
Nakagami was up to second place with six laps left with Corsi struggling to keep up. Rabat passed Corsi and signalled to him to tuck in behind him if he wanted a lift.
Meanwhile, Alex Rins, with his bike surviving better than Aegerter's was making a nuisance of himself, a lap down and messing with the riders fighting for fourth place and trying to mess with Rabat. He got a penalty to drop two places and ignored it, earning himself a well-deserved black flag.
Rabat caught Nakagami, dropping Corsi in his charge to the front and swapped places with Nakagami several times, but came out the better.
Two laps without any fighting in the top three, Zarco having enough of a gap to keep Rabat at bay.
Johann Zarco won another Moto2 race, performed another back flip and increased his lead to 93 points over Tito Rabat whose second place put him 17 points ahead of Alex Rins whose only points would be penalty points.
|5||60||Julian SIMON||Speed Up||+9.225|
|15||95||Anthony WEST||Speed Up||+33.312|
|17||23||Marcel SCHROTTER||Tech 3||+37.245|
|19||96||Louis ROSSI||Tech 3||+43.986|
|23||97||Xavi VIERGE||Tech 3||1 Lap|
|24||77||Dominique AEGERTER||Kalex||3 Laps|
|64||Federico CARICASULO||Kalex||8 Laps|
|22||Sam LOWES||Speed Up||9 Laps|
|2||Jesko RAFFIN||Kalex||11 Laps|
|73||Alex MARQUEZ||Kalex||20 Laps|
|70||Robin MULHAUSER||Kalex||21 Laps|
|36||Mika KALLIO||Kalex||24 Laps|
|88||Ricard CARDUS||Suter||24 Laps|
|40||Alex RINS||Kalex||0 Lap|
Enea Bastianini on pole position started the race seventy points behind championship leader Danny Kent. He was the only rider at the front to fit a soft front tyre for the 23 lap race.
Bastianini led from the flag, with Roman Fenati coming up from the second row to slot in ahead of Brad Binder, Miguel Oliveira and Niccolo Antonelli. Danny Kent was pushed back to sixth place that became seventh place when his teammate Efren Vasquez passed him later in the lap.
Bastianini held his lead for three laps with Kent at the back of the leading pack of seven riders, until Brad Binder took over for two laps. On lap five, the lead swapped between Binder, a hard-charging Romano Fenati and a smooth-riding Miguel Oliveira.
After a lap with Fenati in the led, Oliveira took control back as Danny Kent dropped off the lead group and fell into the clutches of Alexis Masbou and Francesco Bagnaini, losing more places in the process while his championship rival Enea Bastianini held court in the top three.
In the eleventh lap, half race distance, Danny Kent pushed back and broke free from the second group, closing up to Brad Binder at the back of the leading six riders. As the lead group was once again seven riders and they had a lead of over three seconds from the second group.
Then, Danny Kent lifted his hand and started droppong back from the main group. After exceeding track limits at turn six for three consecutive laps, race direction handed out a penalty of one place to the Englishman. He dropped back four seconds and settled in behind Francesco Bagnaini, leading the second group. Efren Vasquez crashed out at turn four , shrinking the front group to five and Kent wasted no time dispatching the slower riders and started his run to close four seconds to the front five, but with seven laps left, he would never catch them.
Miguel Oliveira held his lead until the penultimate lap when Niccolo Antonelli and Enea Bastianini both passed him, but Oliveira took it back at the beginning of the last lap. Bastianini's front tyre let him hold a faster line through turn eleven, pushing him past Oliveira for the lead, and he held his place through the last corner and had enough of a lead that he was not in danger of being passed at the flag.
Enea Bastianini took his first ever win in front of a sold-out home crowd and scythed 15 points from Danny Kent's championship lead, cutting it down to just fifty-five points. On his victory lap, he took off his helmet and had his freshly bleached hair sprayed the colours of the Italian flag.
Miguel Oliveira took second place and Niccolo Antonelli held off Romano Fenati for the last spot on the podium.
|11||48||Lorenzo DALLA PORTA||Husqvarna||+12.187|
|26||90||Adrian GYUTAI||TVR||1 Lap|
|58||Juanfran GUEVARA||Mahindra||1 Lap|
|63||Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN||KTM||1 Lap|
|24||Tatsuki SUZUKI||Mahindra||8 Laps|
|7||Efren VAZQUEZ||Honda||9 Laps|
|2||Remy GARDNER||Mahindra||17 Laps|
|95||Jules DANILO||Honda||20 Laps|
|16||63||Mike Di Meglio||Ducati||1'34.719||2.215||0.195|
|18||76||Loris Baz||Yamaha Forward||1'34.748||2.244||0.012|
|24||15||Alex De Angelis||ART||1'35.978||3.474||0.470|
|26||71||Claudio Corti||Yamaha Forward||1'37.078||4.574||0.685|
|1||22||Sam Lowes||Speed Up||1'37.582|
|11||60||Julian Simon||Speed Up||1'38.199||0.617|
|21||23||Marcel Schrotter||Tech 3||1'38.880||1.298||0.035|
|22||95||Anthony West||Speed Up||1'38.976||1.394||0.096|
|25||96||Louis Rossi||Tech 3||1'39.285||1.703||0.110|
|31||97||Xavi Vierge||Tech 3||1'40.032||2.450||0.064|
|20||48||Lorenzo Dalla Porta||Husqvarna||1'44.187||0.993||0.060|