MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2018 Valencia MotoGP Test Times Tuesday Final: Viñales Tops Timesheets With New Engine

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Maverick Viñales has ended the first day of the Valencia test as the fastest rider, as most of the factories focus on engines. Viñales and Rossi both tried one step of the 2019 engine, and both were satisfied with progress made, Viñales finishing fastest and Rossi third.

Marc Marquez ended the day in second, also working on a new engine and bike which he had also tried at Aragon, and like the Movistar Yamaha riders, has another step to test on Wednesday. Andrea Dovizioso finished as fourth fastest, using the shortened track time to set up the 2018 bike ready to make back-to-back comparisons with the 2019 bike ready for tomorrow. 

Franco Morbidelli was the fastest of the bike switchers, ending the day in sixth, two thirds of a second behind Viñales, and under four tenths behind Rossi, the Italian adapting to the Petronas Yamaha M1 very rapidly. Morbidelli has the 2018 machine at his disposal. Pecco Bagnaia was fastest rookie on the Pramac Ducati, under a second behind Viñales.

The riders did not have a great deal of track time on Tuesday. The track started damp and didn't really dry out until noon, with everyone taking to the track some time before 1pm. The rain came around 3:30pm, putting a premature end to practice. Wednesday is likely to be dry all day, so the teams will be hoping to get out early for the final day of testing before heading to Jerez.

Times:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 12 Maverick Vinales Yamaha M1 1:31.416    
2 93 Marc Marquez Honda RC213V 1:31.718 0.302 0.302
3 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:31.845 0.429 0.127
4 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP19 1:31.846 0.430 0.001
5 6 Stefan Bradl Honda RC213V 1:32.015 0.599 0.169
6 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha M1 1:32.085 0.669 0.070
7 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:32.095 0.679 0.010
8 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP19 1:32.100 0.684 0.005
9 44 Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 1:32.179 0.763 0.079
10 51 Michele Pirro Ducati GP19 1:32.220 0.804 0.041
11 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati GP18 1:32.396 0.980 0.176
12 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:32.402 0.986 0.006
13 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda RC213V 1:32.539 1.123 0.137
14 43 Jack Miller Ducati GP19 1:32.555 1.139 0.016
15 36 Joan Mir Suzuki GSX-RR 1:32.787 1.371 0.232
16 53 Tito Rabat Ducati GP18 1:32.834 1.418 0.047
17 5 Johann Zarco KTM RC16 1:32.835 1.419 0.001
18 99 Jorge Lorenzo Honda RC213V 1:32.959 1.543 0.124
19 29 Andrea Iannone Aprilia RS-GP 1:33.291 1.875 0.332
20 17 Karel Abraham Ducati GP18 1:33.301 1.885 0.010
21 38 Bradley Smith Aprilia RS-GP 1:33.709 2.293 0.408
22 94 Jonas Folger Yamaha M1 1:33.810 2.394 0.101
23 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha M1 1:33.850 2.434 0.040
24 55 Hafizh Syahrin KTM RC16 1:34.233 2.817 0.383
25 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM RC16 1:35.118 3.702 0.885
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2018 Valencia MotoGP Test Times Tuesday 2:15pm - Marquez Leads Dovizioso

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Times at 2:15pm:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 93 Marc Marquez Honda RC213V 1:31.783    
2 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP19 1:31.854 0.071 0.071
3 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha M1 1:32.095 0.312 0.241
4 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP19 1:32.100 0.317 0.005
5 44 Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 1:32.179 0.396 0.079
6 12 Maverick Vinales Yamaha M1 1:32.237 0.454 0.058
7 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:32.473 0.690 0.236
8 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda RC213V 1:32.539 0.756 0.066
9 43 Jack Miller Ducati GP19 1:32.555 0.772 0.016
10 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:32.617 0.834 0.062
11 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:32.779 0.996 0.162
12 51 Michele Pirro Ducati GP19 1:32.978 1.195 0.199
13 6 Stefan Bradl Honda RC213V 1:33.110 1.327 0.132
14 36 Joan Mir Suzuki GSX-RR 1:33.530 1.747 0.420
15 5 Johann Zarco KTM RC16 1:33.578 1.795 0.048
16 29 Andrea Iannone Aprilia RS-GP 1:33.705 1.922 0.127
17 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati GP18 1:33.837 2.054 0.132
18 94 Jonas Folger Yamaha M1 1:33.944 2.161 0.107
19 53 Tito Rabat Ducati GP18 1:34.138 2.355 0.194
20 55 Hafizh Syahrin KTM RC16 1:34.260 2.477 0.122
21 17 Karel Abraham Ducati GP18 1:34.289 2.506 0.029
22 99 Jorge Lorenzo Honda RC213V 1:34.668 2.885 0.379
23 38 Bradley Smith Aprilia RS-GP 1:34.709 2.926 0.041
24 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha M1 1:34.855 3.072 0.146
25 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM RC16 1:35.469 3.686 0.614
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2018 Valencia MotoGP Race Result: A Rainy Curtain Falls Over The Season

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After wet but reasonably so races for their younger (for the most part) colleagues, premier class riders had to cope with the many questions prompted by heavy rain starting as they lined up on the grid. The packed stands that surrounded the circuit were rewarded for their resilience with a first victory for Ducati in Valencia in a decade, courtesy of Andrea Dovizioso. Alex Rins brought Suzuki’s podium tally to its best ever in the class with another second position, while history was also made by Pol Espargaro, whose third place got KTM their first ever podium despite an early crash for the Spaniard.

Rins had picked up the lead from poleman Maverick Viñales after an excellent start, with Dovizioso, Pol Espargaro and Marc Marquez closely following the two blue bikes. The lead Suzuki was stretching a gap straight away, one and a half seconds up on the pursuers by the end of lap one, Dovizioso soon picking up the task of reeling him in from Viñales. The Yamaha man’s day quickly got a bit worse as both Pol Espargaro and Marquez found their way past him. A bit further back, Valentino Rossi made an excellent start from 16th on the grid and was up to 10th halfway through lap one, while Dani Pedrosa was running 13th in the cool conditions. In only one lap, Rossi was up to seventh and only seven tenths off Viñales, with Danilo Petrucci in between the Yamaha duo.

By lap four, Rins’ lead grew like traffic jams in the rain, up to nearly three seconds from Dovizioso, while Marquez finally found a way past Espargaro into turn one and was trying to recover the one second gap to the Ducati. Petrucci was one second back from the Catalan duo fighting for third position, bringing Jack Miller with him and dropping Viñales into the claws of Rossi to let them settle third in the championship between themselves. Rossi got past his teammate on lap five, just before Miller abandoned the battle at turn three. Petrucci soon joined him in the worryingly growing highside pack on lap seven, leaving Rossi with the task of hunting down the leaders.

Back at the front, Rins was on rails and continued to extend his lead at a fast rate, up to five seconds by lap six but the conditions were deteriorating quickly, Pol Espargaro and Marquez crashing out one lap later in separate and unpleasantly spectacular incidents. That left Rossi on the provisional podium, four seconds down on Dovizioso, who was catching up with Rins, the Suzuki man having to cool down his pace in the tricky conditions. Viñales was within touch of his teammate and appeared to finally warm up and start setting personal best times. Andrea Iannone was next down the road but then he went literally down the road on lap ten.

With Rins, Dovizioso, Rossi and Viñales holding station in the lead battle for survival, Franco Morbidelli was best of the rest in a very lonely fifth, Pedrosa and Johann Zarco engaged in battle three seconds back. The highside curse struck again on lap 12, Viñales having a rapid crash at turn 13, quickly after Morbidelli joined the crash list and all the commotion left Pedrosa in fourth.

Meanwhile, the three survivors in the lead group found themselves within barely a second of each other. Rins was struggling badly and was being hunted down by the two threatening Italians, the Suzuki almost welcoming them past on lap 14. That started war between Dovizioso and Rossi but just as the battle was heating up, the red flag came out due to Poseidon presumably arriving as a celebrity guest. Having stopped barely halfway through proceedings, the race had to wait for lighter skies to be restarted.

Once the wait was over, 16 riders lined up on the grid in the order they crossed the line on lap 13, with Rins on pole position ahead of Dovizioso and Rossi. Some of the late crashers were also allowed in, including Michele Pirro and Bradley Smith, as well as Pol Espargaro, who had rejoined the action after his early tumble. Once the lights went out for the second time, status quo was maintained at the front but Pol Espargaro attacked the Hondas of Takaaki Nakagami and Pedrosa straight away to hunt down the leaders.

The first move at the front came from Dovizioso, who picked up the lead from Rins by the end of lap one but the rain also picked up once again. Rossi bided his time as the lead trio detached decisively from the feisty Pol vs Pedrosa battle, Nakagami leading a third group two seconds down the road. That gap quickly came down once Michele Pirro picked up the task and the Ducati test rider was promptly chasing down Pedrosa.

On lap five, the lead trio was starting to pull some red sectors out of the hat but Dovizioso made the biggest difference, taking his advantage at the front to over a second by lap six. With the Ducati man taking off at the front, Rins and Rossi were left to settle podium positions. Rossi was pushed to make a move one lap later in an attempt to stop Dovizioso’s charge but the gap still grew to two seconds. The rain had turned into more of a drizzle at this point and encouraged some more action, Pirro and Pedrosa trading blows for a while.

With five laps to go, things appeared to have settled, with barely any gaps under a second throughout the field but turn 12 made another victim when Rossi hit the deck from second place. The second heart-breaking race exit in a row for Rossi also meant that the KTM of Pol Espargaro climbed into podium positions.

Dovizioso was in cruise control for the remaining laps, crossing the finish line three seconds before Rins, with Pol making history for KTM in third. Pirro brought it home in fourth place, with Pedrosa ending his farewell appearance in fifth position. Nakagami, Johann Zarco, Bradley Smith, Stefan Bradl and Hafizh Syahrin completed the top ten. Jorge Lorenzo kept a low profile in the difficult conditions to finish 12th in his final race for Ducati.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Gap
1 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 24'03.408
2 42 Alex RINS Suzuki +2.750
3 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM +7.406
4 51 Michele PIRRO Ducati +8.647
5 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda +13.351
6 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda +32.288
7 5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha +32.806
8 38 Bradley SMITH KTM +33.111
9 6 Stefan BRADL Honda +36.376
10 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Yamaha +37.198
11 45 Scott REDDING Aprilia +44.326
12 99 Jorge LORENZO Ducati +46.146
13 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha +52.809
14 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati +1'10.628
15 81 Jordi TORRES Ducati +1'16.739
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  19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 7 Laps
  25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 0 Lap
  9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 0 Lap
  93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 0 Lap
  29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 0 Lap
  41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 0 Lap
  43 Jack MILLER Ducati 0 Lap
  21 Franco MORBIDELLI Honda 0 Lap
  12 Thomas LUTHI Honda 0 Lap
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2018 Valencia Moto2 Race Result: Up And Down, Down And Up

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Despite ever darker clouds gathering around the Ricardo Tormo circuit, the rain held back long enough for the intermediate class race to unfold. And it was another dramatic affair, Miguel Oliveira the ultimate victor on his 50th and last appearance in the class. Iker Lecuona lived up to the promise he showed throughout the weekend to take second place, while the early leader of the race, Alex Marquez, grabbed the final step of the podium despite taking a tumble halfway through.

It was a different story at the start, front row starter Xavi Vierge attacking straight away to pick up the lead but many of his pursuers stole the attention of the cameras as poleman Luca Marini slipped out at turn two and was immediately joined in the gravel trap by Joan Mir and Lorenzo Baldassarri, while a couple more riders were forced wide. One of them was world champion Pecco Baganaia, who managed to stay up and start a recovery ride from 23rd position.

Back at the front, Vierge was being challenged by Mattia Pasini, Oliveira and Marquez, the Portuguese rider picking up the lead by lap two and stretching a barely comfortable eighth tenths’ lead. By lap three, Lecuona had joined the party at the sharp end, having started 21st, while the chasing pack led by Sam Lowes was over a second back. The British rider abandoned ship by the end of that very lap, letting Marcel Schrotter pick up the chase.

On lap five, Marquez was glued to the back of Oliveira and the duo was a full second ahead of the battle between Vierge and Lecuona, with Pasini a little lonely two seconds down. The younger Marquez attacked at the start of lap six and quickly put a second into Oliveira, while the list of fallers was growing ever bigger.

Leader Marquez continued to reel in fastest laps while Vierge and Lecuona were closing in on Oliveira, which was a wake up call for the Red Bull KTM rider. By lap ten, the top four riders were putting in a fierce rhythm, leaving Pasini over eight seconds down the road. The first to blink was Vierge, the Spaniard abandoning the race at turn eight on lap 12 and letting Lecuona into the podium places, three seconds down on Oliveira. That gap quickly grew to six seconds with a mistake in turn 14 but Pasini was much too far to take profit.

Halfway through the race, the gap between Marquez and Oliveira kept steady at 1.7 seconds and the Portuguese rider was on a charge once again but before he managed to show a wheel to Marquez, the Spaniard slipped out in turn 14. However, with the massive gaps at the front, Marquez rejoined the race in third position and had to fend off Pasini for the final podium place.

Oliveira inherited the lead but despite witnessing his rival’s mistake and the seven seconds’ advantage to Lecuona in second, he did not ease down and continued to comfortably post fastest sector times until the checkered flag. Lecuona was stuck in no man’s land in second position while Marquez quickly disposed of Pasini to secure third in the race and snatch fourth in the world championship.

Pasini had another lonely ride to fourth place, with Remy Gardner scoring his best ever Grand Prix finish in fifth. Fabio Quartataro took a great sixth place after suffering an issue on the grid and having to start last. Schrotter, Augusto Fernandez, Andrea Locatelli and Simone Corsi took the remaining top ten positions. The reigning world champion took the flag in his lovely celebratory livery in 14th position.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Gap
1 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 45'07.639
2 27 Iker LECUONA KTM +13.201
3 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex +22.175
4 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex +28.892
5 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 +30.106
6 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Speed Up +32.126
7 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex +33.086
8 40 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex +33.950
9 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex +35.707
10 24 Simone CORSI Kalex +37.019
11 77 Dominique AEGERTER KTM +43.844
12 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex +45.871
13 4 Steven ODENDAAL NTS +49.113
14 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex +53.288
15 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex +1'08.712
16 32 Isaac VIÑALES Suter +1'25.666
17 18 Xavi CARDELUS Kalex +1'32.166
18 95 Jules DANILO Kalex +1'47.502
19 21 Federico FULIGNI Kalex 1 Lap
20 3 Lukas TULOVIC Suter 1 Lap
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  66 Niki TUULI Kalex 6 Laps
  97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 12 Laps
  16 Joe ROBERTS NTS 17 Laps
  70 Tommaso MARCON Speed Up 18 Laps
  9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 20 Laps
  41 Brad BINDER KTM 22 Laps
  22 Sam LOWES KTM 22 Laps
  89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 23 Laps
    Not Finished 1st Lap    
  10 Luca MARINI Kalex 0 Lap
  7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 0 Lap
  36 Joan MIR Kalex 0 Lap
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2018 Valencia Moto3 Race Result: Age Is Just A Number Indeed

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Rain was back on the menu for Sunday and the lightweight class lined up on a wet grid with light drizzle. While the first few laps predictably brought busy gravel traps, the final lap was nothing short of unpredictable, the final trophy of the year going to wildcard Can Oncu, the current Red Bull Rookies champion and future full time Moto3 rider taking a fantastic win on his very first try. The youngster crossed the finish line four seconds ahead of world champion Jorge Martin and also shared the podium with John McPhee.

Tony Arbolino and Marco Bezzecchi were the stars of the start, the poleman showing the way to the championship runner up, while Nakarin Atiratphuvapat lost some ground from the front row towards the end of the top ten, allowing Oncu to mingle with the leaders. Meanwhile, Martin was making his way through the pack, having started 13th. Many warriors had literally fallen in the slippery conditions early on and Oncu himself just about managed to keep aboard although he lost touch by over a second to the two leaders by lap four. His recovery mission was soon aided by Bezzecchi, who crashed out at turn four that same lap, leaving Oncu and McPhee in provisional podium positions, with Fabio Di Giannatonio, Martin and Albert Arenas attempting to hunt them down and change that. The rest of the pack was not too far either, circling about three seconds back.

With Arbolino settled at the front and with a two and a half seconds’ gap to Oncu, all the focus for the next few laps was on all the various riders picking up their bikes from gravel traps. Amongst the chasing pack, Arenas was the first victim on lap seven, while the Gresini tag team of Di Giannantonio and Martin found their way past McPhee. The battle for third position was hotting up between the trio, while Oncu, who was five seconds up the road, was starting to slowly reel in leader Arbolino.

By lap ten, the gap to the leader had settled, Arbolino nearly three seconds ahead of Oncu, while Martin was biding his time for an eventual attack on his teammate, the duo slowly dropping McPhee. It proved to be the calm before the storm, Arbolino crashing from the lead at infamous turn four at the halfway mark of the race. With 12 laps left, Oncu inherited the lead and looked to seriously threaten Scott Redding’s record for youngest GP winner.

The Turkish youngster had to manage the lead with an eight second advantage from the Gresini duo, Martin still not having a go at Di Giannantonio and allowing McPhee to make a comeback to their little group. Enea Bastianini was over ten seconds down the road, fending off Jaume Masia for fifth. A mistake from Di Giannantonio with seven laps to go allowed Martin past, McPhee taking his turn soon after in turn seven as the Italian was suddenly fading.

Another twist was added to the tale when rain started to fall once again for the final six laps. Oncu did not seem too intimidated by the changing conditions and continued to post red coloured sectors despite constantly having to see the world champion’s name on his pitboard. The Red Bull Rookies champ kept his cool – with the exception of a pretty big moment halfway through the final lap – and took the checkered flag with an excellent wheelie.

While Oncu somewhat ruined Redding’s final race in the world championship by snatching the record for youngest GP winner at 15 years and 115 days, Martin also got another title celebration on the parade lap, having finished second. McPhee got a well deserved but a bit under the radar third. Di Giannantonio held on to fourth position and it was enough to demote Bezzecchi, who crashed twice, from second position in the championship. Bastianini, Masia, Niccolo Antonelli, Nakarin Atiratphuvapat, Marcos Ramirez and Celestino Vietti completed the top ten for the final race of the season.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Gap
1 61 Can ONCU KTM 43'06.370
2 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda +4.071
3 17 John MCPHEE KTM +6.130
4 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda +12.897
5 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda +14.735
6 5 Jaume MASIA KTM +21.984
7 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda +26.641
8 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda +30.758
9 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM +33.411
10 31 Celestino VIETTI KTM +39.008
11 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda +42.332
12 81 Stefano NEPA KTM +48.931
13 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM +54.434
14 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM +54.585
15 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM +56.424
16 22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM +57.222
17 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM +1'00.541
18 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda +1'35.093
19 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1 Lap
20 12 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM 1 Lap
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  77 Vicente PEREZ KTM 2 Laps
  65 Philipp OETTL KTM 8 Laps
  14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 12 Laps
  26 Izam IKMAL Honda 16 Laps
  75 Albert ARENAS KTM 17 Laps
  27 Kaito TOBA Honda 19 Laps
  10 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 22 Laps
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  44 Aron CANET Honda 0 Lap
  72 Alonso LOPEZ Honda 0 Lap
  24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 0 Lap
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2018 Valencia MotoGP Warm Up Result: Marquez Dives Right In

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Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'40.154    
2 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 1'40.959 0.805 0.805
3 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'41.109 0.955 0.150
4 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'41.168 1.014 0.059
5 43 Jack MILLER Ducati 1'41.183 1.029 0.015
6 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'41.573 1.419 0.390
7 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Honda 1'41.583 1.429 0.010
8 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 1'41.590 1.436 0.007
9 38 Bradley SMITH KTM 1'41.795 1.641 0.205
10 29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 1'41.809 1.655 0.014
11 25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'41.871 1.717 0.062
12 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 1'41.884 1.730 0.013
13 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'41.966 1.812 0.082
14 51 Michele PIRRO Ducati 1'41.987 1.833 0.021
15 45 Scott REDDING Aprilia 1'42.454 2.300 0.467
16 5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha 1'42.458 2.304 0.004
17 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda 1'42.469 2.315 0.011
18 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 1'42.490 2.336 0.021
19 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 1'42.574 2.420 0.084
20 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Yamaha 1'42.726 2.572 0.152
21 99 Jorge LORENZO Ducati 1'42.774 2.620 0.048
22 12 Thomas LUTHI Honda 1'42.936 2.782 0.162
23 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 1'43.665 3.511 0.729
24 81 Jordi TORRES Ducati 1'45.068 4.914 1.403
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2018 Valencia Moto2 Warm Up Result: Lowes Shines In The Rain

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Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 22 Sam LOWES KTM 1'47.856    
2 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'48.086 0.230 0.230
3 66 Niki TUULI Kalex 1'48.179 0.323 0.093
4 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'48.266 0.410 0.087
5 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Speed Up 1'48.409 0.553 0.143
6 24 Simone CORSI Kalex 1'48.559 0.703 0.150
7 40 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex 1'48.567 0.711 0.008
8 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'48.568 0.712 0.001
9 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 1'48.706 0.850 0.138
10 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 1'48.805 0.949 0.099
11 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'48.857 1.001 0.052
12 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'49.025 1.169 0.168
13 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'49.029 1.173 0.004
14 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'49.355 1.499 0.326
15 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'49.412 1.556 0.057
16 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 1'49.474 1.618 0.062
17 16 Joe ROBERTS NTS 1'49.491 1.635 0.017
18 77 Dominique AEGERTER KTM 1'49.658 1.802 0.167
19 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'49.785 1.929 0.127
20 36 Joan MIR Kalex 1'49.791 1.935 0.006
21 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 1'49.981 2.125 0.190
22 4 Steven ODENDAAL NTS 1'50.242 2.386 0.261
23 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 1'50.435 2.579 0.193
24 32 Isaac VIÑALES Suter 1'50.641 2.785 0.206
25 95 Jules DANILO Kalex 1'50.734 2.878 0.093
26 18 Xavi CARDELUS Kalex 1'51.539 3.683 0.805
27 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'52.023 4.167 0.484
28 3 Lukas TULOVIC Suter 1'52.029 4.173 0.006
29 70 Tommaso MARCON Speed Up 1'53.592 5.736 1.563
30 27 Iker LECUONA KTM 1'54.937 7.081 1.345
  21 Federico FULIGNI Kalex      
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2018 Valencia Moto3 Warm Up Result: Bezzecchi By A Distance

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Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 12 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM 1'50.712    
2 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'51.256 0.544 0.544
3 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda 1'51.381 0.669 0.125
4 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'51.574 0.862 0.193
5 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'51.855 1.143 0.281
6 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 1'51.939 1.227 0.084
7 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'51.964 1.252 0.025
8 72 Alonso LOPEZ Honda 1'52.044 1.332 0.080
9 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 1'52.395 1.683 0.351
10 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'52.456 1.744 0.061
11 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'52.506 1.794 0.050
12 5 Jaume MASIA KTM 1'52.578 1.866 0.072
13 77 Vicente PEREZ KTM 1'52.604 1.892 0.026
14 61 Can ONCU KTM 1'52.686 1.974 0.082
15 10 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 1'52.694 1.982 0.008
16 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 1'52.742 2.030 0.048
17 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'52.752 2.040 0.010
18 17 John MCPHEE KTM 1'52.773 2.061 0.021
19 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'52.910 2.198 0.137
20 31 Celestino VIETTI KTM 1'53.016 2.304 0.106
21 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'53.045 2.333 0.029
22 81 Stefano NEPA KTM 1'53.251 2.539 0.206
23 22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM 1'53.274 2.562 0.023
24 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'53.831 3.119 0.557
25 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'53.968 3.256 0.137
26 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'54.185 3.473 0.217
27 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 1'54.415 3.703 0.230
28 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'55.112 4.400 0.697
29 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 1'55.590 4.878 0.478
30 26 Izam IKMAL Honda 1'56.519 5.807 0.929
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2018 Valencia Moto2 Qualifying Result: Getting Used To It

The final qualifying session of the day started off with half the circuit covered in grey clouds and the other showing lovely blue sky but luckly all parts fully dry. After appearing to struggle in drenched Valencia, the dry version was more kind to Luca Marini, the recent grand prix winner setting camp at the top of the timesheets for much of the session. The young Italian allowed Marcel Schrotter a brief stint at the front in the final ten minutes but swiftly found his way back into a second career pole position.

Xavi Vierge had the most realistic chance of challenging the SKY rider but came three hundredths of a second short, with Schrotter completing the front row of the grid. Pecco Bagnaia made a step on his final lap and jumped from row three to the top of the second row, ahead of flatmate Lorenzo Baldassarri and an improving Sam Lowes.

Joan Mir got relegated to row three in the final moments fo the session and will start in the company of Augusto Fernandez and Fabio Quartararo. Miguel Oliveira rounded out the top ten and will show the way to teammate Brad Binder and Jesko Raffin on row four. Amongst the more underwhelming performances came Mattia Pasini’s 14th position, Alex Marquez starting 16th and Iker Lecuona 21st after an excellent showing in wet conditions.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'35.777    
2 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 1'35.804 0.027 0.027
3 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'35.945 0.168 0.141
4 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 1'36.173 0.396 0.228
5 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'36.270 0.493 0.097
6 22 Sam LOWES KTM 1'36.335 0.558 0.065
7 36 Joan MIR Kalex 1'36.336 0.559 0.001
8 40 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex 1'36.380 0.603 0.044
9 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Speed Up 1'36.396 0.619 0.016
10 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'36.429 0.652 0.033
11 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'36.464 0.687 0.035
12 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'36.499 0.722 0.035
13 24 Simone CORSI Kalex 1'36.515 0.738 0.016
14 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'36.532 0.755 0.017
15 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 1'36.572 0.795 0.040
16 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'36.580 0.803 0.008
17 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 1'36.595 0.818 0.015
18 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'36.638 0.861 0.043
19 16 Joe ROBERTS NTS 1'36.656 0.879 0.018
20 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'36.667 0.890 0.011
21 27 Iker LECUONA KTM 1'36.671 0.894 0.004
22 4 Steven ODENDAAL NTS 1'36.819 1.042 0.148
23 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 1'36.909 1.132 0.090
24 77 Dominique AEGERTER KTM 1'36.976 1.199 0.067
25 14 Hector GARZO Tech 3 1'37.444 1.667 0.468
26 66 Niki TUULI Kalex 1'37.457 1.680 0.013
27 70 Tommaso MARCON Speed Up 1'37.483 1.706 0.026
28 21 Federico FULIGNI Kalex 1'38.351 2.574 0.868
29 32 Isaac VIÑALES Suter 1'38.406 2.629 0.055
30 18 Xavi CARDELUS Kalex 1'38.718 2.941 0.312
31 95 Jules DANILO Kalex 1'39.275 3.498 0.557
32 3 Lukas TULOVIC Suter 1'39.600 3.823 0.325
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2018 Valencia MotoGP Qualifying Result: Soap Opera Stuff

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The sun finally decided to shine over the qualifying session and promised a show after the premier class only got one outing in dry conditions. And the session got off to a dramatic start, Marc Marquez taking an innocent tumble in turn four and his dislocated shoulder became a more urgent problem than not having set a time yet. While the world champion was getting some attention in the team truck, Danilo Petrucci was setting the pace half a second faster than the rivals.

Once the infamous shoulder was back in its rightful place, Marquez was ready to start the final shootout and while the world champion was warming up on the cold track, Maverick Viñales found the sweet spot on his Yamaha and snatched the lead. Despite several challengers revealing themselves in the final minutes left of the session, the Spaniard completed the fairy-tale and scored his first pole position in over a year after having to come through Q1.

Alex Rins and Andrea Dovizioso looked on track to break Yamaha hearts but both stumbled on the final lap and had to settle for the remaining places on the front row, under a tenth of a second separating the lead trio. Petrucci missed out on the front row by only two hundredths of a second, while the springy reigning world champion pushed hard on his way to fifth, after another big moment on the final lap, ending up only a tenth off pole. In all the last minute turmoil, there was little limelight left for Pol Espargaro, the Spaniard qualifying in an excellent sixth position to equal KTM’s best performance in the class.

The other Q1 survivor, Andrea Iannone, opens row three ahead of Aleix Espargaro and Dani Pedrosa, the trio getting little airtime in the short but eventful Q2 session. Jack Miller started his session by adding yet another crash to his sizeable list this weekend and qualified tenth. The Pramac rider heads fourth row ahead of Johann Zarco, who ended up sliding in the gravel on his backside halfway through a red hot lap, and familiar wildcard Michele Pirro.

Jorge Lorenzo did a heroic job to only miss out on Q2 by half a tenth and qualify 13th. While half of the Yamaha garage gathered in parc ferme, the celebrations were minimal on the other side of the garage, with Valentino Rossi not looking like a serious threat in Q1 and unable to do any better than 16th.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'31.312    
2 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 1'31.380 0.068 0.068
3 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'31.392 0.080 0.012
4 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'31.414 0.102 0.022
5 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'31.442 0.130 0.028
6 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 1'31.577 0.265 0.135
7 29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 1'31.629 0.317 0.052
8 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 1'31.630 0.318 0.001
9 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'32.140 0.828 0.510
10 43 Jack MILLER Ducati 1'32.145 0.833 0.005
11 5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha 1'32.179 0.867 0.034
12 51 Michele PIRRO Ducati 1'32.310 0.998 0.131
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Q2 29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 1'31.382    
Q2 25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'31.858 0.476 0.476
13 99 Jorge LORENZO Ducati 1'31.900 0.518 0.042
14 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda 1'31.928 0.546 0.028
15 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Honda 1'32.385 1.003 0.457
16 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'32.452 1.070 0.067
17 12 Thomas LUTHI Honda 1'32.545 1.163 0.093
18 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 1'32.547 1.165 0.002
19 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 1'32.568 1.186 0.021
20 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 1'32.708 1.326 0.140
21 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Yamaha 1'32.749 1.367 0.041
22 38 Bradley SMITH KTM 1'33.011 1.629 0.262
23 81 Jordi TORRES Ducati 1'34.427 3.045 1.416
24 45 Scott REDDING Aprilia 1'35.171 3.789 0.744
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