MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2017 Misano World Superbike FP3 Results: Melandri Quickest Overall

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Marco Menaldri sets the fastest time of the weekend, nine thousandths of a second quicker than Jonathan Rea. Chaz Davies and Tom Sykes round out the top four in this untimed session.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 33 M. MELANDRI Ducati Panigale R 1'34.611   272,7
2 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.620 0.009 266,7
3 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 1'34.671 0.060 268,0
4 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.831 0.220 266,7
5 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'35.322 0.711 267,3
6 12 X. FORÉS Ducati Panigale R 1'35.412 0.801 266,7
7 81 J. TORRES BMW S 1000 RR 1'35.678 1.067 266,0
8 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 1'35.846 1.235 267,3
9 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 1'35.864 1.253 262,1
10 50 E. LAVERTY Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'36.007 1.396 269,3
11 88 R. KRUMMENACHER Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.019 1.408 261,5
12 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'36.238 1.627 264,7
13 35 R. DE ROSA BMW S 1000 RR 1'36.284 1.673 269,3
14 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.363 1.752 262,8
15 84 R. RUSSO Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.455 1.844 256,5
16 6 S. BRADL Honda CBR1000RR 1'36.579 1.968 266,7
17 36 L. MERCADO Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'36.845 2.234 264,1
18 37 O. JEZEK Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'37.052 2.441 260,2
19 15 A. DE ANGELIS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'37.167 2.556 264,1
20 86 A. BADOVINI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'37.192 2.581 259,6
21 61 F. MENGHI Ducati Panigale R 1'38.606 3.995 260,2

 

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2017 Misano World Supersport FP2 Results: Sofuoglu Leads Rea In Quick Session

Kenan Sofuoglu heads into Superpole with the best lap, setting the quickest time ahead of a resurgent Gino Rea. This morning's fastest man, Federico Caricasulo, couldn't improve on his morning's time and ends the day fifth quickest, behind PJ Jacobsen and Jules Cluzel.

Thirty five laptimes were cancelled, mostly for exceeding turn eleven's boundaries, but some were for turn six and sixteen.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 K. SOFUOGLU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.102   232,8
2 4 G. REA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.258 0.156 231,8
3 99 P. JACOBSEN MV Agusta F3 675 1'39.307 0.205 230,8
4 16 J. CLUZEL Honda CBR600RR 1'39.313 0.211 230,8
5 11 C. GAMARINO Honda CBR600RR 1'39.403 0.301 231,3
6 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 1'39.465 0.363 232,8
7 5 A. BASSANI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.507 0.405 233,8
8 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.521 0.419 236,3
9 144 L. MAHIAS Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.524 0.422 230,3
10 13 A. WEST Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.544 0.442 231,8
11 78 H. OKUBO Honda CBR600RR 1'39.674 0.572 232,8
12 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'39.754 0.652 231,3
13 163 D. STIRPE MV Agusta F3 675 1'39.758 0.656 227,8
14 32 S. MORAIS Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.872 0.770 232,8
15 61 A. ZACCONE MV Agusta F3 675 1'40.032 0.930 228,8
16 47 R. HARTOG Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.151 1.049 231,8
17 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 1'40.419 1.317 229,8
18 26 K. WATANABE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.509 1.407 231,3
19 63 Z. KHAIRUDDIN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.683 1.581 228,3
20 56 P. SEBESTYÉN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.780 1.678 227,4
21 44 R. ROLFO MV Agusta F3 675 1'40.791 1.689 231,8
22 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.793 1.691 230,3
23 74 J. VAN SIKKELERUS Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.903 1.801 229,8
24 63 L. CRESSON Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.941 1.839 233,8
25 70 R. MULHAUSER Honda CBR600RR 1'41.004 1.902 229,8
26 66 N. TUULI Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.007 1.905 230,3
27 77 K. RYDE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.327 2.225 232,8
28 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.395 2.293 229,3
29 82 L. CIPICIANI Honda CBR600RR 1'41.440 2.338 231,8
30 35 S. HILL Triumph Daytona 675 1'41.808 2.706 228,3
31 73 J. CRETARO Suzuki GSX-R600 1'41.908 2.806 230,8
32 9 C. LONDON Suzuki GSX-R600 1'43.023 3.921 226,4
33 92 H. KUNIKAWA Honda CBR600RR 1'43.199 4.097 229,3
34 48 G. SCARCELLA Honda CBR600RR 1'43.750 4.648 223,1

Qualifying

Pos No. Rider Bike Time
    Superpole Two:    
1 1 K. SOFUOGLU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.102
2 4 G. REA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.258
3 99 P. JACOBSEN MV Agusta F3 675 1'39.307
4 16 J. CLUZEL Honda CBR600RR 1'39.313
5 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.376
6 11 C. GAMARINO Honda CBR600RR 1'39.403
7 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 1'39.465
8 5 A. BASSANI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.507
9 144 L. MAHIAS Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.524
10 13 A. WEST Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.544
    Superpole One:    
11 78 H. OKUBO Honda CBR600RR 1'39.674
12 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'39.754
13 163 D. STIRPE MV Agusta F3 675 1'39.758
14 32 S. MORAIS Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.872
15 61 A. ZACCONE MV Agusta F3 675 1'40.032
16 47 R. HARTOG Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.151
17 63 Z. KHAIRUDDIN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.353
18 84 L. CRESSON Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.358
19 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 1'40.419
20 26 K. WATANABE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.509
21 44 R. ROLFO MV Agusta F3 675 1'40.741
22 56 P. SEBESTYÉN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.780
23 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.793
24 74 J. VAN SIKKELERUS Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.903
25 70 R. MULHAUSER Honda CBR600RR 1'41.004
26 66 N. TUULI Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.007
27 25 A. BALDOLINI MV Agusta F3 675 1'41.118
28 77 K. RYDE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.327
29 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.395
30 82 L. CIPICIANI Honda CBR600RR 1'41.440
31 35 S. HILL Triumph Daytona 675 1'41.808
32 73 J. CRETARO Suzuki GSX-R600 1'41.908
33 9 C. LONDON Suzuki GSX-R600 1'43.023
34 92 H. KUNIKAWA Honda CBR600RR 1'43.199
35 48 G. SCARCELLA Honda CBR600RR 1'43.750

 

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2017 Misano World Superbike FP2 Results: Rea Takes Over At Top

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Jonathan Rea was the only rider in the top four to improve on his morning's time, with Tom Sykes, Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri all relying on times from Free Practice one. Leon Camier was able to go quicker but remained fifth quickest overall. Lorenzo Savadori and Randy Krummenacher are the quickest two riders to miss out on qualifying directly for Superpole two. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.901   266,0
2 33 M. MELANDRI Ducati Panigale R 1'35.178 0.277 270,0
3 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'35.267 0.366 264,1
4 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 1'35.267 0.366 260,9
5 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 1'35.348 0.447 266,7
6 81 J. TORRES BMW S 1000 RR 1'35.587 0.686 264,1
7 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'35.718 0.817 262,1
8 50 E. LAVERTY Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'35.867 0.966 264,7
9 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 1'35.883 0.982 264,7
10 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'35.923 1.022 260,9
11 88 R. KRUMMENACHER Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.153 1.252 259,6
12 36 L. MERCADO Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'36.286 1.385 263,4
13 35 R. DE ROSA BMW S 1000 RR 1'36.404 1.503 265,4
14 15 A. DE ANGELIS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.447 1.546 263,4
15 12 X. FORÉS Ducati Panigale R 1'36.460 1.559 264,7
16 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.530 1.629 260,2
17 84 R. RUSSO Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.397 2.496 252,9
18 6 S. BRADL Honda CBR1000RR 1'37.730 2.829 262,1
19 37 O. JEZEK Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'37.976 3.075 255,3
20 86 A. BADOVINI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'38.308 3.407 257,8
21 61 F. MENGHI Ducati Panigale R 1'38.372 3.471 260,9

Qualifying Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time
    Superpole Two:    
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.901
2 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.931
3 33 M. MELANDRI Ducati Panigale R 1'35.151
4 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 1'35.250
5 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 1'35.267
6 81 J. TORRES BMW S 1000 RR 1'35.587
7 12 X. FORÉS Ducati Panigale R 1'35.624
8 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'35.718
9 50 E. LAVERTY Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'35.867
10 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 1'35.883
    Superpole One:    
11 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'35.923
12 88 R. KRUMMENACHER Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.153
13 36 L. MERCADO Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'36.286
14 35 R. DE ROSA BMW S 1000 RR 1'36.378
15 15 A. DE ANGELIS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.447
16 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.530
17 6 S. BRADL Honda CBR1000RR 1'36.548
18 84 R. RUSSO Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.056
19 37 O. JEZEK Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'37.896
20 61 F. MENGHI Ducati Panigale R 1'37.978
21 86 A. BADOVINI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'38.023

 

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2017 Misano World Supersport FP1 Results: Caricasulo Dominates Session

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Federico Caricasulo was quickest throughout the session, only ceding the top spot briefly to Kenan Sofuoglu early on and Lucas Mahias later. Mahias finished the session second quickest ahead of Jules Cluzel and PJ Jacobsen. Kenan Sofuoglu only managed four laps before suffering a technical problem.

Turn eleven's limits were exceeded twenty-two times throughout the session, resulting in twenty-two cancelled lap times.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.376   236,3
2 144 L. MAHIAS Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.543 0.167 234,3
3 16 J. CLUZEL Honda CBR600RR 1'39.552 0.176 232,8
4 99 P. JACOBSEN MV Agusta F3 675 1'39.815 0.439 232,3
5 11 C. GAMARINO Honda CBR600RR 1'40.122 0.746 233,3
6 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 1'40.190 0.814 234,3
7 4 G. REA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.250 0.874 231,3
8 63 Z. KHAIRUDDIN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.353 0.977 230,8
9 63 L. CRESSON Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.358 0.982 235,3
10 32 S. MORAIS Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.368 0.992 232,3
11 78 H. OKUBO Honda CBR600RR 1'40.368 0.992 232,3
12 61 A. ZACCONE MV Agusta F3 675 1'40.372 0.996 229,3
13 163 D. STIRPE MV Agusta F3 675 1'40.416 1.040 228,8
14 13 A. WEST Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.437 1.061 234,8
15 1 K. SOFUOGLU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.665 1.289 229,3
16 44 R. ROLFO MV Agusta F3 675 1'40.741 1.365 229,3
17 47 R. HARTOG Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.971 1.595 232,3
18 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 1'41.003 1.627 232,3
19 25 A. BALDOLINI MV Agusta F3 675 1'41.118 1.742 232,3
20 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'41.149 1.773 231,8
21 66 N. TUULI Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.254 1.878 232,8
22 70 R. MULHAUSER Honda CBR600RR 1'41.297 1.921 229,3
23 5 A. BASSANI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.312 1.936 233,3
24 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.603 2.227 230,3
25 77 K. RYDE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.722 2.346 232,3
26 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.768 2.392 229,3
27 56 P. SEBESTYÉN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.835 2.459 230,3
28 74 J. VAN SIKKELERUS Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.957 2.581 228,8
29 26 K. WATANABE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.074 2.698 231,3
30 35 S. HILL Triumph Daytona 675 1'42.885 3.509 228,8
31 48 G. SCARCELLA Honda CBR600RR 1'43.835 4.459 225,0
32 92 H. KUNIKAWA Honda CBR600RR 1'44.004 4.628 230,3
33 9 C. LONDON Suzuki GSX-R600 1'44.599 5.223 220,9
34 82 L. CIPICIANI Honda CBR600RR 1'49.830 10.454 206,5

 

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2017 Misano World Superbike FP1 Results: Sykes Leads Rea Leads Ducatis

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On a warm, dry day in Rimini, Tom Sykes set an early fast lap on his Kawasaki and just kept improving his time. Jonathan Rea was the only other rider into the 1'34s, in spite of a late charge from Marco Melandri that put him third quickest, pipping his Ducati teammate. Leon Camier continues to make his bike look better than it is with the fifth quickest lap ahead of Xavi Fores.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.931   266,0
2 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.983 0.052 268,0
3 33 M. MELANDRI Ducati Panigale R 1'35.151 0.220 269,3
4 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 1'35.250 0.319 268,0
5 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 1'35.584 0.653 260,9
6 12 X. FORÉS Ducati Panigale R 1'35.624 0.693 266,7
7 81 J. TORRES BMW S 1000 RR 1'35.842 0.911 265,4
8 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'35.867 0.936 265,4
9 50 E. LAVERTY Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'35.969 1.038 267,3
10 35 R. DE ROSA BMW S 1000 RR 1'36.378 1.447 266,0
11 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.379 1.448 264,1
12 88 R. KRUMMENACHER Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.540 1.609 259,0
13 6 S. BRADL Honda CBR1000RR 1'36.548 1.617 264,1
14 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.576 1.645 261,5
15 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'36.675 1.744 260,9
16 84 R. RUSSO Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.056 2.125 256,5
17 36 L. MERCADO Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'37.222 2.291 264,7
18 15 A. DE ANGELIS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'37.713 2.782 264,1
19 37 O. JEZEK Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'37.896 2.965 262,8
20 61 F. MENGHI Ducati Panigale R 1'37.978 3.047 261,5
21 86 A. BADOVINI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'38.023 3.092 260,2

 

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2017 Barcelona MotoGP Test Times Final: Marquez Tops Test Day

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Marc Marquez leaves the Monday post-race test at Barcelona as fastest. The Repsol Honda rider indulged in a late hot-lap shootout with Maverick Viñales at the end of the day, Marquez knocking the Movistar Yamaha rider off the top of the timesheets.

Jonas Folger ended the day in third, though he was nine tenths behind Marquez, bbut just ahead of Dani Pedrosa and Aleix Espargaro. Cal Crutchlow was sixth fastest, ahead of Johann Zarco and Scott Redding.

Final times:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 93 Marc Marquez Honda RC213V 1:44.071    
2 25 Maverick Viñales Yamaha M1 1:44.437 0.366 0.366
3 94 Jonas Folger Yamaha M1 1:44.972 0.901 0.535
4 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda RC213V 1:45.003 0.932 0.031
5 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:45.046 0.975 0.043
6 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:45.296 1.225 0.250
7 5 Johann Zarco Yamaha M1 1:45.452 1.381 0.156
8 45 Scott Redding Ducati GP16 1:45.565 1.494 0.113
9 53 Tito Rabat Honda RC213V 1:45.582 1.511 0.017
10 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:45.635 1.564 0.053
11 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP17 1:45.863 1.792 0.228
12 43 Jack Miller Honda RC213V 1:45.897 1.826 0.034
13 44 Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 1:46.107 2.036 0.210
14 29 Andrea Iannone Suzuki GSX-RR 1:46.130 2.059 0.023
15 22 Sam Lowes Aprilia RS-GP 1:46.389 2.318 0.259
16 36 Mika Kallio KTM RC16 1:46.405 2.334 0.016
17 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:46.490 2.419 0.085
18 50 Sylvain Guintoli Suzuki GSX-RR 1:47.055 2.984 0.565

 

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2017 Barcelona MotoGP Test Times 3:30pm: Viñales Still Quickest

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Times at 3:30pm from the Monday test:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 25 Maverick Viñales Yamaha M1 1:44.932    
2 94 Jonas Folger Yamaha M1 1:44.972 0.040 0.040
3 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda RC213V 1:45.003 0.071 0.031
4 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:45.046 0.114 0.043
5 93 Marc Marquez Honda RC213V 1:45.156 0.224 0.110
6 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:45.296 0.364 0.140
7 5 Johann Zarco Yamaha M1 1:45.452 0.520 0.156
8 45 Scott Redding Ducati GP16 1:45.565 0.633 0.113
9 53 Tito Rabat Honda RC213V 1:45.582 0.650 0.017
10 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:45.663 0.731 0.081
11 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP17 1:45.863 0.931 0.200
12 43 Jack Miller Honda RC213V 1:45.897 0.965 0.034
13 44 Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 1:46.107 1.175 0.210
14 29 Andrea Iannone Suzuki GSX-RR 1:46.369 1.437 0.262
15 22 Sam Lowes Aprilia RS-GP 1:46.588 1.656 0.219
16 50 Sylvain Guintoli Suzuki GSX-RR 1:47.055 2.123 0.467
17 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:47.093 2.161 0.038
18 36 Mika Kallio KTM RC16 1:47.539 2.607 0.446
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2017 Barcelona MotoGP Test Times, 1pm: Viñales Leads Folger Early

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Times at 1pm on the Monday post-race test at Barcelona:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 25 Maverick Viñales Yamaha M1 1:44.932    
2 94 Jonas Folger Yamaha M1 1:44.989 0.057 0.057
3 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda RC213V 1:45.003 0.071 0.014
4 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:45.046 0.114 0.043
5 93 Marc Marquez Honda RC213V 1:45.156 0.224 0.110
6 45 Scott Redding Ducati GP16 1:45.565 0.633 0.409
7 53 Tito Rabat Honda RC213V 1:45.582 0.650 0.017
8 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:45.633 0.701 0.051
9 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:45.663 0.731 0.030
10 5 Johann Zarco Yamaha M1 1:45.830 0.898 0.167
11 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP17 1:45.863 0.931 0.033
12 43 Jack Miller Honda RC213V 1:45.897 0.965 0.034
13 44 Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 1:46.107 1.175 0.210
14 29 Andrea Iannone Suzuki GSX-RR 1:46.369 1.437 0.262
15 50 Sylvain Guintoli Suzuki GSX-RR 1:47.055 2.123 0.686
16 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:47.093 2.161 0.038
17 22 Sam Lowes Aprilia RS-GP 1:47.162 2.230 0.069
18 36 Mika Kallio KTM RC16 1:47.539 2.607 0.377
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2017 Barcelona MotoGP Race Result: Seven Days Of Sun

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With the audience probably wishing that the track was beachside, the over fifty degrees of the tarmac were always going to cause some sort of trouble. The best of the best at managing his tyres proved to be Andrea Dovizioso, the Italian taking an impressive victory to become the first Ducati rider since Casey Stoner in 2010 to take back-to-back wins for the Italian factory.

Marc Marquez pulled a rabbit out of the hat and managed to not exceed those sixty degrees of lean angle – which he had trouble with all weekend – to grab a vital second position and literally barrel-roll his way onto the podium. Teammate Dani Pedrosa looked like absolute favourite for the win but his tyres screamed ‘no more’ after leading most of the race and the Spaniard settled for the final podium position.

Poleman Pedrosa had a good start to his race but Jorge Lorenzo made a brave attempt to lead by the end of lap one, giving Marquez a chance to sneak ahead of his teammate. The Honda duo nursed their medium rear tyres as Lorenzo on the hard combination was pulling away at the front. The other factory Ducati played it safe early on in fourth place, Dovizioso on the same medium rear as the Hondas, as opposed to his leading teammate.

Marquez started pushing, tempted to catch up with Lorenzo, finding a way past on a wild bike moving and shaking, taking Pedrosa with him and Lorenzo losing another spot to his teammate in the bonanza. Jonas Folger and Danilo Petrucci didn’t take long to get past too as Lorenzo looked to be suffering already, running wide several times.

Pedrosa saw his chance and got past Marquez on lap eight, Dovizioso doing the same by the end of the same lap. The trio, joined by Folger, were pulling a bit of a gap to Petrucci as the pace settled at the front. Petrucci had survived a wild start after sweeping across the track and managing to hit Marquez quite roughly, both lucky to keep on board of their machines, the Italian coming off worse and losing positions out the top ten. He had recovered to fifth place but used up his hard tyres early and had difficulties trying to catch up with the lead group. His position looked secure until he crashed out on the final lap.

Dovizioso looked comfortable behind Pedrosa, getting very close on the main straight but not attempting an overtake until there were nine laps to go, when he easily took the lead and lapped almost a second faster than the Hondas the next time around. Marquez saw his chance and made it past his teammate, pushing hard to catch up with the Ducati. The mission proved challenging, Dovizioso matching each and every of his red sectors, as Pedrosa was dropping back after punishing his tyres at the start. Marquez appeared to settle for a podium and let the gap go over a second with four laps to go.

Alvaro Bautista was leading the charge behind Petrucci, with Johann Zarco and Lorenzo on his tail. The trio provided the entertainment in the final third of the race, lively disputing sixth place. In the final four laps, they came over a very slow Folger, Lorenzo finding his feet once again on the harder tyre to make it past the satellite Yamaha and stretch a significant advantage over his pursuers.  Lorenzo scored a hard-fought fourth place to make Gigi Dall’Igna’s smile even wider.

Johan Zarco got the better of his teammate on the final lap, picking up fifth place, Folger settling for sixth after running with the lead group early on, leaving Bautista seventh, almost three seconds down the road.

The Yamahas on the medium tyre combination had mixed starts, Valentino Rossi gaining from thirteenth grid spot to tenth by lap five, while Maverick Viñales went from ninth on the grid to fifteenth in the same timeframe. The duo were always going to suffer, Rossi finishing eighth, with Viñales tenth behind Hector Barbera and helped by crashes from Miller and Petrucci.

What was a bad day for Viñales was a good day for the championship battle, Dovizioso now only seven points behind the Spaniard, with Marquez cutting the gap to 23 and Pedrosa a further four points behind. Rossi is still in it, just one point behind Pedrosa, but will be craving some more wins after going a year without sitting on the top step of the podium.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Gap
1 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 44'41.518
2 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda +3.544
3 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda +6.774
4 99 Jorge LORENZO Ducati +9.608
5 5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha +13.838
6 94 Jonas FOLGER Yamaha +13.921
7 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati +16.763
8 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha +20.821
9 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati +23.952
10 25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha +24.189
11 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda +28.329
12 76 Loris BAZ Ducati +33.281
13 45 Scott REDDING Ducati +35.200
14 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati +39.436
15 53 Tito RABAT Honda +40.872
16 29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki +43.221
17 50 Sylvain GUINTOLI Suzuki +44.655
18 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM +48.993
19 22 Sam LOWES Aprilia +55.492
    Not Classified    
  9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 2 Laps
  43 Jack MILLER Honda 12 Laps
  41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 18 Laps

 

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7
2017
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2017 Barcelona Moto2 Race Result: Championship Hotting Up With Runaway Victory *UPDATED*

What better celebration of the 250th start in the Moto2 class for the Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS team than a dominating home grand prix win for Alex Marquez? It was a fantastic start for Marquez, the home rider already building a gap of one full second by the end of the first lap and two seconds by the end of lap two, setting the new circuit record in the process.

The Spaniard settled once the gap got to four seconds by lap nine, managing his pace after a bit of a wobbly warning. His second win of the season never looked in doubt barring any tyre trouble.

Franco Morbidelli might have looked subdued in practice but he was straight into second position a few turns into the race and battling his pal Mattia Pasini while his teammate was checking out at the front. Pasini sorted that one out soon after and never let go of the second position.

Thomas Luthi made a mistake on the first lap, running wide and losing significant positions but caught up soon after to battle Miguel Oliveira for fourth. Luthi had made it past the Portuguese rider and just as he was going for a move on Morbidelli, the Italian almost lost the front, saving it at the last moment but losing another place to Oliveira.

Luthi was soon dropping Oliveira too, stuck with a second’s gap to Pasini in front, the Italian having the advantage of the harder rear tyre of the two. The Swiss rider settled for a well-deserved final podium position and made it a repeat of the podium line-up from Mugello. Oliveira was left in a rather anonymous but solid fourth spot.

With fifteen laps to go, Morbidelli already looked like struggling in the heat once again and decided to settle for fifth. Front row starter Lorenzo Baldassarri had other plans, catching up with this compatriot with ten laps to go and snatching away the position. Oliveira proved to be a little too big of a challenge, but Baldassarri will be happy to have kept it upright for the entire length of the race and score a fifth place.

Much the same situation for Jorge Navarro behind him, the Spaniard getting past Takaaki Nakagami five laps in and looking like catching the championship leader in the final third of the race. It didn’t quite pan out that way but the Gresini rider still got good points in seventh position.

Behind them, Nakagami, Fabio Quartararo, Xavi Vierge, Marcel Schrotter and Simone Corsi were the protagonists of pretty much the only real battle we could enjoy throughout the race, Quartararo winning it in the end to get eighth place.

With Morbidelli only sixth, his pursuers in the championship got quite a bit closer, Luthi now only seven points behind, with Marquez twenty down on his teammate.

*UPDATE*: Second placed rider Mattia Pasini was found to be using an oil outside the FIM Moto2 specifications and was disqualified from the results of the entire event.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Gap
1 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 42'40.502
2 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex +3.525
3 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex +4.452
4 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM +5.322
5 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex +9.930
6 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex +14.172
7 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex +16.192
8 40 Fabio QUARTARARO Kalex +18.217
9 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 +19.096
10 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex +19.179
11 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex +19.361
12 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up +19.957
13 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex +20.984
14 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex +22.220
15 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex +23.501
16 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Kalex +23.565
17 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter +24.423
18 41 Brad BINDER KTM +24.776
19 49 Axel PONS Kalex +25.257
20 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 +29.261
21 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex +30.062
22 37 Augusto FERNANDEZ Speed Up +38.420
23 57 Edgar PONS Kalex +47.235
24 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex +47.390
25 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex +54.588
26 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex +55.085
27 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex +57.049
28 22 Federico FULIGNI Kalex +1'07.344
    Not Classified    
  23 Marcel SCHROTTER Suter 2 Laps
  62 Stefano MANZI Kalex 8 Laps
  11 Sandro CORTESE Suter 12 Laps
  6 Tarran MACKENZIE Suter 20 Laps

 

Round Number: 
7
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