Zarco tops twice red-flagged Jerez MotoGP take a look at regardless of crash - Motor Informed

Zarco tops twice red-flagged Jerez MotoGP take a look at regardless of crash

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Following Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix – gained by Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia – the MotoGP paddock stayed at Jerez for an additional day for the primary in-season take a look at of 2022.

The day started at 10am native time, with Honda’s Pol Espargaro topping the primary hour with a 1m37.556s as HRC started an important take a look at following its troublesome 2022 season to date on its radically revised RC213V.

However catastrophe struck fellow Honda rider Takaaki Nakagami round 10 minutes into hour two, when the LCR rider crashed at Flip 1 and introduced out a pink flag.

Nakagami was taken to the medical centre for scans on his knee, and although no fractures had been discovered he headed to Barcelona for additional scans.

Championship chief Fabio Quartararo topped hour two with a 1m37.504s after ending an in depth second to Bagnaia in Sunday’s Spanish GP.

Quartararo examined a brand new swingarm geared toward enhancing rear grip, in addition to trialling a brand new entrance fender and Brembo’s new 355mm brake discs that will likely be used at hard-braking tracks comparable to Pink Bull Ring, Motegi and Buriram later this yr.

The day proved to be crash-strewn as circumstances had been cooler than they had been on the weekend, with Aprilia’s Maverick Vinales, RNF Racing’s Darryn Binder on two events, his KTM-mounted brother Brad Binder and Remy Gardner (Tech3 KTM) all taking tumbles.

Brad Binder, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

Brad Binder, Pink Bull KTM Manufacturing facility Racing

Picture by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

By the tip of hour three, Pramac’s Zarco had taken over on the high of the timesheets with a 1m37.136s.

He too would crash with slightly below 4 hours of the session remaining, however his lap time would go unchallenged via to the chequered flag.

The session can be red-flagged for a second time with round an hour and 45 minutes to go when Aprilia take a look at rider Lorenzo Savadori suffered a difficulty which left fluid on circuit.

This led to a stoppage of round 40 minutes, with Aprilia’s Vinales stopping at Flip 1 within the remaining hour when motion resumed.

Few riders took to the monitor after the second stoppage, with Zarco remaining quickest of all zero.158s away from KTM’s Binder.

Quartararo accomplished the highest three forward of Ducati’s Jack Miller and Pol Espargaro, whereas Joan Mir – who feels he improved turning on Monday – was sixth on his Suzuki.

Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro was seventh forward of the sister Suzuki of Alex Rins, who says he was capable of enhance the front-end points which led to his bike feeling like “a cat in water” on Sunday.

Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Factory Racing

Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Manufacturing facility Racing

Picture by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Jorge Martin was ninth on the sister Pramac Ducati, with Gresini Ducati rider Enea Bastianini rounding out the highest 10.

Spanish GP winner Bagnaia solely accomplished 24 laps on Monday earlier than calling it a day and was 12th behind LCR’s Alex Marquez.

Marc Marquez was 15th after 60 laps of operating as had three totally different specs of Honda to check on Monday.

The six-time world champion edged Vinales and Yamaha’s Franco Morbidelli, whereas there have been no laps for HRC take a look at rider Stefan Bradl or Tech3’s Raul Fernandez – who was pressured to overlook the Jerez weekend on account of harm.


Check Jerez

Pos. Rider Bike Time / Hole Laps
1 J.Zarco Ducati 1’37″136 54
2 B. Binder KTM +zero”158 58
three F. Quartararo Yamaha +zero”302 78
four J. Miller Ducati +zero”320 53
5 P. Espargaró Honda +zero”420 85
6 J. Mir Suzuki +zero”620 66
7 A. Espargaró Aprilia +zero”638 46
eight Á. Rins Suzuki +zero”642 67
9 J. Martín Ducati +zero”645 61
10 E. Bastianini Ducati +zero”666 45
11 Á. Márquez Honda +zero”669 80
12 P. Bagnaia Ducati +zero”671 24
13 M. Bezzecchi Ducati +zero”687 56
14 L. Marini Ducati +zero”761 69

M. Márquez

Honda +zero”804 60
16 M. Viñales Aprilia +zero”930 59
17 F. Morbidelli Yamaha +zero”941 83
18 A. Dovizioso Yamaha +1″043 66
19 F. Di Giannantonio Ducati +1″135 64
20 T. Nakagami Honda +1″153 16
21 M. Oliveira KTM +1″183 65
22 R. Gardner KTM +1″453 44
23 D. Binder Yamaha +1″761 54
24 L. Savadori Aprilia +1″791 55



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