MotoGP San Marino GP: Bastianini heads Ducati 1-2-Three-Four in FP2 - Motor Informed

MotoGP San Marino GP: Bastianini heads Ducati 1-2-Three-Four in FP2

Bagnaia got here into this afternoon’s 45-minute session carrying a three-place grid penalty for Sunday’s race after impeding Alex Marquez and Bastianini in FP1.

The manufacturing facility Ducati rider’s day didn’t get any extra easy as he suffered a quick crash on the way in which into the Flip 13 right-hander just below 15 minutes into the session whereas he was on a flying lap.

Bagnaia was capable of return to the session quickly after, however was denied prime spot in FP2 by Bastianini by zero.114s because the pair ran line astern on their last flying laps.

Pramac’s Johann Zarco set the early tempo on his Ducati with a 1m33.135s, however instantly crashed on the first nook when he misplaced the front-end underneath braking.

VR46 Ducati rider Marco Bezzecchi took over quickly after with a 1m32.759s, earlier than championship chief Fabio Quartararo went quickest on his Yamaha with a 1m32.264s.

Quartararo would enhance on his lap time to a 1m32.210s with just below half an hour of the session remaining, with former team-mate Maverick Vinales on the Aprilia deposing him 10 minutes later.

Vinales went on a succession of quickest laps, taking on prime spot from Quartararo with a 1m32.111s earlier than dipping underneath the 1m32s with a 1m31.882s subsequent time round.

Quartararo would have one final stab at main the way in which with a 1m31.878s, however was powerless to cease himself being shuffled again to fifth on the chequered flag by an armada of Ducatis.

Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Factory Racing

Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Manufacturing facility Racing

Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Bagnaia lit up the timing screens on his last lap, whereas Bastianini on the year-old Desmosedici shadowed him.

The previous went quickest with a 1m31.631s, however just for a couple of seconds, as Bastianini edged forward with a 1m31.517s.

Jack Miller on the sister manufacturing facility workforce Ducati leaped as much as third late on forward of Zarco, whereas Vinales was sixth behind Quartararo.

Aleix Espargaro was seventh on the second of the Aprilias from Pramac’s Jorge Martin, Bezzecchi and the Yamaha of Franco Morbidelli – who took his maiden MotoGP win at Misano in 2020.

Pol Espargaro was the primary of the Hondas in 11th forward of KTM duo Miguel Oliveira and Brad Binder, with the previous struggling a crash at Flip 10 late on.

Alex Rins trailed them, the Suzuki rider additionally crashing in FP2. Sliding off his GSX-RR on the penultimate nook, the Spaniard was seen getting offended with marshals as they crated his stricken bike away.

Joan Mir’s Suzuki substitute Kazuki Watanabe made it into the 105% cut-off threshold in FP2 with a 1m36.019s to finish the 25-rider area, although he was Four.5s off the tempo.

Watanabe additionally upset Bagnaia on the finish of FP2 after the Ducati rider was pressured to run on at Flip 1 as he caught the rookie too rapidly underneath braking.

The 2022 MotoGP San Marino GP will proceed on Saturday at eight:55am BST with FP3.

MotoGP San Marino GP – FP2 outcomes:



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