Australian Jack Miller (Ducati Desmosedici GP22) was responsible for marking first day of a hard workout of the Japanese MotoGP Grand Prix at the Motegi “Twin Ring” circuit, which he barely entered 288 thousandths of a second separated the first ten places.
Special mention should be made of Spaniard Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda RC 213 V), who said he would “suffer” on his first day at the track this Thursday. He set the sixth-fastest time with 19 drivers, just 147,000th behind the Australian’s and less than a second away..
MotoGP riders though rain prevented the end of Moto2 session They were able to start their session without major problems and once again the asphalt of the Japanese circuit was dry.conditions where the “first to enforce their law” were the championship leader and current champion, the Frenchman Fabio Quartararo, and then the Australian Jack Miller (Ducati Desmosedici GP22), joined by the Spaniard Alex Rins (Suzuki GSX RR). however, the single session of the day had only just begun and its extraordinary duration of 75 minutes heralded many changes throughout the session.
Quartararo set the first references with 1:45,807 against Miller by 96 thousandths of a second and against Rins by 175 thousandths, while Spaniard Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda RC 213 V), which was the focus of many eyes this session, was six to four-tenths of a second.
Just minutes later, another attempt was made to make the rain appear, although no MotoGP riders changed their plans as they were a bit timid and hadn’t flooded any areas of the Japanese circuit at the time. Quartararo continued to be the main reference.
Italian Francesco “Pecco” Bagnaia (Ducati Desmosedici GP22) the next hero will rise from Quartararo to third place in just 145 thousandths of a secondone lap later, Alex Rins moved up to first place with a time of 1:45,738 and knocked the Frenchman from that privileged position by 69 thousandths of a second.
Following Rins, both Aleix Espargaró (Aprilia RS-GP) and France’s Johann Zarco (Ducati Desmosedici GP22) slashed their personal records for climbing the top spot, still almost half, without rain hindering the progress of the session so far. An hour of training was ahead of us, as the single round of this first session was scheduled to last 75 minutes.
Like Aleix Espargaró, his teammate Maverick Viñales climbed to the top -fourth-, just two-tenths of a second behind Zarco (1:45.210).
Although Enea “La Bestia” Bastianini (Ducati Desmosedici GP21) came in behind to surprise everyone, Johann Zarco’s record didn’t last long, seeing how he was surpassed by both Portugal’s Miguel Oliveira (KTM RC 16) and compatriot Quartararo. Again, their best-time rivals were 1:44,978, the MotoGP riders’ first lap in that second.
By then, Marc Márquez had dropped from sixth place to sixteenth after completing eighteen laps, but with 1:45.195 in the next lap, moved up to fourth placeHe was only two-tenths behind Bastianini’s record and was beaten again a few minutes later by fighter Alex Rins, who cut the Italian’s time by 17,000th of a second (1:44,913) on his first fast lap, which was then 65,000. one second as the transalpine pilot cancels his last sprint.
Miller was next in line to set a much more serious record, 1:44.660 first Y after 1:44,509with which Significantly increased the advantage over Alex RinsAnd as the Repsol Honda driver entered the final eight minutes of the day, only 147,000ths of a second and “The Beast” Bastianini crashed at Turn 5.
There was time for more changes, since Miller Bagnaia was in the 28,000th of a second, the Quartararo in the 49th and Aleix Espargaró in the 68,000th, or likewise in the top three positions in the MotoGP World Championship. Marc Márquez is sixth, ahead of Pol Espargaró (Repsol Honda RC 213 V), South African Brad Binder (KTM RC 16), Miguel Oliveira and Maverick Viñales. goes to the second direct classification.
The same did not happen with Johann Zarco, one thousandth of the eleventh behind Viñales, Alex Rins, who finished thirteenth, Jorge Martín (Ducati Desmosedici GP22), fifteenth, Alex Márquez (Honda RC 213 V) or Raúl Fernández (KTM RC 16), is far behind.
Augusto Fernandez is the leader in Moto2
The leader of the Moto2 world championship, Spaniard Augusto Fernández (Kalex), took first place on the opening day of the Moto2 Japanese Grand Prix when he was supported by rain on the Motegi “Twin Ring” circuit. your session.
Until then, Augusto Fernandez Tay Somkiat had a close fight with Chantra for the first position Y Japanese Ai Ogura Both on the roads of Kalex, and with the intervention of Spaniard Pedro Acosta (Kalex) in the final episode, the appearance of rain left the positions they all occupied at that time immovable, giving the world leader the first place.
With the same intensity as Moto3, the first and only Moto2 free training session began, with Arón Canet (Kalx) rising to first place after taking the first step to lead Alonso López (Boscoscuro). Only 37,000ths of a second ahead of Thai Somkiat Chantra (Kalex) and world-leading Spaniard Augusto Fernández (Kalex) in third place, but it didn’t take long for him to rise to the top.
Brazilian Diogo Moreira (KTM) “attacked” the lead of the first day of practice in his final lapHe defeated Italian Dennis Foggia (Honda) and local idol Ayumu Sasaki (KTM).
The leader of the world championship, Spaniard Izan Guevara (GasGas) finished in seventh place.
Two years after riding the Motegi “Twin Ring” track, and confident that at some point in the day, rain could start falling on the Japanese track, Moto3 riders had just one training session. They were the first to jump onto the track, and they did so in a rush to get a good qualifying quickly. or rather, considering that the second round of Saturday’s free practice had already rained, he would have left the transition to the doomed classifications.